Magic Weapons are weapons that use Mana, a resource that regenerates. They can produce several different types of attacks, many of which are more unusual, rather than simply firing a directed projectile, which makes them more capable of unexpected or strategic attacks.
In the table, "Type" refers to an attack type from the list below.
 Attack types
- Direct weapons produce a projectile that flies straight in one direction. They generally dissipate after a collision, a predetermined distance, or a number of ricochets. Some may produce several spread projectiles.
- Homing weapons produce a projectile that seeks out a nearby enemy.
- Bouncing weapons produce a projectile heavily affected by gravity, which fire in an arc, as a bow and arrow might travel. When colliding with objects, they ricochet a number of times before dissipating.
- Controlled weapons create a special projectile that the player can "click and drag" to control and direct into targets or to light dark areas. These prevent mana regeneration for as long as they are controlled. Rapid clicking allows their use as ordinary projectile weapons.
- Area Effect weapons produce a lingering area-of-effect that damages any enemy within, or that passes through, for its duration. These weapons can pierce unlimited enemies, so long as those enemies touch the given area. Some of these are capable of affecting areas through blocks.
- Minion weapons summon minions, secondary characters that follow the player and aid during battle as an added attacker. This is the only type of weapon which consumes mana, but doesn't deal magic damage.
|Aqua Scepter||Direct||Chests in Dungeon||15||Very Fast||6||Shoots a high-knockback water stream that can "juggle" enemies|
|Amethyst Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||14||Very Slow||3||Casts a single low-velocity purple bolt|
|Topaz Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||16||Very Slow||3||Casts a two-enemy-piercing yellow bolt|
|Space Gun||Direct||30 × + 2 ×||17||Very Fast||8||Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies|
|Water Bolt||Direct||Hidden as a Book in Dungeon||17||Very Fast||14||Casts a slow-moving, high-knockback, ricocheting bolt of water that can "juggle"|
|Sapphire Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||19||Slow||4||Casts a two-enemy-piercing blue bolt|
|Emerald Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||21||Slow||4||Casts a medium-velocity three-enemy-piercing green bolt|
|Ruby Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||21||Average||7||Casts a three-enemy-piercing red bolt|
|Diamond Staff||Direct||10 × + 8 ×||23||Average||8||Casts a four-enemy-piercing white bolt|
|Crystal Storm||Direct||1 × + 30 × + 15 ×||26||Insanely Fast||5||Sprays ricocheting crystal shards with extreme rate of fire|
|Golden Shower||Direct||1 × + 30 × + 15 ×||28||Very Fast||6||Sprays an arcing shower of ichor; Ichor debuffs enemy defense by 20.|
|Laser Rifle||Direct||Wall of Flesh||29||Very Fast||8||Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies|
|Magical Harp||Direct||25 × + 20 × + 12 × + 1 ×||30||Very Fast||4||Sprays a great many ricocheting and piercing notes; Projectile velocity based on mouse position|
|Book of Skulls||Direct||Skeletron||28||Average||22||Fires a skull projectile|
|Magic Dagger||Direct||Mimic||40||Insanely Fast||6||Throws limitless daggers as fast as you click; Heavily affected by gravity past 16 tiles|
|Leaf Blower||Direct||Plantera||42||Insanely Fast||4||Sprays powerful razor sharp leaves with extreme rate of fire|
|Frost Staff||Direct||Icy Mermen, Ice Elemental, Ice Golem||43||Very Fast||14||Shoots an iceball projectile that hits up to two enemies|
|Poison Staff||Direct||Black Recluse||48||Slow||22||Sprays multiple barbs that pierces enemies; Inflicts Poison|
|Heat Ray||Direct||Golem||55||Very Fast||8||Shoots a beam of heat that pierces infinite enemies, but disappears on hitting blocks|
|Shadowbeam Staff||Direct||Necromancer||55||Very Fast||6||Shoots a nigh-instantaneous ricocheting beam that deals less damage per enemy hit|
|Venom Staff||Direct||1 × + 14 ×||63||Average||25||Shoots a venom fang that pierces enemies; Inflicts Venom|
|Unholy Trident||Direct||Red Devil||67||Very Slow||14||Shoots a high-velocity trident projectile that pierces 4 enemies|
|Razorpine||Direct||Everscream||48||Insanely Fast||3||Shoots razor sharp pine needles|
|Blizzard Staff||Direct||Ice Queen||58||Insanely Fast||5||Calls down a storm of icicles|
|Bee Gun||Homing||Queen Bee||8||Very Fast||5||Shoots bees that will chase your enemy.|
|Wasp Gun||Homing||Plantera||18||Very Fast||4||Shoots larger wasps that will chase your enemy.|
|Bat Scepter||Homing||Pumpking||45||Very Fast||3||Shoots bats that will home in on enemies|
|Spectre Staff||Homing||Ragged Casters||70||Fast||9||Shoots a lost soul to chase your foes.|
|Flower of Fire||Bouncing||Shadow chests||44||Very Fast||17||Throws balls of fire; Inflicts On Fire!|
|Cursed Flames||Bouncing||1 × + 30 × + 15/ 20 ×||35||Very Fast||14||Throws balls of cursed fire; Inflicts Cursed Inferno|
|Flower of Frost||Bouncing||Mimic||50||Very Fast||17||Throws balls of frost; Inflicts Frostburn|
|Magic Missile||Controlled||Chests in Dungeon||22||Very Fast||10||Casts a controllable missile|
|Flamelash||Controlled||Shadow Chests||34||Very Fast||16||Summons a controllable ball of fire; Inflicts On Fire!|
|Rainbow Rod||Controlled||30 × + 4 × + 60 × + 10 × + 20 ×||72||Very Fast||18||Summons a controllable rainbow missile|
|Vilethorn||Area Effect||Shadow Orbs||11||Average||12||A line of thorns pierces blocks and enemies, lingers for 2 seconds, dealing continuous damage|
|Crimson Rod||Area Effect||Demon Hearts||12||Fast||10||Creates a cloud that deals damage to anything below|
|Nettle Burst||Area Effect||Plantera||24||Fast||12||A more powerful line of nettles pierces blocks and enemies, dealing continuous damage|
|Demon Scythe||Area Effect||Demons||35||Very Fast||14||Summons a whirling scythe that gradually increases in speed.|
|Nimbus Rod||Area Effect||Angry Nimbus||36||Fast||10||Creates a more powerful cloud that deals damage to anything below for 60 seconds|
|Staff of Earth||Area Effect||Golem||45||Very Slow||17||Throws a boulder that rolls and deals damage based upon speed|
|Magnet Sphere||Area Effect||Armored Bones and Bone Lee||48||Very Fast||14||A projectile ball fires lasers at nearby enemies|
|Rainbow Gun||Area Effect||Hallowed chest||54||Very Slow||20||An arcing rainbow lingers for 5 seconds, damaging anything it crosses|
|Inferno Fork||Area Effect||Diabolists||65||Average||18||Launches a fireball that generates an explosion that lingers for a few seconds|
|Staff of the Frost Hydra||Minion||Frozen Chest||100||Average||20||Summons an immobile hydra "turret" that spits projectiles at enemies|
|Slime Staff||Minion||Most Slimes and Slimed Zombies||8||Slow||10||Summons a baby slime to fight for you.|
|Pygmy Staff||Minion||Plantera||27||Slow||10||Summons a pygmy to fight for you|
|Raven Staff||Minion||Pumpking||32||Slow||10||Summons a raven to fight for you|