Magic weapons

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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. Note that these categories are not mutually exclusive.

Attack types[edit | edit source]

  • Direct weapons produce a projectile (or several projectiles) that fly straight in one direction away from the caster, and may or may not be affected by gravity. They dissipate after a collision with a block/enemy or after travelling a predetermined distance.
  • Homing weapons produce a projectile that seeks out a nearby enemy.
  • Bouncing weapons produce a projectile that ricochets off blocks, disappearing after bouncing a certain number of times and/or piercing a certain number of enemies. Most travel in straight lines and follow the law of reflection, but a few are affected by gravity. Not all bouncing weapons pierce.
  • Controlled weapons target the position of the cursor on the screen. Some create a special projectile that the player can "click and drag" to control and direct into targets or to light dark areas, and is fired as a regular projectile when released. Others direct projectiles from off-screen towards the position of the cursor.
  • 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.

List[edit | edit source]

Weapon Type Source Damage Fire Rate Mana Effect
Wand of Sparking.png Wand of Sparking Pc only.png Direct Chests near the surface 8 Average 2 Shoots a small spark
Amethyst Staff.png Amethyst Staff Direct 10 × Copper Bar.png + 8 × Amethyst.png 14 Very Slow 3 Casts a single low-velocity purple bolt
Topaz Staff.png Topaz Staff Direct 10 × Tin Bar.png + 8 × Topaz.png 15 Very Slow 4 Casts a single low-velocity yellow bolt
Sapphire Staff.png Sapphire Staff Direct 10 × Silver Bar.png + 8 × Sapphire.png 17 Slow 4 Casts a single medium-velocity blue bolt
Emerald Staff.png Emerald Staff Direct 10 × Tungsten Bar.png + 8 × Emerald.png 19 Slow 6 Autocasts a single medium-velocity two-enemy-piercing green bolt
Ruby Staff.png Ruby Staff Direct 10 × Gold Bar.png + 8 × Ruby.png 21 Average 7 Autocasts a single fast-velocity two-enemy-piercing red bolt
Diamond Staff.png Diamond Staff Direct 10 × Platinum Bar.png + 8 × Diamond.png 23 Average 8 Autocasts a single fast-velocity two-enemy-piercing white bolt
Space Gun.png Space Gun Direct 20 × Meteorite Bar.png 19 Very Fast 7/0[1] Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies
Book of Skulls.png Book of Skulls Direct Skeletron 28 Average 22 Fires a piercing skull projectile
Aqua Scepter.png Aqua Scepter Direct Chests in Dungeon 15 Very Fast 6 Shoots a high-knockback water stream that arcs and can "juggle" enemies
Demon Scythe.png Demon Scythe Direct Demons 35 Very Fast 14 Summons a whirling scythe that gradually increases in velocity.
Laser Rifle.png Laser Rifle Direct Wall of Flesh 29 Very Fast 8 Fires a high-velocity laser that hits up to three enemies
Golden Shower.png Golden Shower Direct 1 × Spell Tome.png + 20 × Ichor.png + 15 × Soul of Night.png 22 Very Fast 7 Sprays an arcing shower of ichor; Ichor debuffs enemy defense by 20.
Ice Rod.png Ice Rod Direct Wizard for 1 Platinum Coin 26 Very Fast 7 Casts a fast-moving bolt that forms Ice blocks on the point targeted
Magic Dagger.png Magic Dagger Direct Mimic 40 Insanely Fast 6 Throws limitless daggers as fast as you click; Heavily affected by gravity past 16 tiles
Shadowflame Hex Doll.png Shadowflame Hex Doll Pc only.png Direct Goblin Summoner 40 Fast 6 Fires curving Shadowflame tendrils at medium range; Inflicts Shadowflame
Frost Staff.png 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.png Poison Staff Direct Black Recluse 48 Slow 22 Sprays multiple barbs that pierces enemies; inflicts Poison
Unholy Trident.png Unholy Trident Direct Red Devil 73 Fast 25 Shoots a high-velocity trident projectile that pierces 4 enemies
Venom Staff.png Venom Staff Pc only.png Direct 1 × Poison Staff.png + 14 × Chlorophyte Bar.png 63 Average 25 Shoots a venom fang that pierces enemies; Inflicts Venom
Leaf Blower.png Leaf Blower Direct Plantera 42 Insanely Fast 4 Sprays powerful razor sharp leaves with extreme rate of fire
Heat Ray.png Heat Ray Direct Golem 55 Very Fast 8 Shoots a beam of heat that pierces infinite enemies, but disappears on hitting blocks
Razorpine.png Razorpine Direct Everscream 48 Insanely Fast 5 Shoots razor sharp pine needles that are affected by gravity
Bubble Gun.png Bubble Gun Pc only.png Direct Duke Fishron 70 Very Fast 3 Shoots a huge number of short range bubbles
Laser Machinegun.png Laser Machinegun Pc only.png Direct Martian Saucer 60 Very fast 6 Shoots non-piercing lasers in a tight cone; fire rate increases over 3 seconds
Charged Blaster Cannon.png Charged Blaster Cannon Pc only.png Direct Martian Saucer 50 Very fast 14 Gradually charges a projectile whose damage and piercing properties change based on duration of charge
Last Prism.png Last Prism Pc only.png Direct Moon Lord 100 Very Fast 12 Shoots out a rainbow beam that focus into a death ray after seconds
Bee Gun.png Bee Gun Homing Queen Bee 8 Very Fast 5 Shoots bees that will chase your enemy.
Wasp Gun.png Wasp Gun Homing Plantera 21 Very Fast 6 Shoots larger wasps that will chase your enemy.
Bat Scepter.png Bat Scepter Homing Pumpking 45 Very Fast 3 Shoots bats that will home in on enemies
Spectre Staff.png Spectre Staff Homing Ragged Casters 72 Fast 11 Shoots a lost soul to chase your foes.
Razorblade Typhoon.png Razorblade Typhoon Pc only.png Homing Duke Fishron 60 Very Fast 16 Fires high speed ricocheting wheels of water that home in on enemies
Nebula Arcanum.png Nebula Arcanum Pc only.png Homing 18 × Nebula Fragment.png 80 Average 40 Fires large vortexes that follow and deal damage to nearby enemies, then explode.
Nebula Blaze.png Nebula Blaze Pc only.png Homing 18 × Nebula Fragment.png 120 Very Fast 18 Fires a high velocity homing projectiles in the shape of a fist.
Water Bolt.png Water Bolt Bouncing Hidden as a Book in Dungeon 17 Very Fast 10 Casts a slow-moving, high-knockback, ricocheting bolt of water that can "juggle"
Crystal Storm.png Crystal Storm Bouncing 1 × Spell Tome.png + 30 × Crystal Shard.png + 15 × Soul of Light.png; dropped by Arch Demons in the Mobile only.pngMobile version 25 Insanely Fast 4 Sprays non-piercing ricocheting crystal shards with extreme rate of fire
Cursed Flames.png Cursed Flames Bouncing 1 × Spell Tome.png + 30 × Cursed Flame.png + Pc only.png 15/Console only.png 20 × Soul of Night.png 36 Very Fast 12 Throws balls of cursed fire; Inflicts Cursed Inferno
Flower of Fire.png Flower of Fire Bouncing Shadow chests 48 Very Fast 15 Throws balls of fire; Inflicts On Fire!
Flower of Frost.png Flower of Frost Bouncing Mimic 55 Very Fast 17 Throws balls of frost; Inflicts Frostburn
Magical Harp.png Magical Harp Bouncing 25 × Crystal Shard.png + 20 × Soul of Sight.png + 12 × Soul of Night.png + 1 × Harp.png 30 Very Fast 4 Sprays a great many ricocheting and piercing notes; Projectile velocity based on mouse position
Staff of Earth.png Staff of Earth Bouncing Golem 45 Very Slow 17 Throws a boulder that rolls and deals damage based upon speed
Shadowbeam Staff.png Shadowbeam Staff Bouncing Necromancer 55 Very Fast 6 Shoots a nigh-instantaneous ricocheting beam that deals less damage per enemy hit
Magic Missile.png Magic Missile Controlled Chests in Dungeon 22 Very Fast 10 Casts a controllable missile
Flamelash.png Flamelash Controlled Shadow Chests 34 Very Fast 16 Summons a controllable ball of fire; Inflicts On Fire!
Life Drain.png Life Drain Controlled Crimson Mimics 30 Very Fast 10 Deals constant damage to all enemies near the cursor, while increasing life regeneration
Rainbow Rod.png Rainbow Rod Controlled 30 × Crystal Shard.png + 4 × Unicorn Horn.png + 60 × Pixie Dust.png + 10 × Soul of Light.png + 20 × Soul of Sight.png 72 Very Fast 18 Summons a controllable rainbow missile
Blizzard Staff.png Blizzard Staff Controlled Ice Queen 58 Insanely Fast 9 Calls down a storm of icicles towards the location of the cursor
Lunar Flare.png Lunar Flare Pc only.png Controlled Moon Lord 100 Insanely Fast 13 Calls down beams at the location of the cursor that explode on impact.
Vilethorn.png Vilethorn Area Effect Shadow Orbs 11 Average 12 A line of thorns pierces blocks and enemies, lingers for 2 seconds, dealing continuous damage
Medusa Head.png Medusa Head Area Effect Medusa 28 Very Fast 4 Chargable AoE
Crimson Rod.png Crimson Rod Area Effect Crimson Hearts 12 Fast 10 Creates a cloud that deals damage to anything below
Crystal Vile Shard.png Crystal Vile Shard Pc only.png Area Effect Hallowed Mimic 19 Slow 13 A massive crystal spike pierces blocks and enemies, dealing continuous damage.
Nimbus Rod.png Nimbus Rod Area Effect Angry Nimbus 36 Fast 10 Creates up to 2 more powerful clouds that deals damage to anything below for 60 seconds
Clinger Staff.png Clinger Staff Area Effect Corrupt Mimics 43 Fast 40 Creates a wall of cursed flames
Nettle Burst.png Nettle Burst Area Effect Plantera 24 Fast 12 A more powerful line of nettles pierces blocks and enemies, dealing continuous damage
Rainbow Gun.png Rainbow Gun Area Effect Hallowed chest 45 Very Slow 20 An arcing rainbow lingers for 10 seconds, damaging anything it crosses
Magnet Sphere.png Magnet Sphere Area Effect Armored Bones and Bone Lee 48 Very Fast 14 A slow-moving projectile ball that rapid-fires electric beams at nearby enemies. Disappears after 50 blocks or upon colliding with a block
Inferno Fork.png Inferno Fork Area Effect Diabolists 65 Average 18 Launches a fireball that generates an explosion that lingers for a few seconds
Slime Staff.png Slime Staff Minion Most Slimes and Slimed Zombies 8 Slow 10 Summons a baby slime to fight for you.
Hornet Staff.png Hornet Staff Pc only.png Minion 14 × Bee Wax.png 9 Slow 10 Summons a Hornet to fight for you. Inflicts Poisoned debuff
Queen Spider Staff.png Queen Spider Staff Pc only.png Minion 24 × Spider Fang.png 19 Slow 10 Summons an immobile Queen Spider "turret" that spits eggs at enemies
Imp Staff.png Imp Staff Pc only.png Minion 17 × Hellstone Bar.png 21 Slow 10 Summons an imp to fight for you. Inflicts Burning debuff.
Spider Staff.png Spider Staff Pc only.png Minion 16 × Spider Fang.png 25 Slow 10 Summons spiders to fight for you. Inflicts Venom debuff
Optic Staff.png Optic Staff Pc only.png Minion Black Lens.png + 2 × Lens.png + 12 × Hallowed Bar.png + 20 × Soul of Sight.png 30 Slow 10 Summons the twins to fight for you.
Pirate Staff.png Pirate Staff Pc only.png Minion Pirate Invasion 32 Slow 10 Summons pirates to fight for you.
Pygmy Staff.png Pygmy Staff Minion Plantera 34 Slow 10 Summons a pygmy to fight for you.
Raven Staff.png Raven Staff Minion Pumpking 37 Slow 10 Summons a raven to fight for you.
Tempest Staff.png Tempest Staff Pc only.png Minion Duke Fishron 50 Slow 10 Summons sharknados to fight for you.
Staff of the Frost Hydra.png Staff of the Frost Hydra Minion Frozen Chest 100 Average 10 Summons an immobile hydra "turret" that spits projectiles at enemies
Lunar Portal Staff.png Lunar Portal Staff Pc only.png Minion Moon Lord 50 Average 10 Summons a lunar flare minion that will shoot lasers at enemies
Rainbow Crystal Staff.png Rainbow Crystal Staff Pc only.png Minion Moon Lord 150 Average 10 Summons a crystal similar to that of the chlorophyte set which shoots at enemies
  1. If wearing full Meteor Armor
Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons • Holy Water.png Other Weapons