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Magical Harp

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Magical Harp
Stack digit 1.png
Magical Harp inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 32 (Magic)
Mana 4
Critical chance 4%
Use time 12 (Very Fast)
Velocity 4.5
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 4 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 494

The Magical Harp is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires ricocheting, piercing projectiles that graphically resemble musical notes. Each projectile lasts for about four seconds before dissipating, and will both ricochet and pierce enemies an unlimited number of times until this time limit is reached. Notes produce a reasonable amount of light, and are not affected by gravity.

The speed of each note can be controlled by clicking closer or further from the character: Closer clicks fire slower-moving notes, and further clicks fire faster notes. The speed at which each note travels does not affect their lifespan; all last about four seconds.

The sound played upon firing resembles a plucked string, with its pitch correlating to the firing speed: Slower firings playing lower-pitched sounds, and faster firings playing higher-pitched sounds.

The Magical Harp is unable to acquire the Mythical modifier, nor any other modifier that affects knockback. The best modifiers for this weapon are Mystic or Demonic.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Animation of Magical Harp in use.

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Console and Mobile versions[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil /
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 25
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight 20
Soul of Night.png Soul of Night 12
Harp.png Harp 1
Result
Magical Harp.png Magical Harp 1

PC version[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil /
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 20
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight 15
Soul of Night.png Soul of Night 8
Harp.png Harp 1
Result
Magical Harp.png Magical Harp 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Low, slow notes can hit large enemies multiple times, while fast, high notes are more likely to hit moving targets.
  • Even at top firing speed, notes are still relatively slow for projectiles.
  • Water further slows the notes' speed.
  • Notes from the Magical Harp receive the Frost Armor's set bonus.
  • The size of the game window appears to change how far the mouse needs to be for certain projectile speeds; Smaller screens don't have to move the cursor as far to shoot a faster/higher-pitched note.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The harp's infinite piercing projectiles are exceptionally great for killing worm-type enemies and would especially help a player who's fighting The Destroyer.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Harp's sprite is always shown while equipped, unlike most weapons that only show while firing.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Crafting requirements lowered.
  • 1.2.3: Damage increased from 30 to 32.
  • 1.2.0.2: Notes from the Magical Harp now count as magic and should trigger the Spectre Armor set bonus.
  • 1.2: No longer requires Gold Bars to craft.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Weapons (List):

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