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North Pole

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North Pole
Stack digit 1.png
North Pole inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 73 (Melee)
Knockback 6.7 (Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 24 (Fast)
Velocity 4.75
Rarity Rarity Level: 7
Sell 3 Gold Coin 60 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 1947
Pc only.png Console only.png Desktop/Console-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the Desktop and console version of Terraria.
Animation of the North Pole.

The North Pole is a Spear weapon dropped by the Ice Queen during the Frost Moon, and has the highest base damage of any Spear. It fires an icy spear projectile with no mana or ammo cost. The projectile travels straight and is then affected by gravity. It leaves a trail of snowflakes that deal damage, effectively "carpet bombing" the area between the player and the landing point of the projectile. The projectile will break upon contact with any enemy or block, and cannot be swung continuously.

Like most Spears, its best Modifier is Godly.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The snowflakes are affected by the direction of the weather, so make sure to adjust aim to compensate.
  • The projectiles are affected by liquids; when used underwater they travel half the normal distance before being affected by gravity and arc downwards very sharply. This does not reduce the number of snowflakes spawned per projectile, however, leading to a denser cluster of flakes.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Fighting enemies out in the open gives a huge advantage.
  • Aim it straight up and launch the missile upwards to allow all the snowflakes to descend and rain unrelenting damage against large targets. This can destroy bosses with ease.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The North Pole is the northernmost point of the Earth, traditionally stated as the location of Santa Claus' home. It follows from the weapon being dropped during the Christmas-themed Frost Moon event.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3:
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 73, projectile cap added.
    • Fixed bug where north pole projectile could attain enough gravity velocity to pass through blocks.
    • North Pole can no longer fire through walls.
  • 1.2.2: Introduced.
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