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Rainbow Gun

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Rainbow Gun
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Rainbow Gun inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 45 (Magic)
Knockback 2.5 (Very Weak)
Mana 20
Critical chance 4%
Use time 39 (Very Slow)
Velocity 16
Tooltip Shoots a rainbow that does continuous damage
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 7 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 1260

The Rainbow Gun is a Hardmode, post-Plantera magic weapon. It launches a rainbow beam that travels in a straight line for a short distance before curving downwards. The rainbow persists for 10 seconds, or until another rainbow is fired, and any enemy in or moving into its path takes 45 damage repeatedly, approximately 5 times per second. It is found in the Dungeon's Hallowed Chest, which must be unlocked with a Hallowed Key.

The best possible Modifier for this weapon is Mythical.

Physics[edit | edit source]

  • Fired vertically up, the beam will travel straight for approximately 65 blocks before curving.
  • Fired 45 degrees, diagonally, the beam will travel approximately 4 blocks before curving.
  • Fired horizontally, the beam will travel straight for approximately 35 blocks before curving.
  • Fired vertically down, the beam travels straight for a maximum of 750 blocks, then fades.
    • If fired at a perfect 90 degree angle up or down, the beam travels until it either hits a wall or reaches the end of the map (tested as of v 1.3.0.7).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Rainbow Gun is a powerful endgame weapon. It pierces infinitely and delivers its 45 damage repeatedly and rapidly without having to re-fire for 10 seconds. Clusters of unlimited enemies, even post-Plantera Dungeon enemies (with the exception of Paladin and Bosses), can be mowed down all at once with a single firing.
  • The Rainbow Gun produces miniscule knockback for each of its rapid hits, which tends to freeze enemies within its field. This is similar to the Vilethorn's effect, though the Rainbow Gun does not travel through blocks.
  • When fading, the beam will not fade all at once; but instead along its length similarly to the way it was formed. Firing another beam will cause the first to instantly disappear without the previously stated "fading" effect.
  • It can be fired through one tile-wide gaps in walls, floors and ceilings, and will fire through solid one block-thick walls at certain angles, even without standing against the blocks to be penetrated.
  • As of update 1.3.0.1, if a Hallowed Key is obtained it can not be used until after defeating Plantera.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon will pierce infinitely until it fades, and is a great weapon against enemies with multiple segments; such as The Destroyer, as it will damage each section simultaneously inflicting tremendous damage. Because of this, it is potentially possible to defeat the Eater of Worlds or even The Destroyer with a single shot, given the player has appropriate gear and other preparations.
  • The Rainbow Gun is also exceptionally powerful against walking creatures or teleporting creatures. In the Hardmode post-Plantera Dungeon, if the player puts their back to the wall, and has only one passage leading into the room they are in, they can lay down a rainbow that eliminates every enemy that comes at them besides the occasional Cursed Skull or Paladin.
  • For the same reasons, the weapon is exceptionally potent against invasions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Knockback increased from 2 to 2.5
  • 1.2.3: Rainbow duration increased from 5 to 10 seconds.
  • 1.2.1: Damage increased from 40 to 45.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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