Rod of Discord

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Rod of Discord
  • Rod of Discord item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time19 Very Fast
TooltipTeleports to the position of the mouse
Inflicts DebuffChaos StateChaos State
Debuff durationDesktop VersionConsole version 6 seconds
Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version 9 seconds
Debuff tooltipUsing the Rod of Discord will take life
RarityRarity Level: 7
Sell10 Gold Coin
Rod of Discord's cast animation.

The Rod of Discord is a Hardmode tool that instantly teleports the player to the mouse cursor. It has a 1/500 (0.2%) chance of being dropped by Chaos Elementals.

Using the Rod costs no mana or ammunition, however each use inflicts the Chaos State debuff on the player, which causes the player to lose health if they use the Rod in rapid succession. Chaos State lasts for 6 Desktop VersionConsole version / 9 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version seconds after each use, and takes away 1/7th Desktop VersionConsole version / 1/6th Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version of the player's maximum health if the Rod is used again during that period.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The target location must be at least 3 blocks high and 2 blocks wide. Clicking will always place the player's feet at the mouse position. Thus, in order to teleport into a 3 block-high opening, the player must aim the mouse at the floor. Unsuccessful teleports play the same sound, but do not inflict the debuff.
  • Teleporting will cancel fall damage.
  • It will not reset Wing flight time.
  • Despite it causing no damage to enemies, it can be placed on a Weapon Rack.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If this item is used correctly it has the potential to become one of the best items for maneuvering the map. For instance, it is very useful for capturing Truffle Worms, as you can catch them almost immediately upon materializing. (In the Mobile version Mobile version, the Truffle Worm will not disappear when approached)
  • Setting your resolution to maximum will allow you to see farther, so you can teleport farther distances.
  • This item is priceless for dodging the high-damage attacks of bosses.
  • Attempting to teleport into the Jungle Temple before Plantera is defeated will not work. It will work after Plantera is defeated, even allowing the player into a locked Jungle Temple without giving up a Temple Key.
  • Since using this item is one of the few ways to hurt yourself at any given time, it can be used with the Shrimpy Truffle to activate the speed boost.
  • If you use this with Shroomite armor it will not make you visible.
  • If one is willing to do so, this can be useful when defeating the Dungeon Guardian. Paired with the Cosmic Car Key the user should never die to the guardian.
  • This item is useful for getting the Frequent Flyer Achievement, due to the high, controllable damage the Chaos State debuff inflicts.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Dying from teleporting during the Chaos State will display unique death messages:
    • "<Player Name>'s legs appeared where his/her head should be"
    • "<Player Name> didn't materialize"
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, it does not properly display the death message, and instead either message has a chance to show:
    • "<Player's name>'s legs appeared where his head should be" (Still possible if character is female)
    • "<Player's name>'s legs appeared where her head should be" (Still possible if character is male)
  • Mobile Version Due to the incredibly low spawn rate of Chaos Elementals in the Mobile version, it is nearly impossible to obtain this item on mobile devices.
  • On the Mobile version Mobile version, if a player slides the slider that allows use of a tool with the Rod of Discord in their hand, it will teleport them to the same spot where they were standing, while still applying the Chaos State debuff and/or damaging them.
  • The Chaos State debuff was introduced to combat the problem of being able to use the Rod of Discord repeatedly, granting the user an arguably overpowered method of transportation or evasion.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Teleporting now quickly shifts the viewpoint instead of instantly setting it to the destination point.
  • Desktop Chaos State damage reduced from one sixth to one seventh of user's total health, and duration decreased from 8 to 6 seconds.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Chaos State damage reduced from one fifth to one sixth of user's total health, and duration decreased from 10 to 8 seconds.
    • Rod of Discord works properly when gravity is flipped.
    • Using a Rod of Discord releases all grapples.
  • Desktop
    • Inflicts Chaos State upon use to deter teleport spamming.
    • Can no longer be used to enter a locked Jungle Temple (unless the Lihzahrd Walls at target location are removed).
    • Using Rod of Discord near the end of the map will no longer cause you to crash.

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