Crystal Assassin armor

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Crystal Assassin armor
  • Crystal Assassin armor equipped (male)
  • Crystal Assassin armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense36 (set)
Set BonusAllows the ability to dash
10% increased damage and critical strike chance
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell6 (set)
See also: Ninja armor, dropped by the King Slime.

Crystal Assassin armor is an armor set which consists of the Crystal Assassin Hood, Crystal Assassin Shirt, and the Crystal Assassin Pants. The armor set applies non-class specific bonuses, useful for those who do not want to play a single class.

Each piece has a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance of being dropped by Queen Slime, two are dropped on Expert Mode.

A full set of Crystal Assassin armor provides the following benefits:

  • +36 defense
  • +15% damage
  • +15% critical chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • +10% Mana Usage decrease
  • +20% Ammo Usage decrease
  • +10% Melee Speed increase
  • Ability to dash

Set[edit | edit source]

Crystal Assassin Hood
  • Crystal Assassin Hood item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense12
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip5% increased critical strike chance
Reduces mana usage by 10%
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required
Crystal Assassin Shirt
  • Crystal Assassin Shirt item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense14
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased damage
Reduces ammo usage by 10%
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required
Crystal Assassin Pants
  • Crystal Assassin Pants item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense10
Body slotPants
Tooltip20% increased movement speed
10% increased melee speed
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite what the tooltip states, the Crystal Assassin Shirt grants a +20% boost to ammo conservation.[1]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the respectable defense and stat boosts this set gives, as well as the fact that the armor set is relatively easy to obtain at the beginning of Hardmode, this is a viable alternative to Hardmode ore sets.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This set has bonuses similar to Mythril armor with the Mythril helmet (which provides 37 defense, 13% melee crit chance, and 15% melee damage, no bonuses to movement speed), except its modifiers apply to all types of damage. Compared to the other Mythril headgear, it provides generally better DPS with much better defense.
    • This makes the Crystal Assassin armor essentially have the major benefits of all Mythril armor sets at once, in addition to faster movement speed.
    • The Adamantite armor and Titanium armor sets all have better DPS in their class and defense close to or higher than the Crystal Assassin armor.
  • The curved horns featured on the helmet resemble the horns of some types of Kabuto, commonly known as samurai helmets.
  • This is the last set of armor that is only obtainable through a certain boss or enemies. This trait is shared with Ninja armor, Ancient Cobalt armor, Ancient Shadow armor.
  • Mobile version The helmet and set bonus have the only tooltips in the game that refer to a critical hit as a "crit" rather than a "critical strike".

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Added 10% Mana Cost reduction to the Hood.
    • Added 20% Ammo Cost reduction to the Shirt.
    • Added 10% Melee Speed increase to the Pants.
    • Removed the 15% Movement Speed increase Set Bonus, but increased the Movement bonus on the boots from 10% to 20% (only 5% loss).
    • New Set Bonus: Players wearing the full Crystal set can now Dash.
    • Changed "crit" in the tooltip of the shirt and in the set bonus to "critical strike".

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.1 source code, method PickAmmo() in Terraria.Player.cs.