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Crystal Vile Shard

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Crystal Vile Shard
  • Crystal Vile Shard item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time33 Slow
Extra updates0
TooltipSummons a massive crystal spike
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell80000*8 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Crystal Vile Shard Head
    Crystal Vile Shard Head
  • Crystal Vile Shard Shaft
    Crystal Vile Shard Shaft
The Crystal Vile Shard in action

The Crystal Vile Shard is a Hardmode magic weapon that is an upgraded version of the Vilethorn and a precursor to the Nettle Burst. It fires a larger, colorful, crystalline version of the Vilethorn's spear projectile, piercing through blocks and enemies. It has a 25% chance to be dropped by Hallowed Mimics.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Upon use, the Crystal Vile Shard always spawns 7-8 shaft projectiles, followed by one head projectile. The head deals 125% of the weapon's damage and knockback (31 base damage and 3.75 base knockback (Weak)).[1] Each projectile has a length of two tiles, hence the weapon has a range of 16-18 tiles.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the weapon's low base damage, it is relatively ineffective against many enemies that spawn in Hardmode, which often have 30+ defense. Inflicting the Ichor debuff beforehand may help somewhat, though it is still advised to find alternatives.
  • It is very effective against enemies with multiple segments like The Destroyer, as it can damage many segments at once.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 
    • Damage increased from 19 to 25.
    • The duration that the projectiles linger (and deal damage) is increased by roughly 70%
  • Desktop Introduced.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, function AI() of Projectile.cs, aiStyle == 4 part There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is