Dao of Pow

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Dao of Pow
  • Dao of Pow inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage63 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 48 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Melee
Knockback7 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time44 Very Slow
TooltipHas a chance to confuse
'Find your inner pieces'
Inflicts DebuffConfused.pngConfused
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipMovement is reversed
RarityRarity Level: 5
SellGold Coin 88 Silver Coin

Dao of Pow is a Hardmode Flail. On striking an enemy, the Dao of Pow has a 1/3 (33%) chance of inflicting the Confused debuff for three seconds.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Dao of Pow is available early into Hardmode, and is available without defeating any Hardmode bosses, making it a suitable upgrade from late pre-Hardmode weapons.
  • While the Confused status can help keep certain enemies at bay, many others are immune to this debuff.
  • Like all Flails, holding the attack button will cause the head to remain deployed, dealing full damage to enemies that make contact with it.
  • The chance to inflict the confusion debuff is calculated once for each attack, meaning that either every enemy hit during one attack sequence will get the confusion debuff or every enemy won't get it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is one of a small "set" of weapons made with two Shards apiece, the other members being the Onyx Blaster and the Sky Fracture. Their recipes, names and appearances link the weapons to themes of Darkness, Light, and Balance, with the Dao of Pow representing Balance. The set also includes one weapon for each of the three "classic" damage types (melee, magic, and ranged), where the Dao of Pow is the melee weapon.
  • The Dao of Pow is colored black and white in a Taijitu or "Yin Yang"-style design commonly associated with Daoism. The Chinese word 道 meaning 'way' or 'path' is often romanized to either 'tao' or 'dao'.
  • The tooltip is a play on the phrase "Find your inner peace", referring to the inherent objective that Taoists should strive towards.
  • A Dao is also a traditional weapon used by Chinese warriors. It was a sword-spear combination that allowed sweeping attacks on enemies.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.1.1: Spelling mistake ("you" instead of "your") in the tooltip corrected.
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