Dao of Pow

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Dao of Pow
Stack digit 1.png
Dao of Pow inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 63 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 48 Mobile only.pngOld-gen console version3DS logo.svg (Melee)
Knockback 7 (Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 44 (Very Slow)
Velocity 15
Tooltip Has a chance to confuse
'Find your inner pieces'
Inflicts debuff Confused.png Confused
Debuff duration 2 seconds
Debuff tooltip Movement is reversed
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell Gold Coin 88 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 389

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]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Dao of Pow.png Dark Shard.pngDark Shard (1) Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Light Shard.pngLight Shard (1)
Soul of Light.pngSoul of Light (7)
Soul of Night.pngSoul of Night (7)

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 VersionDesktop version

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