Golden Shower

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Golden Shower
  • Golden Shower item sprite
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Damage21 Magic
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time17 Very Fast
TooltipSprays a shower of ichor
Decreases target's defense
Inflicts DebuffIchor (debuff)Ichor (debuff)
Debuff tooltipReduced defense
RarityRarity Level: 4
Sell10 Gold Coin

The Golden Shower is a Hardmode magic weapon that fires an arching golden stream, similar to the Aqua Scepter. The stream pierces up to 5 enemies. The Golden Shower fires three times per click, and the player can change the direction of aim between these sprays. Enemies hit will be inflicted with the Ichor Debuff, which lowers their defense by 20 and causes them to glow gold, even in complete darkness.

Crafting the Golden Shower requires ingredients found only in worlds containing Crimson, so it cannot be obtained in worlds containing Corruption without ingredients from other worlds.

Its best Modifier is Mythical.

Golden Shower in use.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, players do not receive the debuff in PvP games. This is most likely a bug.
  • The Golden Shower's stream is affected by gravity.
  • When fighting any worm type enemy, the debuff only applies to the parts of it that the stream hits.
  • Despite firing 3 projectiles per use only up to 2 of them can hit enemies due to piercing damage mechanics, which reduces theoretical base DPS of this weapon from 233/339 to 154/227 wihout/with the defense reducing debuff.
  • It is the Crimson counterpart to the Corruption's Cursed Flames, since it is crafted from a Spell Tome and unique ingredients that drop from a few of the Underground Crimson's enemies.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Golden Shower's fast speed and piercing ability make it a great item for fighting large groups of enemies (e.g. Events).
  • Its ability to reduce defenses makes it effective against bosses, as one can attack with it and then equip a stronger weapon to deal even more damage. Alternatively, one can use Flask of Ichor or Ichor Bullets, though the Golden Shower retains the advantage of not using any resources.
  • In Expert mode, defense damage reduction is higher, thus making the defense reduction effect of this weapon more valuable.
  • It is one of the best magic weapons for taking out worm-type enemies before obtaining a Magical Harp.
  • The Ichor debuff vastly improves the DPS of weapons that deal many hits per second, such as the Crystal Storm, Cursed Flames, or the Magnet Sphere.
  • Enemies hit by the stream will glow even in complete darkness, and the glow is bright enough to match that of a Hunter Potion.
  • It is one of very few weapons acquired in early Hardmode (or in the game at all) that remains valuable at the end of the game. Although its damage will be very minor, it will still inflict its debuff (which few are immune to), making it especially useful for boss fights, end-game enemies, and increasing your DPS.
  • Since it is easily obtained early on in Hardmode, and is very useful for surviving the increased difficulty, obtaining it should be a priority as soon as the Wall of Flesh is defeated in Crimson worlds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Greek mythology Zeus approached Danaë in the form of golden showers, a union from which she begat the legendary hero Perseus.
  • "Golden shower" is a slang term for the act of urinating on someone, usually for sexual pleasure, with the name here likely referring to the fact that the attack looks like a stream of urine.
  • This weapon is similar to the item Jarate from Team Fortress 2. Both have the enemy take more damage and become soaked in urine.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Debuff duration decreased.
    • Penetration reduced from infinite to 5.
    • Damage reduced from 28 to 21.