Golden Shower

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Golden Shower
  • Golden Shower item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 Very Fast
Extra updates2
TooltipSprays a shower of ichor
Decreases target's defense
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell100000*10 Gold Coin.png
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipReduced defense
Duration 10 seconds
Projectile created
  • Golden Shower (friendly)
    Golden Shower (friendly)

The Golden Shower is a Hardmode magic weapon that fires an arching piercing golden stream, similar to the Aqua Scepter. The Golden Shower fires three times per click, each stream can pierce up to four enemies, 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. However, this cannot be used to explore the map, as the enemy coated in ichor does not actually emit light.

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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Golden Shower in use.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile 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 segments that are hit by the stream.
  • Despite firing 3 projectiles per use, only up to 2 of them can hit a single enemy due to piercing damage mechanics, reducing the theoretical base DPS of this weapon from 233/339 to 154/227 without/with the defense reducing debuff, respectively.
  • While in-game testing may make it seem like this weapon can pierce more than four times, its individual streams cannot. This is a misconception caused by piercing damage mechanics. The invincibility frames granted to the first few enemies pierced by this weapon will allow the third stream to pass through and strike more enemies behind them, but no stream will damage more than 5 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, Ichor Bullets, Ichor Arrows, or the Bladetongue, though the Golden Shower retains the advantage of not using any resources.
  • 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.
  • Even though the Destroyer is immune to the Ichor debuff, the Golden Shower is effective against it because it can damage many segments at once.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 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 urolagnia, a form of salirophilia. The name in Terraria is likely referring to the fact that the attack resembles a stream of urine.
  • This weapon is similar to the item Jarate from the team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game Team Fortress 2. Both have the effect that the enemy takes more damage and becomes 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.