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Holy Arrow

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Holy Arrow
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Holy Arrow inventory icon
Statistics
Type Ammunition
Damage 13 Desktop only.png / 6 Console only.png Mobile only.png (Ranged)
Knockback 2 (Very Weak)
Velocity 3.5
Tooltip Summons falling stars on impact
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Sell 16 Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 516

Holy Arrows are available once Hardmode is engaged, and can be crafted from materials dropped by enemies in the surface Hallow. While lacking in direct brute power, they summon two falling stars to the point of impact. Each falling star does one-half the combined damage of the arrow and the bow used, and can additionally hit up to two enemies. Holy Arrows have a 1/6 chance to be recovered after impact.

The falling stars are similar to the Starfury's stars, and are the same type summoned by the Star Cloak. They also fall faster than the Starfury's stars. Terrain penetration stops once the stars have neared/crossed the height of the point of impact. Thereafter, they can be stopped by any solid block. The spawn point for the stars is relative to the point of impact in the same way that Starfury's effect is relative to the point where you click the mouse.

The starfall effect of these arrows makes them quite useful against bosses and other large enemies, and more specifically, The Destroyer. The stars not only deal extra damage against it, but also helps in controlling the number of Probes and other mobs that spawn.

They're still useful after Plantera/Golem Phase, since it can deal twice as much damage if all shots hit (Stars & Arrow), also excellent at killing the Martian Saucer, even on Expert mode.

Holy Arrows in use.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Desktop Version[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Wooden Arrow.png Wooden Arrow 200
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust 3
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn 1
Result
Holy Arrow.png Holy Arrow 200

Console and Mobile Versions[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Wooden Arrow.png Wooden Arrow 45
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust 6
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn 1
Result
Holy Arrow.png Holy Arrow 45

Advantages[edit | edit source]

Some advantages the Holy Arrows have over other arrows:

  • Hellfire Arrows
    • AoE is much larger with piercing effects.
    • Can be retrieved.
  • Jester Arrows
    • Piercing effects of the stars is over a larger area.
    • Can be retrieved.
    • Crafts in higher quantity.
    • Materials are easier to obtain in Hardmode.
  • Cursed Arrows and Ichor Arrows
    • Crafting materials are obtained from surface enemies.
  • All other arrows
    • Stars illuminate a large area, including through blocks and walls.
    • Arrows plus stars can deal twice as much damage if lined correctly...
    • Has twice as much DPS.
    • Can reach certain unreachable enemies.

Disadvantages[edit | edit source]

Some advantages other arrows have over Holy Arrows:

  • Hellfire Arrows
    • AoE is consistent and predictable.
    • May be purchased rather than requiring harvesting materials, or made Pre-hardmode.
  • Jester Arrows
    • Piercing effects are controllable and work in any direction.
    • Can be crafted Pre-hardmode.
  • Cursed Arrows
    • Deals 4 more direct damage.
    • Inflicts Cursed Inferno debuff, dealing extra damage over time.
  • Ichor Arrows
    • Deals 3 more direct damage.
    • Inflicts Ichor debuff, reducing the target's defense.
  • Luminite Arrows
    • Deals 2 more direct damage.
    • Afterimages are easier to control.


Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The falling stars are considered magic projectiles. They will trigger the Spectre Armor set Magic Damage & Healing bonuses.
  • Synergizes well with the Tsunami Bow because of the "five straight" shot pattern Tsunami possesses. If all five arrows hit, Holy Arrows rain down 10 stars (two waves of five) with each attack in addition to the arrows themselves.
  • It also works well with the Desktop only.png Daedalus Stormbow, dropped by the Hallowed Mimic in Hardmode, as it fires multiple arrows at once from the sky. Together, the two can easily wreck The Destroyer.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2:
    • Crafting quantity increased from 35 to 45.
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Arrows
 
Wooden Arrow.png Wooden • Flaming Arrow.png Flaming • Frostburn Arrow.png Frostburn • Unholy Arrow.png Unholy • Jester's Arrow.png Jester's • Hellfire Arrow.png Hellfire • Holy Arrow.png Holy • Cursed Arrow.png Cursed • Ichor Arrow.png Ichor • Chlorophyte Arrow.png Chlorophyte • Venom Arrow.png Venom

Luminite Arrow.png Luminite Desktop only.png • Endless Quiver.png Endless Quiver Desktop only.png • Spectral Arrow.png Spectral Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Vulcan Bolt.png Vulcan Bolt Console only.pngMobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Heart Arrow.png Heart Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other