Laser Rifle

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Laser Rifle
  • Laser Rifle item spriteold Laser Rifle item sprite
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Damage29 (Magic)
Knockback2.5 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity85 (effective)
Rarity04*Rarity level: 4
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Purple Laser
    Purple Laser
The Laser Rifle being fired. Note how the shot pierces the first two dummies, but not the third.

The Laser Rifle is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires violet lasers which penetrate up to two enemies and emit moderate light. It has a 12.5% / 25% (1 in 8 / 1 in 4) chance to be dropped by the Wall of Flesh. Despite its name, it does not count as a gun, cannot receive ranged weapon modifiers, and will not fulfill the requirements for the Arms Dealer to move in. This weapon can be considered an upgrade of the Space Gun.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This is a fairly powerful weapon against worms due to its penetration abilities and high fire rate, making good use of the time worms spend above ground, though the Megashark with endgame bullets will have higher DPS (damage per second).
  • This weapon is fairly mana-efficient.
  • Effective against The Destroyer and The Twins.
  • While it deals relatively low damage, its high fire rate can allow it to remain useful even until mid-Hardmode.
  • Despite being considered a direct upgrade to the Space Gun, the set effect of Meteor armor has no effect on the Laser Rifle.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A rifle is normally defined by its barrel being rifled, with helical grooves that cause the projectile to spin. However, this technicality was often ignored in pulp magazines, resulting in terms such as "laser rifle" or "plasma rifle" becoming part of popular culture. In real life, rifling the barrel of a laser weapon wouldn't have any effect on the weapon or the projectiles.
  • The sprite for the Laser Rifle bears a very close resemblance to the Spartan Laser from the Halo franchise.
  • You can interact with the Laser Rifle while sleeping in Beds (firing in a non-horizontal direction will wake you up)

History[edit | edit source]