Light Disc

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Light Disc
Stack digit 5.png
Light Disc inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 57 Desktop Version 36 Mobile only.pngConsole Version (Melee)
Knockback 8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Velocity 13
Tooltip Stacks up to 5
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 561
Attack animation of a fully stacked Light Disc.

The Light Disc is a Hardmode boomerang-type weapon that deals melee damage. Light Discs have the rare ability (along with the Bananarang, though it's twice the amount) to be stacked up to 5 in a single slot, which allows them to be rapid-fired by holding the attack button, with multiple discs in the air at once. They are quicker than other Boomerangs, and can ricochet any number of times. After approximately two seconds, the disc will return to the thrower.

Light Disc physics are similar to the Thorn Chakram, though they have nearly twice the range and don't "wobble" as they travel. They also emit a small amount of light, comparable to the glow of Demonite or Crystal Shards.

Light Discs cannot have Modifiers through any usual in-game means, due to their stackable nature.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar 4
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light 3
Soul of Might.png Soul of Might 5
Result
Light Disc.png Light Disc 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

Several ricochet examples.
  • Liquids slow their travel speed.
  • Counts as a melee weapon, so buffs that increase melee damage and speed will affect the discs.
  • Due to their infinite ricochet ability, Light Discs ricocheting at acute angles in small enclosure can cause exponential ricochets and particles, which can make the game lag.
  • In the Mobile only.pngMobile version Mimics cannot drop the Compass; they instead have a chance of dropping a Light Disc.
  • In the Mobile only.pngMobile version before the 1.2 update, you could throw an infinite amount of Light Discs
  • If you fire a Light Disc into a wall with another 1 block wide wall behind you, they can slip through, allowing for safe enemy killing from behind a barrier.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A full stack of five Light Discs is very useful for cave exploration, gathering drops from underground enemies, and generally surviving underground in Hardmode. Its continuous ricocheting fire, long range, and ability to have five projectiles in the air at once, along with the lack of any ammo consumption, mean that the usage key can be held continuously during travel to maintain a rather large spread "field" of indefinite protective fire with relatively little need to aim.
  • A full stack of Light Discs can be very effective when fighting monsters in small areas or rooms.
  • Crafting and selling Light Discs can be a good source of coins. Two of the three materials needed for crafting drop from The Destroyer, with said materials worth 5 Gold Coin 60 Silver Coin if sold separately (4 Gold Coin for 5 Souls of Might + 1 Gold Coin 60 Silver Coin for 4 Bars). Three (3) Souls of Light add 6 Silver Coin to the total crafting cost (5 Gold Coin 66 Silver Coin). This in contrast to the 10 Gold Coin sell price of the Light Discs (~90% increased value).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bears a resemblance to the Identity Discs in the Tron franchise.
  • Upon entering the map function of the console and mobile versions of Terraria, a small Light Disc will briefly appear as the loading icon.
  • Light Discs can be assigned Modifiers through use of an inventory editor. The best modifier that will stick is Godly, like other boomerangs.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Damage increased from 25 to 57.
  • 1.2: Crafting recipe changed. Formerly used Cobalt Bars and Mythril Bars instead of Hallowed Bars.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Hallowed
 
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