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Magic Cuffs

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Magic Cuffs
  • Magic Cuffs item sprite
  • Magic Cuffs equipped
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TooltipIncreases maximum mana by 20
Restores mana when damaged
Rarity2*Rarity level: 2
Research1 required

The Magic Cuffs are a pre-Hardmode accessory which increases maximum mana by 20 and restores mana when the wearer is damaged.

Mana restored is equal to the damage of the attack before factoring defense, but will never be lower than 10. Damage from drowning and debuffs does not trigger this effect, while damage from falling will. This effect does not stack with the mana restoration effect of the Celestial Cuffs.

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  • When taking damage from an attack which deals less than 10 damage, the Magic Cuffs restore 10 mana. Taking damage from an attack which deals more than 10 damage restores that amount of mana (for example, a 25-damage hit restores 25 mana). Note that this is often not reflected in the damage numbers in-game, as these display the amount of damage taken after taking defense into consideration.
  • Crafting the Magic Cuffs requires a Band of Starpower. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile versions, it is dropped from Corruption-exclusive Shadow Orbs, and therefore, on these versions, it is not possible to naturally craft the Magic Cuffs in a Crimson world.
    • On the 3DS version 3DS version, the Band of Starpower can be found in Living Wood Chests, allowing players with Crimson worlds to craft the Celestial Cuffs.
    • In the case the player is still unable to obtain the item, fishing in a pond of a Corruption biome has a chance to yield a Corrupt CrateDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions, which may drop the Band of Starpower.
      • The GraveyardDesktop Version allows the player to artificially create a Corruption biome while staying in the same world by buying Corrupt Seeds from the Dryad while she is in the Graveyard in Hardmode.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Magic Cuffs are a very valuable accessory when regularly using any kind of magic weapon. The maximum mana bonus can even be doubled by reforging the accessory to an "Arcane" modifier.
  • Self-inducing damage proves to be a reliable source of mana restoration. With a reasonable amount of defense, the damage taken can be reduced to a negligible amount, while the mana restored equals the base damage. Damage can be self-induced by, for example, traps (including Spikes and Wooden Spikes), explosives, or Explosive Bullets.
  • In comparison to the Mana Flower, the Magic Cuffs may be preferred due to the Mana Sickness debuff which consuming Mana Potions causes.
  • The Spectre armor set bonus pairs well with this, as using a magic weapon costs mana and restores health, and when the player takes damage the mana is restored, causing the process to repeat as long as the player isn't taking too much damage and dealing magic damage.

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