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Meowmere

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Meowmere
Auto-swing
Stack digit 1.png
Meowmere inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 200 (Melee)
Knockback 6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 15 (Very Fast)
Velocity 12
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Sell 20 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 3063
An example of the Meowmere's projectile bouncing.

The Meowmere is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord melee weapon. When swung, it fires a cat-shaped projectile trailed by a rainbow that consumes no mana or ammunition. The projectile is affected by gravity, and will bounce four times, piercing multiple enemies, before dissipating on the fifth hit. The Meowmere has a 11.11% (1/9) chance to be dropped by the Moon Lord. It is capable of autoswing.

Its best Modifier is Legendary.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When the cat projectile is reflected, it makes a "meow" sound.
  • The explosions produced when the projectile ricochets grow in size with each bounce, but deal no damage.
  • The projectiles seem to speed up every time they bounce and/or pierce.
  • Damage seems to increase over time, rising from 200 to 244 (most noticeable if the enemy has a defense level of 0).
  • Projectile reflecting enemies, such as the Selenian and closed Mimics, will reflect the cat projectile. As the Meowmere is often used at close range to strike with the blade, this can prove especially deadly to users.
  • Having the highest base damage of all melee weapons, the Meowmere is considered by many as the strongest melee weapon in the game.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon can be very useful in close range situations, even when inside the Hardmode Dungeon for example, because of the tight corridors and small chambers with relatively flat geometry. However, be wary of ricochet.
  • Once this weapon is obtained, farming the Moon Lord becomes significantly easier. He can easily be defeated by auto-swinging it backwards while running, allowing the player to outrun the Moon Lord's many homing attacks.
  • With it's very fast speed and ability to autoswing, the sounds of the cats can become increasingly annoying. It is possible to mute the cats by going to the game's directory and into the Sounds folder, [<Steam-folder>\steamapps\common\Terraria\Content\Sounds], and delete the files Item_57.xnb and Item_58.xnb.
    • Rather than delete the files, it may be better to append the file name with a short explanation (altering the file name should be sufficient to prevent the game from using it). For example, Item_57.xnb could be renamed to Item_57_meowmere.xnb. This way the player may not wonder, many months later, why some files are missing. And of course, one could restore the original filename at any time.
  • Be careful when fighting the solar pillar with this sword as the Selenian can reflect the cats from the Meowmere back at you and potentially deal fatal damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The cat-shaped rainbow projectiles that the sword fires are inspired by the Nyan Cat character.
  • The Meowmere has the highest base damage of all melee weapons, followed by the Terrarian.
  • Some weapons like Dynamite, Bunny Cannon and Explosives have more damage than Meowmere even with the Ruthless Modifier.
  • The Meowmere resembles the Palladium Sword's design.
  • It was referred to as the Meowmur before 1.3 was released. [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. [http://imgur.com/CtNLuMP "There is a new sword called Meowmur", Redigit via IRC, 29 Aug 2013

History[edit | edit source]

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