Nebula Arcanum

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Nebula Arcanum
  • Nebula Arcanum item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage70 (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana30
Critical chance4%
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity7
Tooltip'Conjure masses of astral energy to chase down your foes'
Rarity10*Rarity level: 10
Sell10
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Nebula Arcanum
    Nebula Arcanum
  • Nebula Arcanum Subshot
    Nebula Arcanum Subshot
  • Nebula Arcanum Explosion Shot
    Nebula Arcanum Explosion Shot
  • Nebula Arcanum Explosion Shot Shard
    Nebula Arcanum Explosion Shot Shard

The Nebula Arcanum is a Hardmode, post-Lunatic Cultist magic weapon that fires a multicolored swirling orb when used. The orb will slowly home in on enemies and bounce off tiles, hitting three times before exploding into several smaller projectiles. All three hits do not have to be on the same target, as it will continue to home on other enemies in range if its target dies before the third hit. If the projectile does not hit three times, it will explode after 11 seconds. It also produces additional pink projectiles that orbit it and damage multiple enemies, even going through tiles to do so. Two to three of these projectiles appear per second for the first half of the projectile's lifetime, and disappear at the same rate as it approaches explosion.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Nebula ArcanumNebula ArcanumDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsAncient ManipulatorAncient ManipulatorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
total: 1 row(s)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Nebula Arcanum can consume mana very rapidly under constant use. Players should have items that provide mana at the ready when using this item, such as the Mana Flower, the Band of Starpower, Mana Regeneration Potions, and Restoration Potions.
  • The lasting duration, homing properties, and orbiting projectiles make the Nebula Arcanum a very effective crowd-clearing weapon.
  • The Nebula Arcanum is capable of dealing more DPS than the other Nebula weapon, the Nebula Blaze, but has difficulty striking fast enemies and bosses.
  • If attempting to clear the Celestial Pillars as a magic user; the Nebula Arcanum can be incredibly effective at destroying each of the pillars when their shields are down, as they do not move and have enormous hitboxes, allowing all of the effects of the weapon to deal full damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Nebula Arcanum (held).gif
The orb held by the player when using the weapon.
Nebula Arcanum in action.
  • When using the Nebula Arcanum, the player holds a dark purple orb orbited by a pink ring. The projectiles appear to emerge from this orb.
  • The projectile shares a sprite with the Lunar Portal as well as the portals that appear in the Vortex area, although they are not the same color.
  • The Nebula Arcanum greatly resembles the Arcane Orb from the hack-and-slash action role-playing game Diablo III in both appearance and function.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.5: Projectile speed increased, mana cost reduced from 40 to 30, base damage reduced from 80 to 70