Nimbus Rod

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Nimbus Rod
  • Nimbus Rod item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 Fast
TooltipSummons a cloud to rain down on your foes
RarityRarity level: 6
Sell35000*3 Gold Coin.png 50 Silver Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Rain Cloud Moving
    Rain Cloud Moving
  • Rain Cloud Raining
    Rain Cloud Raining
  • Rain (friendly)
    Rain (friendly)
The Nimbus Rod's rain cloud. Notice how the rain pierces enemies.

The Nimbus Rod is a Hardmode Magic Weapon that creates clouds that cause damaging "rain" projectiles to fire downward. When cast, a cloud projectile is fired from the rod and travels towards the mouse pointer. Upon reaching its destination or colliding with a solid block, the cloud stops and begins emitting rain particles downward for one full minute. Each drop of rain deals the weapon's stated damage and pierces through enemies. Up to two clouds can be created in this way, and subsequent uses of the weapon will cause the oldest cloud to disappear.

The Nimbus Rod has a 6.67% (1/15) chance of dropping from an Angry Nimbus, which appears during rain.

Because the Nimbus Rod has no knockback, it cannot have any modifiers like Mythical and Ruthless which affect knockback. Therefore, its best modifier is Demonic.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Clouds themselves cannot travel through solid objects like blocks or closed Doors, but can pass through platforms and water.
  • Firing a cloud on the top of a block will cause the rain drops to go through up to 3 blocks downward.
  • The downward range of the Nimbus Rod is 95 blocks.
  • The Crimson Cloud from the Crimson Rod can also be active, allowing you to have up to three clouds on the screen at once.
  • The player pays Mana only for the initial casting of the cloud, leaving them free to use other magic weapons without additional concern for cost.
  • The rain from the Nimbus Rod travels at the same speed as a falling player.
  • During a Blood Moon, the rain drops from Nimbus Rods will become red.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Nimbus Rod's fire-and-forget nature, low cost, long duration and relatively high damage over time make it an ideal weapon to have during fights against large enemies like Bosses. The piercing property of the raindrops proves effective against multi-segmented enemies, such as the Destroyer. The player is also left free to use other weapons while the clouds are active.
  • The Nimbus Rod is incredibly powerful against the Celestial Towers during the Lunar Events scenario after their shield has gone down, since they remain stationary. This allows the player to deal damage to it while they focus on staying alive and dealing with its minions.
  • Each individual raindrop will trigger damage-related set bonuses, such as those of the Orichalcum armor and Spectre armor.
  • It's best to flood the arena then use a platform to walk across, as the liquid slows down enemies, allowing you to have higher DPS. However, this strategy won't work for the Old One's Army as they cannot be slowed down by any effect.
  • This means if the player has on Spectre armor with the hood, and they use the Nimbus Rod on a boss, they can spam heal themselves, which is very useful.
  • The best way to acquire this is to hold a water candle and drink a battle potion to attract an angry nimbus. Make sure you stand at around 20 blocks above sea level.
  • As there is limited space between drops, the rain from a Nimbus cloud can serve as a barrier against destructible projectiles.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The term Nimbus is an outdated term for the type of cloud now classified as the nimbostratus cloud. A nimbostratus cloud is a low, gray, often dark, amorphous, nearly uniform cloud that usually produces continuous rain or snow.

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