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North Pole

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North Pole
  • North Pole item sprite
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Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage73Melee
Knockback6.7 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 Fast
Velocity4.75
TooltipShoots an icy spear that rains snowflakes
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell36000*3 Gold Coin.png 60 Silver Coin.png

The North Pole is a Hardmode, post-Plantera spear dropped by the Ice Queen during the Frost Moon event. It fires an icy spear projectile with no mana or ammo cost, similar to the Daybreak. The projectile travels straight and is then affected by gravity. It leaves a trail of snowflakes that deal damage, effectively "carpet bombing" the area between the player and the landing point of the projectile. The projectile fired will break upon contact with any enemy or block, Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version and the weapon does not have autoswing.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase its average damage output by the same amount.

Animation of the North Pole.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The spear projectile deals approximately 80% of the weapon's damage (about 60 base damage) while the snowflakes deal approximately 63% of the weapon's damage (about 45 base damage)
  • Traveling horizontally, the projectiles move at 57 mph.
  • The snowflakes are affected by the direction of the weather, so make sure to adjust aim to compensate.
  • The projectiles are affected by liquids; when used underwater they travel half the normal distance before being affected by gravity and arc downwards very sharply. This does not reduce the number of snowflakes spawned per projectile, however, leading to a denser cluster of flakes.
  • Holding this weapon will reduce the melee speed boost by half, which reduces the velocity increasing of the projectile from the melee speed boost.
  • The spear projectile will pierce two enemies, dissipating upon impacting a third enemy.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Fighting enemies out in the open gives a huge advantage.
  • Aim it straight up and launch the missile upwards to allow all the snowflakes to descend and rain damage against large targets. This can destroy weaker bosses with ease.
  • This spear can take easily care of The Destroyer, allowing a quick defeat. Fire it up in the air to create snowflakes which can damage the body all at once.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The North Pole is the northernmost point of the Earth, traditionally stated as the location of Santa Claus's home and workshop. Being a spear, like a pole, it uses North Pole as a pun. It follows from the weapon being dropped during the Christmas-themed Frost Moon event.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 73.
    • Added a projectile cap.
    • Fixed a bug where the North Pole projectile could attain enough gravity velocity to pass through blocks.
    • Can no longer fire through walls.
  • Console 1.06:
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 73.
    • Now has a projectile cap.
    • Can no longer fire through walls.
  • Mobile 1.2.12773: Fixed a bug where it would fire automatically upon entering a world.
  • 3DS 1.03: Introduced with mechanics of Desktop 1.2.3.