Rainbow Crystal Staff

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Rainbow Crystal Staff
  • Rainbow Crystal Staff item sprite
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Knockback7.5 (Very Strong)
Use time30 Average
TooltipSummons a radiant crystal that banishes your enemies
'The colors, Duke, the colors!'
RarityRarity level: 10
Sell100000*10 Gold Coin.png
Summons Sentry
  • Rainbow Crystal
    Rainbow Crystal
Summons Sentry

Rainbow Crystal

Rainbow Crystal.gif
Rainbow Crystal damaging several enemies while providing light.

The Rainbow Crystal Staff is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord summon weapon. It summons a sentry-style minion that lasts for two minutes, remains stationary, and does not count against the player's minion capacity. The Rainbow Crystal Staff has a 1/9 chance (11.11%) to be dropped by the Moon Lord.

The Rainbow Crystal Staff summons a temporary crystal that deals high damage to enemies within its 60-tile range. Unlike other sentry summons, the crystal floats in midair at the cursor position when summoned, rather than falling to the ground. Attacks are animated as a spread of colored light beams targeting the closest enemy. The beams themselves do not do damage; damage is dealt only by delayed explosions at the end of the beams.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Rainbow Crystal Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The crystal may sporadically attack through blocks, though this does not occur often.
  • The light beams from the crystal will detect enemies that haven't appeared on-screen yet. This is useful for detecting which direction new enemies will appear from.
  • Pressing Open / Activate while aiming at an enemy will focus fire on that enemy until killed, or the target has been switched.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Though it has the highest base damage of any summoning weapon in the game, the long delay before the Rainbow Crystal creates a damaging hitbox makes it almost completely useless against fast enemies. It is effective only if you can somehow lure enemies into getting stuck in one place, or force it to target areas where enemies are guaranteed to appear (such as right next to the Mysterious Portals in the Old One's Army). If you are being chased by an enemy, it is possible (and very likely) that the Rainbow Crystal will be unable to land a single hit on your pursuer.
    • The Stardust Guardian can draw the aggro of a handful of grounded-based enemies and lure them to a single spot where the Rainbow Crystal can pick them off.
  • This weapon has massive range and can target enemies far off-screen, though it prefers to aim at closer targets. As such, it is recommended to place this sentry high in the air to provide it with the widest view; its accuracy will not improve if it is close to its target.
  • Because it does an immense amount of damage upon contact with players in PvP and can be placed in midair, most regulated PvP servers ban the use of this weapon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quote in its tooltip, "The colors, Duke, the colors!", is a reference to a popsicle commercial.
  • It has the highest base power of all sentry summons as of 1.3.

History[edit | edit source]