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Rainbow Crystal Staff

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Rainbow Crystal Staff
  • Rainbow Crystal Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage80 Desktop Version / 150 Console VersionMobile Version (Summon)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Mana10
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity14
TooltipSummons a sentry
Summons a radiant crystal that banishes your enemies
'The colors, Duke, the colors!'
Rarity10*Rarity level: 10
Sell100000*10
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Rainbow Crystal
    Rainbow Crystal
The Rainbow Crystal damaging several Skeletons.

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.
  • As with all Sentry Summons, summoning another sentry will cause the crystal to disappear, unless the player has an accessory to increase the limit.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Though it has the highest base damage of any summoning weapon in the game (prior to the 1.4.0.1 update on the desktop, but still on the console and mobile editions), 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.
  • In pre-1.4 versions, It has the highest base power of all sentry summons at 150.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Damage decreased from 150 to 80.
    • Fixed accuracy issues, improved the speed at which sparkles explode.