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Rainbow Rod

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Rainbow Rod
  • Rainbow Rod.png Rainbow Rod (old).png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage74 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 72 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version Magic
Knockback6 (Average)
Mana18 Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile Version / 10 3DS version
Critical chance4%
Use time17 Very Fast
TooltipCasts a controllable rainbow
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell4 Gold Coin
Rainbow Rod's projectile.
Rainbow Rod's projectile being controlled by the player.
Not to be confused with the Rainbow Gun.

The Rainbow Rod is a Hardmode magic weapon that launches a controllable projectile, similar to the Flamelash or Magic Missile, and can be considered an upgraded version of them. The projectile is white, with slight traces of rainbow, and emits a good deal of light that rotates through the entire color spectrum. Unlike the Flamelash, the Rainbow Rod's projectile can move through water without dissipating, as well as lava. It can be controlled for up to one minute before dissipating. The Rainbow Rod is obtained from crafting (Mobile Versionor from Chaos Elementals).

Its best Modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Prismancer.png
Prismancer • "Obtain a rainbow rod."
Obtain the Rainbow Rod. Desktop VersionConsole Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Rainbow Rod can also be used to light areas remotely.
  • Desktop VersionConsole VersionThe Rainbow Rod can be used in conjunction with Binoculars to increase the range of the projectile.
  • Desktop VersionConsole VersionHovering over any slots in the inventory (should it be open) will cause the loss of control of any controlled projectile, flinging it forwards in the direction the cursor was last moving.
    • Mobile VersionOpening the inventory (and then closing it in singleplayer) will make it fling in the direction the player's finger was moving.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Base damage raised from 53 to 72.
    • Mana requirement raised from 10 to 18.