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Rainbow Rod

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Rainbow Rod
Stack digit 1.png
Rainbow Rod inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 74 (Magic)
Knockback 6 (Average)
Mana 18 Desktop only.png Mobile only.png / 10 Console only.png
Critical chance 4%
Use time 17 (Very Fast)
Velocity 6
Tooltip Casts a controllable rainbow
Rarity Rarity Level: 5
Sell 4 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 495
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, 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 can either be obtained from crafting (Mobile only.pngor from Chaos Elementals).

Its best Modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Desktop version[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight 15
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light 8
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust 10
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn 2
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 10
Rainbow Rod.png Rainbow Rod 1

Console, Mobile, and 3DS Versions[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight 20
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light 10
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust 60
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn 4
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 30
Rainbow Rod.png Rainbow Rod 1

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Prismancer.png Prismancer"Obtain a rainbow rod."
Obtain the Rainbow Rod. Desktop only.png

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Rainbow Rod can also be used to light areas remotely.
  • Desktop only.png Console only.pngThe Rainbow Rod can be used in conjunction with Binoculars to increase the range of the projectile.
  • Desktop only.png Console only.pngHovering 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 only.pngOpening the inventory (and 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]

  • 1.2.3:
    • Base damage raised from 53 to 72.
    • Mana requirement raised from 10 to 18.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Thrown weapons