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Sergeant United Shield

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Sergeant United Shield
  • Sergeant United Shield item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage60 (Melee)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time36 (Very slow)
Velocity20 (effective)
Tooltip'I can do this all day'
Rarity5*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffStriking MomentStriking MomentDesktop and Console versions
Buff tooltip500% increased damage for next melee strike
Projectile created
  • Sergeant United Shield
    Sergeant United Shield
Throwing the shield to bounce off 3 Mimics, then parrying a Unicorn's attack

The Sergeant United Shield is a Hardmode boomerang. Only one can be thrown at a time. It automatically homes in on nearby enemies and will chain its attack to 4 additional enemies, however it will not hit an enemy more than once per throw. It is rarely sold by the Traveling Merchant for 350000*35.

Like the Brand of the Inferno, with any equipped shield (including the Sergeant United Shield when not thrown) and holding this boomerang, pressing the Open / Activate button will cause the character to brace for the next attack. When timed correctly, just before taking a hit, the enemy's attack will be parried, dealing some damage to the attacker and granting the Striking Moment buff for the next five seconds. This allows the next melee attack to deal 5x damage. Alternatively, if the shield is held in place, 20 defense is temporarily gained; this lasts until the shield is once again lowered.

Its best modifier is Demonic, as it cannot get modifiers that affect speed or knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The buff tooltip is mathematically incorrect. The code states that your damage is multiplied by 5, which would be a 400% increase. The tooltip, however, claims that your damage is increased by 500% (i.e., multiplied by 6).
  • The act of gaining the attack buff and switching to a more powerful weapon like Meowmere has potential for massive damage, especially if somehow timed perfectly with the Psycho Knife's buffs.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon will home onto the separate sections of a Wyvern, making it an excellent weapon against it.

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