Solar Flare armor

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Solar Flare armor
Male Variation Female Variation
Type Armor
Defense 78
Set Bonus Solar shields generate over time protecting you, consume the shield power to dash, damaging enemies
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Grants buff Solar Blaze.png Solar Blaze
Buff tooltip Damage taken reduced by 30%, repel enemies when taking damage
Sell No Value
Internal Buff ID: 170-172
Desktop VersionConsole Version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop and console versions of Terraria.
The Solar Shield "dash" ability in action.

Solar Flare armor is a post-Moon Lord set of armor that provides melee boosts. It is currently the best melee set available on the Desktop Version Desktop version and Console Version Console versions. This armor set also provides the most base defense. Crafting this set requires a total of 36 Luminite Bars (144 Luminite) and 45 Solar Fragments.

In total, Solar Flare armor pieces apply the following boosts:

  • +17% melee critical hit chance
  • +22% melee damage
  • +15% melee speed
  • +15% movement speed
  • Significantly higher chance that enemies will target the wearer

Equipping the full set additionally provides a special set bonus that builds the longer the player avoids damage, up to 3 "charges" (similar to Beetle armor). Each takes 5 seconds to build. The charges provide a flat damage reduction of 30% regardless of the number of charges. The number of charges built are indicated by a shield that appears after the first charge, with 2 and 3 spikes appearing on the shield on the second and third charges, respectively.

Taking damage causes one charge to deplete, and discharges fire explosions around the player that can damage enemies in the vicinity. A charge can also be discharged manually by using the shield's special "dash" attack, activated by double-tapping or . Dashing only consumes a charge if it strikes an enemy, and upon doing so causes a similar explosion.

Each piece equipped (even if hidden by vanity items) also causes the player to emit light, with a higher light level for each additional piece equipped. Additionally, equipping the full set displays an after-image motion effect, similar to Hallowed armor.

Set[edit | edit source]

Solar Flare Helmet
Solar Flare Helmet.png
Type Armor
Defense 24
Bonus 17% increased melee critical hit chance; Enemies are more likely to target you
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Helmet
Internal Item ID: 2763
Solar Flare Breastplate
Solar Flare Breastplate.png
Type Armor
Defense 34
Bonus 22% increased melee damage; Enemies are more likely to target you
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Shirt
Internal Item ID: 2764
Solar Flare Leggings
Solar Flare Leggings.png
Type Armor
Defense 20
Bonus 15% increased movement and melee speed; Enemies are more likely to target you
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Pants
Internal Item ID: 2765

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop VersionConsole Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 8
Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment 10
Solar Flare Helmet.png Solar Flare Helmet 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop VersionConsole Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 16
Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment 20
Solar Flare Breastplate.png Solar Flare Breastplate 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop VersionConsole Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 12
Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment 15
Solar Flare Leggings.png Solar Flare Leggings 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Taking fall damage also triggers the explosion discharge, depleting one shield charge.
  • The shield can be dyed using the chestplate dye slot.
  • All armors made from Luminite currently have no sell value. This is likely to change in a future patch.
  • If you use the shield's dash ability close to a wall you'll end up going down one block.
  • Holding the Psycho Knife will increase the damage of the dash.
  • The Endurance Potion, Frozen Turtle Shell and Worm Scarf stack with the shield.
  • Set bonus is still "Consume shield power to dash" although it no longer consumes it.
  • Like all armors made from Luminite equipping solar armor makes the player give off light, in this case red. Light radius increases with amount of pieces equipped.
  • Before this armor was introduced, wearing Beetle armor with the Beetle Shell would provide the most defense, at 73. The Solar Flare armor beats this by 5 armor points.
  • The dash causes the player to move at 52 miles per hour.
  • Solar Flare Armor essentially combines the effects of Turtle Armor (damage reflection) and Beetle Armor (damage absorption).
  • The shield acts somewhat like the Shield of Cthulhu, but does more damage and doesn't knock the player backwards.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop VersionDesktop version

  • Desktop Dash ability now only consumes flares when it hits an enemy, and any hit enemy will result in a "Solar Radiance" explosion.
Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment Items

Solar Pillar.png Pillar • Solar Fragment.png Fragment • Solar Fragment Block.png Fragment Block • Solar Flare armor.png Armor • Solar Wings.png Wings • Solar Eruption.png Eruption • Daybreak.png Daybreak • Solar Flare Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Solar Flare Hamaxe.png Hamaxe • Solar Flare Drill.png Drill • Solar Flare Chainsaw.png Chainsaw • Solar Flare Hammer.png Hammer • Solar Dye.png Dye • Solar Monolith.png Monolith

Luminite Desktop VersionConsole Version
Luminite.png Ore • Luminite Bar.png Bar • Luminite Brick.png Brick • Luminite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall • Luminite Arrow.png Arrow • Luminite Bullet.png Bullet

Solar Flare Pickaxe.png Vortex Pickaxe.png Nebula Pickaxe.png Stardust Pickaxe.png Pickaxes • Solar Flare Drill.png Vortex Drill.png Nebula Drill.png Stardust Drill.png Drills • Solar Flare Hamaxe.png Vortex Hamaxe.png Nebula Hamaxe.png Stardust Hamaxe.png Hamaxes • Solar Flare Hammer.png Vortex Hammer.png Nebula Hammer.png Stardust Hammer.png Hammers • Solar Flare Axe.png Vortex Axe.png Nebula Axe.png Stardust Axe.png Axes • Solar Flare Chainsaw.png Vortex Chainsaw.png Nebula Chainsaw.png Stardust Chainsaw.png Chainsaws

Armor (Solar Flare Breastplate.png Solar • Vortex Breastplate.png Vortex • Nebula Breastplate.png Nebula  • Stardust Plate.png Stardust) • Solar Wings.png Vortex Booster.png Nebula Mantle.png Stardust Wings.png Wings

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Equipable Items: Adamantite Breastplate.png Armor • Anklet of the Wind.png Accessories ( Cobalt Shield.png Combat) • Pharaoh's Robe.png Vanity ( Diamond Ring.png Accessories • Purple Dye.png Dyes)
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