Star Cannon

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Star Cannon
Stack digit 1.png
Star Cannon inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 57 Desktop Version / 55 Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg (Ranged)
Knockback 0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 11 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Shoots fallen stars
Rarity Rarity Level: 2
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 197

The Star Cannon is a gun that fires Fallen Stars. Stars are launched from the cannon at 52.5 blocks (105 feet) per second and persist for exactly 1 minute after being launched, ultimately traveling 3150 blocks, or 6300 feet, and piercing through enemies along the way. After the star reaches this point, or when it impacts a solid block, it dissipates into light-emitting particles.

The Star Cannon cannot obtain modifiers that affect knockback.

Its best Modifier is Demonic.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Minishark.png Minishark 1
Meteorite Bar.png Meteorite Bar 20
Fallen Star.png Fallen Star 5
Star Cannon.png Star Cannon 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In practice, the Star Cannon only does Desktop Version56 / Console VersionMobile only.png3DS logo.svg61 damage, as fired Fallen Stars have a damage value of -1.
  • The Star Cannon, given enough ammo, can do tremendous amounts of damage, and is by far the best pre - hardmode ranged weapon, in terms of DPS. The Star Cannon is still useful well into mid - hardmode, being better than the Megashark in base damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A skybridge can be used to farm Fallen Stars efficiently.
  • The Star Cannon is a good weapon for boss fights and PvP. It is arguably the strongest pre-Hardmode ranged weapon, however its ammo being Fallen Stars hinders its overall practicality.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.4: Damage decreased from 62 to 57.
  • 1.2:
    • Damage increased from 55 to 62.
    • Fixed bug where boosting Star Cannon's damage to over 100 would cause fired stars to drop during night.
  • 1.1.1:
    • Speed slightly decreased but still Very Fast.
    • Damage reduced further from 60 to 55.
  • 1.1: Speed increased to Very Fast.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 60.
    • Rate of fire drastically reduced to Very Slow.
Meteorite.png Ore • Meteorite Bar.png Bar • Meteorite Brick.png Brick Desktop Version • Meteorite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall Desktop Version

Meteor Hamaxe.png Hamaxe • Red Phaseblade.png Phaseblade • Space Gun.png Space Gun • Star Cannon.png Star Cannon • Meteor Staff.png Meteor Staff Desktop Version • Meteor Suit.png Armor • Meteor Shot.png Shot • Meteor Head.png Meteor Head
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