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Star Cannon

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Star Cannon
  • Star Cannon item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage55 Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version / 62 3DS Version Ranged
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time11 Very Fast
TooltipShoots fallen stars
RarityRarity Level: 2
Sell10 Gold Coin
The Star Cannon in action.

The Star Cannon is a ranged weapon 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.

Its best modifier is Demonic, as it does not have any knockback, and thus cannot get modifiers that affect it.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Star Cannon does 54 Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version / 61 3DS Version damage, as fired Fallen Stars have a damage value of -1.
  • While the Star Cannon can fire up through platforms, it counts the top of platforms as solid and thus cannot be shot down through them, making it suboptimal for fighting in a standard arena that consists of rows of platforms.
  • Despite being made from the Minishark, it does not have any chance not to consume ammo.
  • The Star Cannon can be fired through two-block wide walls, provided the player is positioned no farther than one tile away.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A skybridge can be used to farm Fallen Stars efficiently.
  • 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. It is still useful well into Hardmode, with its base damage outclassing even that of the Megashark, but the comparative availability of ammunition for each weapon causes the Megashark to be more useful all-around.
  • Since the Star Cannon does not take any buffs from either of the 3 Shroomite Helmets, it is best to use the Chlorophyte Helmet with the Shroomite Breastplate and Shroomite Leggings for the maximum damage before defeating the Moon LordDesktop VersionConsole Version. A full set of Chlorophyte armor is most efficient regarding ammo conservation.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 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.
  • Desktop 1.1.1:
    • Speed slightly decreased but still Very Fast.
    • Damage reduced further from 60 to 55.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Damage reduced from 75 to 60.
    • Rate of fire drastically reduced to Very Slow.