Star Cloak

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Star Cloak
  • Star Cloak item sprite
  • Star Cloak equipped
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipCauses stars to fall after taking damage
Rarity04*Rarity level: 4
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Hallow Star
    Hallow Star

The Star Cloak is a Hardmode Accessory that causes three stars to fall around the player whenever the player takes damage. It consumes no Mana. The stars that fall cause Desktop version 75 / 150 / 225 / Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version 30 magic damage each, pierce through multiple enemies, and pass through blocks until reaching the player's altitude, at which point they continue falling until hitting blocks. On Desktop version Desktop, the stars can ignore up to 25 enemy defense.

The effect is triggered any time the player takes damage, no matter the source. This includes fall damage, drowning, Lava, and other sources.

The Star Cloak is effective even when deep underground, as the stars will pass through blocks until they are near or past the height of the point where the player took damage. After that point, any foreground item will stop them.

The Star Cloak has a 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) chance to be dropped by Mimics.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The effect of the Star Cloak is similar to that of the Starfury, but the stars that fall are faster, cause double the damage, and the player is the focal point rather than a clicked point.
  • Unlike the Starfury's effect, the stars emit light while insubstantially passing through blocks. This lighting effect is much more pronounced than that of the light particles that fall after the stars hit the ground and can be exploited by deliberately taking damage to map out dark areas above the player.
  • The Cloak is of less use when dealing with a ranged attacker, as the stars will not impact any enemy that is not close to the player at the time.
  • The Star Cloak's, Bee Cloak's and Star Veil's falling star effects don't stack. Only three stars will fall at a time no matter how many of these items you have equipped.
  • The Star Cloak may be preferable to the Star Veil; while you will take damage faster, stars will also fall faster, doing more damage.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Cloak's stars are considered to be magic damage, meaning that when combined with Spectre armor, health is restored. However, they will not benefit from increased magic damage or critical strike chance through armor or buffs.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version With high defense, one can stand on a Spike with the Cloak equipped to accumulate large numbers of stars. The Bee Cloak can be used to more potent effect.
    • While this is no longer possible as of version, the stars still do spawn when the player takes damage from their Exploding Bullets.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Stars now deal 75 damage and can ignore up to 25 enemy defense
    • This damage is multiplied by 2x in Expert mode, and 3x in Master mode (the defense penetration remains unchanged)
    • Now uses local immune frames, will not interfere with other piercing projectiles.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Inventory sprite updated.
    • Falling stars are now colored white.