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Stardust armor

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Stardust armor
Male Variation Female Variation
Statistics
Type Armor
Damage 20 (summon)
(set bonus)
Defense 38
Set Bonus Double tap to direct your guardian to a location.
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Grants buff Stardust Guardian.png Stardust Guardian
Buff tooltip The stardust guardian will protect you
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 3381-3383
Internal Buff ID: 187
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
Summons Minion
Stardust Guardian
Stardust Guardian minion.png

Stardust Armor is a post-Moon Lord set of armor that provides summon weapon boosts. It is currently the best summoner set available on the Desktop version. Crafting the full set requires a total of 36 Luminite Bars (144 Luminite) and 45 Stardust Fragments.

In total, Stardust Armor pieces apply the following boosts:

  • +5 minion capacity
  • +66% minion damage
Equipping a full set of Stardust Armor causes a unique Stardust Guardian minion to follow the wearer. It is passive until activated by double-tapping the key, which places it at the nearest block surface beneath the cursor position. Once placed, the Guardian becomes a sentry-style minion that can only chase enemies for very short distances before returning to its original position. It periodically triggers explosions that deal minor damage and cause enemies in the blast radius to target the Guardian instead of the player. It is deactivated by holding the key, which causes it to return to following the player passively. The Stardust Guardian does not count against the player's minion capacity.


Stardust Guardian in action.

Set[edit | edit source]

Stardust Helmet
Stardust Helmet.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 10
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Helmet
Tooltip Increases your max number of minions by 1
Increases minion damage by 22%
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 3381
Stardust Plate
Stardust Plate.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 16
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Shirt
Tooltip Increases your max number of minions by 2
Increases minion damage by 22%
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 3382
Stardust Leggings
Stardust Leggings.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 12
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Pants
Tooltip Increases your max number of minions by 2
Increases minion damage by 22%
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 3383

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment 10
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 8
Result
Stardust Helmet.png Stardust Helmet 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment 20
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 16
Result
Stardust Plate.png Stardust Plate 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment 15
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 12
Result
Stardust Leggings.png Stardust Leggings 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • All armors made from Luminite currently have no sell value. This is likely to change in a future patch.
  • The in-game control settings allow you to switch the set bonus trigger key from to . This prevents the Guardian from returning to the player when using a wing's hovering feature.
  • The Stardust Guardian can be dyed via the pet slot in the player's equipment tab.
  • Like all armors made from Luminite, equipping Stardust armor makes the player give off light, in this case white. Unlike all other Luminite sets, equipping just 1 piece of the set gives off the full amount of light.
  • When you have the Guardian in its sentry position, it will return to you if you go too far from it.
  • The base damage of the Stardust Guardian is about 20 and considered as summon damage.
A player with Stardust Armor and a Stardust Guardian.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Using Stardust armor, it is possible to have 11 minions, not counting the Stardust Guardian.
  • The Stardust Guardian does not count towards the player's total minions. Take this into account when attempting to earn the You and What Army? achievement.

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.3: The guardian can now be dyed with dye used for the vanity pet slot.
Luminite Desktop only.png
 
Luminite.png Ore • Luminite Bar.png Bar • Luminite Brick.png Brick • Luminite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall  • 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 Chainsaw.png Vortex Chainsaw.png Nebula Chainsaw.png Stardust Chainsaw.png Chainsaws  • Armor (Vortex Breastplate.png Vortex  • Nebula Breastplate.png Nebula  • Stardust Plate.png Stardust  • Solar Flare Breastplate.png Solar)  • Vortex Booster.png Nebula Mantle.png Stardust Wings.png Solar Wings.png Wings  • Luminite Arrow.png Arrow • Luminite Bullet.png Bullet
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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)