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  • Starlight item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage70 (Melee)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 (Very fast)
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Starlight
Starlight being used on a Target Dummy and Mimics
Starlight being used on a Target Dummy and Mimics

The Starlight is a Hardmode melee weapon that has a 1/4 (25%) chance to be dropped by the Empress of Light boss. While the attack button is held, short-range light beams fire rapidly, at no mana or ammo cost.

Its best modifier is Legendary. However, its damage output with a Godly or Demonic modifier is exactly the same.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite their bright appearance, the beams do not emit any light.
  • The beams are not able to deal damage to enemies through walls, unless the enemy itself is able to pass through walls.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The quick attack speed and infinite piercing of the weapon allow it to quickly mow down hordes of enemies on the ground.
  • With the Legendary modifier, and when used against a single target, it is able to reach a DPS of around 1,100 with no additional equipment.
  • Due to its rapid attack rate, it is an effective weapon for killing the Dungeon Guardian.
  • Because of its short range, it may be preferable to use a projectile sword or Yoyos when fighting bosses.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As the weapons that the Empress of Light drops are based on her attacks, the Starlight seems to be based off of her Sun Dance.
  • The beams created by the Starlight use the same sprite as those created by the Rainbow Crystal Staff.
  • Like the Last Prism, the Starlight has secret colors themes for developers and beta testers. This is triggered by using a specific set of character names, the known colors are listed as follows (case sensitive): Redigit (Purple), Cenx (Pink/Green), Loki (Red/Black), Yoraiz0r (Pink), Crowno (Purple), Lazure (Pink/Blue), Leinfors (Purple), Ghostar (White/Blue), Khaios (Green/Black), and darthmorf (Red/Black).
  • The weapon itself seems to be a rapier, a thin sword popular in Western Europe used for thrusting.
  • May be a reference to the rapier Lambent Light from Sword Art Online

History[edit | edit source]