Turtle armor

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Turtle armor
  • Turtle armor equipped (male)
  • Turtle armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Defense65 (set)
Set BonusAttackers also take double damage
Reduces damage taken by 15%
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Sell1440 (set)

Turtle armor is a Hardmode armor set consisting of the Turtle Helmet, Turtle Scale Mail, and Turtle Leggings. A full set grants a vastly amplified Thorns effect, which reflects Desktop and Mobile versions twice the full / Console Version full damage from melee attacks onto the attacking enemy.

The full set of armor also provides the following:

  • 14% increased melee damage,
  • 12% increased melee critical strike chance, and
  • Desktop and Mobile versions 15% damage reduction.

With no vanity items covering it, a turtle shell appears on the player's back (much like the Leaf Blower, Flamethrower, Elf Melter, and Heat Ray backpacks), if the full set is equipped.

Crafting this set requires a total of 54 Chlorophyte Bars (324 Chlorophyte Ore) and 3 Turtle Shells.

Set[edit | edit source]

Turtle Helmet
  • Turtle Helmet item spriteold Turtle Helmet item sprite
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Body slotHelmet
Tooltip6% increased melee damage
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
Turtle Scale Mail
  • Turtle Scale Mail item spriteold Turtle Scale Mail item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotShirt
Tooltip8% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
Turtle Leggings
  • Turtle Leggings item spriteold Turtle Leggings item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotPants
Tooltip4% increased melee critical strike chance
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Turtle HelmetTurtle HelmetMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Turtle LeggingsTurtle Leggings
Turtle Scale MailTurtle Scale Mail
total: 3 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This set's bonuses to melee damage and critical hit chance are worse than every other melee armor craftable before it except for Orichalcum armor.
  • The set's Thorns effect cannot be improved by the Thorns Potion buff nor the Dryad's BlessingDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions buff.
  • As of current versions, it is no longer possible to exploit this armor's Thorns effect to quickly defeat the Dungeon Guardian, as the Guardian's attack has been reduced to 1000 while its health remains at 9999. Upgrading to Beetle armor, however, will allow you to survive one hit while using a Lifeforce Potion and Endurance Potion.
  • If one intends to craft both chest pieces of the Beetle armor, a total of 78 Chlorophyte Bars (468 Chlorophyte Ore) and 4 Turtle Shells are required to craft the whole Beetle armor set.
  • If an enemy banner is in effect, the set's Thorns effect will be diminished as the enemy's attack is weaker. This may be detrimental with lower level enemies, as the damage received will still be 1 damage, but the Thorns damage will be lower.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions The reflected damage is capped at 1000.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The passive Thorns effect can be very convenient as many enemies — especially weak ones — will deal more damage to themselves than to the player, effectively killing themselves. This, when combined with a shield for knockback immunity, sometimes allows the player to completely ignore enemies.
  • Combine with other tanking items like the Paladin's Shield for reducing damage to other players of the same team in multiplayer, Frozen Turtle Shell for extra damage reduction at low health, and Ankh Shield which grants immunity to most debuffs.
  • The chest piece can be combined with the Chlorophyte Mask and Chlorophyte Greaves for increased damage perks, but at the cost of losing the Thorns effect and some defense.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Set bonus now gives 15% Damage Reduction.
    • Set bonus Thorns damage now does twice as much.
    • Sprites updated.
  • Desktop The defense of Turtle armor has been lowered from 71 to 65.