Vortex armor

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Vortex armor
  • Vortex armor equipped (male)
  • Vortex armor equipped (female)
Set BonusDouble tap ▼ Down to toggle stealth, increasing ranged ability and reducing chance for enemies to target you but slowing movement
RarityRarity level: 10
SellNo value

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

In total, Vortex armor pieces apply the following boosts:

Additionally, equipping a full set grants the player the ability to toggle stealth mode, which has the following effects:

  • Near-invisibility
  • Decreased chance that enemies will target the wearer
  • +80% ranged damage
  • +20% ranged critical strike chance
  • Decreased movement speed (top speed remains unchanged)

Unlike Shroomite armor, standing still is not required. The Vortex armor's stealth mode is instead toggled manually by double-tapping the ▼ Down key. Moving or grappling does not cancel the effect, and its boosts are applied to all ranged weapon types (unlike Shroomite armor, which requires switching headpieces for different ranged weapon types). Dashing with items such as the Shield of Cthulhu or Tabi, or riding a Mount will cancel stealth mode. While on a Mount, stealth mode can't be engaged.

Stealth mode of Vortex armor

Set[edit | edit source]

Vortex Helmet
  • Vortex Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip16% increased ranged damage
7% increased ranged critical strike chance
RarityRarity level: 10
Vortex Breastplate
  • Vortex Breastplate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotShirt
Tooltip12% increased ranged damage and critical strike chance
25% chance not to consume ammo
RarityRarity level: 10
Vortex Leggings
  • Vortex Leggings item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Body slotPants
Tooltip8% increased ranged damage and critical strike chance
10% increased movement speed
RarityRarity level: 10

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Vortex BreastplateVortex BreastplateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Ancient ManipulatorAncient ManipulatorDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortex HelmetVortex HelmetDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortex LeggingsVortex LeggingsDesktop VersionConsole Version
total: 3 row(s)

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 ▼ Down to ▲ Up.
  • Like all armors made from Luminite, equipping vortex armor makes the player give off light, in this case teal. Light radius increases with amount of pieces equipped.
  • While in Stealth mode, you are unaffected by speed boosts granted by accessories and potion effects, except the running ability of Hermes Boots and their variants, which they retain their normal velocity.
  • After ~5 seconds of running, the boots start to develop a particle effect similar to that of Hermes Boots.
  • You can achieve full invisibility using the familiar vanity.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Stealth mode is not disabled through use of wings; this includes the high-speed hovering ability of accessories such as the Hoverboard, Betsy's WingsDesktop Version, Nebula MantleDesktop VersionConsole Version or Vortex BoosterDesktop VersionConsole Version. Equipping one of these can offer good mobility while in stealth mode.
  • If wearing Hermes Boots or a derivative, running takes significantly longer to start while in stealth mode. This can be avoided by grappling to something and releasing before reaching the target, providing enough speed to begin running immediately upon touching the ground.
  • Entering stealth mode while already running with Hermes Boots will not cause them to slow down, keeping you at high speed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When you equip the armor set with the Vortex Beater (or Xenopopper), you will resemble the Storm Diver, an enemy from the Lunar Event summoned by the Vortex Pillar.
  • The design has changed from an earlier design shown in spoilers: Early Vortex Armor.png
  • It somewhat resembles a space suit, with some additional details and different colors.

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History[edit | edit source]