Vortex armor

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Vortex armor
Male Variation Female Variation
Type Armor
Defense 62
Set Bonus Double tap to toggle stealth, increasing ranged ability and reducing chance for enemies to target you but slowing movement
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 2757-2759
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

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. 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
Unlike Shroomite armor, standing still is not required. The Vortex armor's stealth mode is instead toggled manually by double-tapping the 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.

Set[edit | edit source]

Vortex Helmet
Vortex Helmet.png
Type Armor
Defense 14
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Helmet
Tooltip 16% increased ranged damage
7% increased ranged critical strike chance
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 2757
Vortex Breastplate
Vortex Breastplate.png
Type Armor
Defense 28
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Shirt
Tooltip 12% increased ranged damage and critical strike chance
25% chance not to consume ammo
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 2758
Vortex Leggings
Vortex Leggings.png
Type Armor
Defense 20
Max Stack 1
Body Slot Pants
Tooltip 8% increased ranged damage and critical strike chance
10% increased movement speed
Sell No value
Internal Item ID: 2759

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment 10
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 8
Vortex Helmet.png Vortex Helmet 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment 20
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 16
Vortex Breastplate.png Vortex Breastplate 1
Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop Version
Ingredient(s) Amount
Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment 15
Luminite Bar.png Luminite Bar 12
Vortex Leggings.png Vortex 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 .
  • 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.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Stealth mode is not broken through use of wings; this includes the high-speed hovering ability of accessories such as the Hoverboard, Betsy's WingsDesktop Version, Nebula MantleDesktop Version or Vortex BoosterDesktop 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 decelerate, keeping you at top speed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment Desktop Version Items

Vortex Pillar.png Pillar Desktop Version • Vortex Fragment.png Fragment Desktop Version • Vortex Fragment Block.png Fragment Block Desktop Version • Vortex armor.png Armor • Vortex Booster.png Booster Desktop Version • Vortex Beater.png Beater Desktop Version • Phantasm.png Phantasm Desktop Version • Vortex Pickaxe.png Pickaxe Desktop Version • Vortex Hamaxe.png Hamaxe Desktop Version • Vortex Drill.png Drill Desktop Version • Vortex Chainsaw.png Chainsaw Desktop Version • Vortex Hammer.png Hammer Desktop Version • Vortex Dye.png Dye Desktop Version • Vortex Monolith.png Monolith Desktop Version

Luminite Desktop Version
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 Axe.png Vortex Axe.png Nebula Axe.png Stardust Axe.png Axes • Solar Flare Chainsaw.png Vortex Chainsaw.png Nebula Chainsaw.png Stardust Chainsaw.png Chainsaws • Armor (Solar Flare Breastplate.png Solar • Vortex Breastplate.png Vortex • Nebula Breastplate.png Nebula  • Stardust Plate.png Stardust) • Solar Wings.png Vortex Booster.png 20px link=Wings Stardust Wings.png Wings • Luminite Arrow.png Arrow • Luminite Bullet.png Bullet
size=10px size=10px size=10px size=10px Monoliths
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)