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Wand of Sparking

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Wand of Sparking
  • Wand of Sparking item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Damage14Magic
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Mana2
Critical chance10%
Use time26 Average
Velocity7
TooltipShoots a small spark
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell1000*10 Silver Coin.png
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Chance50%
Duration0.5–3 seconds
Projectile created
  • Spark
    Spark
The Wand of Sparking in use.

The Wand of Sparking is an early game magic weapon found in regular Chests on the Surface or in the Underground layer. It fires a piercing spark along a parabolic curve, traveling about 16 blocks before dissipating. The spark has a 1/2 (50%) chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff for 0.5–2 seconds (2/3 chance) or 1–3 seconds (1/3 chance). It deals no knockback.

Its best modifier is Demonic or Deadly, with the former granting improved critical strike chance and the latter granting improved speed. It cannot receive modifiers that affect knockback or mana cost.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because of the Wand of Sparking's low stats, lack of knockback, and short range, it is recommended to use it alongside other, more reliable weapons. Furthermore, if the player has not yet increased their max mana, their mana regeneration speed will be too low to consistently use the weapon.
  • This weapon is only helpful near the beginning of pre-Hardmode, after consuming some Mana Crystals. Like the Copper Shortsword, it can easily be replaced by any other weapon of its type.
  • It can be used to temporarily light up dark spaces at a distance while exploring during the first few days of a character's existence.
  • The Wand of Sparking's piercing properties and ability to inflict a damaging debuff makes it useful against early worm-type enemies, as it can both damage and inflict a debuff on multiple segments in one strike.
  • If a player puts one or two block holes in the place they are standing, it can be used to kill and loot Zombies and other enemies on the first few nights.
  • Using its range, it can be used in the first stages of the game to remove thorny bushes in the Corruption, Crimson, or Jungle biomes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon has the lowest mana usage of any magic weapon in the game; not considering the Space Gun coupled with Meteor armor (which costs 0 mana).
  • It cannot be obtained from Wooden Crates, despite the fact that many of the other rare items found in Wooden Chests can.
  • This is the only "wand" which is a magic weapon; aside from the cosmetic Bubble Wand, the other items with "wand" in their name all place blocks.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Increased damage from 8 to 14.
    • Use time decreased from 28 to 26.
    • Increased On Fire! chance from 33% to 50%.
    • Now has a 10% critical chance.