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Information
Type Weapon
Sub-Type Spell
Damage (?) 26 Damagetype magic
Mana Cost 4
Use Time 6 (Insanely Fast)
Knockback 5 (Average)
Quality Tier 4 (Red)
Tooltip Summons rapid fire crystal shards
Sell Value 10 GoldCoin Small 
Crafting
Crafted With 30 Crystal Shard
15 Souls of Light
1 Spell Tome
Crafted At Bookcase
Crystal Storm is a spell which may be crafted by combining a Spell Tome, 30 Crystal Shards and 15 Souls of Light at a Bookcase. It fires small, magical projectiles at an incredibly fast speed which spread out in a slight arc and decelerate after traveling a certain distance. The projectiles will light up the surrounding area and bounce off any walls for the duration of their lifespan, making this Weapon extremely lethal within enclosed areas, as well as useful for exploring caverns.

Crystal Storm benefits greatly from Reforging, as any offensive bonuses will add up quickly when applied to each of its numerous attacks. As of patch 1.1, it is regarded by many to be one of the best ranged magic weapons in the game. Because it can be crafted before fighting any of the hardmode bosses, players may wish to consider the acquisition of this spell to be one of their highest priorities after defeating the Wall of Flesh.

Crystal Storm Weapon Terraria HERO(03:01)

Notes

  • Crystal Storm works exceptionally well when paired with the Mana Flower, because it automatically uses mana potions once your mana reaches zero.
  • Crystal Storm's rate of fire is equal to that of the Minishark and the Megashark.
  • It is possible for Crystal Storm to shoot an occasional projectile through doors or 1-block-thick walls. This can be most easily demonstrated by standing adjacent to a closed door and aiming to shoot through it at a -45 degree angle.
  • Due to its capability of multiple number of rebounds of surfaces; it makes it ideal for reaching enemy mobs in hard to reach spaces. This allows for more strategic attacks on the target.
  • As the projectiles are slower in water and vanish fairly fast, its not the best weapon underwater.
  • If used while the player character is at most 1 block deep in water or from outside of water the projectiles will not lose speed or be affected by the presence of the water. This gives this technique higher effectiveness toward submerged non-swimming foes because they are affected less by the knockback.
  • Projectiles from the Crystal Storm can become trapped in walls and ceilings when fired at an angle. (See picture below)
  • Crystal Storm projectiles disappear after about 3 seconds.
  • As of 1.2.3, it's no longer possible to have the mythical prefix, due it's lower mana cost. However, it's still possible to aquire the mystic prefix, that even gives lesser mana consumption.

Bugs

  • Sometimes the projectiles will go through a wall like a mirror.
Crystal storm glitch 2
Crystal storm glitch

Update Info

v1.1

  • Added to the game.
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