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v1295Heat Ray
Item 1295   Item 1295(0)
Type Weapon
Sub-Type Spell
Damage? 55 Damagetype magic
Mana Cost 8
Use Time 15 (Very Fast)
Knockback 3 (Very Weak)
Continuous Attack Yes
Critical Strike Chance 19%
Quality Tier 7
Tooltip Shoots a piercing ray of heat
Dropped By Golem
Sell Value 7 GoldCoin Small
This item cannot be crafted.

The Heat Ray is a weapon dropped by the Golem. It is considered to be the end-game version of the Laser Rifle and Space Gun. It fires fully automatic and will do so as long as the user has mana. As of update, it uses eight mana per shot.

Unlike its lesser versions, the shots of the Heat Ray are not individual projectiles. Instead, it fires a beam that travels instantly and pierces any number of enemies in its path. This makes this weapon highly effective against hordes of enemies as well as worm-types like the Destroyer.

While holding the Heat Ray, a backpack (like the one that comes with the Leaf Blower and Clentaminator) appears on the player, resembling a power source for the gun. If the player has wings equipped, then the backpack replaces the wings while on the ground. This addition is purely cosmetic.

With the right equipment, the Heat Ray can kill the Destroyer in 2.8 seconds.


The Heat Ray may be a reference to the War of the Worlds Heat Ray that could destroy battle ships in one shot.

Update Info


  • Mana cost increased from 0 to 8.


  • Added to the game.


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