It is useful where constant damage prevents action (Eg. Paladin) and to kill mobs while focusing on a higher priority target (Eg. to take care of Possessed Armors while you fight The Twins). The Nimbus Rod is also a great weapon to use with the Spectre Armor due to the constant damage that it inflicts and the lack of knockback.
This weapon is not a good fit for offensive playstyles as the clouds can only stay in one place and Hard Mode enemies can likely walk through it without taking too much damage. To make full use of this weapon, place it above or below where there are clusters of enemies gathering to make the most of the splash damage effect. This weapon could be considered as a temporary trap maker if the player has a pit to collect mobs in; the player can kill them all with one cloud of the Nimbus Rod if it is prepared correctly.
- Because the Nimbus Rod has no knockback, the best prefix obtainble for it is Mystic or Piercing.
- The Nimbus Rod is extremely useful for battling any boss or enemy with multiple body parts or segments like the Destroyer due to the high amount of constant damage and infinite pierce.
- When the spell is cast directly on the ground, the cloud will form as usual, but the rain is able to pass through 3 blocks (vertically) and still deal damage.
- Added to the game.