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Last edited on March 3, 2014
by Isshiki Kotonashi

Spells are magical items the player can use, they require mana to be used, and deal damage. Most Spells do damage, with the exception of the Magic Mirror, Rod of Discord, Dirt Rod, Fairy Bell and Orb of Light. The best Prefix for most spells is "Mythical".


Spells receive bonuses from the following items:

Item Bonuses
Meteor Armor set +21% magic damage.

Space Gun requires no mana.

Jungle Armor set +60 maximum mana.

+9% magical critical strike chance.
-16% mana usage.

Ancient Cobalt Armor set

+60 maximum mana.
+9% magical critical strike chance.
-16% mana usage.

Hallowed Armor set

(with Hallowed Headgear)

+100 maximum mana.

+12% magic damage and critical strike chance.
-20% mana usage.

Cobalt Armor set

(with Cobalt Hat)

+40 maximum mana.

9% increased magical critical strike chance.
14% decreased mana usage.

Palladium Armor set

(with Palladium Headgear)

+60 maximum mana.

+15% magic damage.
+12% magic critical strike chance.

Mythril Armor set

(with Mythril Hood)

+60 maximum mana.

+15% magical damage.
-17% mana usage.

Orichalcum Armor set

(with Orichalcum Headgear)

+80 maximum mana.

+24% magic critical strike chance.

Titanium Armor set

(with Titanium Headgear)

+100 maximum mana.

+13% critical strike chance.
+23% magic damage.

Adamantite Armor set

(with Adamantite Headgear)

+80 maximum mana.

+11% magical damage and critical strike chance.
-19% mana usage.

Chlorophyte Armor set

(with Chlorophyte Headgear)

+80 maximum mana.

-17% mana usage.
+21% magic damage.
+15% critical strike chance.

Spectre Armor set +80 maximum mana.

+25% magical damage.
+17% critical strike chance.
Heals the player for 8% of all magic damage dealt.

Wizard Hat +15% magic damage.
Crystal Ball

(gives a 10 minute buff called Clairvoyance)

+20 maximum mana.

+5% magic damage.
+2% magic critical hit chance.
-2% mana usage.

Magic Power Potion +20% magic damage.

List of Spells

Pre-Hard Mode

Spell Effect Mana Cost Damage Knockback Use Time
Flower of Fire
Casts a bouncing fireball. 10 44 5.5 (Average) 19 (Very Fast)
Magic Mirror
Teleports a player back to their Spawn-point. 0 - - -
Magic Missile
Creates a shimmering projectile that can be controlled with the mouse; when the mouse is released, the projectile is launched like a missile. 10 22 5 (Average) 16 (Very Fast)

Crimson Rod

Summons a cloud of blood to rain on your foes. 10 12 - -
Water Bolt
Slow-moving projectile that bounces off of walls and passes through enemies. 14 17 5 (Average) 16 (Very Fast)
Aqua Scepter
Sprays a rapid stream of glowing water that pierces enemies. 7 14 5 (Average) 15 (Very Fast)
Space Gun
A gun with fast fire rate that uses mana. 8

(0 with Meteor Armor)

18 0.5 (Extremely Weak) 18 (Very Fast)
Creates a piercing spear of thorns that is great against mages and worms. It is one of two magic weapons that passes through walls freely. 12 8 1 (Extremely Weak) 29 (Average)
Dirt Rod
Re-position a single block of dirt freely, using the mouse. 5 - - -
When swung, 1 pink star will fall from the sky towards where the player clicked. Also deals normal melee damage. 0 60* 5 (Average) 24 (Fast)
Book of Skulls
Fires a flaming skull that pierces multiple targets. Dropped by Skeletron. 12 35 28 (Average) 22 (Fast)
Fires a flaming projectile that can be controlled with the mouse; when the mouse is released, the projectile is launched like a missile. 20 34 6.5 (Strong) 19 (Very Fast)
Demon Scythe
Creates a scythe-like projectile that slowly accelerates from a standstill in the direction of the mouse click. Pierces 3-5 enemies (precise number not tested) while hitting a single target as many times as possible. 14 35 5 (Average) 19 (Very Fast)

Shadow Orb

Item 115(0)
Follows the player around slowly and projects a small amount of light. 0 - - -
Bee Gun
Shoots bees that follow enemies around the screen, doing continuous damage for a few seconds. 5 7 - 11 (Very Fast)

Slime Staff

Summons a baby slime to fight for you. 10 - - -

Amethyst Staff

Topaz Staff

Sapphire Staff

Emerald Staff

Ruby Staff

Diamond Staff

Shoots a coloured orb that pierces up to three enemies, but will not pass through blocks. Colour depends on the gem used to craft the staff. 3-5 14-26 3.5-6 (Average) 31-39 (Slow - Very Slow)

*Damage is split between magic and melee.

Hard Mode

Spell Effect Mana Cost
Crystal Storm
Launches a small, weakly lit crystal that bounces off walls. Can fire at a rate similar to the Megashark. 5
Laser Rifle
Fires a blue projectile similar to the Space Gun, but more powerful. Furthermore, it has a very fast rate of fire. Unlike the Space Gun, the Meteor Armor does not remove its mana cost. 8
Flower of Frost
Fires a bouncing iceball. 17
Frost Staff
Fires a a shard of ice that can pierce one enemy. 10
Magical Harp
Fires a musical note projectile that bounces off of walls and goes through enemies. The speed at which the projectile moves depends on the distance from your character to where your mouse cursor is. 4
Rainbow Rod
Creates a randomly colored projectile that can be controlled with the mouse; when the mouse is released, the projectile is launched like a missile. 10
Cursed Flames
Fires in a way similar to the Flower of Fire. It inflicts the Cursed Inferno debuff upon contact with enemies. 14
Magic Dagger
Summons a small golden dagger that flies towards your cursor in a curved path, affected by gravity. 7
Ice Rod
Summons a glowing block of ice that breaks after a few seconds. 7
Fairy Bell
Summons a fairy which follows player for 5 minutes projecting large amounts of light. 40
Nettle Burst
A much extended version of the Vilethorn that produces a wavy vine in a single direction even through walls to cause damage. 12
Wasp Gun
A directly upgraded form of the bee gun. 6
Leaf Blower
Rapidly shoots razor sharp leaves. 5
Rainbow Gun
Fires an arching rainbow that cause continuous damage. 20
Unholy Trident
Summons purple trident-like projectiles similar to that summoned by the Red Devil. 14
Pygmy Staff
Summons Pygmies to protect the player at the point where the mouse clicks. The initial spawn causes damage to any enemy present and then the summoned Pygmy throws spears for additional damage. 0
Poison Staff
Fires 4-5 poison bolts which pierce enemies, but cannot go through blocks. 12
Shadowbeam Staff
Fires a purple beam that bounces off of blocks and is cast instantaneously, meaning the beam reaches full length as soon as the mouse is clicked. 7
Staff of the Frost Hydra
Summons a stationary Frozen Hydra wherever the player clicks which proceeds to fire ice projectiles at enemies. 18
Magnet Sphere
Summons a green sphere that floats in the direction clicked for 7 seconds or until a solid block is hit. While summoned, the sphere will fire quick bolts at any enemy within a short range of it. 14
Inferno Fork
Fires a flaming projectile that explodes for initial damage and then leaves an Inferno fire hazard for further damage. 14
Nimbus Rod
Summons up to two clouds, similar to that summoned by the Crimson Rod, that rains projectiles directly below it. 10
Rod of Discord

A teleportation tool dropped by Chaos Elementals. At any location that the player clicks, the player will be teleported there in a pink flash. Glitches arise when used with a Gravitation Potion. Using the rod more than once in a 10 second period will deal damage equal to 20% of the caster's total HP.

Spectre Staff
The staff fires magic-based, homing projectiles that seek to destroy the nearest opponent. 9
Golden Shower
Fires a Golden Bolt which gives the Ichor debuff. 4
Raven Staff
Summons a Raven to fight for you. 10
Bat Scepter
Summons 1-3 homing bats that seek out enemies. 3
Blizzard Staff
Showers the area in which the player clicks with icicles, which have a small homing range. The icicles cannot pass through blocks. 5