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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% 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

Spectre Hood:

Magic damage done to enemies heals the player with the lowest total health by 20% rounded down

Spectre Mask:

Dealing magic damage to an enemy releases aggressive projectiles that damage foes

+60 maximum mana

-13% mana usage

+5% magic critical hit chance

+5% magic damage

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
Spectral Armor set (Console Only)
+140 maximum mana.

+30 magic damage.
-10 mana usage
+10 magic critical hit chance +40 defense

List of Spells

Pre-Hard Mode

Spell Effect Mana Cost Damage Knockback Use Time
Flower of Fire

Item 112(0)

Casts a bouncing fireball. 10 44 5.5 (Average) 19 (Very Fast)
Magic Mirror

Item 50(0)

Teleports a player back to their Spawn-point. 0 - - -
Magic Missile

Item 113(0)

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 Crimson Rod 2

Summons a cloud of blood to rain on your foes. 10 12 - -
Water Bolt

Item 165(0)

Slow-moving projectile that bounces off of walls and passes through enemies. 14 17 5 (Average) 16 (Very Fast)
Aqua Scepter

Item 157(0)

Sprays a rapid stream of glowing water that pierces enemies. 7 14 5 (Average) 15 (Very Fast)
Space Gun

Item 127(0)

A gun with fast fire rate that uses mana. 8

(0 with Meteor Armor)

18 0.5 (Extremely Weak) 18 (Very Fast)

Item 64(0)

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

Item 114(0)

Re-position a single block of dirt freely, using the mouse. 5 - - -

Item 65(0)

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

Item 1313(0)

Fires a flaming skull that pierces multiple targets. Dropped by Skeletron. 12 35 28 (Average) 22 (Fast)

Item 218(0)

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

Item 272(0)

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)
Bee Gun

Item 1121(0)

Shoots bees that follow enemies around the screen, doing continuous damage for a few seconds. 5 7 - 11 (Very Fast)

Amethyst Staff
Item 739(0) Topaz Staff
Item 740(0) Sapphire Staff
Item 741(0) Emerald Staff
Item 742(0)
Ruby Staff
Item 743(0) Diamond Staff
Item 744(0)

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 Damage Knockback Use Time
Fairy Bell

Item 425(0)

Summons a fairy which follows player for 5 minutes projecting large amounts of light. 40 - - -
Rod of Discord

Item 1326(0)

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 8 second period will deal damage equal to 16.67% of the caster's total HP.

- - - -
Crystal Storm

Item 518(0)

Launches a small, weakly lit crystal that bounces off walls. Can fire at a rate similar to the Megashark. 4 26 5 (Average) 6 (Insanely Fast)
Laser Rifle

Item 514(0)

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 29 2.5 (Very Weak) 11 (Very Fast)
Meteor Staff
Item 2750(0)
Summons one meteorite which will fall to the location of the cursor when cast. Cannot pass through solid blocks but can pass through platforms. 13 50 4.5 (Average) 10 (Very Fast)
Life Drain
Item 3006(0)
Does not drain life from enemies, instead, granting the Life Drain buff to the player while attacking the enemy. Its method of use is dealing damage to enemies in a certain radius around the cursor while left-clicking and holding. 10 30 2.5 (Very Weak) 12 (Very Fast)
Clinger Staff
Item 3014(0)
Creates a wall of Cursed Flames 10 blocks tall by one block thick. The wall lasts 45 seconds before dissipating. 40 43 8 (Very Strong) 24 (Fast)
Toxic Flask
Item 3105(0)
Thrown rather than cast, results in a large damaging cloud that lasts a few seconds upon impact with anything. 30 46 4 (Weak) 28 (Average)
Flower of Frost

Item 1264(0)

Fires a bouncing iceball. 17 53 6.5 (Strong) 19 (Very Fast)
Frost Staff

Item 726o

Fires a a shard of ice that can pierce one enemy. 10 44 5 (Average) 19 (Very Fast)
Magical Harp

Item 494(0)

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 30 0 (None) 11 (Very Fast)
Rainbow Rod

Item 495(0)

Creates a randomly colored projectile that can be controlled with the mouse; when the mouse is released, the projectile is launched like a missile. 18 Icon pc
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5 (Average) 14 (Very Fast)
Cursed Flames

Item 519(0)

Fires in a way similar to the Flower of Fire. It inflicts the Cursed Inferno debuff upon contact with enemies. 14 35 6.5 (Strong) 19 (Very Fast)
Magic Dagger

Item 517(0)

Summons a small golden dagger that flies towards your cursor in a curved path, affected by gravity. 7 40 2 (Very Weak) 7 (Insanely Fast)
Ice Rod

Item 496(0)

Summons a glowing block of ice that breaks after a few seconds. 7 26 1 (Extremely Weak) 16 (Very Fast)
Crystal Serpent
Item 3209(0)
Shoots a blast of pink energy that explodes into several smaller blasts when it hits an enemy or block. 9 40 4.4 (Average) 28 (Average)
Nettle Burst

Item 788(0)

A much extended version of the Vilethorn that produces a wavy vine in a single direction even through walls to cause damage. 12 24 1 (Extremely Weak) 24 (Fast)
Crystal Vile Shard
Item 3051(0)
An upgraded Vilethorn that creates a massive crystal spike and goes through walls 13 19 3.25 (Weak) 35 (Slow)
Wasp Gun

Item 1155(0)

A directly upgraded form of the bee gun. 6 14 0 (None) 10 (Very Fast)
Leaf Blower

Leaf Blower 3

Rapidly shoots razor sharp leaves. 5 42 3 (Very Weak) 7 (Insanely Fast)
Rainbow Gun

Item 1260(0)

Fires an arching rainbow that cause continuous damage. 20 43 2 (Very Weak) 39 (Very Slow)
Shadowflame Hex Doll
Item 3053(0)
Unleashes magic tentacles that home in on nearby enemies and damage them. 6 40 3.75 (Weak) 21 (Fast)
Unholy Trident

Item 683(0)

Summons purple trident-like projectiles similar to that summoned by the Red Devil. 25 67 6.5 (Strong) 29 (Average)
Poison Staff

Item 1308(0)

Fires 4-5 poison bolts which pierce enemies, but cannot go through blocks. 12 48 5.6 (Average) 35 (Very Slow)
Venom Staff
Item 2188o
Shoots four to seven piercing poison fangs in the direction of use, each having a chance to inflict Venom. 25 63 7 (Strong) 30 (Average)
Shadowbeam Staff

Item 1444(0)

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 53 3.25 (Weak) 15 (Very Fast)
Magnet Sphere

Item 1266(0)

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 48 6 (Average) 19 (Very Fast)
Inferno Fork

Item 1445(0)

Fires a flaming projectile that explodes for initial damage and then leaves an Inferno fire hazard for further damage. 14 65 8 (Very Strong) 29 (Average)
Nimbus Rod

Item 1244(0)

Summons up to two clouds, similar to that summoned by the Crimson Rod, that rains projectiles directly below it. 10 36 0 (None) -
Staff of Earth
Item 1296(0)
Creates a boulder which is flung in the direction of the cursor when used. Gravity affects the boulder, and it will bounce off edges. Upon the boulder's movement stopping, it will despawn. 15 73 7.5 (Very Strong) 40 (Very Slow)
Spectre Staff

Item 1446(0)

The staff fires magic-based, homing projectiles that seek to destroy the nearest opponent. 9 68 6 (Average) 23 (Fast)
Golden Shower

Item 1336(0)

Fires a Golden Bolt which gives the Ichor debuff. 4 28 4 (Weak) 17 (Very Fast)
Bat Scepter

Item 1801(0)

Summons 1-3 homing bats that seek out enemies. 3 45 4 (Weak) 20 (Very Fast)
Blizzard Staff

Item 1931o

Showers the area in which the player clicks with icicles, which have a small homing range. The icicles cannot pass through blocks. 5 58 4.5 (Average) 9 (Insanely Fast)
Razorblade Typhoon
Item 2622(0)
Shoots blue razorwheels that both home in on enemies and bounce a few times. 16 60 5 (Average) 20 (Very Fast)
Item 1930(0)
Shoots 2-3 pine needles out in the direction pointed at an insanely fast speed. 5 48 3.25 (Weak) 8 (Insanely Fast)
Bubble Gun
Item 2623(0)
Shoots out bursts of bubbles (three per use) that will pop after traveling a short distance. 4 70 4 (Weak) 9 (Very Fast)
Laser Machinegun
Item 2795(0)
Before going into full firing speed, the machine gun will spin up for roughly 3 seconds until it reaches its maximum fire rate. 6 60 2 (Very Weak) 20 (Very Fast)
Charged Blaster Cannon
Item 2882(0)
It has a unique feature that it does not only shoot projectiles but will fire a large, damaging laser if the button is held down. 14 50 2 (Very Weak) 20 (Very Fast)
Last Prism

Item 3541(0)

Must be used continuously for maximum effect, as it channels a myriad of rainbow beams into a single large beam over a few seconds. Each beam travels until it hits a solid block and pierces enemies infinitely until then. Each beam deals the full amount of damage after modifiers, and the final beam deals 6*damage per 0.15 seconds. 12 100 0 (None) 10 (Very Fast)
Lunar Flare
Item 3570(0)
Rains 3 glowing green lunar flares down on enemies per use. The flares will pass through all blocks until they reach an enemy or the point at which they were directed. 13 100 4.5 (Average) 9 (Very Fast)
Nebula Arcanum
Item 3476(0)
Summons a large purple projectile that homes in on enemies, and stays active for around 10 seconds before exploding. 40 70 5 (Average) 30 (Average)
Nebula Blaze
Item 3542(0)
Fires a fast-moving ball of energy will actively seek out any enemies within a certain radius of themselves, otherwise travelling straight until they hit a tile/object. 18 130 0 (None) 15 (Very Fast)

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