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Dread Blaster

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Dread Blaster
  • Dread Blaster item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage55 Magic
Knockback1 Extremely Weak
Mana12
Critical chance4%
Use time29 Average
Velocity12
TooltipFires a highly concentrated flame, that can hit the same enemy multiple times
Damage expels offensive dread energy
Inflicts DebuffCursed Inferno.pngCursed Inferno
Debuff duration2 seconds concentrated flame
1 second dread energy
Debuff tooltipLosing life
RarityRarity Level: 7
Sell1 Gold Coin.png 92 Silver Coin.png

The Dread Blaster is a craftable Hardmode magic gun. It fires a concentrated flame which can hit the same enemy three times, essentially tripling damage output. Dealing damage will expel up to 6 dread energy particles that surround the player for 5 seconds or until they find a nearby enemy to home in on and damage. Both the concentrated flame and dread energy inflict the Cursed Inferno debuff upon impact.

Its best Modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Soul Forge.pngSoul Forge
Ingredient(s) Amount
Dread Soul.png Dread Soul 8
Result
Dread Blaster.png Dread Blaster 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The initial projectile will deal 3 hits of damage to the enemy, with each hit summoning up to two dread energies. Therefore, rapid use of the staff could generate a very large army of dread spirits.
    • However, each dread spirit only exists for 5 seconds, so it could be difficult to "stockpile" a large army before they disappear.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.5.0.0: Renamed to Dread Blaster, from Dread Staff.
    • Visuals updated.
    • Damaged reduced from 58 to 55, mana cost increased from 9 to 12, use time increased from 31 to 29 and shooting velocity increased from 10 to 12.
  • 1.2.0.0: Introduced.
Dread
 
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Dread Razor.pngRazor • Dread Fork.pngFork • Dread Launcher.pngLauncher • Dread Blaster.pngBlaster • Dread Tearer.pngTearer
Dread Chestplate.pngArmor • Dread Wings.pngWings
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