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  • Eel-rod item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage20 Magic
Knockback0 No Knockback
Critical chance4%
Use time23 Fast
TooltipReleases a burst of paralyzing sparks
Inflicts DebuffParalyzed.pngParalyzed
Debuff duration1 second
Debuff tooltipThis enemy can't move very briefly!
RarityRarity Level: 2
Buy / Sell7 Gold Coin.png / 1 Gold Coin.png 40 Silver Coin.png

The Eel-rod is a magic weapon that is sold by the Diverman after Skeletron has been defeated. On use, it fires a spread of 5 short-ranged electric sparks. These sparks have a chance to inflict the Paralyzed debuff, very briefly disabling enemy movement. Bosses are immune to this effect.

Because the Eel-rod has no knockback, it cannot have any modifiers that affect knockback, including Mythical and Ruthless.

Its best modifier is Demonic.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The sparks travel in straight lines, but spread out the further they travel. This makes the rod function effectively as a shotgun, being more proficient at close range or against groups of enemies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Eel-rod is a reference to the electric eel. It is universally known for being able to store and discharge electricity, which is the inspiration for this weapon.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Decreased damage from 22 to 20 and spark damage from 100% to 66%.
  • Visuals updated.
    • Visuals updated.
    • Attack method changed.
  • Introduced.
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