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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, Crimson Heart and Shadow Orb (Spell). The best Prefix for most spells is "Mythical". There are some mage weapons that have the word gun in their names even though they are not ranged weapons and do not consume ammo (Bee Gun, Space Gun, Rainbow Gun).


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
Icon mobile.png Roman Candle

Roman Candle.png

Shoots a Dirt ball shaped item that explodes like a firework 5 10 Average Very Fast
Flower of Fire

Item 112(0).png

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

Item 50(0).png

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

Item 113(0).png

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
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Summons a cloud of blood to rain on your foes. 10 12 0 (none) 24(very fast)
Water Bolt

Item 165(0).png

Slow-moving projectile that bounces off of walls and passes through enemies. 10 19 5 (Average) 16 (Very Fast)
Wand of Sparking

Item 3069(0).png

Shoots a spark that damages enemies and set them on fire 2 8 0 (none) 28 (average)
Aqua Scepter

Item 157(0).png

Sprays a rapid stream of glowing water that pierces enemies. 6 16 5 (Average) 15 (Very Fast)
Space Gun

Item 127(0).png

A gun with fast fire rate that uses mana. 7

(0 with Meteor Armor)

19 0.5 (Extremely Weak) 17 (Very Fast)

Item 64(0).png

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).png

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


Fires a flaming skull that pierces multiple targets. Dropped by Skeletron. 18 29 28 (Average) 22 (Fast)

Item 218(0).png

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).png

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).png

Shoots bees that follow enemies around the screen, doing continuous damage for a few seconds. 5 7 0 (none) 11 (very fast)

Amethyst Staff
Item 739(0).png Topaz Staff
Item 740(0).png Sapphire Staff
Item 741(0).png Emerald Staff
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Amber Staff
Item 3377(0).png Ruby Staff
Item 743(0).png Diamond Staff
Item 744(0).png

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. 3-8 14-23 3.5-6 (Average) 31-39 (Slow - Very Slow)

Hard Mode

Spell Effect Mana Cost Damage Knockback Use Time
Rod of Discord

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A teleportation tool dropped by Chaos Elementals. At any location that the player clicks, the player will be teleported there in a pink flash. Using the rod more than once in a 6 second period will deal damage equal to 1/6 of the caster's total HP. - - - 19 ( very fast)
Heat Ray

Item 1295(0).png

Shoots a beam of heat that pierces multiple enemies 8 55 3 (Very Weak) 15 (Very Fast)
Crystal Storm

Item 518(0).png

Launches a small, weakly lit crystal that bounces off walls. Can fire at a rate similar to the Megashark. 4 25 5 (Average) 6 (Insanely Fast)
Laser Rifle

Item 514(0).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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

Item 726o.png

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

Item 494(0).png

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).png

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.png
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5 (Average) 14 (Very Fast)
Cursed Flames

Item 519(0).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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

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A much extended version of the Vilethorn that produces a wavy vine in a single direction even through walls to cause damage. 10 28 1 (Extremely Weak) 25 (Fast)
Crystal Vile Shard

Item 3051(0).png

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).png

An upgraded hardmode version of the bee gun. 6 14 0 (None) 10 (Very Fast)
Leaf Blower

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

Item 1260(0).png

Fires an arching rainbow that cause continuous damage. 20 43 2 (Very Weak) 39 (Very Slow)
Medusa Head

Item 3269(0).png

Fires a charged flash that hits every enemy within 50 blocks. 10 45 2 (Very Weak) 19 (Very Fast)
Shadowflame Hex Doll

Item 3053(0).png

Unleashes magic tentacles that home in on nearby enemies and damage them. 6 40 3.75 (Weak) 21 (Fast)
Unholy Trident

Item 683(0).png

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).png

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.png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

Creates a boulder which is flung in the direction of the cursor when used. Gravity affects the boulder, and it will bounce off edges and walls. Upon the boulder's movement stopping, it will despawn. 15 73 7.5 (Very Strong) 40 (Very Slow)
Spectre Staff

Spectre Staff.png

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).png

Fires a Golden Bolt which gives the Ichor debuff. 7 21 4 (Weak) 17 (Very Fast)
Bat Scepter

Item 1801(0).png

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

Item 1931o.png

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).png

Shoots blue razorwheels that both home in on enemies and bounce a few times. 16 60 5 (Average) 20 (Very Fast)

Item 1930(0).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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).png

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)