Terraria (Wiki): Kaleidoscope


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General Information

The Kaleidoscope is a whip that pierces and damages multiple enemies. The last enemy hit by the Kaleidoscope is targeted by summoned sentries and minions, amplified with +20ATK and +10%CRIT chance. A 10% damage reduction penalty is also applied to consecutive hits. The Kaleidoscope is considered the most powerful whip in most situations.

During combat, the Kaleidoscope is a perfect pair to the Blade Staff because of the former’s high summon tag damage. The whip’s critical hit is also a big deal against waves of enemies despite its unnoticeable nature at first. Using the Kaleidoscope for finding caves is also ideal because of its long-range and bright particles.

Because of the Kaleidoscope’s low damage reduction penalty, it is considered great for waves of enemies.

The Kaleidoscope is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Whip
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Kaleidoscope


  • Strongest whip in all modes.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • High summon tag damage.
  • Decent extra critical hit chance.
  • Great for waves of enemies.


  • Obtaining can get tricky.
  • Weak knockback.
  • 10% damage reduction penalty against multiple enemies.

How to get the Kaleidoscope

The Kaleidoscope is dropped by the Empress of Light (or its Treasure Bag) once slain (25%). It is obtainable only after reaching Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Kaleidoscope

General Type: Summon Weapon
Damage value: 180 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
Special Properties: None

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