Best Controlled Magic Weapons in Terraria (2023)

Matt

My Favorite Items Listed:

Terraria (Wiki): Lunar Flare

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • High Velocity.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • Can travel through solid blocks above the cursor.
  • Great for waves of enemies and enclosed areas.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost
  • Tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 100 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 10
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 60
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Meteor Staff

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • High velocity.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • Great weapon for early Hardmode.
  • Great for waves of enemies and bosses.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Cannot pass through blocks.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 50 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 10
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 30
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Rainbow Rod

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • Great weapon for early Hardmode.
  • Can move through liquids.
  • Great for waves of enemies and bosses.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Low Velocity.
  • Tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 50 (desktop, mobile, console) / 72 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25 (desktop, mobile, console) / 17 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 6
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Magic Missile

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Very strong knockback.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • Decent against small groups of enemies.
  • Can be used in water, unlike other magic weapons.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Low velocity.
  • Better magic weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 35 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 7.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5.5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 75 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22 (desktop, mobile, console) / 17 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 6
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Blizzard Staff

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • High Velocity.
  • Great weapon for early Hardmode.
  • Great for waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Least effective against smaller enemies (console).

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 58 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 9 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 10
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 20
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flamelash

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Strong knockback.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.
  • Can be controlled in lava.
  • Inflicted debuff deals bonus damage.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Weakest damage output versus other magic weapons.
  • Low velocity.
  • Better magic weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 32 (desktop, mobile, console) / 34 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 30 (desktop, mobile, console) / 20 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 6
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Life Drain

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Decent damage output.
  • Granted buff improves health regeneration.
  • Great weapon for early Hardmode.
  • Can damage and pass through walls.
  • Great for crowd control and worm-type enemies.

Weaknesses

  • High mana cost.
  • Extremely weak knockback.
  • Terrible against single enemies.
  • Low Velocity.

Facts:

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 35 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 2.5
Sell-Value: 8 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 10

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