I think I found the fastest and easiest early HM melee start:
Step 1: mine for HM armor (Palladium and mythril are best and easiest to obtain) and T3 ore weapon
Step 2: Do some quick grinding for Souls of Light in the UG hallow; you'll probably get Spider staff and mimic drops along the way.
Step 3: Use the souls of light to get a Flying Knife.
Step 4: Use the flying knife to shred Blood Eels for Drippler Crippler.
Hey, could you please add a config to turn off the mech boss changes in your mod?
I'm doing an Eternity Mode playthrough (Fargo's Mod) with it and fighting mechs with both changes is true pain....
The Flinx Staff is an early, reliably obtainable summon weapon with an incredible AI that is very viable against the Eye of Cthulhu and just about anything else in its tier. Our complaints about summoner were heard.