It's pretty good. Not amazing, but pretty good.
It synergies well with the Minishark and other low damage weapons like the Vilethorn.
It's good in normal play and decent in Expert where piercing defense helps quite a bit more.
How useful is it in Hardmode?
When I say 'normal play' and 'Expert', I do mean throughout both. Again, piercing a few points of defense isn't bad at all. Guess even more if you got a world where you can't utilize Ichor to decrease enemy defense... or against anything immune to Ichor, like the Destroyer.
So... more or less, just because something seems common doesn't mean it is bad.
I wouldn't exactly say it's fine in Hardmode, because you have access to much better accessories at this point. Things like the Emblems the WOF drops are key for dealing damage and can end up being more useful for all kinds of enemies, rather than a measly 2 extra damage from the 4 pierce.
That's just me, though. I find the Power Glove(and then Mechanical Glove) to be a much more useful accessory because of my primarily melee play-style for early Hardmode.
Yeah, I'm a primarily melee man, myself, so I wasn't really sure.
Thanks for the info, guys!
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