Preface: Welcome, one and all, to a brand new thread! "What? From Red H2O? But that guy just comments on statuses and makes vague sexual innuendos!" I hear you cry. Yes, I do both of those. But once upon a time I also made suggestion threads. And now I shall do so once again! Also, this thread is semi-dedicated to everybody's favorite Witch, @W1K. Love ya, bae. <3 (Please don't hit me...) So, without further rambling, lettuce begin to relish this thread! VERSION HISTORY Edit 1, Dec. 18, 2014: Reformatted Broomstick buff list for better clarity, changed the effects of Pearlwood and Spooky Wood to be more balanced/useful, and added the lovely sprite by @Everybody. Also, the Flying Broomstick is now crafted officially at a Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil. Edit 2, Dec. 19, 2014: Added three new sprites, (Broomstick and Flying Broomstick courtesy of @nealpd, Enchanting Table courtesy of @GIRGHGH, with an edit from @Everybody). Let's talk about witches. When you say the word "witch", what comes into your head? Macbeth, by Shakespeare? Halloween hijinks? Chances are, it's that most iconic of cleaning utensils, the Broomstick. Broomstick - Sprites always welcome. It looks how you think it looks: a broomstick, but varies color (and slightly shape) based on the wood used. - Type: Weapon, Crafting Material - Crafting: 10 Wood (Any Kind. For now, type of wood only affects appearance.), 20 Hay Blocks, at a Work Bench - Damage: 8 - Knockback: 2 - Rarity: White - Use Time: 15 - Sell: 5 Copper - Tooltip: "Little value" - "What is this a joke? You start making threads again, and this is what you present us with?!?!one!!1" Oh, yea of little faith, loud voice in my head. For, while it may not appear so immediately, this unimpressive bit of wood and straw may yet save us all. Also, as an important note, for the use of Hay as a crafting recipe to be viable, the Merchant will now sell the Sickle any time the player has Pumpkin Seeds in their inventory (a bit of Holiday festivity on the old man's behalf.) So, you now have a bit of stick with straw at the end of it. Great. "But what now?", I hear you ask. Well, then you do what most people do with weak weapons: stuff it in some dusty chest. You won't need it again until Hardmode, anyway. That's when our good friend the Wizard has a few more tricks up his sleeve. Enchanting Table - Sprites always welcome. A small grey box with little to no distinguishing factors other than a quill and ink well sitting on it, and small, red, pulsating runes on the side. - Type: Furniture - Placable: Yes - Dimensions: 3 Wide by 3 High - Max Stack: 99 - Rarity: Orange - Use Time: 14 - Buy: 10 Gold - Despite the name, it cannot be used to craft the Enchanted Sword or Enchanted Boomerang. For now, the only purpose it has is to craft a single item: the Apprentice's Wand. (More items for this station may be added in the future. It may even get it's won thread, but for now it will serve it's purpose.) Apprentice's Wand - Sprites welcome. Looks like a stereotypical Magician's Wand: mostly black with a white tip. - Type: Magic Weapon, Direct Damage - Crafting: 10 Obsidian, 30 Pixie Dust, 2 Diamonds, at an Enchanting Table - Damage: 12 - Knockback: 3 - Mana: 5 - Velocity: 4 - Rarity: Green - Use Time: 40 - Sell: 5 Silver - Tooltip: "Abra-Kadabra" - "Are you %$@!^ kidding me?! This is even worse than the first thing! The Enchanting Table has a better rarity than the on thing it is used to make! This will do one damage to any Hardmode monster!" You know what else will do 1 damage to Hardmode monsters? Your crying, you pansy. This is basically the Gem Stave's younger brother: slower, weaker, smaller, the underdog. But now, ladles and jellyspoons, it gets good. So, you have a broomstick of some color sitting in a chest. You remember than it said something about being a crafting material. Dragging it out of your chest, you ask the guide about it. He smiles, and shows you this: Flying Broomstick - Sprites always welcome. The broomstick of your color, but now with a glimmering, shiny look about it. - Type: Mount Summon - Crafting: 1 Broomstick (any type), 20 Souls of Flight, 1 Snitch, at a Mythril/Orichalcum anvil - Rarity: Yellow - Use Time: 19 - Tool Tip: Item: "Summons a rideable Flying Broomstick" Buff: "YER A WIZARD *player name, in all caps*" - Sell: 5 Gold - A neat little Mount that allows you to hover in the air, indefinitely. However, it is slow, and a bit clunky. But the best part is that block can be placed when using it. Builders, rejoice! But wait, hold on a second... Broomstick? Check. Souls? Check. Snitch? What? What on Earth is that? Read on, dear reader. Read on. Snitch - Sprites Welcome. Do I even need to explain this one? It's about the size of a butterfly, and looks like the Snitch from Harry Potter. - Type: Critter - Environment: Hallowed, during Solar Eclipses - AI Type: Modified Butterfly AI - Damage: 0 - Max Life: 5 - Defense: 0 - KB Resist: 0% - This is basically a mix between a butterfly and everyone's favorite thing in Terraria: Truffle Worms!!! Screams Echo From the Comments! Now, contain your excitement. Here's the good news: the only thing that can damage it is you, which will protect it during a Solar Eclipse. The bad news: it moves. FAST. Think that Wyvern, ten times faster, and moving any direction in the air. You better be fast, punk. Now, that enough would be a good end to this thread. But I'm a glutton for punishment, and have lots of free time, so I present to you: a shameless Mickey Mouse homage. We all love weapon racks. But what if they could be raised to the next level? Well, now they can. Simply place a Broomstick of any kind on a weapon rack, and fire the Apprentice's Wand at it. It will instantly transform into a unique, adorable minion, similar to the broomstick in The Sorcerer's Apprentice! However, these have a few unique rules: - They persist through world transfers and deaths, and can only be cancelled by firing another blast of the Apprentice's Wand at them, after which they will again drop as simple Broomsticks of their type. - Each Broomstick summoned takes up two whole stars of Mana. They are now bound to the Broomstick, and do not refill for as long as the Broomstick is still in use. This means that, without any buffs to Mana, 5 Broomstick can be in use at once. - An unlimited number of Broomsticks of one type can be in action at once. - Most Important: Depending on the wood that makes up the Broomstick, it has a special ability: -- Normal Wood: Increases block placement and mining speed 15% per Broomstick. -- Rich Mahogany: Plants in your presence grow twice as quickly per Broomstick, applied additively. -- Ebonwood: Increases Melee speed by 5% per Broomstick. -- Shadewood: +0.5 life every second per Broomstick. (May need balancing.) -- Pearlwood: All weapons/tools/most actions (even placing blocks) cast light particles. Each Broomstick increases the intensity and duration of the light from the particles by 25%. -- Boreal Wood: Increases Melee damage by 5% per Broomstick. -- Palm Wood: +5% chance per Broomstick to buy/craft/mine between one to five extra items per action. -- Dynasty Wood: -5% NPC prices per Broomstick. -- Spooky Wood: Increases chance for Stars (the mana restoring kind) to drop off of enemies by 20% per Broomstick. (High-risk, high-reward for Mages, eh?) Phew! That's the gist of it, folks! I did make this in one sitting, and late at night, so if there are any typos, please let me know! I'm very open to suggestions, questions, and concerns, so please write a comment, and have a great day!