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Early-game Magic Weapons [sprites]

MrTheEpicNinja

Terrarian
I had a thread basically identical to this one. (The star stick anyway), the only difference is how it worked.
I'll see if i can find the link.
 

LoveSpreader

Terrarian
damaging cloud of stardust similar to purification/vile powder
Hmm~

I was going to suggest something like this myself for a starter magic weapon. I must admit, something different with short range suits the earliest magic weapon more than just the exact same projectile as Gem Staves, but with weaker stats.
 

Dakota Spine

Headless Horseman
I'm all for early magic weapons! Anything that lets you gain access to whatever class you want early is a good idea to me!
 

EaterofGalaxies

Eye of Cthulhu
Really good idea! Normally,you don't really start magic until after killing Skeletron.

EDIT:Well,there are the Gem Staves,but they are sorta mid-prehardmode.
 

Dakota Spine

Headless Horseman
I've gotten a diamond staff before getting a single piece of armour, so no, they are very early game weapons. Immedietly available in fact.
I think it can kind of vary for Gem Staves. You can either get really lucky and find them very early on, or or slightly unlucky and get them Mid-Pre-hardmode.
 

TBC

Terrarian
I've gotten a diamond staff before getting a single piece of armour, so no, they are very early game weapons. Immedietly available in fact.
Someone is trying to be a one-upper :p But yeah, I agree. I usually have an emerald/diamond staff when fighting the EoC.

By the way.... I love these ideas!!!! FULL SUPPORT.
Maybe for the second weapon it would create an exploing star or some flowers where you click? Something a bit different than the normal projectile thingy.
 

MegaMage314

Plantera
lBy the way.... I love these ideas!!!! FULL SUPPORT.
Maybe for the second weapon it would create an exploing star or some flowers where you click? Something a bit different than the normal projectile thingy.
Thanks! That's an interesting idea, but If it let's you damage enemies anywhere on the screen then it might be too powerful for early in the game.
 

TBC

Terrarian
True. I'm thinking of alternatives, but most end up in projectiles.. Unless there's some way to detect if you're surrounded. Like if there's no clear spot to get to the monster or vice/versa, then it couldn't hit them.

That, or the wand would make a bunny appear and it would jump towards the mouse cursor, disappearing after such a distance in the air, when it hits an enemy or reaches the destination.
 

MegaMage314

Plantera
True. I'm thinking of alternatives, but most end up in projectiles.. Unless there's some way to detect if you're surrounded. Like if there's no clear spot to get to the monster or vice/versa, then it couldn't hit them.

That, or the wand would make a bunny appear and it would jump towards the mouse cursor, disappearing after such a distance in the air, when it hits an enemy or reaches the destination.
I think it might be best to keep early game stuff simple anyway, it's easier for new players to understand and it gives a sense of increasing complexity as you progress farther in the game.
 

TBC

Terrarian
I think it might be best to keep early game stuff simple anyway, it's easier for new players to understand and it gives a sense of increasing complexity as you progress farther in the game.
Ahh, true. Jus tthe idea of the magic wand with bunnies sounds awesome XD Maybe then, just one star that bounces instead of a three round burst? Like how the fire flower works.
 

MegaMage314

Plantera
Ahh, true. Jus tthe idea of the magic wand with bunnies sounds awesome XD Maybe then, just one star that bounces instead of a three round burst? Like how the fire flower works.
Maybe... but I like the idea of a weapon that has high speed and low damage to separate it from the gem staves, and I took away it's ability to bounce because it would have been too versatile.
 

TBC

Terrarian
Yeah, but with one projectile that doesn't move as fast, it wouldn't be as overpowered or anything.
 

Rassy

Skeletron Prime
@MegaMage314
I'm reading your suggestions, and damn, i loved most of them ^^
And this one is actually perfect because when i did a mage challenge with my cousin, he was doing ranger challenge.
He did his first weapon easly, wood and caboom, bow =.=
I took looong time without attack! I couldn't find gems enough to create a magic staff, i only could attack when i luckily found a water bolt in the surface of the dungeon.
That would be very helpful indeed~
 
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