Obsidian armor will make the whip iteslf do more dps but I don't see that being worth the -3 minion slots and -27% minion damage from replacing spooky. Now yes it is very effective at cleaning up weak enemies but not to the extent of weapons like the razorblade typhoon or snowman cannon.Kaleidoscope REALLY needs to be ranked S or most likely S+. Availability is not taken into account, and as a weapon itself Kaleidoscope is one of the best weapons for piercing multiple enemies, and against single targets it easily pulls quad digit DPS with Dark Harvest and no minions. With Obsidian Armor, expect 2000+ DPS.
Ok firstly I don't like using the dps meter, it tends to fluctuate a lot. Kill times are a much more accurate, multiple kill times with an average are even better.Then you combine it with a weapon like Stardust Cell Staff and you get a total of 5000+ if not 6000+ DPS, which is on par with Stardust Dragon/Firecracker/Dark Harvest (tested against Empress of Light).
Second bringing in star cells means we're at fragment weapons tier. How does this build compare to a ranged build using the phantasm with a 3 segment stardust dragon?
If its worse I don't see it being in S tier.
If its about the same it'd be S- since phantasm has more range it is much safer to use on moonlord specificly. Moonlord is a completely different beast from Empress of light.
If it can get a noteably better kill time on Empress then it'd probably be S tier.