Here's a few videos. First one is the Bubble Gun + Xeno Staff build, second one is a Flamethrower + Optic/Spider build and third is a Kaleidoscope + Xeno Staff build that not only stacks four whips but also includes Betsy's Wrath for the equivalent to another 20 tag damage (21s killtime is still possible after the Xeno hotfix nerf). And yet, even with four whips, Kaleidoscope doesn't match Bubble Gun hybrid.I'd like to see those builds I'll search for them later (can't really start googling terraria in university class xD), but are you sure they're still summoner plus a secondary, or just mostly a mage that also uses minions
Coz how are you gonna supply mana for the bubble gun. Also phantasm and dragon against empress? what's the point? at the point when i can have phantasm and dragon i can have kaleidoscope plus terraprisma and i'm pretty sure dps is greater
Whether they are more Summoner or more of the other class is debatable but fact of the matter is that basically any viable DPS weapon will deal significantly more DPS than whips even in builds that invests heavily into minion slots & damage. Also, the point of Phantasm and Dragon against Empress is Terraprisma so it's not like it's pointless.