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Shell Hammer (an additional use for turtle shells)

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by MiltVala, Oct 9, 2014.


Do we need more hammers?

  1. Yes, we need this!

  2. Yes, but this is not the answer.

  3. Ok, but something is missing. (please describe what)

  4. Take a hammer, and hit yourself.

  5. Cool sprite!

  6. The sprite requires work.

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera


    So basically, turtle shells are only used in turtle armor and that's it. I know that turtle shells aren't very easy to come by, but seriously, they only have a single use.
    Introducing the Shell Hammer


    Type: Tool/Weapon
    Damage: 87
    Power: 90%
    Knockback: 9
    Max stack: 1
    Rarity: [​IMG]
    Use time: 35
    Tooltip: Lobs shells, Duuuuuude!
    Sell: 6 [​IMG] 20 [​IMG]

    Crafted with:
    [​IMG] Chlorophyte bars (x18)
    [​IMG] Turtle Shell (x1)

    As you can tell from the tooltip, it launches shells. Here's a sprite ->[​IMG]

    and animated one by @Vikri [​IMG]

    These shells would be heavily effected by gravity, and will slide across the ground similar to a boulder. Like boulders, they accelerate gradually and pierce infinitely. They can ricochet once, but will greatly decelerate and slowly stop, disappearing right after. The shell has a base damage of 50 ( may need tweaking). Shells cost no mana, but have an internal cool down of two seconds. Shells will not fire when the cursor is within “wall hammering” range.

    Feel free to comment and I'm open to criticism.

    Yes, the sprite is mine.

    Shell Hammer.png

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. Snickerbobble

    Snickerbobble The Painter

    Shells need to bounce off walls, because Mario.
  3. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    hue hue, I'll add that in :p
    IndigoGollum, Ali and Snickerbobble like this.
  4. Folder

    Folder Skeletron Prime

    I Liek this Thread
    But lower the Damage
  5. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Remember though, It's flipping slow.

    Rhymes :p
  6. zimberzimber

    zimberzimber Terrarian

    Sounds great!
    Can it also be used as a regular hammer?
    MiltVala likes this.
  7. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

  8. zimberzimber

    zimberzimber Terrarian

    Right, didn't notice...
  9. Wisp

    Wisp Skeletron Prime

    Great suggestion Duuuuuuddee. i like it, have my support :)
    TerraLord and MiltVala like this.
  10. skyblade57

    skyblade57 Skeletron Prime

    this could be epic but where's the beetle husk upgrade? and how would it work
  11. MegaMage314

    MegaMage314 Plantera

    I'm surprised no one has said anything about the reference in the tooltip
  12. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Aww, I thought I was being discreet :p

    If any new beetle equipment were to be added, I would go with SzGamer's suggestion
  13. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Yes, this thing just got bumped 7 pages. Why you ask?

    I have now added a sprite for the projectile. Shell projectile.png

    Yeah... that's about it...

    I was also thinking about adding additional uses to turtle shells as well, an accessory specifically. Any thoughts?
  14. zimberzimber

    zimberzimber Terrarian

    This gave me the idea of shells sliding like in Mario.
    MiltVala likes this.
  15. TerraLord

    TerraLord Terrarian

    Like the Golem boulder thing the shells should make a cool turtle noise. Besides that Full Support from me :D
  16. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    Turtle noise?
  17. Buckybomb

    Buckybomb Terrarian

    huehuehuehue mario refference coming
    Something I would like to see is a 25% chance to throw a RED shell. These can track down enemies, and hit them. Fancy, eh? But there's more. A frosted shell can be thrown if in the Snow Biome, and these will hit the enemies and apply a "Cold"/"Frozen" debuff to the enemies.
  18. TerraLord

    TerraLord Terrarian

    Like the sound the turtle (Mob) makes
  19. MiltVala

    MiltVala Plantera

    So an empty shell/ hammer should roar.... Why exactly?
  20. TerraLord

    TerraLord Terrarian

    Or a "Thud" sound. Maybe just an idea