Crystal Assassin armor

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Crystal Assassin armor
  • Crystal Assassin armor equipped (male)
  • Crystal Assassin armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense36 (set)
Set BonusAllows the ability to dash
10% increased damage and critical strike chance
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell6 (set)
Not to be confused with the Ninja armor, dropped by King Slime.

Crystal Assassin armor is an armor set which consists of the Crystal Assassin Hood, Crystal Assassin Shirt, and the Crystal Assassin Pants. The armor set grants non-class-specific bonuses. It is obtained from Queen Slime; she always drops one piece / two pieces upon defeat.

A full set of Crystal Assassin armor provides the following benefits:

Set[edit | edit source]

Crystal Assassin Hood
  • Crystal Assassin Hood item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense12
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip5% increased critical strike chance
Reduces mana usage by 10%
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required
Crystal Assassin Shirt
  • Crystal Assassin Shirt item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense14
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased damage
Reduces ammo usage by 10%
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required
Crystal Assassin Pants
  • Crystal Assassin Pants item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense10
Body slotPants
Tooltip20% increased movement speed
10% increased melee speed
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell2
Research1 required

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its respectable defense and stat bonuses, this is a viable alternative to Hardmode ore sets, especially for those who do not wish to grind for resources.
  • It works well with the Nimbus Rod, Clinger Staff, and Queen Spider Staff since it boosts their damage output without sacrificing bonuses to melee or ranged weapons.
  • In Classic Mode, Crystal Assassin armor's dash is the only dash effect that is accessible before defeating Plantera.
  • In Expert Mode, the dash may be used as a replacement for the Shield of Cthulhu or Master Ninja Gear, freeing up an accessory slot. If this slot is used for an offensive accessory like an emblem, Crystal Assassin armor effectively provides higher offensive bonuses than Adamantite or Titanium armor, which cannot achieve the same level of offense without sacrificing the dash.
  • The dash provided by Crystal Assassin armor is often better than the Shield of Cthulhu's dash, since it covers a greater distance and will not be interrupted by contact with an enemy if a Cobalt Shield is equipped. There are many situations where accidentally bumping into an enemy can be extremely undesirable, notably when fighting Plantera or Skeletron Prime.
  • On the Mobile version Mobile version, Crystal Assassin armor is statistically similar to the melee variant of Mythril armor, though it provides slightly higher critical strike chance and movement speed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The curved horns featured on the helmet resemble the horns of some types of kabuto, commonly known as samurai helmets.
  • This is the last set of armor that is dropped directly by a certain boss or enemies. This trait is shared with the Ninja armor, Ancient Cobalt armor and Ancient Shadow armor.
  • Mobile version The helmet and set bonus have the only tooltips in the game that refer to a critical hit as a "crit" rather than a "critical strike".

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Added 10% mana cost reduction to the hood.
    • Added 20% ammo cost reduction to the shirt. The tooltip states that the bonus is 10%.
    • Added 10% melee speed increase to the pants.
    • Removed the 15% movement speed increase set bonus, but increased the movement bonus on the pants from 10% to 20% (5% less in total).
    • New set bonus: Players wearing the full set can now dash.
    • Changed "crit" in the tooltip of the shirt and in the set bonus to "critical strike".