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Forbidden armor
  • Forbidden armor equipped (male)
  • Forbidden armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense26 (set)
Set BonusDouble tap ▼ Down/▲ Up[1] to call an ancient storm to the cursor location
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell12 (set)
Forbidden Sign.png
Forbidden Sign

Forbidden armor is a Hardmode armor set consisting of the Forbidden Mask, Forbidden Robes and the Forbidden Treads. Crafting the full set requires 3 Forbidden Fragments and 46 Titanium Bars or Adamantite Bars.

A full set of Forbidden armor will provide the following stats:

While wearing the full set, a golden, spiky, rune-like object, known as the Forbidden Sign, floats behind the player in a very similar fashion to the Stardust Guardian from the Stardust armor set. Double tapping ▼ Down or ▲ Up (depending on the "Activate Set Bonuses" setting) will send a beam of dust particles that summon a sand tornado at the nearest block surface beneath the cursor position at the cost of 20 mana. The beam itself does not deal any damage, but the tornado rapidly hits any enemy that comes in direct contact with it for 20 base damage. The Forbidden Sign also casts a faint yellow light around the player, similar to the Mining Helmet.

The dust particles can not pass through solid objects, which means that if there is a solid object between the character and the cursor, the beam will hit the solid object, stop there, and the sand tornado will not be summoned. Only one sand tornado can be summoned at a time, and when a new tornado is summoned, the old one disappears after roughly 1 second. A space of at least 3×12 tiles is required for the tornado to be summoned. If no enemies come in contact with the tornado, it disappears after 15 seconds.[2]

Set[]

Forbidden Mask
  • Forbidden Mask item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip15% increased magic and minion damage
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell5
Research1 required
Forbidden Robes
  • Forbidden Robes item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense12
Body slotShirt
TooltipIncreases maximum mana by 40
10% increased minion damage
Increases your max number of minions by 1
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell4
Research1 required
Forbidden Treads
  • Forbidden Treads item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense8
Body slotPants
TooltipIncreases maximum mana by 40
10% increased magic damage
Increases your max number of minions by 1
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell3
Research1 required

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Forbidden MaskForbidden MaskMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Forbidden RobesForbidden Robes
Forbidden TreadsForbidden Treads
total: 6 row(s)

Notes[]

  • While the damage of the sand tornado summoned by the Forbidden Sign is affected by both increases to magic and minion damage,[3] the tornado's critical strike chance is based entirely on the player's magic critical strike chance.[4]
    • Items that grant a bonus to all damage types (like the Celestial Shell or Avenger Emblem) will effectively contribute their value twice.
    • Since the full Forbidden armor set is equipped, which grants a combined bonus of 30% / 50% damage, the tornado's base damage is always already increased to 26 / 30.
  • The total bonuses of the Forbidden armor are composed of the following on the Desktop version Desktop version:
    • 15% magic and minion damage each from the Forbidden Mask.
    • +40 maximum mana, 10% minion damage and +1 minion capacity from the Forbidden Robes.
    • +40 maximum mana, 10% magic damage and +1 minion capacity from the Forbidden Treads.
  • The total bonuses are composed of the following on the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version:
    • 15% magic and minion damage each from the Forbidden Mask.
    • +80 maximum mana from the Forbidden Robes.
    • +2 minion capacity from the Forbidden Treads.
  • The sand tornado can be summoned even when afflicted with the Stoned debuff.
  • Dyeing the Forbidden Robes will change the color of the Forbidden Sign, even if a vanity chest piece is in use.

Tips[]

  • In terms of stats, this set is less powerful than Mythril armor with the mage headpiece, the Mythril Hood. Although, with efficient use of the sand tornado and the extra minion slots one could get higher DPS than with Adamantite armor.
  • The set bonus can be very useful for fighting The Destroyer and other worm enemies, as the sand tornado can very rapidly hit multiple segments.
  • If only summoning bonuses are needed, it may be a better idea to simply go for Spider armor instead. Spider armor can be obtained directly after Hardmode begins and offers superior summoning bonuses.
  • Though it is weaker than Spider armor and Obsidian armor for pure summoners, its mixed nature is useful for summoners playing on harder difficulties, especially in Master Mode, as magic weapons allow for much safer strategies when fighting mechanical bosses.

Trivia[]

  • The Forbidden armor is the Desert counterpart to the Snow biome's Frost armor, as they are both obtained similarly. However, Frost armor buffs melee and ranged weapons instead of magic and summon weapons.
  • The set resembles the Egyptian god of death and funerals, Anubis, who is known for being depicted as a man with a canine head associated with death.
  • Unlike other minions and sentries, the Forbidden Sign is not a projectile. It uses the Extra_74 texture in the game files.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1: The Forbidden Robes now give a 10% summon damage boost and the Forbidden Treads give a 10% magic damage boost.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: While the total benefits of the set remain unchanged, the benefits of Forbidden Robes and Treads have been split evenly, with each now giving 40 mana and +1 minion count.
  • Desktop 1.3.3.2: Adamantite/Titanium Bars needed for the Forbidden Mask and Treads fixed.

References[]

  1. Depends on Activate Set Bonuses setting
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method AI() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.
  3. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method CommandForbiddenStorm() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.
  4. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method SetDefaults() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.

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