Guide:The Torch God strategies

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  • Things to do:
     • Remove suggestions of items that are obtainable beyond Skeletron. This is an early-game event.
  • Summoning[edit | edit source]

    The Torch God is summoned when the player places around 100 of any type of torch anywhere below the surface at 200 blocks deep.

    Preparation[edit | edit source]

    Terrain Preparation[edit | edit source]

    • Open areas are useful as you have a lot of space to move around.
    • Different torches have different flame colors. Crimson Torches are a bad idea to use, as the flames are almost impossible to see. Using Ultrabright Torches will give you an easy time to spot as they have very bright flames.
    • Creating a loop of Minecart Track around the torches can be an effective way to dodge the fireballs easily.
    • Circling the flames using Rope and Platforms is an easy way to avoid being hit.

    Gearing Up[edit | edit source]

    Armor[edit | edit source]

    • An Ultrabright Helmet can be used for greatly increased vision at the cost of a possible higher defense helmet.

    Accessories[edit | edit source]

    Mounts[edit | edit source]

    • The Slime Mount is the only helpful mount that can be obtained at that point in the game but is still useful for dodging the flames.

    Hooks[edit | edit source]

    Potions[edit | edit source]

    • Using Calming Potions will stop the extra enemies from spawning, allowing you to focus more on dodging.
    • Vision-increasing potions like the Night Owl Potion makes the projectiles easier to spot.
    • The Ironskin Potion will help you tank in case that you got hit by a flame.
    • Swiftness Potions are a good source of speed. It is used to dodge flames quicker so you don't get hit.

    Tips[edit | edit source]

    • Enabling autopause will be helpful to dodge the fireballs easily by planning your next move every time you open your inventory.
    • Using Peace Candles will stop the extra enemies from spawning, allowing you to focus more on dodging.

    Alternative strategies[edit | edit source]

    • The projectiles can be easily avoided by placing all the torches in the center of your arena, building a large open space underground and moving in one direction (near the edges) during the event.
    • Good additions to your arena are a rope ladder, as dodging the flames vertically is easy. Non-torch light sources, like lanterns and campfires, will help you to see better.
    • If you make a house near the area you plan to fight, you can move the nurse in, thereby negating the need to dodge the projectiles at all, so long as you have a way to negate knockback, such as a cobalt shield or any hook.
    • If you set your spawn point with a bed nearby you can continue to fight even after you die.
    • If you are having trouble beating the event by conventional means, a viable strategy is to build a 10 by 10 torch square with a minecart track circling it. Leave one torch out of the square until the track is complete.