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Kaleidoscope
  • Kaleidoscope item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage180 (Summon)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity12 (effective)
Tooltip20 summon tag damage
10% summon tag critical strike chance
Your summons will focus struck enemies
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell5
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Kaleidoscope
    Kaleidoscope
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Empress of LightDesktop and Mobile versionsEmpress of Light.gifEmpress of LightDesktop and Mobile versions125%
Treasure BagDesktop and Mobile versions
(Empress of Light)
Treasure Bag (Empress of Light)Treasure Bag
(Empress of Light)
Desktop and Mobile versions
125%

Attacking with the Kaleidoscope.

The Kaleidoscope is a post-Plantera whip that has a 25*1/4 (25%) chance of being dropped by the Empress of Light boss.

Like other whips, it causes minions to focus on the last-struck enemy and increases their damage against the target.

Its best modifier is Legendary, despite it being a summon weapon.

Notes[]

  • The Morning Star and Kaleidoscope have the unique ability to grant Minions the ability to deal critical hits. Though the boost is relatively low, it is nevertheless a noticeable increase in damage, especially with a large number of minions. The Kaleidoscope features the current highest summon tag critical chance at 10%.

Tips[]

  • Due to its high base damage, range, tag damage, and extra summon tag critical strike chance, it is the most powerful whip in the game.
    • However, the speed boost and dark energy from the Dark Harvest may be preferable in certain situations.
    • The Firecracker can also outperform it against single targets, especially when used with the Stardust Dragon.
  • The Kaleidoscope's large range and bright particles can make it useful for finding caves or exploring underground.

Trivia[]

  • A kaleidoscope is an optical device that uses reflecting surfaces to create regular, symmetrical, and usually very colorful patterns when one looks into it.
  • Unlike most other Rainbow themed weapons, the Kaleidoscope does not have secret color themes for developers and beta testers.
  • It is the only weapon dropped by the Empress of Light that doesn't resemble any of her attacks.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage increased from 165 to 180.
    • Range increased.
    • Damage penalty for each additional target hit per swing reduced from 15% to 10%.