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Laser Rifle
  • Laser Rifle item spriteold Laser Rifle item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage29 (Magic)
Knockback2.5 (Very weak)
Mana8
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity85 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell3
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Purple Laser
    Purple Laser
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Treasure Bag
(Wall of Flesh)
Treasure Bag (Wall of Flesh)Treasure Bag
(Wall of Flesh)
125%
33.33%
Wall of FleshWall of Flesh.pngWall of Flesh112.5%
14.29%
16.67%

The Laser Rifle being fired. Note how the shot pierces the first two dummies, but not the third.

The Laser Rifle is a Hardmode magic weapon that auto-fires violet lasers which penetrate up to two enemies and emit moderate light. It has a 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) / 25*1/4 (25%) chance to be dropped by the Wall of Flesh. Despite its name, it does not count as a gun, cannot receive ranged weapon modifiers, and will not fulfill the requirements for the Arms Dealer to move in. The Laser Rifle can be considered an upgrade of the Space Gun, although the set effect of Meteor armor does not apply to it.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Tips[]

  • The Laser Rifle is a fairly powerful weapon against worms due to its penetration abilities and high fire rate, making good use of the time worms spend above ground, though the Megashark with endgame bullets will have higher DPS.
  • This weapon is fairly mana-efficient.
  • While it deals relatively low damage, its high fire rate can allow it to remain useful even until mid-Hardmode.

Trivia[]

  • A rifle is normally defined by its barrel being rifled, with helical grooves that cause the projectile to spin. However, this technicality was often ignored in pulp magazines, resulting in terms such as "laser rifle" or "plasma rifle" becoming part of popular culture. In real life, rifling the barrel of a laser weapon would not have any effect on the weapon or the projectiles.
  • The player can use the Laser Rifle while sleeping in a Bed (firing in a non-horizontal direction will wake them up).

History[]

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