Luminite Arrow

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Luminite Arrow
  • Luminite Arrow item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Damage15 (Ranged)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Base Velocity3
Velocity Multiplier
Tooltip'Shooting them down at the speed of sound!'
RarityRarity level: 9
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Luminite Arrow
    Luminite Arrow
  • Luminite Arrow Trail
    Luminite Arrow Trail
Luminite Arrow (demo).gif

Luminite Arrows are one of the strongest arrows in the game, due to their secondary effect. Fired Luminite arrows are followed by a laser-like projectile after a short delay. The arrows and lasers have a fast travel time, and can pierce through 3 enemies then dissipate on impact of the fourth. Luminite Arrows are not recoverable after use.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Luminite ArrowLuminite ArrowDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions (333)Ancient ManipulatorAncient ManipulatorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Both Luminite Arrows and their bolts reduce their damage by 4% each time they damage an enemy.
  • The bolts appear approximately 0.5 seconds after firing the arrows.
  • Secondary bolts will originate at the same position where the arrows were initially fired, regardless of player position or movement.
  • The number of secondary bolts will be equivalent to the number of arrows released in the first shot e.g. a Tsunami will cause 5 bolts to be released after the initial shot.
  • Unlike many other arrows, both Luminite arrows and their bolts have a limited range. They will evaporate in the air if they exceed this maximum range.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • A full stack of 999 Luminite arrows can be crafted from just 3 Luminite Bars.
  • It can be difficult to hit a moving enemy with the secondary bolts. Try leading your enemies on a long, flat surface (e.g. a Skybridge) so they can be damaged by both the arrows and their bolts.
  • Luminite arrows synergize especially powerfully with the Phantasm bow.
    • Phantasm releases 4 arrows (and 4 secondary lasers) while consuming only 1 arrow from your inventory.
    • It has a powerful 66% chance not to consume arrows, which is very desirable considering the value of Luminite.
    • A successful hit with Phantasm can allow for a triple hit on your enemy: first your initial shot, then Phantasm's secondary projectiles, and lastly the bolts from Luminite arrows.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quote "Shooting them down at the speed of sound" may be a reference to a line in "Escape from the City" from Sonic Adventure 2; "Rolling around at the speed of sound".

History[edit | edit source]