Thunder Zapper

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Thunder Zapper
  • Thunder Zapper item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage12 (Magic)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time17 (Very fast)
Velocity16 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Thunder Zapper
    Thunder Zapper
Shooting a Skeleton with the Thunder Zapper.

The Thunder Zapper is a desert-themed Magic weapon obtainable in Pre-Hardmode. It is found in Sandstone Chests in the Underground Desert or Oasis Crates when fishing in the Oasis. When cast, it launches a fast-moving, non-piercing projectile that is unaffected by gravity and will disappear with a visual explosion that does no damage after traveling for about 1 second or when hitting a solid tile. The projectile moves up and down in a zig-zag pattern horizontally, but not vertically (traveling straight when shooting directly up or down).

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the medium mana cost and the very fast speed at which it auto-casts and its projectile, can be viable alternative to Gem staves.
  • Since it is obtainable from fishing, it can be a good early-game magic weapon.
  • The projectile is affected by the zig-zag motion, allowing for some interesting shot placement.
    • One example is shooting through a half-tile gap (see animation below).

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