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  • Ophiucus item sprite
Damage10 Magic
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 Very slow
TooltipUses 14 mana
Sends out a stellar snake that spews poisonous vapor clouds from its maw.
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The Ophiucus is a Pre-Hardmode magic weapon. It is an upgrade of the Crimson Rod although players may prefer the former since its use is quite different. This weapon will shoot a snake in a straight line which will periodically spew a poison cloud that stays for 2.5 seconds for a total of 4 clouds maximum. Each cloud will be stationnary and will cause acid-rain to fall on enemies which deals little damage. The snake will go through enemies to deal damage to multiple targets. If the snake hits a solid block before a certain distance, it won't be able to spawn any poisonous cloud meaning the weapon is best use in very large open areas. The clouds and rain it causes will emit a bit of purple light like the Nightshade Seedbag as it's the same clouds used for both weapons.

This weapon deals a very high damage per second if used correctly. Indeed, there will be two ways to play with it : Shoot the snake vertically or horizontally. If shooting vertically, the player will be able to cause a wall of damaging rain either to protect himself or to deal a high amount of damage if used several times. If shooting horizontally, the player will be able to cause clouds to spawn between him and the targets so the clouds can deal damage and knockback enemies even though using this technique deals way less damage and renders this weapon much less efficient.

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ResultIngredientsCrafting station

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  • [BUG] Placing this item on a Weapon Rack will cause it to disappear and potentially make the pickaxe used to get the said rack to be deleted too.
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