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Gauss Flinger
  • Gauss Flinger item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeaponThrower
Damage28 Throwing
Knockback4 Weak
Critical chance10%
Use time24 Fast
Velocity15
TooltipThrows a limitless supply of energy daggers
Overuse of this weapon exhausts you, massively reducing its damage
Killing enemies recovers some of your exhaustion
Inflicts DebuffLight Curse.pngLight Curse
Debuff duration1 second
Debuff tooltipPure darkness is melting this enemy
Inflicts DebuffExhaustion.pngExhaustion
Debuff duration20 seconds
Debuff tooltipSome throwing items are now much weaker
RarityRarity Level: 3
Sell5400*54 Silver Coin.png
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
The Star Scouter 1 14.29%
Treasure Bag (The Star Scouter) 1 28.57%

The Gauss Flinger is a non-consumable throwing weapon that can autofire. It is dropped by The Star Scouter. It throws energy dagger projectiles that are not affected by gravity, can pierce up to 2 enemies, and have a 1/2 (50%) chance to inflict the Light Curse debuff.

Like most non-consumable throwing weapons, using this weapon builds up an exhaustion meter that appears below the player. Not using the weapon will make the meter slowly go back down. However, if it becomes completely filled, the user will be inflicted with the Exhaustion debuff, causing all non-consumable throwing weapons to deal massively decreased damage for some time. The meter resets after the debuff ends.

Its best Modifier is Unreal.

Notes[]

  • It emits a reasonable amount of light when in use, making it useful during exploration in caves or traveling the surface at night.
  • It is a viable weapon even in early Hardmode.

History[]

  • 1.6.1.0: Buffed damage from 24 to 28, use time from 26 to 24, and critical strike chance from 8% to 10%.
  • 1.6.0.0:
    • Decreased damage from 28 to 24 and velocity from 19 to 15.
    • Increased use time from 16 to 26.
    • Added Exhaustion mechanic.
  • 1.5.0.0: Increased range, damage from 23 to 28 and decreased use time from 17 to 16.
  • 1.2.8.3: Introduced.
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