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Time Gate
  • Time Gate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage42 Magic
Knockback4 Weak
Mana75
Critical chance4%
Use time30 Average
TooltipChannels a large field of time slowing magic
Enemies and hostile projectiles within the field are slowed
Inflicts DebuffDistorted Time.pngDistorted Time
Debuff duration1 second
Debuff tooltipTime is slowing this enemy down
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png

Time Gate casting animation. Note the effect the field has on the Dart Traps and the Boulder.

Time Gate is a Hardmode post-Plantera magic weapon that surrounds the caster in a large field of time altering magic while the player channels it. The time gate constantly damages and slows enemies as well as slowing all hostile projectiles that pass through it. Hostile projectiles will destroy themselves two seconds after entering the time gate.

Its best modifier is Demonic for damage output, or Mystic for mana conservation because it cannot get modifiers that affect knockback.

Demonic should almost always be used as opposed to Mystic, as the spell does not need to be cast multiple times.

Crafting[]

Recipe[]

Crafting Station
Bookcase.pngBookcase
Ingredient(s) Amount
Spell Tome.png Spell Tome 1
Dark Matter.png Dark Matter 8
Forbidden Fragment.png Forbidden Fragment 2
Result
Time Gate.png Time Gate 1

Notes[]

  • The effective range of the field is slightly wider than the visual effect implies, extending a bit past the rotating runes on the edge.
  • The mana cost is only for the initial cast, and the spell can be channeled indefinitely for no additional mana.
  • Time slow effect does not work on most bosses.
  • Because the field is counted an attack it cuts grass and breaks cobwebs. Even more useful, it also stops projectiles and fast moving enemies that are destroyed or stopped when hit. This makes it an extremely viable weapon until the end of the game, as a quick shield to slow and group enemies for melee attacks or even more effectively with summoning weapons, allowing the player to stand still or walk around stopping and slowing enemies while doing continuous damage and the summoned minions do added damage to them.
  • All of the spellbooks qualities make it one of the best crowd control weapons in the game when combined with damage dealing minions

History[]

  • 1.6.1.4: Renamed from "Spell Book - Time Gate" to "Time Gate".
  • 1.3.1.5: Introduced.
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