Time Gate

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Time Gate
  • Time Gate item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage28 Magic
Knockback4 Weak
Critical chance4%
Use time29 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: 7
Sell90000*9 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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Dark Matter
Dark Matter.pngDark Matter • Shady Block.pngShady Block • Shady Wall.pngShady Wall • Shady Platform.pngShady Platform • Shady Work Bench.pngShady furniture
Soul Reaver.pngSoul Reaver • Shade Shuriken.pngShade Shuriken • Shade Kunai.pngShade Kunai • Shade Kusarigama.pngShade Kusarigama • Technique - Shadow Dance.pngTechnique - Shadow Dance • Time Gate.pngTime Gate • Legacy.pngLegacy • Dark Grip.pngDark Grip • Phantom Arm Cannon.pngPhantom Arm Cannon • Bassoon.pngBassoon • Clarinet.pngClarinet • Organ.pngOrgan • The Massacre.pngThe Massacre • Shadow Orb Staff.pngShadow Orb Staff
Shade Master's Garb.pngShade Master armor • Maestro's Suit.pngMaestro armor • Shinobi Sigil.pngShinobi Sigil
Weapons (List):
Thunder Talon.png Melee weapons • Comet Crossfire.png Ranged weapons • Magick Staff.png Magic weapons  • Totem Caller.png Summon weapons • Shade Shuriken.png Thrown weapons • Twilight Staff.png Radiant weapons • Bongos.png Symphonic weapons • Mjölnir.png True Damage weapons