|Type||Weapon – Crafting material|
|Knockback||2.5 (Very Weak)|
|Use time||36 Very Slow|
|Tooltip||Casts a low-damage plasma bolt|
Shooting a tile will cause several bolts with increased damage to fire
Shooting an enemy will cause several debuffs for a short time
The Plasma Rod is a Pre-Hardmode wand obtained from the Goblin Sorcerer and Tim. It shoots a beam that inflicts many debuffs at once to hit enemies. If it hits a tile instead, it will explode into eight smaller beams with higher damage. Due to the random spread of smaller beams, some may find it difficult to aim smaller beams at the enemy.
The direct hit of the wand can inflict 5 different debuffs at once:
- Shadowflame for 1 second
- Ichor for 2 seconds
- Frostburn for 3 seconds
- On Fire! for 4 seconds
- Poisoned for 5 seconds
The combined effects of the debuffs cause the target to lose 29 health per second and lose 20 defense.
Its best modifier is Mythical.
- Due to its ability to inflict the Ichor debuff for a short period of time, it can be very useful for many early game boss fights such as Crabulon, and can even be used up to The Slime God.
- The smaller beams go through walls and leave residual embers behind, making it useful for lighting up and exploring areas.