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Subsuming Vortex
  • Subsuming Vortex.png
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Damage242 Magic
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time60 Snail
TooltipReleases a gigantic, slow-moving vortex
The vortex releases exo tentacles that thrash at nearby enemies
After a few seconds the vortex slows down, becomes unstable, and explodes
RarityRarity Level: 15
Sell 30 Gold Coin.png
Projectiles created
Subsuming Vortex Vortex
Small Vortex
Subsuming Vortex Large Vortex
Large Vortex

The Subsuming Vortex’s large vortex projectile releasing homing tentacles, charging, and exploding.

The Subsuming Vortex is a craftable post-Moon Lord spell tome that, on use, fires a large rainbow vortex towards the player’s cursor that damages enemies. If any enemies are nearby, the vortex will travel towards an enemy regardless of the position of the cursor. While traveling, the large vortex will occasionally release homing tentacles that will surround nearby enemies and linger for six seconds. While lingering, tentacles travel in an infinity pattern, dealing damage to all nearby enemies.

After five seconds of the giant vortex’s existence, it will come to a stop and begin charging up for five seconds. All enemies nearby the vortex are damaged while it is charging up. Once fully charged, the vortex will explode and release multiple smaller vortices that home-in on nearby enemies, akin to the Nuclear Fury. The smaller vortices inflict the following debuffs on enemies:

Its best modifier is Mythical.



Crafting Station
Draedon's ForgeDraedon's Forge
Augur of the ElementsAugur of the Elements1
Event HorizonEvent Horizon1
Tears of HeavenTears of Heaven1
Miracle MatterMiracle Matter1
Subsuming VortexSubsuming Vortex1


  • The smaller vortices spawned by the giant vortex are often difficult to spot as they tend to home-in on the same enemy the giant vortex was targeting.


  • In previous versions of the mod, this weapon fired two rebounding vortices that would home-in onto enemies similarly to the Razorblade Typhoon.