Guide talk:Class setups

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I can understand gameplay guides in a game wiki, but this page - why does it even exist? All the actual content was created by one IP and it merely lists some obvious synergies between weapons and armor bonuses with very bad examples.

Perhaps this page could be saved with a complete rewrite, with setups split in categories per damage type and arranged by order when the items in question are commonly acquired by players? - — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 13:11, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

That's what it means to be a 'stub' article; it has to start somewhere. There didn't appear to be a similarly generic guide anywhere; otherwise, I would have flagged this one for deletion. If there is one, suggest a merge.
If you have content ideas, please add them. Structuring the page with an early game/mid game/late game format seems sensible.
I placed a link to this guide at the top of the main 'weapons' page to increase its prominence and speed its growth. --Chibs84 05:04, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for adding that ^. The page would be growing more if guides weren't blocked to editing by non-admins, apparently. Its a great idea, but it could use some more description, like maybe how to use it and the actual statistics of the weaponry included in the class. I would love if guides were open to editing.... --Knightsabers 2:37 PM, 5/31/13
According to the Group Rights you should now be able to edit those articles, but for some reason it isn't working. I've asked someone to take a look at that, but it may take some time, considering a simple change to the group rights apparently isn't working. --0icke0 (talk) 09:49, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I consider this guide to be really helpfull but it does need a lot of updates and better information. -- 21:53, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Construction character?

(Since we can't edit right now, I'll just drop this suggestion here.)
First of all, this isn't really a "weapon setups" guide but rather a "classes" or "character build" guide.
Secondly, maybe a character build (or class) used for construction rather than fighting would be a nice addition. I don't know if it would be necessary to put it in here, but it'd be helpful nevertheless.
I'm thinking about a character that's fast and agile, using items like Hamdrax, Toolbelt, Ruler (for exact building), diving gear (underwater building), and some weapons and armor for quickly dispatching monsters (depending on build location - how about a Hallow fortress?). I've been looking for stuff I could use the past hour, so maybe I could make this faster for others once I can edit? - Suchtie (talk) 12:49, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

I really like that idea! I'll get right on it, and while I'm at it I'll just make an entire "Other Sets" section! ~Nareto64 00:07, 3 February 2014
Nareto64, your grammar/syntax is not that great. I fixed all of your errors, though, and will continue to. :) ~JDLENL — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 19:39, 2 May 2014

I do think that is a great idea! You could make a separate character with this setup so that you dont have a flooded inventory. Macaro456 (talk) 15:28, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

No Chlorophyte?

How competitive and up to date is this guide? I understand that Hallowed Armor is good, but is there really no character class that would prefer to use Chlorophyte Armor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 14:10, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

The page is now fully up-to-date. ~Nareto64 00:08, 3 February 2014

Change Name?

I've recently rewritten this page, and i believe this page should be renamed to "Guide: Class Setup".~Nareto64 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nareto64 (talk • contribs) at 15:43, 2 February 2014


I added the suggestion for the page to be updated to 1.2.3. If you update the page to 1.2.3, please tell me below. Thanks! -The Penguin — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 22:55, 12 April 2014

Celestial Emblem?

The Celestial Emblem has two effects: increasing Magic damage, and making it much easier to collect mana stars. These are very useful effects, certainly, but not so much for a melee-oriented character. So why is it listed as a recommended accessory for the Post-Frost Moon Melee Class? Surely there are better choices.— Preceding unsigned comment added by at 18:03, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Indeed. I'm not sure why it's listed; perhaps the author assumed it to be helpful, or makes heavy usage of magic despite being a melee player. In any case it should probably be replaced by something more melee-oriented. If you want, you could choose the alternative yourself, from the accessory list. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 02:40, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

What are the Asterisks for?

I can't find anything on the page that says what they are for, yet some items have them and some don't. Can anyone explain? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sebass The Great (talk • contribs) at 21:55, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Huh, that's right, never noticed, saw them on so many items I thought it was just a bullet point. - Spinfx (talk) 08:15, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
They're broken bullet lists, I got it fixed. [[Seamus P|Seamuspotter]] (talk) 05:41, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

celestial cuffs over celestial emblem?

In the mage pre- mechanical bosses accessories it says to take celestial cuffs instead of celestial emblem, and use an avenger emblem instead. how ever, putting the celestial magnet into the avenger emblem and creating the celestial emblem, which adds 3% more damage. it's the same item's but combined differently and you get 3% more damage. isn't it right? — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 11:23, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

Christmas Tree Sword / Terra Blade

How come the Christmas tree sword is listed as a pre-celestial melee weapon and the Terra Blade is not? Terra Blade has higher damage, for starters. I have tried both of these at legendary modifier, and I cannot see how Christmas Tree Sword could be better. It'd be nice if Terra Blade was added/swapped, as it's better. CurlingKing72 (talk) 13:42, 31 July 2016 (UTC)


Somebody added classes but I am not sure if it's vandalism or not. Thanks. MightyDirtKing (talk) 06:18, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

A Note to Editors

Before deleting information, please understand that this guide is designed to give functional advice to players who may wish to make their Terraria experience a little more interesting. The first sentence begins: "While Terraria has no formal player class or leveling system..."

This is a player-made guide. It is not only for serious players looking to fight within a certain established "class", but also for players who want to have a little fun with more unusual class setups. You may find some setups silly, and feel they don't belong; others may enjoy the challenge.

Instead of deleting, ask yourself "How can I make this better?" "Can I make this better?" If you can improve on a class, please do.
Ferretwings (talk) 22:55, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

I did read this note before I deleted the “Fun” section a few weeks ago, and I went ahead and deleted it anyways because I disagree. Stuff like this belongs in Guide:Ideas if it belongs anywhere on this wiki at all. I might even recommend creating a new guide for vanity or cosplay. Just leave it out of Class Setups. People come to this page wanting to learn how to play the game efficiently and effectively. Those who want to learn how to play the game inefficiently and ineffectively should look elsewhere. Besides, you could add mountains of these character cosplay “setups”; who says it has to stop at Link and Mario? Allowing these “fun” classes to stay would set a dangerous precedent. If I went ahead and added “classes” for those who want to cosplay as Hollow Knight, or Samus, or Simon Belmont, or Solid Snake, or Dante from the devil may cry series, or their poorly drawn Sonic the Hedgehog OC, and filled up this page with more than fifty such entries, would you really be okay with that?
I’m going to delete these entries again. I see no reason for them to be on this page. If people want to learn how to have fun, make a separate guide for that.--Baconfry39 (talk) 18:35, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
You read my Note to Editors, and rather than opening up a discussion about it, you took it upon yourself to delete the classes anyway? When two editors disagree, there needs to be a discussion, and a consensus. Although I disapprove of your actions, you have made some valid points. (I will continue this in #Delete or move Fun section) – Ferretwings (talk)

Fun "category" out of context

I think that "characters cosplays" or however we should call them do not belong on this page. We should maybe delete them or move them to a new stub page specific for that kind of content. -- 22:02, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Tavernkeep's sentries

Tavernkeep's sentries and armor are not there. I would put them myself, but I do not know how to do it. Fi12358 (talk) 09:00, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

End-game for Non-PC users?

Almost all of the end-game recommendations are PC only. At least one alternative for other platforms would be helpful. It makes it sound as if console/mobile/3DS players don't have a viable end-game setup. 10:52, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Pre-Lunar Events/Pre-Golem setups?

Is there a particular reason why the Christmas Tree Sword, Candy Corn Rifle, Piranha Gun, and Bat Scepter show up only here and not in the Pre-Golem setups, when you can in fact get them at that point? Is it the combination of accessories that make it more viable or something? Chuck673225114 (talk) 05:54, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

No, there is no particular reason. In fact, some of these items used to be mentioned in the Pre-Golem section, but have been removed there for being deemed "bad" (see this edit and this one). Agreeing that the Christmas Tree Sword and Candy Corn Rifle have a comparably low effectiveness (judging by other gear available at the time), I only added the Piranha Gun and Bat Scepter in the Pre-Golem section and removed all of them from Pre-Lunar Events. Feel free to change anything you find questionable. Thank you very much for pointing this out! This guide is highly frequented by numerous players, rendering its accuracy an issue of utmost importance. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 11:05, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Recent edits not helpful

Slashing large sections of helpful info.


I understand if somebody wants to move primarily cosmetic sets to their own area, but this page is much less useful now that somebody's gutted it.

If I understood wiki editing at all I'd undo it, but the time it would take to figure it out and fix isn't worth it, considering there's other (presumably useful) edits since then that would need accommodating.

There are four primary damage types in this game that a player may build toward. That doesn't mean every set must be built toward melee, ranged, magic, or summoning dps. Cutting entire sets because they "don't make sense" isn't making this page any better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 15:54, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your concern. Do you refer the latest ones (which were done a few days ago)? I've found other people actually not like some deletions. I might readd some deleted parts in that case. -- Murrayzero (talk) 16:04, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

About the subclasses....

The Healer and Tank.
I feel like they might need a section of their own, since it is only a setup people will use on multiplayer. Personally i wouldn't even consider them "classes"; they are just Mage and Melee setups but with defensive accesories, those can just be added to the "Mixed" list. Dedicating an entire section to them feels unecessary, as i consider this guide to focus more on single player builds. Just my opinion on this. -- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bame66 (talkcontribs) at 16:59, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

The only thing that i can think is, we can make them in a subsection called "Multiplayer only" where necessary. People apparently didn't like seeing them deleted, meaning that these flavors aren't that useless to not keep. But at the same time, they work better in MP so excluding them is not really a good idea at this point. Alternatively, it's possible to keep them in "other" section, or even in more specific pages. But i don't think these are viable in terms of visibility. Anyway, thank you for cleaning the guides, and for the feedback. I'll see if i'm able to gather more opinions from other editors. (by the way, remember to add the four "~" next time. It's how you sign your comments in the talk page) -- Murrayzero (talk) 18:11, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
This is my opinion on the issue: This guide is called "Class setups". Why do we feel the need this to have this sort of page? Since it has, as of now, gone through 949 edits, it may be worth having a look at the history. The guide has been created in December 2011 – only 7 months after the foundation of the wiki – with the following lead section:
In Terraria there are many amazing weapons. There are also amazing abilities that can be used to improve these weapons. This page will show the reader what some of these 'Setups' are.[Dec 2011]
In those times, the page mainly listed specific setups for confined periods of time within game progression. Apparently, the aim was to provide a fixed set of items a player can apply one-to-one.
Later, after a revamp in February 2014, the basic structure of what we are presented with today was laid out. The page was divided into "Earlygame", "Middlegame", "Hardmode", and "Endgame". Those sections were further divided into several "Melee", "Ranger", and "Caster" setups, mainly characterized by the type of armor. The lead section during that time read the following:
In Terraria, there are many different types of weapons, armor and accessories. By combining these Weapons, Armor and Accessories in different ways, many different abilities and bonuses etc. become available to the player and may enable them to take on difficult tasks such as defeating Bosses and the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon. This page lists some common synergies, setups and ideal reforge prefixes. [...][Feb 2014]
It seems like the aim has shifted – the page now claims to prepare the player for the Pumpkin and Frost Moons, in addition to giving general setup information up until that point. This may or may not be attributable to the fact that these events posed the greatest challenge in the game, serving somewhat as the "last battles", at that time. Nonetheless, the "Melee–Ranger–Caster" structure was retained. A first additional section appeared at the bottom of the page, containing Builder sets (initiated by a comment on this talk page: see below).
An interesting edit was made in February 2015, with a new lead section:
While Terraria has no formal player class or leveling system, weapons can be grouped into four distinct categories- Melee, Ranged, Magic and Summoning. These four weapon types have their own driving mechanics, and many types of Armor and Accessories to accompany them. As there is currently no elemental balancing- say, enemies weak specifically to Magic damage- and equipment slots are limited enough to make being 'well-rounded' detrimental, many players choose to specialize in one or two of these "classes".[Feb 2015]
From my understanding, this is when the term "class" has first been defined as "damage type" – which is how it is still commonly used nowadays. According to this lead section (and judging by the {{rewrite}} template with the comment "too much "this is what I did", not enough actual advice" [Feb 2015]), the focus was on categorizing weapons, armor, and accessories by damage type.
With 1.3(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) rolling out, the page grew in size and more and more specific setups and exotic recommendations were presented. This caused a major revamp in July 2015 (which constituted a design overhaul as well, by the way: The content was structured in tables and that design remained unchanged until the latest major revamp in December 2018). The edit summary of this change read "Rather then everyone listing his favorite combination, provide an overview what is available when and which class it falls in. [...] " and the lead section was enhanced by the following sentence (among others):
In general, it is recommended to focus on one class (especially further into the game), as many armors, accessories and buffs only benefit a specific class and using a mix of weapons can reduce your damage output.[Feb 2015]
This helps further narrowing down the aim of the page at that time: In order to help the player maximizing their damage output, it provided them with gear recommendations, split into damage types. Each section, from Pre-Hardmode to Endgame, contained recommendations about weapons, armor, accessories, and buffs for melee, ranged, magic, summoning, and (only until Hardmode) throwing. It is probably safe to say that this structure is what we are still basing on today.
"Other" classes were included as well, again fairly similar to the current situation. As of September 2015, Building, Fishing, Exploring/Mining, and Wiring were covered.
Now, a very interesting edit was made by an anonymous editor on 10 September 2015, introducing the "Tank class" for the first time. Surprisingly, it got reverted by another anonymous editor only 20 minutes afterwards. There was no edit summary explaining this removal of content, but apparently it has already been deemed inappropriate or problematic at that time. The original editor did not make any attempts at re-adding the section.
It would take ten months for it to reappear (being added by a registered user), along with another at present well-known "class", the Yoyo-Warrior. This addition got removed several times by different users as well, but the editor did not cease to re-add the content. Some edit summaries at this time read
  • "Removed the vandalism classes? ;)" [28 Jul 2016],
  • "Invaluable information. Tank is basically melee class, and extra section, useless." [2 Aug 2016], and
  • "Vandalism Undone. Stop adding those useless classes as this page is for general combating. [...]" [10 Aug 2016].
Another (unexplained, thus reverted) deletion of the Tank and Yoyo-Warrior content occured in October 2017. Ever since, it has not been deleted again – until recently.
What do we learn from all this?
1. A "class" is considered a set of weapons, armor, accessories, and buffs, characterized solely by damage type.
  • Hence, there are currently five classes: melee, ranged, magic, summoning, and throwing.
2. While the purpose of the Guide:Class setups may have shifted throughout the history of the page, it has been roughly the following for four years:
Provide a comprehensive set of class recommendations for all stages of the game in order to help players maximize damage output and survivability. Additionally, list gear setups that may not fall under one of the classes.
  • Such additional setups are accepted under a separate "Other" heading. Any addition of content not belonging to a class in the main section was met with rejection (Tank: 7 deletions, Yoyo-Warrior: 7 deletions, Healer: 2 deletions).
Applying this to the current issue of whether or not to keep the two problematic "classes", neither of them is appropriate in the main section, since they do not provide information about gear around a separate damage type and are thus no classes.
Three additional factors decrease the value of these setups for players:
  1. They are exclusively effective in Multiplayer, which is not stated on the page.
  2. They are limited to a certain period of time in game progress (Tank: Post-Moon Lord because of Solar Flare armor, Healer: Post-Plantera until Pre-Moon Lord because of Spectre armor which is not sufficient in the endgame).
  3. They are merely compilations or rearrangements of existing classes (Tank: Melee, Healer: Magic).
Lastly, I would like to add a personal argument and outline my experience with and usage of this guide:
After having beaten a boss, I would usually visit this page and gather information about what weapons and armor to acquire next. When I started playing Terraria, I would care less about the specific classes, but as soon as I started class playthroughs, it became immensely useful to have those recommendations split into damage type. What I appreciated most was that I had a quick overview over the important information. When I was looking for ideas what to do post-Moon Lord, I consulted Guide:Walkthrough#The Post-Game; Guide:PvP (which is sadly rather outdated now) for the rare occasions I played multiplayer. Never did I consider Guide:Class setups to be the place to look for this kind of information.
I realize it might not have been too smart to end with this very personal argument, because the rest is more important, but oh well...
The conclusion I draw is close to MurrayZero's: Either move the content to a separate section at the bottom or move it to other pages. I prefer the latter, with namely Guide:PvP#Support.
--Rye Greenwood (talk) 02:24, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Since there have been no further objections (for one month since the beginning of this thread) against the inclination of all three of us discussants to move these sections elsewhere, I will proceed to move the infocards about the Tank and Healer classes to Guide:PvP#Support. Please do not just undo this, but instead state your reasons and concerns here. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 19:00, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
While I have no direct objections, a Healer/Tank character is useful not just for PvP, but for multiplayer as a whole. In fact, a tank is specifically designed to redirect aggro in PvE, but not PvP. Someone looking for information on how to support their friend on a 2-person playthrough is not likely to look for that information in a PvP guide. --Baconfry39 (talk) 20:35, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
I understand, that makes sense. Where would you suggest to move them? The only page directly related to pure multiplayer is, well, Multiplayer. I don't think the infocards would fit there, though. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 14:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
There's the "Other" section in this page. We could make a subsection called "Multiplayer-specific" there, and move them there. I don't think there's anything else that we can do, unless we make a page dedicated to MP builds (in which i'm fine to do, if there are many more of them, 4 of them doesn't justify a new page). -- Murrayzero (talk) 15:06, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
I created a Multiplayer section (which could also be named Multiplayer PvE), and included the Tank and Healer classes.
I also re-added the Fun section. Although one may argue that Link is not a class setup, it is a fun weapon/armor setup. As I stated in A Note to Editors above, the guide is aimed at both serious players and players who may want to have some fun (without dying too quickly). – Ferretwings (talk) 19:45, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

(Edit: saw that they were moved to the bottom of the page, which kind of kills the progression aspect of it, but at least there's some kind of endgame gear list to shoot for. Leaving the rant so that hopefully the non-member voices that normally go unheard might have some representation.)

FFS you guys, not everybody who uses the wiki has the time or desire to become a proficient wiki editor (with all the associated politics inherent to that pursuit). I just use this page to note progression and to more easily track what i want to farm next, as others have noted in this discussion, and for multiplayer playthroughs the "other" classes contained useful information. Not "frivolous" or "unnecessary." Useful. Why would you gut out entire sections (which have not been faithfully recreated elsewhere, as the format here is specifically aimed toward progression) just because you find those unnecessary? Is it hurting you in any way to have it on the page? Considering the extensive edit history, i think there are people who actually want the info included. Just because we aren't willing to create logins and enforce our preferences through the wiki social structure means the info can't stay?

I mentioned it above, but moving all of the info to some list on another page somewhere isn't faithful recreation of the lost page sections. The format here was what i preferred, since i don't pvp. By the logic given for the move, you could just destroy all of these guide pages and say "well the gear info is still on the wiki, so just look it up." The point of the guide is that it collates information into an easily readable reference. This guide, specifically, has a focus on progression through the game, and it lays out the information in visibly distinct blocks. It's a good format, and just because some individual editor doesn't like a section shouldn't mean that it has to go.

It's a class guide in a game without classes, which means it's there to give lumps of gear that synergize. The healer and tank sections did exactly that. They're also plainly distinct, or else why haven't those relevant pieces been dumped back into generic melee or magic classes?

moon lord fight

I think you should add pre moon lord section. It will help players to prepare for the last boss fight (weapons, armors, accessories...). Also, maybe hallowed gear should be in the list somewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 16:20, 31 March 2019 (UTC)

Tips for fighting the Moon Lord can be found on Guide:Moon Lord strategies. They definitely do not belong here. Hallowed gear is not mentioned because it is usually acquired after defeating the first Mechanical Boss, but is outclassed by Chlorophyte gear, which becomes available as soon as all three Mechanical Bosses are defeated. Since the page only differentiates between "Pre-Mechanical Bosses" and "Pre-Plantera", there is no space for such a limited timespan. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 17:08, 31 March 2019 (UTC)


Just dropping a suggestion here: Maybe we should add grappling hooks to the page. Tell me what you think. I think maybe we should add them to mixed items where all the accessories and buffs are. Proline3366 (talk) 17:18, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

I like the idea of having hooks here, but i feel that they're not useful for the purposes of this page. They're tools that can last for full game, unlike weapons, which become outdated when you make progress. -- Murrayzero (talk) 17:28, 15 April 2019 (UTC)

Frost Armor in Pre-Mechanical Bosses

Previously I believed the Frost Armor was available in the Pre-Mechanical Bosses section. Why was it removed? Is the set simply considered to be not worth grinding for anymore? I can't edit the page so I can't add it in myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 13:42, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Frost armor is good, but only on crowds. Frostburn doesn't have a large dps increase compared to other armors (except on mobile, of course), which makes it lack against bosses. I might readd it, it should be useful for Pirate invasion and Tier 2 OoA. -- Murrayzero (talk) 15:03, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Hi, I was the editor who removed it from the list. Frost armor seems to be very popular in the community, so it's easy to be confused as to why it is not mentioned anymore. There are multiple reasons for it:
- Low Stat bonuses: Despite the popular belief, the stats are not better than Adamantite armor. For both melee and ranged, they are only very slightly better than Palladium armor (As Ranged it's very small, only 2% more damage but 1% less crit, for melee it's better at 1% more damage and 9% more crit, but 2% less melee speed). This problem is shared with Mythril armor, which is already considered to be very underwhelming in comparison to the others. The only advantage it has over all Pre-Mech armors is the increased defense for a Ranger, but that's not saying much when you consider.....
- The Bad Set Bonus: The Frostburn, to put it simply, is bad. Dealing 8 damage over time to enemies may sound good but... that's 2% more DPS at best. Compared to Rapid Healing(Palladium), Shadow Dodge(Titanium), Adamantite's high stat bonuses or Orichalcum's petals, there's no comparison. As said above it might sound useful for Crowd control.... but the only time you will really need to fully focus on that is Old One's Army, and not only are Orichalcum's petals better at that role, you also have the much better Hallowed and Chlorophyte(If doing it pre Plantera) armors available.
- Mixed weapons: There's no real reason to mix Ranged and Melee weapons in a game like this. Forbidden armor gives Summoners the ability to attack alongside their minions, but a Melee player doesn't get any real benefit from Ranged weapons and viceversa.
So in short, Frost armor was removed due to being very outclassed stat wise by other armors, having one of the worst set bonuses in the game and because of how situational its two niches (Higher defense and mixing weapons) are. Bame66 (talk) 17:22, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Delete or move Fun section

As someone pointed this out, the fun section is not useful for purposes of helping players, but only to cosplay. While i do agree that they don't belong in this page, i feel that they can be moved. But at the same time, i feel to delete them outright because it can potentially clutter the target page, which is Guide:Ideas. I'd like to hear opinions on this matter. -- Murrayzero (talk) 10:53, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

I support their removal; to be honest i don't even know why they were added in the first place. I've already heard that this was just for players looking to have some fun.... but do you seriously get that bored that you start cosplaying as Mario or Link in a game like this?
I don't even think these setups belong in Guide:Ideas or any other page; if someone beat the game already and has no idea what to do next, you'd recommend them to build something, collect items, or try out one of many challenges, right? Would you really link them to this section of the page and expect them to take you seriously?
The entire point of this guide was to help players who want to know what items they should get next, I doubt people who frequent this page even look at the "Fun" section.
So if someone wants to keep the "Fun" setups I'd want to know if they think they are useful for a new player (You know, the people all guides are aimed for), or how many times they actually used them when they got bored. Bame66 (talk) 12:12, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
This guide isn't only for new players. We do have some guides aimed at the new player, however most assume the player already has some understanding of the game.
I've used the fun setups when I just wanted to goof around, and I'm guessing others have as well, or the setups wouldn't have been created. Sometimes when I play the game I don't have a real objective, and just want to pass some time - like when I visit an online multiplayer server. This page seems the most logical spot for them. If we had a couple more, we could move them to a cosplay page, and provide a link in a See also section (if we do move them, a See also would be quite helpful).
I don't have any strong objections to moving them... I just thought this was the best place for them. – Ferretwings (talk) 13:11, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
I agree that the setups do not belong here. As I have outlined in the "About the subclasses" thread above, they simply fail to be justified by this page's purpose:
1. A "class" is considered a set of weapons, armor, accessories, and buffs, characterized solely by damage type. Hence, there are currently five classes: melee, ranged, magic, summoning, and throwing.
2. While the purpose of the Guide:Class setups may have shifted throughout the history of the page, it has been roughly the following for four years:
Provide a comprehensive set of class recommendations for all stages of the game in order to help players maximize damage output and survivability. [...]
I strongly support moving all three setups of the Fun section to Guide:Ideas, leaving a "See also" link here, as Ferretwings suggested.
I also want to refer to the arguments Baconfry39 brought up in the "A Note to Editors" thread, all of which I absolutely agree with. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 14:48, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
It appears the consensus is to move the fun setups to Guide:Ideas. I can handle it later today. Thanks everybody for your input :) – Ferretwings (talk) 15:39, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
I'm okay to move them there, as long as it looks nice. What i'm concerned is how they are structured: it would make the page unneccesairly long, requiring too much scrolling. As someone who has the habit to always scroll down, this can be annoying. -- Murrayzero (talk) 15:44, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
We could give the section an opening paragraph, and then collapse the setups. Or give them their own page. – Ferretwings (talk) 16:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Pre 1.3 endgame

I think pre 1.3 endgame section should be added. There are new weapons and armors that can fill this section. If you agree with me I will add the section and try to work on it. Proline3366 (talk) 14:37, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

When i think about it again, i can't add that. It will require me to do pre ocram. Proline3366 (talk) 14:54, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

It's not needed in my opinion: if you want pre-endgame, you'd better check Guide:Moon Lord strategies (as you're going to use that only against it anyway) or Guide:Duke Fishron strategies instead (depending on your platform). -- Murrayzero (talk) 14:57, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Frost Moon equipment doesn't belong in Pre-Golem

I understand that equipment from the Frost Moon can technically be obtained before defeating Golem, but considering the extreme difficulty of the event, it is unrealistic to expect players to do things in that order. Duke Fishron can also be fought before Golem (heck, it can be fought before the mechanical bosses), yet due to the difficulty of the fight, we have him listed as pre-Lunar. I don't see why we shouldn't give the Frost Moon the same treatment. Frost Moon equipment is also leagues better than the other stuff we have in pre-Golem, so there's that. --Baconfry39 (talk) 20:29, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

No complaints here. There aren't many pre-Golem gear just isn't that viable against Frost Moon. Also, the weapons were definitely not designed to be used for Golem; they are simply too strong for him. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bame66 (talkcontribs) at 23:46, 7 June 2019
Agreed. Please feel free to go ahead and change that section. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 00:14, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Sub classes?

I have had the idea for a gunslinger subclass for ranger. it would be the type that's speedy, capable of easy dodging, and more mobility buffs. It would be flexible on how you can choose different accessories to change playstyle. Basically ranger but it goes for fast ranges weapons and mobility. Macaro456 (talk) 15:27, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

All rangers go for fast ranged weapons and mobility, though? The purpose of this page isn't to "invent" new classes, it's to provide equipment suggestions to people who already know their class. Exceptions can be made, and I'm sure a subclass would be seen as appropriate for this page if it offered a radically different playstyle, which this "gunslinger" subclass does not. If gunslinger uses equipment that is optimal and not already listed under "ranged", please add it. I don't think we overlooked any important weapons, but I could be wrong. Baconfry39 (talk) 20:21, 5 April 2020 (UTC)


I enjoy the update, but there are versions that don't have some of the equipment listed. I would like version exclusive pages.Pispacedolphinmachinegun (talk) 16:45, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Old One's Army Sentry Accessories

The Old One's Army accessories add respectable damage plus a sentry slot. I think the sentry accessories are worth a mention in the Summoner section, since they're about the only pre-Plantera summoner accessory besides the Summoner Emblem. Leopardheart98279350 (talk) 15:53, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Fire Gauntlet vs. Mech. Glove

I know that Fire Gauntlet is the direct upgrade for Mechanical Glove, but the stats of Mech. Glove are actually 2% better than the stat of Fire Gauntlet, in exchange for melee attack can inflict On Fire, but that debuff is actually negligible at mid-Hardmode, becaue there is better alternatives like Flask of Ichor, Cursed Flame etc. Should it changed back to Mech. Glove?--[[User:Daud ahn|Daud ahn]*] (talk) 14:59, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Since On Fire! inflicts scaled damage to bosses and is therefore quite effective, I think you can keep the Fire Gauntlet.--User:Thefrenchbullie123 10:56 PM, 7 July 2020 (EST)

Chain guillotines

Doing a melee-only Expert Run, I found that the Chain Guillotines were better against Skeletron Prime than the Light Discs or Shadowflame Knife. Both of those other weapons are listed here, as are weaker weapons like Chik, but not Chain Guillotines. I intend on replacing Chik with Chain Guillotines, but I wanted to post this first in case I was missing something obvious. Thanks! Mathbrush1 (talk) 16:53, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

Edit: I just noticed that they buffed chain guillotines a ton last update (43 to 59), which probably explains why my experience with them was so good. Definitely going to add them!Mathbrush1 (talk) 17:22, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

Why is onyx blaster not here

I was looking through this page to think of my setup for Plantera, and i noticed that the Onyx Blaster was only listed in the pre-mech bosses section. Weapons like the chlorophyte shotbow are listed in pre-Plantera even though they have significantly less dps. I tested the Onyx Blaster dps myself using the endless musket ball pouch, deadly modifier, and no ranged damage buffs, and it resulted in a consistent 700-900 dps, depending on crits (and at least 100 damage per hit). I don’t have the shortbow mentioned before, so I calculated it with the info from the wiki and got 420 dps, with deadly modifier, no buffs, assuming the endless quiver is used and with minimum crits (calculations will be in a reply). The Onyx Blaster can easily do double the damage of the post-mech weapons that are listed, so why not include it in the list of ranger weapons pre-plantera, or even pre-golem? FluffyDragon728 (talk) 04:27, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Calculations for Chlorophyte Shotbow: (round(34*1.1)+5)*3*(60/round(19*0.95)) = 420 dmg/sec (a bit over 430 dps if you account for the 4% crit rate) Variables: 34 base shotbow damage, +10% damage modifier (rounded), 5 base arrow damage, average of 3 arrows per shot; shots/second is calculated by 60/use time, 19 use time,-5% use time modifier (rounded) FluffyDragon728 (talk) 04:47, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

It may have simply been forgotten. Feel free to add it yourself! --Rye Greenwood (talk) 12:04, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Jungle armor

I tried to add jungle armor to pre boss and it says template: Jungle armor can someone help LogDa683whostolemyxboxusername (talk) 13:04, 17 January 2021 (UTC)

Shadow flame hex doll in melee

I did this because while playing I found that the hex doll can help alot when playing melle expecpecily when you don't have the good armour The unseasoned British fish (talk) 17:41, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Hmm. What aspects of it are helpful to melee? The best I see is that its range and piercing can be useful, but how about a Drippler Crippler or a Shadowflame Knife? Those have decent range and handle crowds just as well (maybe not the knife though.) I'm not quite sure we need to be mixing classes in class-specific recommendations... 2057clones (talk) 19:04, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

Terra Blade Pre-Plantera

To my understanding, the Terra Blade is a post-plantera item, Right? It’s listed under pre-plantera for the melee class.

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Party bullets aren't pre hardmode

They can't be as they are crafted from bullet shells which require hardmode, so why are they in prehardmode setup? — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 15:30, 24 June 2021 UTC

They can be found in Pigronatas, which are sold by the Party Girl (a pre-Hardmode NPC) —ϟAwesome_Diamondsϟtalk 16:50, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Turtle Armor

in 1.4, they buffed the turtle armour - thorns now does double damage, and the set bonus adds 15% damage reduction. Surely it's viable enough now for the whole set to be in the 'pre-plantera' recommendations for melee? 09:44, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Why there are no Optic Staff in Pre-Plantera for Summoners?

We can also add to the list, as it's pretty good one for Summoner after Mech-Bosses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 14:48, 29 September 2021 UTC

Expert mode exclusive content and overlooked strategies with 1.4 additions

I've noticed that some Expert gear is included near the bottom of the guide, but it's not included at all in the guide progression which essentially makes this guide useless for Expert/Master players. The Brain of Confusion and Worm Scarf are tremendously helpful and could fit in all parts of this guide, while the broomstick and fishron mounts are also quite useful and severely outclass the UFO in the lategame. I'd also like a relook at the benefits of Hallowed armor beyond Plantera, since the set bonus can be great for Empress in the daytime. In the case of Summoner particularly, you can beat most Hardmode bosses the quickest with the Blade Staff. I think it should be noted that using defense reduction and 3 whips with stacking summon tag damage is a very effective tactic. 06:39, 13 November 2021 (UTC)

Something's happened to a part of the guide

If you go down to the pre golem section, under it their seems to be someting thats gone wrong. I dont know how this happened or how to fix it, so I hope someone else can. It may also be just my computer, I dont know. 09:56, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
It definitely isn't just you, I undid the latest edit and the page should be fixed now. 10:06, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
it would have been appreciated if you had fixed it instead of reverted, the editing error accidentally slipped by me Da Clorax (talk) 18:07, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
Please thread your replies properly. I would have liked to fix it, but unfortunately it was really hard to see what was going wrong and I figured it would be easier for you or someone else to readd the content correctly. Sorry about that. 04:54, 25 November 2021 (UTC)

Mana Regeneration Band

If anybody would be so kind, please re-add the Mana Regeneration Band to the pre-mech and pre-plantera subsections. -Non Sequitor

Broken formatting

Something wrong but I dont know what it is

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Items after defeating one mech boss

I think that there are definitely enough items unlocked after defeating one mech boss, but before beating all three (ex. all items crafted with Hallowed Bars & Solar Eclipse enemy drops) to warrant including them somewhere on this page. Can anyone think of a better way to do this than adding a whole new section, or would that be the best option? - BookSerpent (talk) 04:37, 17 November 2022 (UTC)

mystic robe pre mech

why the hell is mystic robe in pre mech, all the other armor pieces have greater mana damage and crit chance, and some even better mana reduction