The Starfury is a sword which occasionally summons a star projectile from the sky to the location of the cursor when swung. It costs no ammunition or mana, emits light, deals 1.5× / 2× the sword's damage (37 / 44 base damage) but no knockback, and can pierce once, dissipating upon hitting a second enemy. The star emmitted will travel through all blocks until it has reached the players cursor unless the cursor is inside a block. The Starfury can be obtained from Skyware Chests on Floating Islands, Azure Crates, or Sky Crates.
Its best modifier is Legendary.
- The star projectile has a cooldown of 0.67 seconds.
- The star projectile spawns 37.5 tiles above the player and (horizontally) up to 12.5 tiles away from the cursor's location, in the opposite direction the player is facing.
- Therefore, positioning the cursor at the very bottom of the screen will cause the star to fall in a nearly straight line, while positioning at the top of the screen will cause the angle of its trajectory to vary wildly.
- Equipment that increases melee speed, such as Shadow armor, will increase the speed of the falling star.
- Stars that spawn within solid blocks will fly through blocks until reaching open space, affording the weapon continued usefulness while underground.
- The falling star projectile will not go through Planter Boxes and normal platforms, but it will pass through stairs.
- The Starfury can be used to reveal caves, as its light particles continue traveling 10 to 35 tiles downward after colliding with blocks.
- The Magma Stone, Flask of Fire, Flask of Cursed Flames, and the set bonus of Frost armor affect the star projectiles, meaning they emit light even while passing through blocks, which can help map solid areas.
- As early as the Starfury can be obtained, it is extremely useful throughout all of pre-Hardmode, and can stay useful later into the game as an exploration tool.
- Since the stars fall above the location of the cursor, they can be used to attack through walls.
- For 1920×1080 resolution, the stars spawn at the top of the screen. Thus, they cannot be used to hit anything above the screen, such as Floating Islands or bosses.
- With correct aim, the Starfury can be used to hit an enemy with the blade and another enemy with the star, or the same enemy twice in one swing.
- Beware when using the Starfury in the Underground Jungle, as it can easily break the Larva in an undiscovered Bee Hive, summoning the Queen Bee boss.
- If the player plans on crafting the Zenith, they should not throw away or sell the Starfury, as it is needed as a crafting ingredient.
- The stars of the Starfury do the highest pre-Hardmode melee damage, 10 more damage than the Night's Edge.
- The Star Wrath can be considered the Hardmode upgrade to this weapon.
- Earlier versions of the Starfury classified it as a magic weapon, which summoned a torrent of stars similar to the Star Wrath. This made it an effective weapon up to and into early Hardmode. This ability was removed and the weapon class changed in the 1.2 update.
- During early testing, Redigit recounts placing the Starfury in an area surrounded by "several screens of spikes", telling the testers that whoever reaches it first could keep it. Whenever a tester would get close, he would teleport them to the Ocean.
- The Starfury appears in the video game Dungeon Defenders 2 as a weapon.
- The Starfury does more damage than the Light's Bane and the Blood Butcherer despite being obtainable earlier in the game.
- Desktop 22.214.171.124:
- Damage increased from 22 to 25.
- Stars now deal 1.5× the sword's damage instead of 2×.
- Desktop 1.4.4: Stars now fall 25% faster, can travel through blocks, and have been given a visual overhaul.
- Desktop 1.2.3:
- Fixed Starfury getting magic prefixes despite being a melee weapon.
- Fixed Starfury projectiles being magic instead of melee (no longer triggers the Spectre armor's effects).
- Desktop 1.2:
- Damage increased for both the falling stars (from 15 to 22) and the sword (from 16 to 22) itself.
- Now has a recharge time.
- Now classed as melee damage instead of magic damage.
- No longer requires mana to use.
- Inventory sprite updated. Old sprite was .
- Desktop 1.0.6:
- Damage increased from 15 to 16.
- Mana usage increased from 11 to 16.
- Stars produced by the Starfury that materialize inside of blocks will now continue to fly until they reach open space, at which point they will become solid.