Dark Spark

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Dark Spark
  • Dark Spark item sprite
Auto-use
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Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage100 Magic
Knockback0 (No Knockback)
Mana10
Critical chance4%
Use time9 Very Fast
Velocity30
TooltipAnd everything under the sun is in tune,
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon.
RarityRarity level: Donator
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Dark Spark is a craftable post-Moon Lord magic weapon and upgrade to the Last Prism. It initially fires a single black beam of light that splits into six different beams as it charges. Over time, these beams will change to white and, eventually, various colors.

Dark Spark projects a single thick beam that deals individual damage, splitting and spinning at a fast rate out of the tip of the weapon. Over time, this spin effect slows down. The process for charging Dark Spark to max takes approximately 17 seconds, each beam continuing to deal the weapon's full listed damage. The fully diverged beam deals 3.5 times the listed damage, for an output of 350 damage per hit. Each beam can hit 6 times per second individually (every 10 game ticks), which is a maximum of 36 possible hits per second (approximately every 1.7 game ticks). The mana cost will increase massively as the beam diverges.

Due to the weapon's above average mana cost (10 mana 6 times per second when fully charged = 60 mana per second), players will struggle to maintain the beam for more than 8-9 seconds during the progression tier that it is first obtainable. A Mana Flower, Celestial Cuffs, Sigil of Calamitas, Nebula armor, and a large supply of Super Mana Potions or Supreme Mana Potions may be required for continuous use.

Dark Spark does not deal damage within the first 2 seconds of usage against non-Dummy NPCs, and it cannot deal any knockback.

Its best Modifier is Demonic for damage output, or Mystic for mana conservation because it cannot get modifiers that affect knockback.

The Dark Spark being used against a single Target Dummy.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator
Ingredient(s) Amount
Last Prism.png Last Prism 1
Dark Plasma.png Dark Plasma 10
Ruinous Soul.png Ruinous Soul 20
Divine Geode.png Divine Geode 30
Result
Dark Spark.png Dark Spark 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Dark Spark's beams disappear after 1 minute of continuous use, similarly to Last Prism.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The visual effects of this weapon are opposite to the Last Prism.
    • However, the sound effects upon initial use and continued use are the same as the Last Prism.
  • The tooltip is a quote from the song Eclipse from the Pink Floyd album, The Dark Side of the Moon.
    • The cover art for The Dark Side of the Moon features a black prism with a rainbow diverging from it, which was likely the inspiration for Dark Spark's function.
  • The name of the weapon, "Dark Spark", is a reference to a spell-card used by the character Marisa Kirisame from the Touhou Project series.
    • Similarly to this weapon, the attack is a single large, dark laser.