Guide:Storm Weaver strategies

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Storm Weaver
Storm Weaver.png
Statistics
TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentSpace
AI TypeStorm Weaver (Armored) AI
Max Life100,000 / 160,000 (Phase 1)
1,000,000 / 1,600,000 (total)
KB Resist100%
Immune toAll debuffs except:
Shellfish ClapsEnragedKami Flu
Drops
Coins30 Gold Coin
Storm Weaver map.png
Map Icon
Storm WeaverUnarmored
Storm Weaver (Naked).png
Statistics
TypeBossBurrowing Enemy
EnvironmentSpace
AI TypeStorm Weaver (Naked) AI
Max Life900,000 / 1,440,000 (Phase 2)
1,000,000 / 1,600,000 (total)
KB Resist100%
Immune toAll debuffs except:
Shellfish ClapsEnraged
Drops
Coins30 Gold Coin
Storm Weaver map 2.png
Map Icon

Storm Weaver is usually the fourth, fifth, or sixth Post-Moon Lord boss that you will face in your playthrough. Storm Weaver is summoned by using the Rune of Kos in the Space biome at any time.

This guide will mention items exclusive to Expert and Revengeance Mode with no special formatting and will follow the intended progression.

Terrain Preparation[edit | edit source]

A long platform in Space is generally simple enough for this boss. Ensure that you have plenty of room to run along. It is important to remain in Space otherwise Storm Weaver's speed will drastically increase. Gravity Normalizer Potions can counteract the low gravity.

In Death Mode, make sure to have additional room for Phase 2 as the strategy changes significantly.

Gearing Up[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Tarragon armor is the preferred choice for all classes. However, Lunar armors are likely still effective.

Accessories[edit | edit source]

  • Tarragon Wings (with Angel Treads) or Seraph Tracers are the preferred wings.
  • The Elysian Aegis or the Statis' Ninja Belt allow the player to make sharp turns and are very useful.
    • The Elysian Aegis additionally gives knockback immunity and many defensive boosts.
    • The Statis' Ninja Belt additionally provides the chance of a ninja dodge and increased jump acceleration.
  • The Absorber is important for survivability by increasing damage reduction as well as giving increased jump acceleration.
  • The Community is a great all-around accessory that boosts offensive and defensive stats as well as boosting flight time.
  • The Heart of the Elements provides many all-around boosts including damage, damage reduction, life regen, and jump acceleration.
  • The Deific Amulet is an excellent option providing additional immunity frames and defense penetration.
  • Melee players should use the Bloody Worm Scarf for its strong melee boosts as well as increased damage reduction.
  • Ranged players should use the Sniper Scope and Artemis Emblem, which both help in boosting damage output.
    • Artemis Emblem additionally gives some life regen and ammo conservation.
  • Magic players should use the Sigil of Calamitas for its strong magic boosts.
  • Summoners can boost their minion count and damage with the Star-Tainted Generator and Statis' Curse.
    • Summoners can also use the Profaned Soul Artifact to provide a direct DPS boost through other minions as well as being a great choice for phase 1.
  • The Dark God's Sheath can be a good accessory for Rogue players, provided they can gain stealth to perform stealth strikes.
    • It also provides several passive Rogue bonuses.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

The weapons made from Uelibloom Bars or Bloodstone Cores are typically the best options for the fight.

Melee[edit | edit source]

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Mage[edit | edit source]

  • Although DPS is lower, Nuclear Fury is the all-around best option being able to simultaneously handle probes and Weaver with its homing.
  • Viscera is an option that increases survivability with its healing as well as hitscan for Phase 1 and good piercing effects for Phase 2.
  • The Last Prism is a decent choice dealing decent damage to Phase 2.
  • Everglade Spray is an excellent secondary weapon for applying Ichor for long periods of time in Phase 2.
  • The Purge Guzzler can deal decent damage to the tail in Phase 1 with its slight spread and pierce resulting in the tail being hit often.
  • The Mad Alchemist's Cocktail Glove is an amazing weapon for Phase 2, as the thrown flasks deal tremendous damage to the segments, as well as having a secondary attack that inflicts many debuffs.

Summoner[edit | edit source]

Rogue[edit | edit source]

  • Shattered Sun is an excellent option for Phase 1 with its homing effects.
  • Molten Amputators are excellent for Phase 2 if Weaver is kited through the boomerangs.
  • Tarragon Throwing Darts are a decent option dealing reasonable damage to Phase 1.
  • If Signus has been defeated, then the Cosmic Kunai can get Phase 1 out of the way in a matter of seconds.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • The Well Fed buff provides a useful all around stat boost.
  • Farm Blood Orbs to easily craft many helpful potions that will increase your survivability.

The Fight[edit | edit source]

Storm Weaver will spawn offscreen, meaning you should be prepared to dodge the Storm Weaver as it approaches you. Storm Weaver has 2 phases.

The first phase is pretty simple. It attacks very similarly to a Crawltipede while occasionally spawning Lightning orbs to shoot lightning at you. To avoid this, simply run along a skybridge while firing at the worm. Use homing attacks as only the tail can be damaged.

Another approach to this phase is to circle Storm Weaver and aim at the tail with precise weapons such as Telluric Glare.

When Storm Weaver reaches zero health, it will respawn, but this time without its armor. Upon spawning, it will not deal damage for a few seconds. Its body is no longer protected, but it now has a lot more health. With the exception of Death Mode, the walking strategy still works with homing weapons being able to handle the probes and slowly kill Storm Weaver.

Another approach to Phase 2 is utilizing piercing weapons such as Molten Amputators. By flying off the ground, Storm Weaver will pursue you allowing you to kite it through the boomerangs to deal massive damage.

Similarly, flying through space in a single direction while penetrating the Storm Weaver's full length with Luminite Bullets can deal absurd amounts of damage, upwards of 20,000 DPS with an unreal S.D.M.G. Start running ahead of it as soon as it spawns before it comes onscreen, then use dashes continuously to stay ahead of it, draining half its health before it can catch up, dash through its head as it approaches, and finish it on the reverse trip. The entire fight can be finished in a matter of minutes.

In Revengeance Mode or higher, Storm Weaver has a different AI in Phase 2. It no longer functions like a Crawltipede and instead will constantly try to ram you. It is important to watch the minimap and know where Storm Weaver is at all times. Keep moving as lightning orbs will still strike from the sky. Once Storm Weaver has begun to charge toward you, make evasive maneuvers to kite it around. The Rod of Discord or Normality Relocator helps in getting out of tight situations.

General Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Normality Relocator is a very strong tool as it allows instantaneous teleporting.
    • Be wary when teleporting as the player will fall at a much greater pace if unprepared in a similar manner to the Portal Gun.
  • The Ultra Liquidator can also be used to apply Ichor for other classes such as Ranger in Phase 2.
    • The Ultra Liquidator activates the Summoner nerf. As such, Golden Gun should be used to apply Ichor instead.
  • Quickly dodging in a large circle can allow you to outrun the Storm Weaver. Dashing accessories such as Statis' Ninja Belt or the Asgard's Valor can assist with this.
    • A Gravity Normalizer Potion can also help a lot with this.