Illustrious Knives

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This item is dedicated to: Phantasmal Deathray
Illustrious Knives
  • Illustrious Knives item sprite
Damage1600 Melee/Rogue
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time11 Very Fast
Inflicts DebuffHoly FlamesHoly Flames
100% chance

Debuff duration8.33 seconds
Debuff tooltipDissolving from holy light
RarityRarity Level: 16
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Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Supreme Calamitas 1 14.28%
Notice how the Illustrious Knives home upwards at the Super Dummy despite the cursor remaining on the Lever.

The Illustrious Knives are a craftable post-Moon Lord developer weapon that can also be dropped by Supreme Calamitas while in Expert Mode. It has both a rogue and melee variant. When used, the weapon launches a large spread of slow moving green knives, similar to the Vampire Knives. The knives are destroyed upon contact with tiles, but will rapidly accelerate and home in on nearby enemies. All knives will inflict Holy Flames upon striking an enemy.

When a knife hits an enemy, the player is healed by 1.5% of the damage dealt. This lifesteal is far stronger than either the Empyrean or Vampire Knives.

The best modifier for the melee variant is Godly, and the best modifier for the rogue variant is Unreal.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
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Ingredient(s) Amount
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