Weapons & Equip - Set Bonuses for wood armor types (2024)

MegaByte

Skeletron
  • Dec 28, 2023
  • #1

New Ash wood armor gives a set bonus to reduce damage from lava, cactus armor has thorns effect, similar to this I think other wood armor types should have a simple set bonuses to make them more interesting.

Pre-Hardmode
Palm Wood armor : Increased mobility while underwater and during rain
Boreal Wood armor : 15% increased movement speed
Ebonwood armor : : Increased jump velocity and reduced fall damage
Shadewood armor :
Slightly increased life regen (+0.75/s)
Rich Mahogany armor : Armor penetration increased by 3Hardmode
Pearlwood armor : 30% increased melee speed, 25% increased whip speed, increased yoyo range, increased movement speed and acceleration.
(55%+ speed in total for whips, glass cannon like old obsidian armor but without summon damage bonus, defense, range or minion slots so it's not as OP but could still be useful in certain builds)

I was going to make them(pre-hardmode ones) biome or class specific but that might force players to switch to those armor when exploring their respective biomes or playing a certain class instead of using platinum armor or whatever they have, making early game mining less useful. That's also why set bonuses aren't too good they're just "nice to have but other armors are better".

Anyway I don't care what bonuses are. I just want set bonuses that aren't +1 defense to make them more interesting and maybe rarely useful in a build, or in a specific situation like how ash wood is useful in GFB, so post if you have better set bonus ideas

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Stellar Mastodon 267

Terrarian
  • Dec 28, 2023
  • #2

I think Ebonwood should have the Jump Velocity, Shadewood should have the Regeneration, and Jungle wood should have the Pentration. This is mostly so the evil wood types give a taste for what their ore sets will be.

MegaByte

Skeletron
  • Dec 28, 2023
  • #3

Stellar Mastodon 267 said:

I think Ebonwood should have the Jump Velocity, Shadewood should have the Regeneration, and Jungle wood should have the Pentration. This is mostly so the evil wood types give a taste for what their ore sets will be.

Makes more sense, 'regen' is crimson's thing with life drain and panic neckless.
I'll change them

Big Sammich

Duke Fishron
  • Dec 28, 2023
  • #4

I've given my thoughts on this matter before, but I'm opposed to set bonuses for wood armor. They're supposed to be the most barebones, simple, and least viable armors at any point in the game. The only reason Ash Wood Armor has a set bonus is because you get it past the point where set bonuses are expected to have been established. The best wood armor, which is Pearlwood, is a Hardmode armor set, and still only gives 8 defense, which is worse than Iron armor.

Now, I will say that Pearlwood armor could have a set bonus, but I think it definitely should not be combat related. The best idea I've seen for it was for it to be a build speed upgrade, because that's outside progression and there is no armor set that currently does that.

MegaByte

Skeletron
  • Dec 28, 2023
  • #5

Big Sammich said:

They're supposed to be the most barebones, simple, and least viable armors at any point in the game.

Regular wood armor stays barbaric for that role. I'm only suggesting to other wood types, I don't see a reason why wood from a literal evil biome or a jungle with too much life shouldn't have more effect than just acting like a barebone set. specially considering how something like an armor made of pumpkin has 10%+ damage.

These bonuses wouldn't be any different than going to desert for slightly better cactus armor.

Big Sammich said:

Now, I will say that Pearlwood armor could have a set bonus, but I think it definitely should not be combat related. The best idea I've seen for it was for it to be a build speed upgrade, because that's outside progression and there is no armor set that currently does that.

I don't think build speed. range, painting buffs or any building related effects should be added to Perlwood armor. otherwise that would force players to wear it while building because even +1 range is really helpful, imagine endgame players getting one shotted by wraths while building a tower or something.

if devs want to buff building they should find another way like buffing one of the building accessories

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Weapons & Equip - Set Bonuses for wood armor types (2024)

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What is the set bonus for wood armor in Terraria? ›

Wearing the full set grants a basic (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 2 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 3 defense plus a set bonus of 1 defense, which adds up to a total of (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 3 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 4 defense.

What is the strongest wood armor in Terraria? ›

All types of wood have their own set of Wood Armor with the exception of Dynasty Wood. From weakest to strongest is (def 2) Wood Armor, (def 3) Rich Mahogany Armor/Boreal Wood Armor/Palm Wood Armor, (def 4) Ebonwood Armor/Shadewood Armor, (def 7) Pearlwood Armor.

What armor should I get after wood armor in Terraria? ›

What's the armor I should go for after wood armor? Beetle armor with beetle shell. Melee only. Cactus, lead, iron, silver, tungsten, copper, tin, gold, platinum, shadow and crimtane are all valid next steps for your teir.

What is the strongest armor in Terraria? ›

The Solar Flare Armor is arguably the best armor set in the game for the Melee class. It's a high-defense armor set with bonuses focusing on attack and protection for optimal flexibility. Players must craft the Solar Flare Helmet, Solar Flare Breastplate, and Solar Flare Leggings to complete the armor set.

How do armor set bonuses work? ›

Wearing one piece of an armor set usually grants an effect, but by upgrading all three pieces to level 2 at a Great Fairy and wearing all three upgraded pieces at once, you'll get an additional set bonus — often of the sort that makes the whole armor set worth finding in the first place.

What is the set bonus for boreal wood? ›

Wearing the full set grants a basic 3 defense plus a set bonus of 1 defense, providing a total of 4 defense. Crafting a full set requires a total of 75 Boreal Wood.

Is Spooky Wood Armor better than Tiki Armor? ›

Terrarian. Tiki Armor is a pretty alright armor set, but it gets outshined by Spooky armor, which is in the same stage and more viable. I way to balance this out can be by making Tiki armor Pre-Plantera, being crafted with, lets say, Chlorophyte bars and Rich Mahogany wood.

Is platinum armor worth it in Terraria? ›

A full set grants a basic 16 defense plus a set bonus of 4 defense, which equals a total of 20 defense, 4 more than gold, making it noticeably stronger. It is a viable alternative to Shadow armor or Crimson armor for entering Hardmode, if the player wants 1 extra defense.

What armor is better than turtle armor in Terraria? ›

Neither version has the thorns effect, nor the unconditional 15% damage reduction that Turtle armor has. Nonetheless, the increased specialization of Beetle armor makes it a worthy upgrade in most cases.

How to get nebula armor? ›

Crafting this set requires a total of 36 Luminite Bars (144 Luminite) and 45 Nebula Fragments.

What item hides armor in Terraria? ›

While the Invisibility Potion normally leaves armor visible, wearing the Familiar set completely conceals the player's armor. However, enemies' behavior is unaffected by this and they will still attack the player.

Is tungsten good in Terraria? ›

Compared to its alternative ore, Silver, having Tungsten in a world may be more favorable to magic weapon users, as it allows acquiring the magic-boosting Meteor armor faster. A Tungsten Pickaxe can mine Meteorite, while a Silver Pickaxe cannot. Meteorite is required for crafting the Meteor armor.

What is the rarest thing in Terraria? ›

The rarest item to drop is the Slime Staff, since it has a 1/10000 chance to drop from Slimes. However, there used to be an even rarer item, the Uzi, which had a 1/80000 drop chance from Angry Trappers. For some reason, they had the drop chance being so low, despite the weapon being just a slightly better Megashark.

What is the most overpowered sword in Terraria? ›

So, TL;DR – the most powerful sword you can craft is the Zenith. What is considered to be an amalgamation of many cool swords from throughout the game, Zenith is one of Terraria's best weapons and obliterates any enemy with ease.

What is the set bonus for Shadewood armor? ›

- Shadewood Armor set bonus gives 10% increased throwing velocity. - Pearlwood Helmet gives 10% increased mining speed and Shine buff light. Pearlwood Breastplate gives 15% increased mining speed. Pearlwood Greaves gives 10% increased mining speed.

What is the set bonus for forbidden armor? ›

A full set of Forbidden armor will provide the following stats: +26 defense. +25% / +15% magic and summon damage. +80 maximum mana.

What is the full set bonus for gold armor in Terraria? ›

A full set grants a basic 13 defense plus a set bonus of 3 defense, which equals a total of 16 defense.

What is the set bonus for lead armor in Terraria? ›

It consists of a Lead Helmet, Lead Chainmail and Lead Greaves. A full set grants a basic 8 defense plus a set bonus of 3 defense, which equals a total of 11 defense, 2 more than its iron counterpart.

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