The 脉冲弓 is a unique post-世纪之花 困难模式 弓 that 自动开火s a high-velocity glowing white bolt, which is unaffected by gravity, will pierce enemies, can ricochet five times, and fly for 3.5 seconds (~480 tiles) before dissipating. It is purchased from the 旅商 for 45 , after Plantera has been defeated. The Traveling Merchant will use it for self-defense once a world is in Hardmode.
Like other bows and 连弩s, it can use any 箭 type as 弹药, but always fires the same unique white projectile, rather than providing any particular arrow's usual sprite. Effects normally provided by a particular arrow type are cancelled, except for their damage statistic.
The Pulse Bow has a base 11% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.
Its best 修饰语 is 虚幻.
- The Pulse Bow operates differently compared to other bows. Even though it consumes arrows, its projectiles appear as if they were cast by a 魔法武器 in that they emit a particle glow, ricochet, pierce, dissipate in midair, and are unaffected by gravity.
- The Pulse Bow also operates differently in the console and mobile versions of the game, where it is slower and is affected by gravity. (A recent patch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One fixed this, it now fires projectiles much more similar to PC edition although untested on PS3/PS4)
Demonstration of ricocheting through walls.
- The Pulse Bow is generally considered one of best bows in the game, although the 海啸 and 幻影弓 can outdamage it against single targets.
- It is an excellent weapon for discovering 漂浮岛s, due to its high speed and ricochet ability.
- Its piercing and ricochet abilities make it useful in confined spaces, such as 地牢s.
- If shot at the right angle, the Pulse Bow's projectiles can ricochet through one-block walls. This appears to happen when the projectile hits a block at an entry angle of 40 to 50 degrees, and is easier to pull off when first bouncing the projectile off of another surface. This useful trick can be used in many situations to attack enemies behind cover.
- Because the Pulse Bow cancels additional arrow effects, damage is the only factor that should be considered in choosing an arrow type. The highest base damage can currently be achieved with 毒液箭s or 诅咒箭s (82).
- Because the Pulse Bow cancels additional arrow effects, the 无尽箭袋 will fire special bolts indefinitely.
- The Pulse Bow's color scheme is similar to that of Shroomite equipment.