Astral Blaster

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Astral Blaster
  • Astral Blaster.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage120 Ranged
Knockback2.75 (Very Weak)
Critical chance29%
Use time15 Average
Velocity36 effective
TooltipConverts musket balls into homing astral rounds
Inflicts DebuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection
100% chance

Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
RarityRarity Level: 9
Sell 16 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Astral Round
Astral Round

The Astral Blaster is a craftable Hardmode gun. When Musket Balls are used for ammo, bullets fired become astral rounds that home in on enemies and inflict the Astral Infection debuff.

Its best modifier is Unreal.



Crafting Station
Ancient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Astral BarAstral Bar6
Astral BlasterAstral Blaster1


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Astral rounds now home towards the closest enemy instead of the earliest enemy in the NPC array.
  • Decreased sell price from 19 Gold Coin to 16 Gold Coin.
  • Astral Round projectile now has more afterimages.
  • Astral Round now uses a sprite for its projectile instead of just dust.
    • Now inflicts Astral Infection for 2 seconds instead of Frostburn for 4 seconds.
    • Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
    • Buffed damage from 100 to 150, but nerfed use time from 10 to 14.
    • Now uses the Rarity Level: 9 rarity instead of Rarity Level: 7.
    • Increased sell price from 12 Gold Coin to 19 Gold Coin.
    • Now requires an Ancient Manipulator to craft instead of a Hardmode Anvil.
    • Added a tooltip.
    • Fixed Astral Round projectile being invisible.
    • Fixed projectiles using the wrong dust types.
    • Nerfed damage from 80 to 72.
    • Lowered the range it takes for projectiles to start homing in on a target.
    • Buffed damage from 47 to 125 and use time from 22 to 11.
    • Now uses the Rarity Level: 7 rarity instead of Rarity Level: 5.
    • Gave it an increased critical strike chance.
    • Now uses 6 Astral Bars in its recipe instead of 3 Fallen Stars, 1 Soul of Light, 1 Soul of Night, and 7 Verstaltite Bars.
  • Buffed damage from 40 to 47, use time from 23 to 21, and knockback from 2.5 to 2.75.