The Microwave

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The Microwave
  • The Microwave.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage111 Melee
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 Average
Reach (tiles)32
Attack duration
Velocity28 effective
TooltipFries nearby enemies with radiation
An exceptionally agile yoyo
'Cooking, Astral Infection style'
Inflicts DebuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection
100% chance

Debuff duration4 seconds (Yoyo)
3 seconds (Aura)
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
RarityRarity Level: 9
Sell 16 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Microwave Yoyo
The Microwave
Dropped by
Astrum Deus125% / 33.33% Expert Mode

The Microwave is a Hardmode yoyo that is dropped by Astrum Deus. While the yoyo is in the air, a small aura surrounds it which continuously damages nearby enemies, dealing 35% of the yoyo's base damage and inflicting the Astral Infection debuff.

Its best modifier is Godly. It cannot get modifiers that affect size.


  • The Microwave emits a notable humming noise as it travels, and a beep sound when enemies are killed with it, mimicking that of a real-life microwave oven. Its tooltip makes reference to this, mentioning cooking.
  • The Microwave could also be a reference to the Cosmic microwave background radiation in space, supported by the weapon's related boss being themed around space.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Buffed range from 28.125 tiles to 32 and effective top speed from 28 to 54.
  • Decreased sell price from 19 Gold Coin to 16 Gold Coin.
  • Yoyo now inflicts Astral Infection for 4 seconds instead of 5.
    • Yoyo projectile now grants 20 local immunity frames instead of 10.
    • Kill sound now has an internal 0.75 second cooldown.
  • Buffed yoyo range from 19.5 tiles to 28.25, nerfed aura damage from 50% base damage to 35%.
  • Added a sound for when the yoyo returns to the player.
  • Removed extraneous dust-only projectiles.