Squaroid Staff

Squaroid Staff Squaroid A radiant staff with a square-shaped conduit at its edge. Only the most prestigious of cuboid monarchs are allowed to wield such a weapon.

Tier ST
Shots 2
Damage 50–60 (average: 55)
Projectile Speed 0 tiles/second
Lifetime 0.74 seconds
Range 5.89 tiles
Amplitude 0.5 tile(s)
Frequency 0.5 cycle(s)/shot
Acceleration 1000 tiles/second2 after 0.3325 seconds
Max/Min Speed 15 tiles/second
Effect(s) Passes cover Shots pass through obstacles
Armor Piercing Ignores defense of target
Rate of Fire 150%
XP Bonus 5%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 800


Notes
Part of the Cuboid Necromancer Set.

With a 150% rate of fire and the ability to ignore defense, this staff is extremely powerful when compared to other staves. It beats the T13 Staff of the Vital Unity at 11 Defense, the T14 Staff of the Fundamental Core at 27 Defense, and even the endgame UT Superior at 38 Defense.

On paper, this staff looks extremely overpowered, but the pros of this staff are balanced out with its quirk of the projectiles starting perpendicular to the player, temporarily lingering in place before accelerating outwards and converging, making it hard to consistently hit moving enemies. It also has lower range than all of the aforementioned staves.

If you can master its quirk by predicting the enemy’s movement patterns, or you are fighting a stationary boss, this staff is a fun and strong alternative to tiered staves.

When the entire Cuboid Necromancer Set is equipped, the projectile changes to:
Super Squaroid

Trivia
The unique firing pattern of this staff comes from a combination of its amplitude, low frequency, and very fast acceleration - exploiting the fact that slower shots take a shorter time to complete a cycle given a fixed amplitude and frequency. When initially fired, its amplitude and 0 shot speed makes the shots curve sideways quickly, before the near-instant acceleration to full speed kicks in. This makes the period of the sinusoidal pattern so large that the shots fire mostly straight forward instead of fully converging, as well as the sudden change in speed and the sine wave’s shape causing the shots to turn more than 90 degrees instantly.