Solus Katana

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Solus Katana
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Damage Per Swing:23.9
Rate of Fire:1.2
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"A solarium-infused sword, forged by Asra Nox."

The Solus Katana is a Tier 4 unique broadsword dropped by the boss Asra Nox. It has a 10% chance to drop from the Nox when she is defeated in the Grand Pagoda Library. It will not drop when Nox is defeated during the Ruin encounter.

The Solus Katana appears to be made of regular grey steel when inert, but quickly ignites to an orange, solarium-powered glow when in use. The ignited sword gives off a small amount of light. It will return to its inert state after a short period of inactivity. During its primary combo, the katana progresses through the three strikes approximately 0.4 seconds faster than a typical broadsword, which allows for a higher practical DPS than a naive reading of its stats would indicate.

The sword's secondary fire, Kunai Blast, is a unique ability that fires three glowing kunai projectiles in front of the player at angles of 20 degrees, 30 degrees and 50 degrees below horizontal, mimicking one of Nox's unique attacks. The knives explode upon contact with an enemy or after 2.5 seconds. These projectiles have a base power of 15. The secondary fire consumes 120 energy on use and incurs a 1.5-second delay before it can be used again.

To execute the Kunai Blast effectively, the player must usually jump; when triggered by a player standing on the ground, the attack's projectiles will embed in the ground directly in front of the player's feet. Using this attack in the air will cause the player to come to a complete stop temporarily, making it a viable method to avoid fall damage. It can also be used to stop inertia in a zero-gravity environment, such as outer space.

When upgraded at a Weapon Upgrade Anvil to tier 6, the Solus Katana's swing damage increases from 23.8625 to 33.4075, and the damage dealt by Kunai Blast's projectiles increases to 21. Additionally, the Solus Katana's appearance changes to the one shown below.

Solus Katana (Upgraded).png

Apart from the addition of a gold star to the name, no other changes occur as a result of the upgrade.


As shown in a blog post teasing weapon upgrading, the Solus Katana is seen having a rather different upgraded sprite, notably incorporating elements of Ancient design. It was likely this was swapped out for the current upgrade sprites as it no longer resembled a katana.

Old Upgraded Katana.gif


File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem soluskatana
File Name soluskatana.activeitem
File Path assets\items\active\weapons\bossdrop\soluskatana