The Arcbolter is a Pre-Hardmode summon weapon that fires an inaccurate gravity-affected electrical bolt in an arc. Summoned minions will target enemies in their line of sight that have been hit by the Arcbolter (the effect is similar to pressing ⚷ Open / Activate with a minion summoning item) and will deal an additional 4 damage to those enemies. Additionally, hit enemies have a chance to generate links of static electricity between each other when struck by minions. Unlike the other projectile summon weapons available, the Arcbolter does not use any mana, making it an ideal weapon for early-game summoners who do not wish to use mana potions.
Its best Modifier is Godly. While it deals summon damage and therefore cannot deal critical hits, both the Ruthless and Godly modifiers increase its damage by 17%, with the Godly modifier offering an additional 15% increase in knockback.
- The method of obtaining the Arcbolter is the exact same as receiving ores or torches from slimes through bonus drops.
- Similarly to the Nature's Grasp, the Arcbolter functions like a Whip from Journey's End.
- 22.214.171.124: Introduced.