Vortex armor is an end-game Hardmode armor set that provides ranged weapon boosts. It is currently the best ranged armor set available on the Desktop version. Crafting the full set requires a total of 36 Luminite Bars (144 Luminite) and 45 Vortex Fragments.
In total, Vortex armor pieces apply the following boosts:
- +36% ranged damage
- +27% ranged critical strike chance
- +25% chance to not consume ammunition
- +10% movement speed
Additionally, equipping a full set grants the player the ability to toggle stealth mode, which has the following effects:
- Decreased chance that enemies will target the wearer
- +80% ranged damage
- +20% ranged critical strike chance
- Decreased movement speed
Unlike Shroomite armor, standing still is not required. The Vortex armor’s stealth mode is instead toggled manually by double-tapping the▼ Down key. Moving or grappling does not cancel the effect, and its boosts are applied to all ranged weapon types (unlike Shroomite armor, which requires switching headpieces for different ranged weapon types). Dashing or riding a Mount does cancel stealth mode.