What's first thing to do after getting into Hard Mode?

#1tony8669Posted 12/23/2011 12:06:46 AM
Besides getting killed, anyway.

I went around and started smashing altars. Think I got too carried away, though, because I smashed on that was really close to one of my bases... that would have been smart to keep. I have other worlds I can go to... but still.

I found some pixie dust, but since my base is at the dungeon entrance, buried in pretty good, I don't have any worries about creatures.

Also got luck and found a snow globe, no idea if there are any good drops from the snow legion, but I guess I'll find out.
#2YourLuckPosted 12/23/2011 12:57:04 AM
If you have a Phaseblade, the first thing you should do is make a Phasesaber. If you don't just mine so Cobalt and then progress. Phasesaber is made with a Phaseblade and 25 (I think) crystal shards which are in the underground hallow and can be obtained by smashing them with a hammer.
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#3Zelda911Posted 12/23/2011 1:37:56 AM
Smash a bunch of Alters then go hunting for Cobalt and Crystal Shards. Basically do with the poster above said.

You can either just make the drill of each set and then go straight for Adamantite armor or just make the armor set for each mineral. You won't need to make new weapons until you can make the Hallowed gear as the Phaseblade will be sufficient.
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#4sprites7Posted 12/23/2011 1:38:25 AM
You'll need 50 crystals for a phaseblader , and it's an awesome weapon!
Or you 'll want a cobalt sword if you're into swords, a bit faster but with less damage

Obviously , you'll want to mine up loads of ores to get the cobalt/mythril/adamantite armor , then the hallowed when you 'll deal with the bosses
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#5KLouD_KoNNeCteDPosted 12/23/2011 2:00:06 AM(edited)
The Phasesaber is the best sword in the game IMO. I know most people will disagree and say the Excalibur but the problem with it is you can't turn around while swinging it. Having said that if you can get 50 Crystal Shards and a Phaseblade you will have a great weapon to carry you through hardmode.
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#6tony8669(Topic Creator)Posted 12/23/2011 4:48:12 AM(edited)
Wow, I'm amazed at how starting hard mode is like starting the game over again.

I'm also amazed at how quickly the world gets totally messed up. I went through one of my deserts... and it was all corrupt. Crazy stuff.
#7OddplumePosted 12/23/2011 5:32:36 AM
tony8669 posted...
I'm also amazed at how quickly the world gets totally messed up. I went through one of my deserts... and it was all corrupt. Crazy stuff.

Yeah, Hallow and Corruption spread fastest through sand. I lost an entire beach in under an hour.
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