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In Terraria 1.3, Heart Statues appear to only be triggerable once every 10 seconds. This appears to differ from the previous patches, in which the statue could conceivably be triggered 6 times at once (one for each wiring connection). Was this change introduced in 1.3?

What are some alternate ways that hearts can be generated or farmed?

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    Not really, Afaik the cooldown was always 10 seconds. And no... In regards to hearts, we only got heart statues. – Zerjack Jul 12 '15 at 5:08
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    I'm aware that the cool down has always been 10 seconds, but previously, that was per wiring connection. In essence, you could get as many as 6 hearts from a single statue every 10 seconds. Now it appears that you can only get 1. This makes my setup for fighting the Golem that much more difficult. – Jonah Bishop Jul 12 '15 at 12:56
  • Oh yeah after a scan of the comments in the wikia it appears the statues started allowing multiple connections after 1.2. It may have been introduced as a bug. So yeah that was probably removed in 1.3. Patch notes do not show changes about that though. – Zerjack Jul 12 '15 at 18:43
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The ability to trigger statue mechanisms once every ten seconds per connection was a bug, and was fixed in the 1.3 patch, as detailed in the patch notes:

  • ...
  • Fixed bug where Worms would not drop gore segments on death.
  • Fixed a bug where you could spawn a heart/enemy from a statue using wires faster than intended..
  • Fixed a bug where the game could crash if the Rod of Discord was used on the far right of the world.
  • ...

source

Statue mechanisms are now triggered at most once every ten seconds irrespective of how many connections they have.

  • Well, there goes my heart farm. :-/ Thanks for the info; I somehow missed that in the change log. – Jonah Bishop Jul 13 '15 at 13:55
  • @JonahBishop I've just realised I completely missed the second part of your question... If you've got access to Vampire Knives and a high level melee set you might find farming the Golem a bit easier. With VK I rarely struggle against most bosses. Moon Lord is another matter entirely... – JonK Jul 13 '15 at 14:00

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