I would like to ask how can an Arena be built to maximise the amount of kills(especially of Stronger Mobs) for timed events like Frost Moon and Pumpkins Moon. Since these events last only for the night, killing faster is the most important factor to get more loots.

I usually use a generic boss fighting Arena, multiple layers of platform about 6-12 tiles apart with al least 300 tiles wide just above ground with full campfire and lantern coverage, but there are a few problems faced:

  1. There are little cover from Frost Queen's hail of icicles
  2. Towards later waves, weaker mobs still roam around distracting against fighting stronger mobs like Frost Queen and Pumpking
  3. Straight platforms does not help dodging Santa's machine gun

For the purpose of this question, assume only all items before the Lunar events are available.

Even though I asked for Frost Moon and Pumpkin Moon events, please feel free to suggest Arenas that works for other Events such as Pirate or Martian events.

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    lava is a pretty straight forward method for getting lots of kills. If it's not deep enough, it will still kill mobs without destroying the loot. Otherwise you can use lots of traps – Aequitas Jul 5 '17 at 5:04
  • With Flying threats like Frost Queen and Pumpking is lava still practical? Also mobs that can shoot like the Santa and Everscream? – Ben Ong Jul 5 '17 at 5:36
  • 1:You could try putting layers of solid ceilings, to give you cover from hovering enemies. 2:If you have it, dart traps and boulder traps could help with lesser enemies. Also explosives never hurt your goal of crowd control! 3:Try vertical and diagonal platforms. Wings can help traversing these. That may help, but also a Cross necklace from mimics will lower the amount of times he hits you with one pass. – The Mattbat999 Jul 5 '17 at 5:50
  • @TheMattbat999 just to confirm we are on the same topic, I am talking about Frost Queen and Pumpking which cannot be obstructed by blocks, I believe a ceiling can only block the Queen's hail storm. Last I tried, Everscream's projectile also cannot be blocked. – Ben Ong Jul 5 '17 at 5:56
  • Though boulder trap is something I never tried using, is there a way to reset the boulder in the midst of combat without having to physically place another one? Otherwise I think a single boulder would have limited effect on the whole event. – Ben Ong Jul 5 '17 at 5:57

I never really used arenas, but these are some suggestions. 1(Frost queen's icicles): You can put opened doors/trapdoors around the arena and close them when the icicles are used. Although on that case I would recommend the Ice Staff (the one that places temporary ice blocks.) 2(normal mobs getting in the way)Maybe make the arena in the air or use a Peace Candle (that might get in the way of the minibosses though) 3(Santa attacks)Try getting a black belt or the Eye Of Cthulhu shield, the Ice staff also works in this situation.

That's all the suggestions, I hope you make use of these and find an answer.

  • Ice staff is a tactical weapon but the dps is low compared to other equipments I can obtain prior to these events. I am asking for ideas/designs that helps kill faster, helping in survivability is secondary. – Ben Ong Apr 2 '18 at 1:07

4:16:45 Is an example of what your arena farm can do.

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    Welcome to Arqade. while the video may answer the question should the video go down your answer wont mean anything. it's a good idea to summarize what it is you are highlighting in the video. also a good idea to use the &t= url parameter to time the video to where you want it – Memor-X Mar 27 '18 at 4:26
  • Thanks for the feedback, I will keep that in mind next time. – Badger Mar 28 '18 at 6:30

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