So when I booted up terraria for the first time with all my friends we were all pretty excited. We quickly decided / fell into playstyles that easily divided up the loot. They were melee / ranged oriented characters and I myself chose magic. Things went pretty well for the most part, they all found their cool builds and we progressed through the game pretty easily. Early to midgame I started finding all those cool spells (first was vilethorn, fun times!) and for a while things were going well. The problems for myself as a magic user showed up endgame. Yeah I had gotten meteorite armor pretty easily, and eventually in the early endgame I was sporting some fly cobalt armor. My partners however had crazy item sets like Murasame + feral claws and Phoenix Blaster + Meteorshot which allowed them some very impressive dps. I really struggled to pull my own weight around them. I was rocking my hardest in cobalt armor, with 3 bands of starpower, cobalt shield, and jet boots. But no matter what spell I tried to use I got nowhere near my friend's levels of usefulness in either damage or utility. The only spell I hadn't tried at that point was flamelash. Surely the most powerful spell in the game could put me on par with my friends. So we spent quite a long time farming bone serpents until finally I got one. You can imagine my disappointment when, still, the DPS was quite lower than that of my allies. Using a slow non-threatening looking fireball that hits twice for 32 or so damage while my allies are shooting and swinging at lightning fast speeds for about the same damage per hit. Anyways, tl;dr, Does anyone think magic should get some buffs? In either damage or utlity? Magic as it is seems lackluster. Currently you need to make your entire outfit based on mana regeneration to use most spells, and they are still outclassed by free-to-use weapons! I'm thinking things like spells that work the same as bombs to help with mining, or spells that heal yourself or allies. Maybe even defensive magic like temporary projectile deflecting bubbles or shields? I'm sure there's lots people can come up with.