Beetle armor

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Beetle armor
Male Variant

Female Variant

Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 61(Scale Mail) - 73(Shell)
Set Bonus Scale Mail: Beetles increase your melee damage and speed
Shell: Beetles protect you from damage
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 14 Gold Coin 40 Silver Coin (set)

Beetle armor is a Hardmode, post-Golem armor set with defensive and melee boosts. It is considered an upgrade of the Turtle armor set, and, prior to patch 1.3 was one of the 3 endgame armors available for the PC version, the others being Shroomite armor and Spectre armor.

In total, Beetle armor will apply the following boosts:

With Beetle Scale Mail :[edit | edit source]
  • +8% melee critical hit chance
  • +14% melee damage
  • +12% melee speed
  • +12% movement speed
  • Significantly higher chance that enemies will target the wearer
With Beetle Shell :[edit | edit source]
  • +5% melee critical hit chance
  • +11% melee damage
  • +6% melee speed
  • +6% movement speed
  • Significantly higher chance that enemies will target the wearer

Beetle armor has two chest piece options:

  • Beetle Scale Mail (Offensive) offers the Beetle Might-buff. This increases melee damage and speed by 10% when successfully attacking enemies. The boost is raised to 20% and 30% with further successive attacks. When the player stops attacking successfully for a period, the buff resets.
  • Beetle Shell (Defensive) offers the Beetle Endurance-buff. When the player avoids taking damage, this buff reduces damage taken on the next hit by 15%, with further boosts to 30% and 45% if the player continues to avoid damage for longer durations. When the player takes damage thereafter, each hit lowers the boost applied to the next hit by one step. This buff features a visual effect showing one to three "beetles" flying around the player, signifying the 15%, 30%, or 45% damage reduction boost currently in effect.

Crafting the full set with one chest piece requires 18 Beetle Husks, 54 Chlorophyte Bars (or 324 pieces of Chlorophyte Ore), and 3 Turtle Shells. Crafting all four pieces from scratch requires 26 Beetle Husks, 78 Chlorophyte Bars (or 468 pieces of Chlorophyte Ore), and 4 Turtle Shells.

If you have a full set of Turtle armor however, crafting this set with just one of the chest pieces will require just 18 Beetle Husks. You'll need 26 Beetle Husks if you want to craft both chest pieces, provided you have the needed chests from the Turtle armor.

Set[edit | edit source]

Beetle Helmet
Beetle Helmet.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 23
Max Stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Body Slot Helmet
Tooltip 6% increased melee damage
Enemies are more likely to target you
Sell 6 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 2199
Beetle Leggings
Beetle Leggings.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 18
Max Stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Body Slot Pants
Tooltip 6% increased movement and melee speed
Enemies are more likely to target you
Sell 3 Gold Coin 60 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 2202

Chest variants[edit | edit source]

Beetle Scale Mail
Beetle Scale Mail.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 20
Max Stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Body Slot Shirt
Tooltip 8% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
6% increased movement and melee speed
Sell 4 Gold Coin 80 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 2200
Beetle Shell
Beetle Shell.png
Statistics
Type Armor
Defense 32
Max Stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Body Slot Shirt
Tooltip 5% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
Enemies are more likely to target you
Sell 4 Gold Coin 80 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 2201

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk 4
Turtle Helmet.png Turtle Helmet 1
Result
Beetle Helmet.png Beetle Helmet 1
Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk 8
Turtle Scale Mail.png Turtle Scale Mail 1
Result
Beetle Scale Mail.png Beetle Scale Mail 1
Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk 8
Turtle Scale Mail.png Turtle Scale Mail 1
Result
Beetle Shell.png Beetle Shell 1
Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk 6
Turtle Leggings.png Turtle Leggings 1
Result
Beetle Leggings.png Beetle Leggings 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Beetle Armor is not entirely an upgrade from Turtle armor. The Turtle armor strikes a nice balance between offense and defense, whereas the Beetle Armor will sacrifice one for the other and lacks the Turtle armor's damage reflection set bonus.
  • It is possible to reach a defense of over 100 without buffs by wearing the full set with the Shell, a Paladin's Shield, and all accessories reforged to Warding.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • With the full Beetle Endurance buff and a Lifeforce Potion (600 HP) and/or Endurance Potion, it is possible to not be one-hit-killed by the Dungeon Guardian.
  • The Beetle Armor set (as of 1.2.3) is the first and only armor set to have multiple chest piece variants as opposed to helmet variants.
  • Solar Flare armor actually provides more defense than either of the chest variants. However, the Beetle Shell provides 45% max damage reduction as opposed the the Solar Flare Shield's maximum 30% reduction

History[edit | edit source]

Equipable Items: Adamantite Breastplate.png Armor • Anklet of the Wind.png Accessories ( Cobalt Shield.png Combat) • Pharaoh's Robe.png Vanity ( Diamond Ring.png Accessories • Purple Dye.png Dyes)