Pygmy Staff

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Pygmy Staff
Stack digit 1.png
Pygmy Staff inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 34 (Summon)
Knockback 3 (Very Weak)
Mana 10
Critical chance 4%
Use time 27 (Average)
Velocity 10
Tooltip Summons a Pygmy to fight for you
Grants buff Pygmies.png Pygmies
Buff tooltip The pygmies will fight for you
Rarity Rarity Level: 7
Sell 2 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 1157
Internal Buff ID: 49


Summons Minion
Pygmies
Pygmy Types.png
A pygmy standing by a player's side.

The Pygmy Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon. It spawns a pygmy character that follows the player and attacks enemies via a ranged spear attack. Like other minions, the summoned pygmy is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff. The Pygmy Staff is dropped by Plantera (25% or 1/4 chance and a 50% chance in Expert).

Its best Modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stats bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, Minions cannot deal critical hits. The only significant advantage a Mythical Pygmy Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Each time the Pygmy is summoned, it has a random one of four possible sprite graphics. They are all functionally identical. The colors correspond to the mask colors of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • The pygmy catches up to fast-moving players by flying while standing, sitting, or hanging on its spear.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1:
    • Pygmies now have a chance to inflict poison and venom.
    • Pygmies now have a larger range and the first projectile thrown will always pierce rather than getting stuck.
  • 1.2.4.1: Now requires 10 mana.
  • 1.2.4:
    • No longer requires mana.
    • Damage increased from 29 to 34.
  • 1.2.3: Damage increased from 27 to 29.
  • 1.2.1: Damage increased from 25 to 27.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Minions
 
Following Slime Staff.png Slime Staff • Hornet Staff.png Hornet Staff  • Imp Staff.png Imp Staff  • Spider Staff.png Spider Staff  • Optic Staff.png Optic Staff  • Pirate Staff.png Pirate Staff  • Pygmy Staff.png Pygmy Staff • Raven Staff.png Raven Staff • Tempest Staff.png Tempest Staff  • Xeno Staff.png Xeno Staff Pc only.png • Deadly Sphere Staff.png Deadly Sphere Staff Pc only.png • Stardust Cell Staff.png Stardust Cell Staff Pc only.png • Stardust Dragon Staff.png Stardust Dragon Staff Pc only.png
Sentries Queen Spider Staff.png Queen Spider Staff • Staff of the Frost Hydra.png Staff of the Frost Hydra • Rainbow Crystal Staff.png Rainbow Crystal Staff Pc only.png • Lunar Portal Staff.png Lunar Portal Staff Pc only.png
Tavernkeep's
Sentries Pc only.png
Tier 1 Lightning Aura Rod.png Lightning Aura Rod • Flameburst Rod.png Flameburst Rod • Explosive Trap Rod.png Explosive Trap Rod • Ballista Rod.png Ballista Rod
Tier 2 Lightning Aura Cane.png Lightning Aura Cane • Flameburst Cane.png Flameburst Cane • Explosive Trap Cane.png Explosive Trap Cane • Ballista Cane.png Ballista Cane
Tier 3 Lightning Aura Staff.png Lightning Aura Staff • Flameburst Staff.png Flameburst Staff • Explosive Trap Staff.png Explosive Trap Staff • Ballista Staff.png Ballista Staff
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars
 
Weapons (List):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Thrown weapons