Beetle armor

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Beetle armor
  • Beetle armor equipped (male)
  • Beetle armor equipped (female)
Statistics
TypeArmor – Set
Defense61(Scale Mail) - 73(Shell)
Set BonusScale Mail: Beetles increase your melee damage and speed
Shell: Beetles protect you from damage
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell14 Gold Coin 40 Silver Coin (set)

Beetle armor is a Hardmode, post-Golem armor set with defensive and melee boosts. It is not a direct upgrade of the Turtle armor set, as despite the fact that it is crafted from Turtle armor, it loses the thorns effect it had in exchange for other buffs. It is the endgame melee armor on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version, it is mostly outclassed by Solar Flare armor.

Beetle armor's effect

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
  • Beetle Might offensive 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.
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 Endurance defensive 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 a longer duration. The buff gets first applied after 3 seconds from taking damage, and will then increase after another 3 seconds. 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 and a full set of Turtle armor (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.

Set[edit | edit source]

Beetle Helmet
  • Beetle Helmet inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeArmor
Defense23
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip6% increased melee damage
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity Level: 8
SellGold Coin
Beetle Leggings
  • Beetle Leggings inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeArmor
Defense18
Body slotPants
Tooltip6% increased movement and melee speed
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity Level: 8
SellGold Coin 60 Silver Coin

Chest variants[edit | edit source]

Beetle Scale Mail
  • Beetle Scale Mail inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeArmor
Defense20
Body slotShirt
Tooltip8% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
6% increased movement and melee speed
RarityRarity Level: 8
SellGold Coin 80 Silver Coin
Beetle Shell
  • Beetle Shell inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeArmor
Defense32
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity Level: 8
SellGold Coin 80 Silver Coin

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When upgrading to Beetle armor from Turtle armor, the stats and defense increase greatly, but the thorns effect is lost. Keep this in mind when preparing for activities requiring a thorns effect.
  • While the Beetle Shell is equipped without any items occupying the social slot, Wings will not appear unless the player is in mid-air, similar to the Turtle Armor, Leaf Blower, and Heat Ray.
  • The Endurance Potion stacks with the Beetle Endurance buff.
  • Endurance Potion, Beetle armor at its 45% state and Worm Scarf will reduce damage by about 60%; Frozen Turtle Shell will further increase it to 74%.
  • In Expert mode, it may be more useful to have the beetle shell because of the extra defense as well as the damage reduction because all enemies do more damage.

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 or Flesh Knuckles or both, and all accessories reforged to Warding.
  • Taking Melee Damage, Speed, and Critical Hits into consideration, max DPS is increased by ~75% with three beetles (when using Beetle Scale Mail). However, if you had just the chest piece, the Hallowed Mask and the Valhalla Knight's Greaves, it would increase your overall DPS by ~89% as well as providing 3 more defense and 18% more movement speed without the increase Enemy targeting.

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]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1: Updated female sprites and male worn Beetle Shell equipped sprite.
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