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Beetle armor
  • Beetle armor equipped (male)
  • Beetle armor equipped (female)
Statistics
TypeArmorSet
Defense61/73 (set)
Set BonusScale Mail: Beetles increase your melee damage and speed
Shell: Beetles protect you from damage
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell144000*14 Gold Coin.png 40 Silver Coin.png (set)
Beetle armor's effect with Beetle Shell

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 and 3DS version DS version. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, it is mostly outclassed by Solar Flare armor.

Beetle armor has two variants for its chest piece; Beetle Scale Mail and Beetle Shell. The Beetle Scale Mail enhances damage output and is slightly more agile, whereas the Beetle Shell provides more defense.

Beetle armor provides the following bonuses when fully equipped:

With Beetle Scale MailBeetle 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: increases melee speed and damage by increments of 10% when successfully damaging Enemies. The boost can be raised up to 30%, and the rate at which it increases depends on total damage dealt per second. Dealing less than roughly 180 damage per second will not grant Beetle Might at all. The buff depletes at an accelerating rate as long as the wearer does not deal damage, meaning that the buff will reset very quickly outside of combat.
With Beetle ShellBeetle 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 item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeArmor
Defense23
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip6% increased melee damage
Enemies are more likely to target you
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell60000*6 Gold Coin.png
Beetle Leggings
  • Beetle Leggings item 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
Sell36000*3 Gold Coin.png 60 Silver Coin.png

Chest variants[edit | edit source]

Beetle Scale Mail
  • Beetle Scale Mail item 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
Sell48000*4 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png
Beetle Shell
  • Beetle Shell item 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
Sell48000*4 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Beetle HelmetBeetle Helmet
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Beetle LeggingsBeetle Leggings
Beetle Scale MailBeetle Scale Mail
Beetle ShellBeetle Shell
total: 4 row(s)

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 modeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, 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]

  • 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 roughly 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 roughly 89% as well as providing 3 more defense and 18% more movement speed without the increased 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 armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 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.