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Beetle armor

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Beetle armor
  • Beetle armor equipped (male)
  • Beetle armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
DefenseBeetle Scale Mail : 61 / Beetle Shell : 73 (set)
Set BonusBeetle Scale Mail : Beetles increase your melee damage and speed
Beetle Shell : Beetles protect you from damage
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Sell144000*1440 (set)
Beetle armor's effect with Beetle Shell

Beetle Armor is a Hardmode, post-Golem armor set that provides melee and defensive bonuses. Though it is crafted from Turtle armor, it trades away the Thorns effect in exchange for stronger offensive or defensive bonuses (depending on which chest piece is worn). It is the final melee armor set available on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, it is the penultimate melee only armor set (both the Shinobi Infiltrator armor and Valhalla Knight armor outperforms it with the aid of sentry summons), followed 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 dealing melee damage to 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
Type
Defense23
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip6% increased melee damage
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Sell60000*6
Research1 required
Beetle Leggings
  • Beetle Leggings item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense18
Body slotPants
Tooltip6% increased movement and melee speed
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Sell36000*360
Research1 required

Chest variants[edit | edit source]

Beetle Scale Mail
  • Beetle Scale Mail item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense20
Body slotShirt
Tooltip8% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
6% increased movement and melee speed
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Sell48000*480
Research1 required
Beetle Shell
  • Beetle Shell item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense32
Body slotShirt
Tooltip5% increased melee damage and critical strike chance
Enemies are more likely to target you
Rarity8*Rarity level: 8
Sell48000*480
Research1 required

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(10%), Beetle Armor(at its 45% state) and Worm Scarf(17%) will reduce damage by ~58.9%; Frozen Turtle Shell / Frozen Shield(25%) will further increase it to ~69.2%.

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 Frozen Shield or a Hero's Shield, and all accessories reforged to Warding. However, bear in mind that even the highest possible defense cannot efficiently defend against enemies alone.
  • The Beetle Shell's damage reduction stacks multiplicatively. The damage reduction is calculated as follows: %DR=100*(1-(1-[Instance #1])(1-[Instance #2])(1-[Instance #3])...)) with all instances being percentages. If an Endurance Potion and Worm Scarf are used in conjunction with Beetle Shell and three beetles are present, the Percent Damage Reduction will be 100*(1-(1-0.45)(1-0.17)), the Damage Reduction will be ~54.4%.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • With the full Beetle Endurance buff and a Lifeforce Potion (600 HP) and/or Endurance Potion, it is possible to survive a hit from the Dungeon Guardian.
  • Beetle Armor is the first and only armor set to have multiple chest piece variants as opposed to helmet variants.
  • Solar Flare armorDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions 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, and regenerates shields 2 seconds faster.

History[edit | edit source]

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