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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 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 Console only.png Console version, Mobile only.pngMobile version, and 3DS logo.svg version. On the Desktop only.png Desktop version it is mostly outclassed by Solar Flare 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
  • 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. 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]

  • When upgrading to Beetle armor from Turtle armor, keep in mind that 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]

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)