Blizzard Staff

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Blizzard Staff
  • Blizzard Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time10 Very Fast
Extra updates1
TooltipShowers an area with icicles
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Blizzard
Blizzard Staff in action.

The Blizzard Staff is a Hardmode, post-Plantera magic weapon that summons a storm of non-piercing icicles from above that travel in the general direction of the cursor. Four projectiles are fired per "swing" (10 frames). The Blizzard Staff is dropped by the Ice Queen during the Frost Moon event. The Lunar Flare behaves very similarly to this weapon, except that its projectiles travel through walls, are more precise, and have a higher DPS, making the Lunar Flare essentially a direct upgrade. In turn, the Blizzard Staff can be considered a direct upgrade of the Meteor Staff, though the Blizzard Staff's projectiles do not pierce or explode.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Projectiles spawned within blocks travel through them to an extent, similar to the Star Veil or Starfury, but not as reliably. The Blizzard Staff's projectiles are more likely to be obstructed by ceilings before they reach the player's depth. Therefore, it is much more effective in open areas on the surface or in underground areas with very high ceilings.
  • The velocity of the projectiles is reduced when passing through liquids.
  • On the Console version Console version, the Blizzard Staff's icicles fall over a slightly larger area, rendering it useless against most smaller strong single targets.
  • On the Console versions, due to the inability to bring the cursor farther than a few tiles away from the character, the icicles will go a lot farther in any given direction, and can make the icicles go almost perfectly horizontal.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Mana cost increased from 5 to 9.
    • Fixed bug where the Blizzard Staff could shoot upwards if you were standing on the bottom of The Underworld.