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Clinger Staff

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Clinger Staff
  • Clinger Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback8 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 Fast
Extra updates0
TooltipSummons a wall of cursed flames
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell80000*8 Gold Coin.png
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffCursed InfernoCursed Inferno
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Projectile created
  • Cursed Flames
    Cursed Flames
The Clinger Staff used to stop a Wolf.

The Clinger Staff is a Hardmode magic weapon that has a 20% chance to be dropped by a Corrupt Mimic. It generates a 15 blocks tall wall of Cursed Flame, which deals damage Desktop Version and inflicts the Cursed Inferno debuff to any enemy that walks through it. The point at which the wall is generated must be in a direct line of sight; otherwise, the wall will not generate, though still use mana. The Clinger Staff's wall lasts for about 45 seconds. Only one wall may be generated at a time; if another is summoned, the first one will vanish.

Its best modifier is Masterful in Desktop version Desktop version for mana efficiency, or Ruthless for maximum damage output in Console version Console and Mobile version Mobile as it cannot deal critical hits.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Clinger Staff can work on platforms and on solid blocks. It does not work on angled blocks.
  • It does not work with either of the set bonuses of the Spectre armor.
  • Console VersionMobile Version Despite having a listed critical strike chance of 4%, the Clinger Staff cannot deal critical hits.
  • Console VersionMobile Version Despite the weapon's tooltip and the projectile's appearance, this weapon doesn't inflict the Cursed Inferno debuff.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its high knockback, this weapon is excellent at keeping enemies away from the player.
  • The Clinger Staff excels at killing Worms, as multiple segments can be hit by the wall.
  • This weapon can be useful while in the Dungeon for keeping enemies away due to its narrow passageways.
  • This weapon is useful during the Old One's Army event, as many enemies cannot pass though due to its high knockback.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite its name and appearance, the staff is not dropped by Clingers.
  • This weapon has the highest mana usage of all magic weapons in a single use.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Height of the Clinger flames increased by 50%.
    • No longer has a hit limit.
    • Can now inflict Cursed Inferno debuff.
    • Can now inflict critical hits.