Clinger Staff

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Clinger Staff
  • Clinger Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage43 (Magic)
Knockback8 (Very strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
TooltipSummons a wall of cursed flames
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
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*1/5 (20%) chance to be dropped by a Corrupt Mimic. It generates a 15-tiles high wall of Cursed Flame, which deals damage and Desktop and Mobile versions 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 consume 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 Desktop and Mobile versions Mythical / Console Version Ruthless.

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 Version Despite having a listed critical strike chance of 4%, the Clinger Staff cannot deal critical hits.
  • Console Version Despite the weapon's tooltip and the projectile's appearance, this weapon does not 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 through due to its high knockback.
  • Since the critical strike chance of a projectile is not based on the weapon that fired it but rather the one the player is currently holding, this weapon pairs very well with magic weapons with a higher base critical strike chance than usual, most notably Sky FractureDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions, Staff of Earth, Stellar TuneDesktop and Mobile versions.

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.