Frost Staff

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Frost Staff
  • Frost Staff item spriteold Frost Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage46 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 53 Old-gen console version3DS version (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time16 (Very fast)
TooltipShoots a stream of frost
Rarity05*Rarity level: 5
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Frost Bolt
    Frost Bolt
Not to be confused with Staff of the Frost Hydra.
The Frost Staff in action. Notice how it pierces the first enemy, but not the second.

The Frost Staff is a Hardmode magic weapon that has a 2% (1 in 50) drop chance from Icy Mermen, Ice Elementals and Ice Golems, all of which are found in the Snow biome or Ice biome. The Frost Staff shoots a frost bolt which travels in a straight line, pierces a single enemy, and disappears after striking a second.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If obtained early in Hardmode, it can be fairly effective until better weapons are obtained. With its fast speed, average and fair knockback, it can deal with crowds of enemies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Frost Staff functions somewhat similarly to a gem staff.
  • It is shaped very similarly to the Imp Staff.

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Ice RodIce Rod, a similarly snow/ice-themed weapon. It is purchased from the Wizard NPC.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Use Time decreased from 20 to 16.
    • Mana cost decreased from 14 to 12.
  • Desktop Damage increased from 43 to 46.
  • Unknown: The projectile shot by the Frost Staff is no longer stacked; if an enemy had more health than a single projectile could hit, the other projectile would also hit the enemy, meaning that piercing would only apply if the enemy could be killed with a single projectile.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage decreased from 53 to 43.
    • Mana usage increased from 10 to 14.