Optic Staff

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Optic Staff
  • Optic Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback2 (Very Weak)
Use time36 Very Slow
TooltipSummons twins to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell20000*2 Gold Coin.png
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipThe twins will fight for you
Summons Minion
  • Retanimini
  • Spazmamini
Largest number of simultaneous Twins possible (11 Twins = 22 minions).

The Optic Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon that summons a miniature version of The Twins in their second form, which follow the player and attack enemies. The summoned pair of characters, named Spazmamini and Retinamini, attack via a melee and ranged laser attack, respectively; similar to the behavior of The Twins boss. Like other minions, the summoned Twins are invincible and follow the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, exits the world, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Optic Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • One pair of Twins counts as one minion toward the maximum minion count.
    • Therefore, a player can get 22 "minions" with maximum minion capacity, as opposed to the usual 11.
  • Retinamini's laser projectiles travel straight forward, so they may miss against fast or far away enemies. They also emit a small amount of light.
  • Due to their piercing attacks, the Twins can only hit the same enemy a maximum of 6 times per second, regardless of how many Twins are summoned (this applies to all weapons and summons that pierce enemies).
  • It is possible to get unmatching amounts of Retinaminis and Spazmaminis by maxing the spawn cap and lowering it. It is also possible to get an odd amount by summoning spiders with the Spider Staff after summoning the Twins, since the spiders only count as 0.75 of a minion.
  • Unlike most flying minions, the Twins will not naturally pass through blocks unless the player has moved out of range. This makes them very prone to getting stuck in tight areas and caves.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Optic Staff is effective against bosses, as each Twin attacks individually. It is especially effective against The Destroyer, as the Spazmamini will pierce each segment.
  • The Twins do not do well against a sparse enemy crowd. Instead, they are better for dense enemy crowds such as those in the Pumpkin Moon, Frost Moon, and Goblin army, as well as in the Dungeon.
  • The Staff can be useful perhaps up to pre-Golem.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The icon indicating that game data is saving on the 3DS version 3DS version resembles the Optic Staff minions, except it resembles more the first stage of a Retinazer, instead of the second, mechanized stage.
  • Unlike the Twins boss, the minions are not connected by a tendril. Furthermore, Spazmamini does not spew Cursed Flames like Spazmatism does.
  • There is a occurrence when using the Optic Staff more likely when having more minions, it can be only one or two Retinamini will remain while the one Spazmamini will be left due to obstacles or vice versa. This bug can happen when the player is crossing some obstacles that the minions cannot, this can be fixed by removing the minions and spawn them again.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added requirement of 10 mana.
    • Fixed bug where Twin Minion pairs could become uneven or re-summoning would fail.