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Pirate Staff

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Pirate Staff
  • Pirate Staff item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Damage40Summon
Knockback6 (Average)
Mana10
Use time36 Very Slow
Velocity10
Extra updates0
TooltipSummons pirates to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 5
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Grants Buff
BuffPirate StaffPirate
Buff tooltipThe pirate will fight for you
Summons Minion
  • One Eyed Pirate
    One Eyed Pirate
  • Soulscourge Pirate
    Soulscourge Pirate
  • Pirate Captain
    Pirate Captain
The Pirate Staff in use.

The Pirate Staff is a ground melee Hardmode, pre-mechanical boss summon weapon that spawns a pirate minion that attacks enemies via a melee sword attack. Like other minions, the summoned pirate is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff. The Pirate Staff is dropped with a 1/2000 (0.05%) chance by pirates or with a 1/100 (1%) chance by the Flying DutchmanDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version.

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 Pirate Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The item is quite rare. On average, it will take 6-7 complete Pirate Invasions before this item drops (assuming the player can kill two Flying Dutchmen and 200 pirates per invasion).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A parrot carrying a pirate minion.
  • Each time the pirate minion is summoned, it has a random one of three possible sprite graphics, all of which are functionally identical. In the game code, they are called the "One Eyed Pirate", "Pirate Captain", and "Soulscourge Pirate."
    • One of the variants seems to resemble a miniature version of the Pirate Deadeye enemy.
  • This item is one of several crossover references to the game Pixel Piracy.
  • The pirates will defecate randomly, similar to their behavior in the Pixel Piracy game. This has no functional effect.
  • If the player strays too far from a pirate, a parrot will carry him back to the player.

History[edit | edit source]