Pirate Staff

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Pirate Staff
  • Pirate Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Knockback6 (Average)
Use time36 Very Slow
TooltipSummons pirates to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 5
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Grants Buff
BuffPiratePirateDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Buff tooltipThe pirate will fight for you
Summons Minion
  • One Eyed Pirate
    One Eyed Pirate
  • Soulscourge Pirate
    Soulscourge Pirate
  • Pirate Captain
    Pirate Captain
Summons Minion


Pirate Minion.png
A parrot carrying a pirate minion.

The Pirate Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon that spawns a pirate character that follows the player and 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 from the Flying Dutchman during a Pirate Invasion.

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The item is quite rare. It takes an average of 16-17 complete Pirate Invasions before this item drops.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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]