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Poison Staff

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Poison Staff
  • Poison Staff item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage48Magic
Knockback5.6 (Average)
Mana22
Critical chance4%
Use time36 Very Slow
Velocity13.5
TooltipShoots a poison fang that pierces multiple enemies
RarityRarity level: 6
Sell40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffPoisonedPoisoned
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration 30 seconds
Projectile created
  • Poison Fang
    Poison Fang
The Poison Staff's poison fangs piercing Target Dummies.

The Poison Staff is a Hardmode magic weapon which auto-fires a roughly 30-degree spread of 3-4 Poison Fangs that pierce multiple enemies and inflict the Poisoned debuff. It is dropped by Black Recluses, which are found in or around Spider Nests, with a 2.5% drop rate.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Each enemy is only damaged once by a single burst, regardless of how many projectiles hit.
  • The chance of firing 3 projectiles is 66.67% (2/3) and the chance of firing 4 projectiles is 33.33% (1/3).[1]

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the tooltip says that it shoots one fang, there are actually multiple projectiles.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.3.5.3 source code, method ItemCheck() in Terraria.Player.cs.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage decreased from 59 to 48.
    • Mana cost increased from 12 to 22.
    • Now used to craft the Venom Staff.
  • Console 1.06:
    • Damage decreased from 59 to 48.
    • Mana cost increased from 12 to 22.
    • Now used to craft the Venom Staff.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Damage decreased from 59 to 48.
    • Mana cost increased from 12 to 22.
    • Now used to craft the Venom Staff.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics from Desktop 1.2.3.