Pygmy Staff

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Pygmy Staff
  • Pygmy Staff inventory sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage34 Summon
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Mana10
Use time27 Average
Velocity10
TooltipSummons a Pygmy to fight for you
Grants BuffPygmies.png Pygmies
Buff tooltipThe pygmies will fight for you
RarityRarity Level: 7
SellGold Coin


Summons Minion
Pygmies
Pygmy Types.png
A pygmy standing by a player's side.

The Pygmy Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon. It spawns a pygmy character that follows the player and attacks enemies via a ranged spear attack. Like other minions, the summoned pygmy 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 Pygmy Staff is dropped by Plantera (25% or 1/4 chance and a 50% chance in Expert).

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 Pygmy Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Pygmy Staff item is needed in order for the Witch Doctor to sell the Hercules Beetle, Pygmy Necklace and the Tiki Armor.
  • Summoned pygmies do not deal damage themselves, however they do with their thrown spears.
  • Summoned pygmies' aims are somewhat inaccurate, so they might miss even on relatively close and static targets, let alone moving ones.
  • Summoned pygmies attack (throw spears) twice per second. Spears don't pierce enemies, and vanish on the first target hit. Spears do not prevent other spears from hitting the same target however, so overall damage per second increases linearly with the addition of more pygmies.
  • Each time the Pygmy is summoned, it randomly has one of four possible sprite graphics. However, they are all functionally identical.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The different possible Pygmy colors correspond to the mask colors of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
  • The pygmy catches up to fast-moving players by flying while standing, sitting, or hanging on its spear.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Pygmies now have a chance to inflict poison and venom.
    • Pygmies now have a larger range and the first projectile thrown will always pierce rather than getting stuck.
  • Desktop 1.2.4:
    • No longer requires mana.
    • Damage increased from 29 to 34.
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