|Knockback||3 (Very Weak)|
|Use time||27 Average|
|Tooltip||Summons a Pygmy to fight for you|
|Buff tooltip||The pygmies will fight for you|
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.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Each time the Pygmy is summoned, it randomly has one of four possible sprite graphics. However, they are all functionally identical.
- The pygmy catches up to fast-moving players by flying while standing, sitting, or hanging on its spear.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 188.8.131.52:
- 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 184.108.40.206: Now requires 10 mana.
- Desktop 1.2.4:
- No longer requires mana.
- Damage increased from 29 to 34.
- Desktop 1.2.3: Damage increased from 27 to 29.
- Desktop 1.2.1: Damage increased from 25 to 27.
- Desktop 1.2: Introduced.
- Console 1.02: Introduced.
- Mobile 1.2.6508: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.