Scourge of the Corruptor

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Scourge of the Corruptor
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Scourge of the Corruptor inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 64 (Melee)
Knockback 5 (Average)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Velocity 14
Tooltip 'A powerful javelin that unleashes tiny eaters'
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 20 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 1571
Not to be confused with the Corruptor, a hardmode enemy.
The tiny eaters bouncing off a wall.

The Scourge of the Corruptor is a Hardmode post-Plantera weapon that fires projectiles. It is always found inside the Dungeon's Corruption Chest in Corruption worlds (Crimson worlds do not contain one). A Corruption Key is needed to open the Corruption Chest.

The Scourge of the Corruptor fires a fast javelin head that looks like a small Eater of Souls, then splits into 2-4 smaller Eaters on impact with a solid block or enemy. The mini-eaters have homing capabilities, can travel approximately 700 feet, and ricochet up to 5 times before dissipating, dealing approximately 60% of the weapon's damage each. Both the main projectile and mini-Eaters are unaffected by gravity or non-solid blocks. The mini-eaters have almost no knockback, even with a Titan Glove (or one of its upgrades), but in large numbers their combined knockback can potentially keep enemies at bay.

The Scourge is a melee weapon and benefits from armor and accessories that provide melee bonuses, such as Turtle armor and the Fire Gauntlet, as well as the effects of Flasks.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Eaters home in on Mimics and Nymphs before they become hostile.
  • When shot at a one-tile thick wall from the right or below, there is a chance for the Eaters to spawn on the other side of it.
  • Both the tiny eaters and the scourge itself get effects from flasks.
  • Tiny eaters cannot break cobwebs.
  • Tiny eaters do not harm critters.
  • This weapon's Crimson counterpart is the Vampire Knives.
  • Eaters do not home in on players while in PvP.
  • When used with the Fire Gauntlet, Magma Stone, or Flask of Fire, it is quite effective at illuminating caves.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: Damage increased from 57 to 64.
  • Eaters now only emit light from the Frost armor set when homing in on an enemy.
  • 1.2: Introduced.

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