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Slime Staff

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Slime Staff
  • Slime Staff item spriteold Slime Staff item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Damage8 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Mana10
Use time28 (Average)
Velocity10
TooltipSummons a baby slime to fight for you
Rarity4*Rarity level: 4
Sell20000*2
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffBaby SlimeBaby Slime
Buff tooltipThe baby slime will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Baby Slime
    Baby Slime
The Slime Staff summoning a Baby Slime which attacks a Skeleton.


This article is about the summoning item. For the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version pet, see Petri Dish. For the mount, see Slimy Saddle. For the slime enemy, see Slimes.

The Slime Staff is a ground melee summon weapon which summons a Baby Slime minion. Like other minions, the summoned Baby Slime 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 Slime Staff generally has the rarest drop chance of any weapon, with minor exceptions. The typical drop rate from most slimes and Slimed Zombies is 1/10000 / 1/7000 (0.01% / 0.0143%). Pinky has a greatly increased drop rate of 1/100 / 1/70 (1% / 1.4%). Additionally, Sand Slimes have a drop rate of 1/8000 / 1/5600 (0.013% / 0.018%). The slimes which can not drop the Slime Staff are: Lava, Dungeon, Umbrella, Hoppin' Jack, Corrupt (Shadow Old-gen console version), King Slime, Crimslime, Gastropod (Spectral Gastropod Old-gen console versionMobile version), Rainbow.

Unlike other summon weapons, its best possible modifier is Mythical because both the Ruthless and Mythical modifiers only raise its base damage to 9 due to rounding.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The maximal potential attack frequency of Baby Slimes on any given target reaches six hits per second.
  • Although it is extremely rare, it is possible to obtain the Slime Staff almost immediately after starting a new game.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • An easy way to obtain the Slime Staff without much effort is to construct a statue farm with one or more Slime Statues, and lava just deep enough to not destroy any drops as it kills the slimes. Leave it alone for a while, and occasionally check if the staff has been dropped yet. Using advanced setups like engines and multiple statues can greatly accelerate the process. Note that as of version 1.3.0.1Desktop, Console, and Mobile Versions, there is a limit to how quickly statues can be triggered.
  • Another way to quickly kill a lot of slimes is to summon King Slime or to wait for a Slime RainDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions.
  • An early way to get it would be to kill oneself a lot, use all the gravestones to make a GraveyardDesktop Version, and farm Slimed Zombies.
  • The Slime Staff when coupled with Lucky Coin and the Broken modifier is a great money maker since its attacks are fast but not strong.
  • It can be used to keep weak enemies like Meteor Heads away while focusing on other tasks like mining.
  • The summoned Baby Slime is summoned at the cursor, and therefore can be used to attack enemies on the other side of walls.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Slime Staff generally has the lowest drop rate of any enemy-dropped item with minor exceptions.
  • Prior to 1.3.4Desktop VersionConsole Version, the Slime Staff was the weakest summon weapon in the game. Since 1.3.4, the Lightning Aura Rod has half the base damage, but also ignores defense.
  • The Baby Slime summoned by the Slime Staff appears to be a baby version of the Toxic Sludge slime, being similar in color, and having a face as well.
  • When the Baby Slime is moving to attack an enemy, it will destroy pots, grass, and vines.
  • If the player is moving too fast, the Slime will fly to the player with wings.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.4.1:
    • Added requirement of 10 mana.
    • Fixed a bug where the minion buff did not disappear upon leaving a world.