Stardust Cell Staff

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Stardust Cell Staff
Stack digit 1.png
Stardust Cell Staff inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 60 (Summon)
Knockback 2 (Very Weak)
Mana 10
Use time 36 (Very Slow)
Velocity 10
Tooltip Summons a stardust cell to fight for you
'Cultivate the most beautiful cellular infection'
Grants buff Stardust Cell.png Stardust Cell
Buff tooltip The stardust cell will fight for you
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 3474
Internal Buff ID: 182-183
Summons Minion
Stardust Cell
Stardust Cell.gif
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Not to be confused with the Star Cell enemy.

The Stardust Cell Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon that summons a Stardust Cell (a minion version of the Star Cell enemy) to fight on the player's behalf.

The Stardust Cell can perform a ranged attack and will teleport at enemies out of range.

The ranged attack consists of firing an unavoidable miniature version of itself at an enemy target. The "mini cell" projectile latches onto an enemy target and deals damage over time. This damage ticks 30 times before the mini-cell vanishes, and can be stacked as the Stardust Cell continues to fire additional mini-cells onto the target, able to stack for up to 100 damage per "tick".

Additionally, the Stardust Cell will occasionally fire an extra shot at any target the player is attacking, without interrupting their standard rate-of-fire, even if the Stardust Cell is already currently attacking that target. This makes the Stardust Cell Staff very effective at attacking targets with high health.

Any number of Stardust Cells can damage a target at a time; they have no invincibility frames between each other's hits.

After teleporting at an enemy, a Stardust Cell will instantly fire a mini-cell.

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 Stardust Cell Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment 18
Stardust Cell Staff.png Stardust Cell Staff 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Stardust Cell Staff can be seen as a direct upgrade to the Optic Staff, as it never misses.
  • Cells have a large attack radius equal to earlier minions such as the Hornet, Imp, and Twins.
  • Damage ticking from mini-cells retains its original pace regardless of when additional mini-cells were added.
  • Oftentimes while the player is traveling across the map, Stardust Cells may seem to be lazily veering away from the summoner towards something off-screen. This is because they have targeted a far-away enemy and are moving into teleport range.
  • Mini-Cell DoT does not stack with other sources of DoT, such as the Daybreak debuff. The two debuffs compete and whichever one ticks for the highest damage will take priority.
  • The Stardust Cell Staff is effective against the Dungeon Guardian.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.1: Fixed a stray pixel in the sprite.
  • Introduced.
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