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Stardust Dragon Staff

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Stardust Dragon Staff
  • Stardust Dragon Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage40 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Mana10
Use time36 (Very slow)
Velocity10
TooltipSummons a stardust dragon to fight for you
'Who needs a horde of minions when you have a giant dragon?'
Rarity10*Rarity level: 10
Sell100000*10
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffStardust DragonStardust DragonDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Buff tooltipThe stardust dragon will protect you
Projectile created
  • Stardust Dragon 1
    Stardust Dragon 1
  • ,
  • Stardust Dragon 2
    Stardust Dragon 2
  • ,
  • Stardust Dragon 3
    Stardust Dragon 3
  • ,
  • Stardust Dragon 4
    Stardust Dragon 4
Stardust Dragon minion (1 summon).png
Stardust Dragon minion (2 summons).png

Stardust Dragon minion summoned 1 time (top) and 2 times (bottom).
The Stardust Dragon Staff in use.

The Stardust Dragon Staff is an aerial melee Hardmode, post-Lunatic Cultist summon weapon that summons a Stardust Dragon that attacks enemies. The Stardust Dragon constantly flies around the screen surrounding the player, and flies through blocks, attacking enemies by flying through them. It leaves a trail of sparkles that provide periodic bursts of light as it moves.

The Stardust Dragon Staff is special in that if summoned more than once, multiple Dragons do not spawn — instead, the first spawned Dragon becomes longer by one segment for each additional summoning, broadening its area of attack and increasing its damage output.

The Stardust Dragon hits ten times per second. It inflicts damage according to the formula: summon dmg*(1.69 + .46(summon length - 1)), which is then all multiplied by a random multiplier between 0.85 and 1.15. All segments, including the head and tail, deal the same amount of damage.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Stardust Dragon Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Console VersionMobile Version Piercing attacks do not damage the target when it is under attack by the Stardust Dragon. This can be circumvented by using non-piercing weapons, such as most bullet-firing guns. While Luminite Bullets do not create piercing invincibility frames of their own, they are still classified as piercing damage, and do not work against a target that is being attacked by a Stardust Dragon.
  • Like most minions, right-clicking an enemy while the Staff is held will cause the Stardust Dragon to focus on that enemy, but it may change targets before killing the enemy it was focused on.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Stardust Dragon Staff is useful for farming, as high-level summons of it are capable of killing even the toughest non-boss enemies.
  • With proper minion damage bonuses the Stardust Dragon can easily take out all bosses, including the Moon Lord.
  • The Dragon will inadvertently damage any entities it flies over, including Critters and Cultists, which will be killed quickly or instantly. Dispel the Dragon minion or hold the Guide To Critter Companionship in your inventory if you are trying to avoid killing them.
  • The Stardust Dragon has a frequent habit of attacking off-screen enemies. Keep that in mind in case you are searching for a specific rare item drop.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Stardust Dragon buff icon is also used internally as the Daybroken debuff icon. It is merely a placeholder icon, as it cannot be inflicted upon players, so the icon never actually displays in-game.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.6: Fixed certain issues with the Stardust Dragon's damage and rebalanced it to be more in line with other minions. (Damage has been decreased from 60 to 40.)
  • Desktop 1.3.0.4: Fixed size bugs of the Stardust Dragon. Changed sell price from 20 silver to 10 gold.