Venom Staff

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Venom Staff
  • Venom Staff item sprite
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Knockback7 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time30 Average
TooltipShoots a venom fang that pierces multiple enemies
RarityRarity level: 7
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Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration 30 seconds
Projectile created
  • Venom Fang
    Venom Fang
The Venom Staff being used. Note the random spread of the fangs.

The Venom Staff is a craftable Hardmode magic weapon which is an upgrade of the Poison Staff. Upon use, it fires 4-7 Venom Fang projectiles which inflict the Venom debuff.

Its best modifier is Mythical.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Venom Staff always shoots one projectile directly towards the cursor. This effect can be observed when running quickly along an Asphalt sky bridge, autofiring the Venom Staff without moving the mouse. The projectiles will form a neat line.
  • If multiple projectiles hit a target, only one projectile will deal damage.
  • The number of projectiles is determined by taking the base of 4, incrementing it by one with a chance of 1/3, then 1/4, and then 1/5.[1] This results in the following chances:
Number of
4 40% (2/5)
5 43.33% (13/30)
6 15% (3/20)
7 1.67% (1/60)
The average number of projectiles fired is 4.78.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Although the tooltip says that it shoots one fang, there are actually multiple projectiles.
  • It is one of only four weapons in the game that can inflict Venom without any buffs or bonuses, the others being the Spider Staff, the Pygmy Staff, and the Queen Spider Staff.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ItemCheck() in Terraria.Player.cs.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Now inflicts the Venom debuff, instead of the Magnet Sphere.