Venom Staff

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Venom Staff
  • Venom Staff item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage63Magic
Knockback7 (Strong)
Mana25
Critical chance4%
Use time30 Average
Velocity14
TooltipShoots a venom fang that pierces multiple enemies
RarityRarity level: 7
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Inflicts Debuff
DebuffVenomVenom
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
projectiles
Chance
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.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.3.5.3 source code, method ItemCheck() in Terraria.Player.cs.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3.1: Now inflicts the Venom debuff, instead of the magnet sphere.