Venom Staff

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Venom Staff
  • Venom Staff item sprite
Autofire
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage44 (Magic)
Knockback7 (Strong)
Mana25
Critical chance4%
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity14
TooltipShoots a venom fang that pierces multiple enemies
Rarity07*Rarity level: 7
Sell7
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffVenomVenomConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Duration30 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]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Venom StaffVenom StaffDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versionsMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

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.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version If multiple projectiles hit a target, only one projectile will deal damage.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions All projectiles have a limited range, roughly 1.5 times longer than the Poison Staff, dissipating after traveling 58 tiles.
    • Additionally, every projectile from a shot can damage a single target.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions There is a 25% damage penalty for every target it pierces.
  • 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 (40%)
5 43.33*13/30 (43.33%)
6 15*3/20 (15%)
7 1.67*1/60 (1.67%)
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.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1: Range increased slightly, from roughly 45 to 58 blocks.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Implemented a system that allows ALL of the projectiles to hit a target, to improve the shotgun-like functionality.
    • Damage decreased from 63 to 44.
    • Reduced number of enemies that each projectile can hit from 7 to 5.
    • Applies a 25% damage penalty to the next hit for each enemy a projectile pierces.
    • Now has a range before projectiles die, 50% longer than Poison Staff's.
  • Desktop 1.2.3.1: Now inflicts the Venom debuff, instead of the Magnet Sphere.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method ItemCheck_Shoot() in Terraria.Player.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.2.