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Gem staves

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Gem staves
  • Amethyst Staff.pngTopaz Staff.pngSapphire Staff.pngEmerald Staff.pngRuby Staff.pngDiamond Staff.pngAmber Staff.png
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A Gem staff is a magic weapon that fires a brightly glowing projectile that travels at medium speed (the 4 highest-tier Gem staves can also pierce up to 2 enemies). There are currently 7 types corresponding to the 7 different Gems. They are crafted from Gems and Bars at the Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil.

Types[edit | edit source]

Staff Rarity Damage Use time Velocity Knockback Mana Materials Sell Autofire Pierces
Amethyst StaffAmethyst Staff
Internal Item ID: 739
Rarity Level: 0 14 39
(Very Slow)
6 3.25 3 Copper BarCopper Bar (10)

AmethystAmethyst (8)

4 Silver Coin No 0
Topaz StaffTopaz Staff
Internal Item ID: 740
Rarity Level: 0 15 37
(Very Slow)
6.5 3 4 Tin BarTin Bar (10)

TopazTopaz (8)

6 Silver Coin No 0
Sapphire StaffSapphire Staff
Internal Item ID: 741
Rarity Level: 1 17 33
7.5 4 5 Silver BarSilver Bar (10)

SapphireSapphire (8)

20 Silver Coin No 0
Emerald StaffEmerald Staff
Internal Item ID: 742
Rarity Level: 1 19 31
8 4.25 6 Tungsten BarTungsten Bar (10)

EmeraldEmerald (8)

30 Silver Coin Yes 1
Amber StaffAmber StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3377
Rarity Level: 1 20 27
9 4.75 7 Sturdy FossilSturdy FossilDesktop VersionConsole Version (15)

AmberAmber (8)

40 Silver Coin Yes 1
Ruby StaffRuby Staff
Internal Item ID: 743
Rarity Level: 1 21 27
9 4.75 7 Gold BarGold Bar (10)

RubyRuby (8)

40 Silver Coin Yes 1
Diamond StaffDiamond Staff
Internal Item ID: 744
Rarity Level: 2 23 25
9.5 5.5 8 Platinum BarPlatinum Bar (10)

DiamondDiamond (8)

60 Silver Coin Yes 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Not all ores can be obtained through mining in one single world. Only 4 of the 7 types of Gem staves will be craftable in any given world without alternative ores obtained from a Crate, bonus drop from a Slime, or Extractinator.
  • The Amber staff can only be obtained through materials produced with an Extractinator, as this is the only way to get Amber (and Sturdy Fossil, although the latter can rarely be dropped by Basilisks during Hardmode).
  • Like most other projectiles, the speed of the Staff's projectile is affected by water.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Their bright glow, low mana cost, and auto-fire from the higher tiers make Gem staves handy cave exploration tools.
  • Gem Staves are like the magical equivelent of a musket, being the first weapon of their kind a player will often obtain and quite strong for when you can obtain them.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: Increased mana usage of gem staves. Slightly lowered damage of higher tier gem staves.