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Dark Contagion

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Dark Contagion
  • Dark Contagion item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeaponHealer
Damage32 Radiant
Knockback2 Very Weak
Mana20
Critical chance4%
Use time29 Average
Velocity10
TooltipReleases a highly contagious globule of dark energy
Contaminated victims spread a damaging curse to nearby enemies
Inflicts DebuffDark Contagion (debuff).pngDark Contagion
Debuff duration5 seconds
Debuff tooltipAfflicted with a contagious, dark curse
RarityRarity Level: 4
Sell1 Gold Coin.png 50 Silver Coin.png

The Dark Contagion is a craftable Hardmode radiant weapon. It shoots a globule of dark energy that inflicts the Dark Contagion debuff on hit enemies, dealing 30 damage per second and spreading to other enemies near the affected one to damage them as well.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Bookcase.pngBookcase
Ingredient(s) Amount
Spell Tome.png Spell Tome 1
Unholy Shards.png Unholy Shards 10
Ichor.png Ichor 10
Result
Dark Contagion.png Dark Contagion 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although Dark Contagion's default duration is 5 seconds, the debuff will be applied immediately after running out as long as another afflicted enemy is nearby.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.6.1.0: Buffed damage from 30 to 32, use time from 33 to 29, and mana cost from 25 to 20.
  • 1.5.1.1:
    • Increased damage from 10 to 30 and Dark Contagion debuff DoT from 20 to 30.
    • Decreased mana cost from 40 to 25.
  • 1.5.0.0: Renamed from Spell Book - Dark Contagion to Dark Contagion.
  • 1.4.3.7: Introduced.
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