Eighth Plague Staff

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Eighth Plague Staff
  • Eighth Plague Staff item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage10 Magic
Knockback3 Very Weak
Mana10
Critical chance4%
Use time30 Average
Velocity10
TooltipReleases a swarm of locusts
Inflicts DebuffPoisoned.pngPoisoned
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 1
Buy / Sell13500*1 Gold Coin.png 35 Silver Coin.png / 2700*27 Silver Coin.png
Eighth Plague Staff casting animation.

The Eighth Plague Staff is a Pre-Hardmode magic weapon that fires a swarm of fast-moving locusts, which have a 33% chance to poison the hit enemy. It is sold by the Desert Acolyte after The Grand Thunder Bird is defeated.

Its best Modifier is Mythical.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There are a total of 4 locusts fired per swarm.
  • The locusts travel in a straight line, but are fired at random angles in a tight frontal cone. This makes the staff function effectively as a shotgun, being more proficient at close range or against groups of enemies.
  • As this weapon can be acquired very early, and the fact that all four locusts can hit a target, makes this weapon quite powerful in early-mid Pre-Hardmode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the staff refers to the biblical story of Moses and the ten plagues that were inflicted upon Egypt. The eighth plague was that of a devastating swarm of locusts that destroyed plants, livestock, and foodstuff across the nation.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.6.1.4: Nerfed mana cost from 8 to 10 and buffed use time from 32 to 30.
  • 1.5.1.0: Sprite updated.
  • 1.2.10.1: Now has a chance to poison enemies.
  • 1.2.5.0: Introduced.
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