The Black Staff
|Knockback||3 Very Weak|
|Use time||27 Average|
|Tooltip||Fires a pulse of shadow creeping dark magic|
Dealing damage grants you stacking damage
At 50 stacks, your damage peaks and will wither away the target for 3 seconds
|Buff duration||10 seconds|
|Buff tooltip||Only the strongest foes will feed your hunger|
|Debuff duration||3 seconds|
|Debuff tooltip||WITHER AWAY!!!|
|Buy / Sell||25 / 12 50|
The Black Staff is a Hardmode staff that is sold by the Tracker after completing the "Tracker's End" contract. It fires a pulse of shadow creeping dark magic that, upon contact with a block or the cursor's position, bursts into 6 smaller shadow pulses that home in on enemies. Like other Black Weapons, it grants the Darkness Within buff, granting stacking damage for each hit before peaking at 50 stacks. After reaching 50 stacks, it will inflict the Wither debuff on hit enemies.
Its best modifier is Mythical.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- It is recommended that you use any Black Weapons along with The Black Cane as the Darkness Within buff that it creates will stack, making it easier to get to 50 stacks.
History[edit | edit source]
- Increased projectile damage from 50% to 60%.
- Sprite updated.
- Knockback decreased from 4 to 3, use time increased from 17 to 27, and velocity decreased from 15 to 10.
- Sell value increased from 2 50 to 12 50 .
- Damage decreased from 50 to 20, knockback increased from 5 to 4, and use time increased from 11 to 17.
- Sell value decreased from 12 50 to 2 50 .
- 188.8.131.52: Bonus projectile damage decreased from 15% more to 20% less.
- Reduced maximum damage stacks from 100 to 50.
- Reduced Wither duration from 10 to 3 seconds.
- 184.108.40.206: Removed shadow damage.
- 220.127.116.11: Introduced.