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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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Gem staves are magic weapons that fire a brightly glowing projectile traveling at medium speed. There are currently 7 types corresponding to the 7 different gems. Higher-tier gem staves are capable of piercing one enemy. All gem staves, except the Amber Staff, are crafted from gems and bars at the Iron or Lead Anvil.

Types[]

Staff Damage Mana Pierces Velocity Use time Knockback Ingredients Autofire Rarity Sell
Amethyst StaffAmethyst Staff
Internal Item ID: 739
14 3 0 6 40
(Very slow)
3.25
(Weak)
Rarity level: 0 4
Topaz StaffTopaz Staff
Internal Item ID: 740
15 4 0 6.5 38
(Very slow)
3.5
(Weak)
Rarity level: 0 6
Sapphire StaffSapphire Staff
Internal Item ID: 741
17 5 0 7.5 34
(Slow)
4
(Weak)
Rarity level: 1 20
Emerald StaffEmerald Staff
Internal Item ID: 742
19 6 1 8 32
(Slow)
4.25
(Average)
Rarity level: 1 30
Amber StaffAmber Staff
Internal Item ID: 3377
21 7 1 9 28
(Average)
4.75
(Average)
Rarity level: 1 40
Ruby StaffRuby Staff
Internal Item ID: 743
21 7 1 9 28
(Average)
4.75
(Average)
Rarity level: 1 40
Diamond StaffDiamond Staff
Internal Item ID: 744
23 8 1 9.5 26
(Average)
5.5
(Average)
Rarity level: 2 60

Notes[]

  • Not all ores can be obtained through mining in one single world. Only 4 of the 7 types of gem staves will be easily craftable in any given world; alternative metals can be had from a crate, bonus drops from a slime, or Extractinator, but even all of these together represent quite low amounts of any given metal.
  • In pre-Hardmode, the Amber Staff can only be obtained through materials produced with an Extractinator, killing Tomb Crawlers, or opening Oasis Crates; these are the only ways to get Sturdy Fossils before Hardmode. Prior to 1.4, the Extractinator was also the only way to get Amber.
  • Like most other projectiles, the speed of a gem staff's projectile is affected by liquids.

Tips[]

  • Gem staves can be divided into tiers based on their strength and behavior:
    • 1st tier lacks both autofire or piercing: AmethystAmethyst, TopazTopaz, SapphireSapphire
    • 2nd tier has autofire and piercing: EmeraldEmerald
    • 3rd tier has high damage and fast speed: AmberAmberRubyRuby, DiamondDiamond
  • Their bright glow, reasonable mana cost, and auto-fire from the higher tiers make gem staves handy cave exploration tools.
  • A gem staff can be considered the magical equivalent of the Musket, being the first weapon of their class a player will often obtain and quite strong for when they can be obtained. Note that in the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Wand of Sparking can be obtained prior to a gem staff.

History[]

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