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Queen Spider Staff
  • Queen Spider Staff item spriteold Queen Spider Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage26 / 19 (Summon)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipSummons a sentry
Summons a spider queen to spit eggs at your enemies
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Spider Turret
    Spider Turret
  • Spider Egg
    Spider Egg
  • Baby Spider
    Baby Spider
Not to be confused with Spider Staff, a minion summon weapon.

The Queen Spider Staff's attack.

The Queen Spider Staff is a Hardmode sentry summon weapon. It can summon the Spider Turret sentry, which lasts for 2 minutes, remains stationary, and does not count against the player's minion capacity. The Spider Turret fires short-range spider eggs at enemies roughly once per second, which can bounce, roll, and are heavily affected by gravity. Upon colliding with enemies, the eggs break, dealing damage and spawning two baby spiders that attack enemies suicide-style, inflicting summon damage along with the Acid Venom debuff for 2–4 / 4–6 seconds before disappearing. The eggs will eventually break and spawn spiders even if they do not hit an enemy. If there are no enemies within range, the baby spiders will persist for several seconds before vanishing.

The Spider Turret can be summoned in any area of the visible screen, even if blocks completely separate the player from the point chosen. It requires blocks or platforms to stand on.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Queen Spider Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Queen Spider StaffQueen Spider StaffIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • The Queen Spider Staff works much like the Staff of the Frost Hydra, but its projectiles are affected by gravity, have less damage, and neither the turret nor its projectiles provide light.
  • Because each egg can deal three hits of damage, the Spider Turret's damage per shot is functionally three times higher than its listed base damage.
  • The baby spiders which spawn from the egg projectiles do not climb walls, unlike the Spider minions.
  • Like all sentries, the Queen Spider Staff can be summoned without impacting the player's normal minion total.


  • The staff can be helpful for clearing out caves and rooms without directly entering them, by summoning it through the wall.
  • Because the Spider Fang item is a common drop (50% / 90% chance) from Black Recluse spiders, the Queen Spider Staff is relatively easy to obtain and a useful aid in surviving early Hardmode.
  • Unlike the sentry weapons sold by the Tavernkeep, the Queen Spider Staff can take advantage of sentry capacity bonuses during the Old One's Army event because it does not use Etherian Mana.
  • The staff can be sold for 5 whereas the materials needed only sell for 120 combined, which makes selling the staff as opposed to the fangs a good way to make money.
  • It is possible to have up to 5 Spider Turrets summoned at once when wearing any of the sets bought from the Tavernkeep and any of the Ogre accessories.



  • Desktop Reduced the duration of Acid Venom from 4–6 to 2–4 seconds.
  • Desktop
    • Fixed not working with the max sentry system.
    • Fixed spazzing against Worm enemies.