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Staff of Earth
  • Staff of Earth item spriteold Staff of Earth item sprite
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Damage125 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 45 Old-gen console version3DS version (Magic)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Mana18 Desktop and Mobile versions / 15 Console Version / 17 Old-gen console version3DS version
Critical chance24% Desktop and Mobile versions / 4% Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Use time24 (Fast) Desktop and Mobile versions /
40 (Very slow) Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Velocity24 (effective)
TooltipSummons a powerful boulder
RarityRarity level: 7
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Boulder
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
GolemGolemGolem114.29% Desktop and Mobile versions
12.5% Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version
Treasure BagDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
114.29% Desktop and Mobile versions
12.5% Console Version

The Staff of Earth in action

The Staff of Earth is a Hardmode, post-Golem magic weapon which has a Desktop and Mobile versions 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) / Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) chance to be dropped by Golem. When used, it launches a Jungle Temple-style boulder that is affected by gravity, bounces off of tiles and rolls on the floor, and can pierce enemies five times before breaking upon the sixth hit. It continues damaging enemies on contact while it rolls on the ground. The boulder's base damage and knockback depend on its velocity (see details below).

Its best modifier is Mythical.


Velocity Damage Knockback
< 8 mph 0 0 (No knockback)
8 mph18 mph 62 3.75 (Weak)
> 18 mph 125 7.5 (Very strong)
which is roughly equivalent to
with Console Version  / Old-gen console version3DS version .
The base damage can never go below Console Version 9 / Old-gen console version3DS version 5.
The following table lists some exemplary values:
Velocity Damage
8 mph Console Version 14 / Old-gen console version3DS version 9
18 mph Console Version 32 / Old-gen console version3DS version 19
41 mph Console Version 73 / Old-gen console version3DS version 45
82 mph Console Version 146 / Old-gen console version3DS version 90
  • Boulders can be cast through one-block walls when standing directly adjacent to them.


  • One way to achieve top velocity for maximum damage is to fire boulders from above, downward.
  • The boulder's high damage and piercing, along with its ability to roll on the ground, makes it extremely effective when deployed as ground-based crowd control.
    • Desktop and Mobile versions The quick use time also makes it a viable weapon for inflicting high single-target damage, although the Heat Ray is a much better weapon for this purpose.


  • Desktop
    • Item and projectile sprites updated.
    • Drop rate increased from 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) to 14.29*1/7 (14.29%), due to the Picksaw now drop separately.
    • Now lists "max speed" damage rather than "low speed" damage.
    • Now only has two velocity thresholds that affect damage (and now additionally knockback) instead of direct dependency.
    • Increased critical chance from 4% to 24%.
    • Mana cost increased from 15 to 18.
    • Use time decreased from 40 to 24.
    • Projectile speed greatly increased.
  • Desktop
    • Increased damage from 45 to 73.
    • Reduced mana cost from 17 to 15.
  • Desktop 1.2.3: Fixed bug where Staff of Earth's boulders would sink through tiles if they're in water.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is