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Staff of Earth
  • Staff of Earth item spriteold Staff of Earth item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage125 / 45 (Magic)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Mana18 / 15 / 17
Critical chance24% / 4%
Use time24 (Fast) /
40 (Very slow)
Velocity24 (effective)
TooltipSummons a powerful boulder
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell7
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Boulder
    Boulder
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
GolemGolemGolem114.29%
12.5%
Treasure Bag
(Golem)
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag
(Golem)
114.29%
12.5%

The Staff of Earth in action.

The Staff of Earth is a Hardmode, post-Golem magic weapon which has a 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) / 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.

Notes[]

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

Tips[]

  • 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.
    • The quick use time also makes it a viable weapon for inflicting high single-target damage.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • 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 dropping 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 1.3.0.1:
    • 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.

References[]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.

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