Summoning Weapons are weapons that summon minions that attack enemies for you. Minions are allied creatures summoned from the weapons.

Minions can be divided into 2 categories, mobile and stationary. A stationary minion will act like a turret on the block it is summoned on, and does not move, or take up a minion slot. By default, there can only be one stationary minion from one staff active at one time until a buff is used to increase the maximum sentry capacity. Stationary minions despawn on their own after a certain amount of time has passed. As for the mobile minions, they will follow the player around until the game is closed or when unsummoned (by right-clicking the summon buff). You cannot do this on the mobile versions.

Armor sets from the Tavernkeep and some drops from the Ogre enemy from Old One's Army will still boost non-Old One's Army stationary summons, including the ones dropped by the Moon Lord, increasing the amount you can have up at one time.

The max number of mobile minions that can be summoned can be increased with certain armors and accessories. The max number of minions a player can summon at one time is 11, using Stardust Armor, Necromantic Scroll, Pygmy Necklace, Papyrus Scarab, Summoning Potion and Bewitching Table.

Minions do not have health, and cannot be targeted by the enemies.

The weakest summon weapon is the slime staff. This is also one of the rarest items in the game.

Weapon Minion Type Obtain Damage Materials
Staff of the Frost Hydra
Stationary Frozen Chest 100 -
Item 3571(0)
Rainbow Crystal Staff
Stationary Dropped by Moon Lord 150 -
Item 3569(0)
Lunar Portal Staff
Stationary Dropped by Moon Lord 50 -
Queen Spider Staff
Stationary Crafted 19 24 Spider Fangs
Slime staff
Slime Staff
Mobile Dropped by Slimes 8 -
Hornet Staff
Mobile Crafted 9 14 Bee Wax
Imp Staff
Mobile Crafted 21 17 Hellstone Bars
Spider Staff
Mobile Crafted 25 16 Spider Fangs
Optic Staff
Mobile Crafted 30 1 Black Lens, 2 Lenses, 12 Hallowed Bars, 20 Souls of Sight
Pirate Staff
Mobile Dropped by Pirate Invasion 32 -
Pygmy Staff
Mobile Dropped by Plantera 34 -
Raven Staff
Mobile Dropped by Pumpking 37 -
Item 3249(0)
Deadly Sphere Staff
Mobile Dropped by Deadly Sphere 50 -
Tempest Staff
Mobile Dropped by Duke Fishron 50 -
Item 3474(0)
Stardust Cell Staff
Mobile Crafted 60 18 Stardust Fragments
Item 3531(0)
Stardust Dragon Staff
Mobile Crafted 40 18 Stardust Fragments
Item 2749(0)
Xeno Staff
Mobile Dropped by Martian Saucer 36 -

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