The Tempest Staff is a drop from Duke Fishron and it allows the player to summon a small tornado that will hover above the player and follow the player around and shoot Sharknados at enemies. It bears resemblance to a diamond when summoned.
Tempest Staff , Sharknado Summons! - Terraria 1.2

Tempest Staff , Sharknado Summons! - Terraria 1.2.4 Guide New Summoner Weapon! - GullofDoom


  • Other minions can be summoned together with the Sharknados, but the minion slots will be shared amongst them.
  • This weapon may be a reference to the Syfy channel movie Sharknado.
  • The maximum number of minions one can spawn is 11. This can be achieved by wearing a full set of Stardust Armor while equipped with Pygmy Necklace, Necromantic Scroll, Papyrus Scarab, Bewitching Table under Summoning Potion Buff at the same time.
  • The Sharknados are not homing, so they may miss moving targets.
  • The tornado itself also deals damage when it touches enemies, giving this item a possibility to do continuous damage (unlike the Raven Staff, the tornadoes don't charge enemies, only hover).


This is a reference to the Syfy movie Sharknado. A movie where a group of tornados

Update Info


  • It now costs 10 mana to use.


  • Added to the game.
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