The Vampire Frog Staff is a pre-Hardmodesummon weapon. It spawns a Vampire Frog minion that follows the player and attacks enemies using its tongue. Like other minions, the summoned Vampire Frog is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, cancels the buff, or leaves the world.It has a 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) / 4.17*1/24 (4.17%)!!Error: Invalid EICONS input! chance to be dropped by a Zombie Merman or Wandering Eye Fish, both of which will spawn while fishing during a Blood Moon.
The best modifier is Mythical but Godly, Demonic, Ruthless, Furious, and Masterful all raise its base damage by the same amount due to rounding.
This minion can be obtained earlier than the Hornet Staff and is fairly useful for close-range defense and clearing out enemies in open areas. However, Vampire Frogs are prone to getting stuck behind blocks. For more agile minions that can target airborne targets, the player can use the Flinx Staff.
It can do relatively high damage at this point of the game, especially when paired with the Shark Tooth Necklace.
Because the frog deals damage on contact rather than with a bespoke attack pattern, the vampire frog is one of the few minions that can be tested on Target Dummies without an enemy onscreen.