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Vampire Frog Staff
  • Vampire Frog Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage11 (Summon)
Knockback5 (Average)
Use time36 (Very slow)
TooltipSummons a vampire frog to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffVampire FrogVampire Frog
Buff tooltipThe vampire frog will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Vampire Frog
    Vampire Frog
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Wandering Eye FishWandering Eye FishWandering Eye Fish112.5%
Zombie MermanZombie MermanZombie Merman112.5%

The Vampire Frog Staff in action.

The Vampire Frog Staff is a pre-Hardmode summon 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.


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage increased from 11 to 13.
    • Enemies can now be damaged by their entire body, not just the tongue, when they are attacking.
    • Now use independent immunity timers.
    • Drop chance increased from 1/24 to 1/8.