Terraria (Wiki): Clinger Staff


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General Information

The Clinger Staff is a magic weapon that summons a 15-tile high wall of Cursed Flame for 5m, deals contact damage, and applies the Cursed Inferno debuff to an enemy. When used beyond a solid wall, the Clinger Staff will not summon the Cursed Flame Wall but still consumes mana. Note that the magic weapon does not work on angled blocks or Planter Boxes.   Only one wall can be summoned. Attempting to use the Clinger Staff will replace the existing wall.   Ruthless is the best modifier applied to Clinger Staff for DPS optimization. Sky Fracture, Staff of Earth, and Stellar Tune pair perfectly with the Clinger Staff.   The Clinger Staff deals half its base damage against all worm enemies in combat. It is also an excellent weapon for clearing rooms or keeping a safe distance from threats. Moreover, the Spectre armor set’s bonus will not work.
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Others
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Clinger Staff


  • Excellent knockback and damage.
  • Perfect against invasions and events.
  • Decently-long duration when cast.


  • High mana is required to use the weapon.
  • Needs to be in direct line of sight before using.
  • Limited to one wall when cast.
  • Halved damage against worms.

How to get the Clinger Staff

Stats & Attributes of the Clinger Staff

General Type: Magic Weapon
Damage value: 43 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 8
Sell-Value: 8 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 24
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15
Special Properties: Inflicts the Cursed Inferno debuff, draining -24HP/s (desktop, mobile, console) / -6HP (3DS, old-gen consoles) for 7s. Health regeneration is negated, and 10% more knockback can be applied to afflicted enemies.

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