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Summoner Staffs in Terraria Journey’s End

Summoner Staffs in Terraria Journey's End

The recent update brought six brand new Summoner Staffs in Terraria Journey’s End, bringing the total in-game to nineteen. With this new update, people that enjoy playing summoner builds now have some nice options available. In this guide, we will take a look at each summoner staff including how to get them, their stats, and the minions they summon.

New Minion / Summoning Staffs in Terraria Journey’s End

  • Finch Staff
  • Vampire Frog Staff
  • Blade Staff
  • Sanguine Staff
  • Desert Tiger Staff
  • Terraprisma

Finch Staff

  • 7 summon damage
  • Weak Knockback
  • Uses 10 mana
  • Summons a baby finch to fight for you

The Finch Staff is given to all players in Journey Mode by default. Making a new character and launching into Journey Mode will give you this staff. you can also get this item from living wood chests from living trees. When you use this staff, your character will have a nest on top of his head. More minions mean more birds in the nest.

You likely won’t be using this staff for long, because the damage is low and the range is limited. It’s a nice starting item and a good addition to the game for players who are waiting for the slime staff.

Vampire Frog Staff

  • 11 summon damage
  • Average knockback
  • Uses 10 mana
  • Summons a vampire frog to fight for you

The Vampire Frog Staff can be found from Blood Moon fishing. Whenever a Blood Moon is out and you go fishing, there’s a chance to catch Wandering Eye Fish or Zombie Merman. This staff has nearly a two percent chance to drop from one of those. You will likely need to go through a few Blood Moon cycles before you find this one.

Vampire Frogs use their tongue as a weapon, which functions sort of like a yoyo. It’s a decent early game item that you can get lucky during a Blood Moon Event.

Blade Staff

  • 6 Summon Damage
  • No Knockback
  • Uses 10 Mana
  • Summons an Enchanted Dagger to fight for you
  • Ignores a substantial amount of enemy defense

Another new Staff in Terraria Journey’s End is the Mystic Blade Staff, which is one of the better ones out of the bunch. The damage appears low, but the fact that it ignores enemy defenses and has a high attack rate makes it powerful. Don’t sleep on this one, because it’s a great staff to pick up and try out.

You can find the Mystic Blade Staff from Enchanted Swords in Underground Hallow location. You can find this staff early on, and continue using it through a majority of the game. The range on it is nice and you can boost the damage, making it an all-around good item.

Sanguine Staff

  • 35 Summon Damage
  • Very Strong Knockback
  • Uses 10 Mana
  • Summons a sanguine bat to fight for you

You can pick up the Sanguine Staff in Hard Mode while fishing during the Blood Moon Event. It has a chance to drop from the Dreadnautilus, which is one of five enemies that can be summoned from fishing during the event. The Sanguine Staff summons a bat that has an extended attack range and acts like a boomerang.

The base damage on the Sanguine Staff is good for how early you can get it, but it’s probably not as good as the Blade Staff. Either way, it’s a good option to use if you can find it early on in the game.

Desert Tiger Staff

  • 33 Summon Damage
  • Weak Knockback
  • Uses 10 Mana
  • Summons a White Tiger to fight for you

The Desert Tiger Staff can be found in the Desert Biome. You will need to find the Dungeon chest in the Desert, which you will likely need to kill a lot of enemies to unlock. This one summons a White Tiger that pounces on enemies. Increasing summons with this staff causes the White Tiger to change its appearance.


  • 90 Summon Damage
  • Weak Knockback
  • Uses 10 Mana
  • Summons an Enchanted Sword to fight for you

Last up is the highest base damage Staff in the game: Terraprisma. The Enchanted Sword it summons is similar to that of the Blade Staff, but far more powerful. You need to defeat the Empress of Light by dealing to it during the daytime. It’s difficult because the Empress of Light will one-shot players during this time.

Some players argue this is the best staff in the game, next to the Stardust Dragon Staff. Overall, it’s an amazing weapon and undoubtedly the best new staff in Journey’s End.

About the author

Cole Andrews

Cole is a lifelong PC gamer who loves FPS, RPG, and MMO games. The first PC game that got him hooked was the Counter-Strike beta in 1999. He has thousands of hours in all of the old-school Blizzard games like Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo.

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