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Plasma Staff
  • Plasma Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage42 Magic
Knockback1 Extremely Weak
Critical chance4%
Use time12 Very Fast
TooltipMove back and forth to generate friction, increasing the potency of your attack
RarityRarity level: Donator
Sell14500*1 Gold Coin.png 45 Silver Coin.png

Plasma Staff in action, showcasing all projectile types.

The Plasma Staff is a craftable Hardmode magic weapon. It fires a plasma projectile on use; the player can increase the potency of the projectile by moving back and forth.

Each time the player presses the ◀ Left or ▶ Right key, they increase the Plasma Staff's charge counter by 1. As the Plasma Staff's charge counter increases, the plasma projectile fired becomes more powerful:

  • Between 0 to 4 charges, the Plasma Staff fires a basic plasma needle that can travel a short distance and hit a single enemy.
  • Between 5 to 9 charges, the plasma needle is upgraded to a plasma bolt, becoming larger and gaining the ability to travel further and pierce through up to 5 enemies.
  • Between 10 to 19 charges, the plasma bolt is upgraded to a plasma laser, dealing double the weapon's base damage.
  • After 20 charges, the plasma laser is upgraded to a powerful plasma wave that is initially slower than the other plasma projectiles, but quickly accelerates as it travels. The plasma wave deals 5× the weapon's base damage. Additionally, the player will gain a shield of plasma around them that damages any enemy that comes into contact with it.

Each stage of the above is indicated by an increasingly opaque aura of electricity around the player. The charge does not decrease unless the player either uses the weapon, or changes to another item. In either scenario the charge is reduced to 0.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.pngMythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar 12
Life-Powered Energy Cell.png Life-Powered Energy Cell 1
Plasma Staff.png Plasma Staff 1



  • This weapon is directly based on the Plasma Copy Ability from the Kirby series.
  • This weapon is the only non-support-focused item that can be crafted using Life-Powered Energy Cells.