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Spirit Bender's Staff
  • Spirit Bender's Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage42 Radiant
Knockback1 Extremely Weak
Critical chance4%
Use time13 Very Fast
TooltipSteals 5 life
Obliterates the soul of enemies around your cursor
Inflicts DebuffGranite Surge.pngGranite Surge
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipToo much energy is causing damage and lowered defense
Inflicts DebuffLight Curse.pngLight Curse
Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipPure darkness is melting this enemy
RarityRarity Level: 7
Sell15000*1 Gold Coin.png 50 Silver Coin.png

Spirit Bender's Staff casting animation

The Spirit Bender's Staff is a craftable Hardmode radiant weapon. It creates a ghostly aura around the cursor that damages a single enemy caught within it and recovers portions of life back to the wielder while dealing damage. The aura also inflicts the Granite Surge debuff onto hit enemies.

If the player's radiant powers are corrupted, the weapon will instead create a purple corrupted aura around the cursor, inflicting the Light Curse debuff instead of Granite Surge.



Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.pngMythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Spectre Bar.png Spectre Bar 12
Spirit Bender's Staff.png Spirit Bender's Staff 1


  • Functionally, this staff works the same as Gorgan Gaze Staff, Bloodboil, and True Bloodboil, as they all create a damaging aura around the cursor. However, unlike the former three, which are all magic weapons, the Spirit Bender's Staff is a radiant weapon and is thus tied to the Healer class.
    • Additionally, this staff can only damage one enemy at a time.
  • This weapon's life stealing ability thematically matches with the set bonus gained when using the Spectre Armor Hood.
    • However, the staff does not create the healing orbs, but instead just gives a small amount of life directly to the player per damage tick.
  • This weapon's life stealing ability counts towards a heal streak.


  • Damage increased from 28 to 42, knockback increased from 0 to 1, use time decreased from 31 to 13, mana cost reduced from 25 to 12, life steal amount changed from bonus healing to 5.
  • Now deals Radiant damage.