Blizzard Staff

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Blizzard Staff
  • Blizzard Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage58 (Magic)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time10 (Very fast)
Velocity20 (effective)
TooltipShowers an area with icicles
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Blizzard
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ice QueenIce Queen.pngIce Queen14.44%–7.78%15.56%–31.11%
Blizzard Staff in action.

The Blizzard Staff is a Hardmode, post-Plantera magic weapon that rains damaging, non-piercing icicles from above which are directed in the general location of the cursor. The Blizzard Staff is dropped from the Ice Queen during the Frost Moon event with a 4.44% ~ 7.78% (15.56% ~ 31.11%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]

By default, the Blizzard Staff shoots 4 icicles per use. Modifiers that boost speed by 10% or more will make it shoot 6 icicles per use.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • The Blizzard Staff's projectiles are initially spawned above the player and slightly off-screen, and then fly to the cursor's location.
    • Due to the projectiles cannot go through solid blocks, they are likely to be blocked by solid blocks above the player before they reach the player's depth. It is therefore much more effective in open areas.
    • On the Mobile version Mobile version, opening the inventory moves the player's screen up several tiles. If the player taps the top-center of the screen to use the Blizzard Staff in this condition, the spawned icicles will fly in random directions, as the "cursor" location is surrounded by the spawn point of projectiles.
  • The velocity of the projectiles is reduced when passing through liquids.
  • Internally, the Blizzard Staff shoots 2 icicles per use, has a use time of 5, and each use takes 10 frames.[2] This makes the Blizzard Staff shoot two times (4 icicles) per use. Modifiers that boost speed by 10% or more will reduce the use time to 4, which makes the Blizzard Staff shoot three times (6 icicles) per use.


  • The Blizzard Staff can be considered an upgrade of the Meteor Staff, though the Blizzard Staff's projectiles do not pierce or explode. The Lunar Flare can be considered a direct upgrade of the Blizzard Staff, as its projectiles travel through blocks, are more precise, and have a higher DPS.
  • Aiming lower increases this weapon's accuracy, although this is less noticeable the lower the player aims it.


  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Mana cost increased from 5 to 9.
    • Fixed bug where the Blizzard Staff could shoot upwards if the player is standing at the bottom of The Underworld.
  1. See Frost Moon for more details on the loot drop rates.Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method RegisterBoss_FrostMoon() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs and class FrostMoonDropGatingChance in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.Conditions.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods SetDefaults2() in Terraria.Item.cs and ItemCheck_Shoot() in Terraria.Player.cs.