Frost Staff

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Frost Staff
  • Frost Staff item spriteold Frost Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage46 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 43 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Magic)
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana12 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 14 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) /
20 (Very fast) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
TooltipShoots a stream of frost
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell4 GC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffFrostbiteFrostbite(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Debuff tooltipIt's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts
Chance100% <
Duration7 seconds
Projectile created
  • Frost Bolt
    Frost Bolt
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ice ElementalIce Elemental.gifIce Elemental12%
Icy MermanIcy Merman.gifIcy Merman12%
Not to be confused with Staff of the Frost Hydra.
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The Frost Staff in use against Target Dummies. Notice how it inflicts the Frostbite debuff.
(Old-gen console and 3DS versions) The Frost Staff in use against Target Dummies. Notice how it pierces the first enemy, but not the second.

The Frost Staff is a Hardmode magic weapon that fires a frost bolt which travels in a straight line, pierces a single enemy, and disappears after hitting a second enemy or upon contact with tiles (while also inflicting the Frostbite(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) debuff for 7 seconds). The Frost Staff has a 1/50 (2%) chance of being dropped by Icy Mermen and Ice Elementals, both of which are found in the Snow and Ice biomes.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • If obtained early in Hardmode, it can be fairly effective until better weapons are obtained. With its fast speed, average and fair knockback, it can deal with crowds of enemies.


  • The Frost Staff functions somewhat similarly to a gem staff.
  • It is shaped very similarly to the Imp Staff.
  • In the official changelog of, this weapon is incorrectly referred to as the "Staff of Frost".

See also


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Use time decreased from 16 to 12.
    • Now inflicts Frostbite.
  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was: Frost Staff (old).png
    • Use time decreased from 20 to 16.
    • Mana cost decreased from 14 to 12.
  • Desktop Unknown: The projectile shot by the Frost Staff is no longer stacked; if an enemy had more health than a single projectile could hit, the other projectile would also hit the enemy, meaning that piercing would only apply if the enemy could be killed with a single projectile.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage decreased from 53 to 43.
    • Mana usage increased from 10 to 14.