Papyrus Scarab

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Papyrus Scarab
  • Papyrus Scarab item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipIncreases your max number of minions by 1
Increases your summon damage by 15% and the knockback of your minions
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell5 GC
Research1 required

The Papyrus Scarab is a Hardmode, post-Plantera accessory that combines the bonuses of the Necromantic Scroll and the Hercules Beetle. When equipped, it increases the damage of summon weapons by 15%, increases their knockback by 2, and increases the player's maximum number of minions by one.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Papyrus ScarabPapyrus ScarabTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • Despite the tooltip implying that the accessory boosts knockback of minions only, it also affects sentries and whips(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • The Papyrus Scarab stacks with both its ingredients.


  • Due to the Papyrus Scarab only giving 15% extra summon damage, it is more effective to equip the Hercules Beetle and Necromantic Scroll separately, if the player has accessory slots to spare.
    • Supplementarily, it is more effective to equip both the Papyrus and Necromantic Scroll; the 5% summoning damage lost by choosing the Necromantic Scroll over the Hercules Beetle is easily made back up by the extra minion slot.


  • The Papyrus Scarab's name is based on two things commonly referred to in Ancient Egyptian lore: the scarab beetle, and the papyrus being the leaf that Egyptian scribes used to write upon.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Tooltips of summon-related items now say "summon damage" instead of "minion damage".