Queen Spider Staff

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Queen Spider Staff
  • Queen Spider Staff item spriteold Queen Spider Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage26 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 19 (Old-gen console version) (Summon)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipSummons a sentry
Summons a spider queen to spit eggs at your enemies
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell5 GC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffAcid VenomAcid Venom
Debuff tooltipLosing life
Duration2–4 seconds (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
4–6 seconds (Old-gen console version)
Projectiles created
  • Spider Turret
    Spider Turret
  • Spider Egg
    Spider Egg
  • Baby Spider
    Baby Spider
  • Internal Item ID: 2366 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 70
  • Internal Projectile ID: 377, 378, 379
Not to be confused with Spider Staff, a minion summon weapon.
The Queen Spider Staff's attack.

The Queen Spider Staff is a Hardmode sentry summon weapon. It can summon the Spider Turret sentry, which lasts for (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 10 minutes / (Old-gen console version) 2 minutes, remains stationary, and does not count against the player's minion capacity. The Spider Turret fires short-range Spider Eggs at enemies once per second, which can bounce, roll, and are heavily affected by gravity. The Spider Eggs deal no damage themselves, and upon colliding with enemies or after 1 second, they will break and spawn 2–4 Baby Spiders that attack enemies. The Baby Spiders will disappear upon hitting an enemy, dealing damage and inflicting the Acid Venom debuff for (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 2–4 / (Old-gen console version) 4–6 seconds. If there are no enemies within range, the Baby Spiders will persist for 5 seconds before vanishing.[1]

The Spider Turret can be summoned in any area of the visible screen, even if blocks completely separate the player from the point chosen. It requires blocks or platforms to stand on.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Queen Spider Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Queen Spider StaffQueen Spider Staff(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
  • Spider FangSpider Fang(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)24
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


  • The Spider Egg projectiles will spawn 2 or 3 Baby Spiders upon breaking, and have a 1/5 (20%) chance to spawn 1 extra Baby Spider.[2]
  • Because each Spider Egg can spawn 2–4 Baby Spiders, the Spider Turret's damage per shot is functionally 2–4 times higher than its listed base damage.
  • The Baby Spiders which spawn from the Spider Egg projectiles do not climb walls, unlike the Spider minions.
  • Like all sentries, the Queen Spider Staff can be summoned without impacting the player's normal minion total.


  • The Queen Spider Staff can be helpful for clearing out caves and rooms without directly entering them, by summoning it through the wall.
  • Because the Spider Fang item is a common drop (50% / 90% chance) from Black Recluse spiders, the Queen Spider Staff is relatively easy to obtain and a useful aid in surviving early Hardmode.
  • Unlike the sentry weapons sold by the Tavernkeep, the Queen Spider Staff can take advantage of sentry capacity bonuses during the Old One's Army(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) event because it does not use Etherian Mana(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • The Queen Spider Staff can be sold for 5 GC whereas the materials needed only sell for 1 GC20 SC combined, which makes selling the staff as opposed to the fangs a good way to make money.
  • It is possible to have up to 5 Spider Turrets summoned at once when wearing any of the sets bought from the Tavernkeep(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and any of the Ogre(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) accessories.



  • Desktop Reduced the duration of Acid Venom from 4–6 to 2–4 seconds.
  • Desktop
    • Fixed not working with the max sentry system.
    • Fixed spazzing against Worm enemies.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method SetDefaults() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Kill() in Terraria.Projectile.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is