Raven Staff

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Raven Staff
  • Raven Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage55 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 37 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Summon)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Use time28 (Average)
TooltipSummons a raven to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell10 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipThe ravens will attack your enemies
Projectile created
  • Raven
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
PumpkingPumpking head.gifPumpking11.56–12.5% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
1.79–14.29% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
The Raven Staff in use. Notice how the Raven is only able to hit one enemy.

The Raven Staff is a Hardmode, post-Plantera summon weapon that spawns a Raven minion that swiftly charges through enemies while dealing contact damage. Like other minions, the summoned Raven is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, cancels the buff, or leaves the world. The Raven Staff is dropped by the Pumpking during the Pumpkin Moon event with a 1.56–12.5% (6.25–12.5%) chance depending on the current wave.[1]

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 Raven Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


  • The Ravens attack notably quickly. As they are also able to fly, this makes them potent melee minions.
  • Ravens physically pierce through multiple enemies but do not deal piercing damage.
  • The Raven's dark color makes it hard to see at night. This can be remedied by using the Critter Shampoo(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) with a bright, glowing dye.


  • The Raven Staff can be considered a direct upgrade to the Finch Staff(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), as both weapons summon bird minions that attack in a similar pattern.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Ravens will now attempt to return to the player faster depending on how fast the player is moving.
  • Console 1.07:
    • Summon damage increased from 34 to 37.
    • Now requires 10 mana.


  1. Pumpkin Moon enemies have a greater chance of dropping loot in later waves than in earlier waves (except for guaranteed drops such as Spooky Wood, and, on the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, except for trophies – which never drop except in wave 15 when they will always drop). Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method RegisterBoss_PumpkinMoon() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is