Slime Staff

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Slime Staff
  • Slime Staff item spriteold Slime Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage8 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Use time28 (Average)
TooltipSummons a baby slime to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffBaby SlimeBaby Slime
Buff tooltipThe baby slime will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Baby Slime
    Baby Slime
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Baby SlimeBaby Slime.gifBaby Slime10.01%0.014%
Black SlimeBlack Slime.gifBlack Slime10.01%0.014%
Blue SlimeBlue Slime.gifBlue Slime10.01%0.014%
Bouncy Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Bouncy Slime.gifBouncy Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10.01%0.014%
Crystal Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Crystal Slime.gifCrystal Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10.01%0.014%
Green SlimeGreen Slime.gifGreen Slime10.01%0.014%
Heavenly Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavenly Slime.gifHeavenly Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10.01%0.014%
Ice SlimeIce Slime.gifIce Slime10.01%0.014%
Illuminant SlimeIlluminant Slime.gifIlluminant Slime10.01%0.014%
Jungle SlimeJungle Slime.gifJungle Slime10.01%0.014%
Mother SlimeMother Slime.gifMother Slime10.01%0.014%
Purple SlimePurple Slime.gifPurple Slime10.01%0.014%
Red SlimeRed Slime.gifRed Slime10.01%0.014%
Sand Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Sand Slime.gifSand Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10.013%0.018%
Spiked Ice SlimeSpiked Ice Slime.gifSpiked Ice Slime10.01%0.0143%
Spiked Jungle SlimeSpiked Jungle Slime.gifSpiked Jungle Slime10.01%0.014%
Spiked Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Spiked Slime.gifSpiked Slime(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10.014%
Toxic SludgeToxic Sludge.gifToxic Sludge10.01%0.014%
Yellow SlimeYellow Slime.gifYellow Slime10.01%0.014%
(Armed Slimed Zombie)
Armed Slimed Zombie.gifZombie
(Armed Slimed Zombie)
(Big Slimed Zombie)
Slimed Zombie.pngZombie
(Big Slimed Zombie)
(Slimed Zombie)
Slimed Zombie.gifZombie
(Slimed Zombie)
(Small Slimed Zombie)
Slimed Zombie.pngZombie
(Small Slimed Zombie)
Using the Slime Staff to summon a Baby Slime to attack a Skeleton.
"Baby Slime" redirects here. For other uses of "Slime", see Slime (disambiguation).

The Slime Staff is a pre-Hardmode summon weapon that summons a Baby Slime minion. The Baby Slime attacks by bouncing on the ground and chasing enemies, rapidly dealing contact damage. Like other minions, the summoned Baby Slime 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 Slime Staff generally has the rarest drop chance of any weapon, with minor exceptions. The typical drop rate from most slimes and Slimed Zombies is 1/10000 (0.01%) / 1/7000 (0.0143%). Pinky has a greatly increased drop rate of 1/100 (1%) / 1/70 (1.4286%). Additionally, Sand Slimes have a drop rate of 1/8000 (0.0125%) / 1/5600 (0.0179%). The slimes which cannot drop the Slime Staff are: Shimmer, Golden, Lava, Dungeon, Umbrella, Hoppin' Jack, Corrupt (Shadow(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)), King Slime, Queen Slime, Crimslime, Gastropod (Spectral(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)) and Rainbow.

Unlike other summon weapons, its best possible modifier is Mythical because both the Ruthless and Mythical modifiers only raise its base damage to 9 due to rounding.


  • The maximal potential attack frequency of Baby Slimes on any given target reaches six hits per second.
  • Although it is extremely rare, it is possible to obtain the Slime Staff almost immediately after starting a new game.
  • In Celebrationmk10(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) worlds, the Slime Staff can be purchased from the Princess for 10 GC.


  • An easy way to obtain the Slime Staff without much effort is to construct a statue farm with one or more Slime Statues, and lava just deep enough to not destroy any drops as it kills the slimes. Leave it alone for a while, and occasionally check if the staff has been dropped yet. Using advanced setups like engines and multiple statues can greatly accelerate the process. Note that as of version, Console and Mobile versions), there is a limit to how quickly statues can be triggered.
  • Another way to quickly kill a lot of slimes is to summon King Slime or to wait for a Slime Rain(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) An early way to get it would be to intentionally die several times, use all the Tombstones to make a Graveyard, and farm Slimed Zombies.
    • Abigail's Flower(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) can also spawn in graveyards, and is potentially easier to obtain.
  • The Slime Staff when coupled with Lucky Coin and the Broken modifier is a great money maker since its attacks are fast but not strong.
  • It can be used to keep weak enemies like Meteor Heads away while focusing on other tasks like mining.
  • The summoned Baby Slime is summoned at the cursor, and therefore can be used to attack enemies on the other side of walls.


  • The Slime Staff has among the lowest drop rates of any enemy-dropped item.
  • Prior to 1.3.4(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the Slime Staff had the lowest base damage of any summon weapon. Since 1.3.4, the Lightning Aura Rod has lower base damage, though it also ignores defense.
  • The Baby Slime summoned by the Slime Staff appears to be a baby version of the Toxic Sludge slime, being similar in color, and having a face as well.
  • When the Baby Slime is moving to attack an enemy, it will destroy Pots, grass, and vines.
  • If the player is moving too fast, the Baby Slime will fly to the player with wings.


  • Desktop
    • Added requirement of 10 mana.
    • Fixed a bug where the minion buff did not disappear upon leaving a world.