Staff of the Mechworm

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Staff of the Mechworm
  • Staff of the Mechworm item sprite
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Statistics
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage30 Summon
Knockback2 (Very Weak)
Mana15
Use time11 Very Fast
Velocity10
TooltipSummons an aerial mechworm to fight for you
Damage scales with the amount of minion slots you have
The damage scaling stops growing after 10 minion slots
Grants BuffMechwormMechworm
Buff tooltipThe mechworm will protect you
RarityRarity Level: 13
Sell 28 Gold Coin.png
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
The Devourer of Gods 1 25% / 33.33%
Summons Minion
Mechworm
Mechworm.png

The Staff of the Mechworm is a post-Moon Lord summon weapon dropped by The Devourer of Gods. Upon use, it summons a flying mechanical worm to attack enemies, similar to the Stardust Dragon Staff. The mechworm is in constant flight and can travel through walls and blocks. The Staff does not spawn multiple minions upon use, instead increasing the number of segments by one.

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

The Mechworm deals 120% of the player's normal minion damage plus an additional 46% for each minion slot, the damage scales in multiples of 46% from 166% to 580%, depending on the number of minion slots the player has. Increasing the number of segments summoned will not directly increase the minion's damage.

If minion slots are lost in any form, such as getting struck while the Profaned Soul Artifact is equipped and the Offensive Guardian is active, then the entire mechworm will disappear.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used In[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Apotheosis Subsuming VortexSubsuming Vortex Draedon's ForgeDraedon's Forge
Cosmic DischargeCosmic Discharge
Staff of the MechwormStaff of the Mechworm (2)
ExcelsusExcelsus (2)
Nightmare FuelNightmare Fuel (33)
Endothermic EnergyEndothermic Energy (33)
Darksun FragmentDarksun Fragment (33)
PhantoplasmPhantoplasm (33)
Cosmilite BarCosmilite Bar (33)
Shadowspec BarShadowspec Bar (5)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The God Slayer armor and Auric Tesla armor summoner sets also summon a mechworm, which can be extended with this weapon.
  • Despite having less base damage than the Stardust Dragon Staff, the mechworm deals much higher DPS.
  • The Mechworm has a tendency to attack enemies off screen. This can make farming for specific item drops difficult at times.
  • Just like the Stardust Dragon, the Mechworm will wander off occasionally. Keep this in mind, due to the worm being a single minion, it can and will leave you defenseless.
  • Although the Mechworm pierces enemies, it does not give enemies immunity frames and will not disrupt attacks.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Keep a secondary weapon ready, in case the Mechworm begins attacking enemies further away from you.
  • The Mechworm is very useful for farming, with high level summons being more than capable of taking on any pre-Devourer boss with the exception of Providence, the Profaned Goddess as it will struggle to keep pace with Providence.
  • Due to the Mechworm's "path" when floating around the player, the Mechworm may kill critters or bait you may be attempting to catch.