Beholder Staff

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Beholder Staff
  • Beholder Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage44 (Summon)
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Use time36 (Very Slow)
TooltipSummons a beholder to reveal and vaporize nearby enemies
Occupies two minion slots
Grants BuffBeholding.pngBeholding
Buff tooltipThe beholder will give sight of and eradicate your foes
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell30000*3 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Fallen Beholder 1 16.67%
Treasure Bag(Fallen Beholder) 1 28.57%
Summons Minion
Mini Beholder
Mini Beholder.png

The Beholder Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon that is obtained from the Fallen Beholder. It spawns a Mini Beholder to fire energy projectiles at enemies from afar. In addition, having a Mini Beholder summoned will highlight all enemies onscreen with a red light, similar to the effects of the Hunter Potion. Like other minions, summoned Mini Beholders are invincible and follow the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff. Additionally, Mini Beholders cost 2 minion slots each to summon.

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 significant advantage a Mythical Beholder Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


  • Mini Beholder attacks pierce, making this a strong weapon against segmented enemies like The Destroyer.


  • The player must invest in items that increase the number of Minion slots available in order to use this weapon.



  • Sprite updated.
    • Is no longer Expert Mode exclusive.
    • Sprite updated.
  • Buffed damage from 38 to 44.
  • Introduced.