Mushymen Staff

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Mushymen Staff
  • Mushymen Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage25 (Summon)
Knockback6 (Average)
Use time36 (Very Slow)
TooltipSummons a spear throwing mush-man
Spears have a chance to infect the hit target with mycelium
Grants BuffMushroom Army.pngMushroom Army
Buff tooltipCommand the forces of Fungus!
Inflicts DebuffFungal Growth.pngFungal Growth
Debuff duration1.5 seconds
Debuff tooltipThis target is infected with mycelium
RarityRarity Level: 5
Sell50000*5 Gold Coin.png
Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Mycelium Mimic 1 25%
Summons Minion

The Mushymen Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon. It spawns a Mushman Minion that follows the player and attacks enemies via a ranged spear attack. The spear attacks inflict the Fungal Growth debuff on enemies, which reduces life regeneration, defense and movement speed. Like other minions, the summoned Mushman is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff. The Mushymen Staff is dropped by the Mycelium Mimic (25% or 1/4 chance).

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 Mushymen Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


  • This minion has a rather large knockback compared to other minions, even over its counterpart the Pygmy Staff.


  • Each time a Mushman is summoned, it has a random one of four sprite graphics. They are functionally identical.
  • The Mushman catches up to fast-moving players by flying while sitting on its spear.
  • The Mushmen's behavior and looks resemble that of the summons from the Pygmy Staff.