Phoenix Staff

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Phoenix Staff
  • Phoenix Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipSummons a mythical phoenix that decreases the respawn time of nearby allies by <6 + (1.5 × Bonus Healing)>%
Additionally, nearby allies respawn with <6 + (1.5 × Bonus Healing)>% more life
Only one shoulder guardian may be summoned at once
Grants BuffPhoenix (buff).pngPhoenix
Buff tooltipA majestic creature looks over you and your allies
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell80000*8 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Shoulder Guardian

The Phoenix Staff is a Hardmode Support Staff that is always found in the Underworld Chest within the Dungeon, which must be unlocked with an Underworld Key. It works similarly to a summon item; it spawns a Phoenix which stays near the player's shoulder and causes nearby allies to respawn more quickly after dying. It also causes such allies to respawn with more than the usual amount of life. Phoenixes are invincible and follow the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement shoulder guardian, or cancels the buff.

Phoenixes do not follow the typical minion summon limit, so they can be summoned without affecting it. However, only one Shoulder Guardian can be active at a time, so you cannot summon multiple guardians at once while it is active.

Like all healing items, it benefits from any additional healing effects and cannot receive a Modifier.


  • The Phoenix Staff is useful for fighting off invasions with other players, as long as they have their spawn point set near the invasion.