|Polterghast||1||25% / 33.33%|
The Ethereal Subjugator is a post-Moon Lord summon weapon that is dropped by Polterghast. It summons a Phantom, which follows the player and attacks enemies. It deals damage via a laser beam which has a short range. Like other minions, the summoned Phantom is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff. Unlike most minions, the Phantom only takes up half a minion slot, allowing the player to summon twice as many Phantoms as one-slot minions.
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 lasting advantage a Mythical Ethereal Subjugator has over a Ruthless one is knockback.
- The Old Duke takes only 75% damage from the Ethereal Subjugator.
- The Ethereal Subjugator is very good at crowd control due to the piercing laser beam.
- Unlike most minions, Phantoms will target and attack some passive creatures, such as Goldfish.