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Viral Sprout
  • Viral Sprout.png
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Statistics
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage24 Summon
Knockback2 (Very Weak)
Mana10
Use time19 Very Fast
TooltipSummons a sage spirit to fight for you
Inflicts Sage Poison, a debuff that becomes stronger the more spirits you own
Grants BuffSage Spirit (buff)Sage Spirit
Buff tooltipIt's uncomfortably close
Inflicts DebuffSage PoisonSage Poison
100% chance

Debuff duration5 seconds
Debuff tooltipPoisoned
RarityRarity Level: 7
Sell 9 Gold Coin.png 60 Silver Coin.png
Projectile created
Sage Needle
Sage Needle
Summons Minion
Sage Spirit
Sage Spirit.png

The Viral Sprout is a craftable Hardmode summon weapon. When used, it summons a flower-shaped spirit that floats around the player and attacks nearby enemies by firing gravity-affected needles. When moving or attacking, the spirits will move in a group with individual circular motions, and launch an even spread of three needles upwards. Needles inflict the Sage Poison debuff which deals a constant 45 damage per second, with higher damage per tick the more spirits are present.

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 Viral Sprout has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Crafting[]

Recipe[]

Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s)Amount
Perennial BarPerennial Bar12
Result
Viral SproutViral Sprout1

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Notes[]

  • The amount of damage in one tick equals to the following: 20 * (Minion count 0.73 + Minion count 1.1), rounded down
    • For example, if the player had 8 spirits when the item was applied, the resulting base damage would be 288. 20 * (80.73 + 81.1) = 288.24, rounded down.
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