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Virid Vanguard
  • Virid Vanguard.png
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Damage280 Summon
Knockback5 (Average)
Use time14 Very Fast
TooltipSummons 2 blades that rotate around you
Each pair of blades take up three minion slots
Right clicking prompts all blades to fly upward and redirect towards the mouse [sic]
Grants BuffVirid Vanguard (buff)Virid Vanguard
Buff tooltipA perfect act of unity surrounds you
RarityRarity Level: 12
Sell 24 Gold Coin.png
Summons Minion
Vanguard Blades
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The Virid Vanguard is a craftable post-Moon Lord summon weapon that is a direct upgrade to the Igneous Exaltation. When used with left-click, it summons two blades that orbit around the player in two ovals offset slightly above and below the player, damaging enemies that come into contact with it. Each blade consumes 1.5 minion slots, the bottom ring will be prioritized if the player does not have enough slots to summon both blades at once. When right-click is used, all blades travel outward at a set distance from the player, aims at the cursor, then launches towards it. Striking an enemy will cause the blade to rebound, and the blade will disappear on the third hit.

A demonstration of the Virid Vanguard being used. Note how the swords home in on the cursor when right click is pressed.

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 Virid Vanguard has over a Ruthless one is knockback.



Crafting Station
Ancient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Igneous ExaltationIgneous Exaltation1
Uelibloom BarUelibloom Bar8
Virid VanguardVirid Vanguard1


  • The word, "Virid" means lively, while the word, "Vanguard" means the front of a force such as an army.