From Calamity Mod Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cosmic Plushie.png
Cosmic Plushie.png
This item is dedicated to: Triactis/KnightyKnight
  • Contagion.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage880 Ranged
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 Average
TooltipFires contagion arrows that leave exploding orbs behind as they travel
RarityRarity Level: 16
Sell 40 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectiles created
Contagion Arrow
Contagion Arrow
Contagion Orb
Contagion Orb

The Contagion is a craftable post-Moon Lord bow. It fires arrows that leave behind a trail of orbs, exploding after a short delay. Holding left-click will cause the bow to "spin-up", increasing the fire rate appreciably.

Its best modifier is Unreal.



Crafting Station
Draedon's ForgeDraedon's Forge
Plague Cell CanisterPlague Cell Canister20
Shadowspec BarShadowspec Bar5


  • Holding left-click will cause the Contagion to only consume one arrow, as opposed to consuming multiple arrows due to the "spin up".


  • The word "contagion" refers to the communication of a disease from one organism to another, either by close contact or transmission through the air.
  • This weapon actually has a unique Rarity but is referred here as Hot Pink rarity for consistency between weapons.
    • This unique rarity appears as a red violet (#CF1175 ●) color.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Now inflicts Plague for 2 and 4 seconds instead of 5 and 10 from balls and arrows respectively.
    • Nerfed damage from 4000 to 880.
    • Now uses 20 Plague Cell Canisters in its recipe.
    • Fixed sprite rotation issues with its holdout.
  • Now has a rarity color of (#CF1175 ●).
  • Now uses Phangasm in its recipe instead of Phantasm.
    • Ball explosions now pierce infinitely and grant 10 local immunity frames.
    • Fixed unique arrows not being affected by the Archery Potion.
  • Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
    • Decreased Plague duration from balls from 6 seconds to 5.
    • Added a tooltip.
    • Buffed damage from 600 to 4000.
    • Now has a cap of 100 balls at a time, and spawns balls half as often.
    • Buffed damage from 300 to 600.
    • Resprited.
  • Resprited it and its arrows and balls.
  • Now requires a Draedon's Forge to craft instead of an Ancient Manipulator.
    • Can now be dropped by Supreme Calamitas in Expert Mode.
    • Now requires an Ancient Manipulator to craft instead of a Hardmode Anvil.