Epidemic Shredder

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Epidemic Shredder
  • Epidemic Shredder.png
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage80 Rogue
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 Average
TooltipThrows a plagued boomerang that releases plague seekers when it hits tiles or enemies
Stealth strikes cause the boomerang to release plague seekers constantly as it travels
Contrary to its name, it will probably cause an epidemic if used incorrectly
Inflicts DebuffPlaguePlague
100% chance

Debuff duration4 seconds (Boomerang)
3 seconds (Plague seekers)
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell 12 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required

The Epidemic Shredder is a craftable Hardmode rogue boomerang. It automatically throws a returning plague disk that pierces five times and inflicts the Plague debuff. The disk can bounce on tiles indefinitely until it reaches the player or despawns. The disk also releases homing plague seekers on each bounce and on enemy hits, dealing a quarter of the base damage and inflicting the Plague debuff.

Performing a stealth strike with the Epidemic Shredder will cause the next disk to release plague seekers as it travels.

Its best modifier is Flawless.



Used in


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Reduced the boomerang's lifespan from 10 seconds to 3, buffed the seeker spawn rate from the stealth strike by 25%, buffed seeker damage from 25% base damage to 60%, and seekers' knockback now scale with the player's knockback boosts.
    • Decreased sell price from 16 Gold Coin to 12 Gold Coin.
  • Boomerang now inflicts Plague for 4 seconds instead of 5.
    • Buffed damage from 52 to 80.
    • Fixed it missing "to" in its tooltip.
  • Fixed a grammar error in its tooltip.