Ghastly Visage

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Ghastly Visage
  • Ghastly Visage.png
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Damage120 Magic
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana cost20
Critical chance4%
Use time27 Slow
TooltipFires homing ghast energy that explodes
RarityRarity Level: 13
Sell 35 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Ghastly Blast
Ghastly Blast
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Holdout Skull
Dropped by
Polterghast125% / 33.33% Expert Mode

The Ghastly Visage is a post-Moon Lord magic weapon that is dropped by Polterghast. When used, it releases homing ghast energy that travels through blocks and can pierce enemies twice before impacting on the third hit. The ghast energy explodes into smaller energy bolts after about 9 seconds or upon impacting an enemy. These energy bolts can be blue in color, in which they will be affected by gravity, or red in color, in which they will not be affected by gravity and will explode into gravity-affected shards upon impact with an enemy or tile.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



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See Also

Demonstration of the Ghastly Visage damaging several Target Dummies and homing in on a Super Dummy.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Shards now home towards the closest enemy instead of the earliest enemy in the NPC array.
    • Increased sell price from 26 Gold Coin to 35 Gold Coin.
    • Buffed damage from 80 to 120.
    • Tripled the homing shard's velocity but decreased lifespan from 1.33 seconds to 0.67.
  • Fixed it consuming more mana than it should on first use.
    • Nerfed damage from 92 to 80.
    • Ghastly blast projectiles no longer split into 5-8 explosions that split into 3-6 shards, and now split into 5 shards and 5 explosions with each explosion further splitting into 3 shards. All projectiles now grant enemies 8 local immunity frames instead of 4, and home in onto enemies 20% faster.
    • Now has glowmasks.
    • Resprited it and held sprite.
    • Nerfed damage from 110 to 92, buffed use time from 29 to 26, and its souls now take 1 second before they can start homing.
    • Fixed it not checking for Mana Flower correctly.
    • Buffed mana cost from 30 to 20, and its main projectile is now faster.
    • Mana cost now properly scales with the player's mana cost reduction.