Gruesome Eminence

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Gruesome Eminence
  • Gruesome Eminence.png
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Damage666 Magic
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana cost400
Critical chance4%
Use time27 Slow
TooltipSummons a gaseous conglomeration of spirits near the cursor
At first, the spirits will fly wildly. This can hurt enemies and players
However, over time they will begin to accumulate to create a single, controllable monstrosity
'The spirits of the amalgam could never pass on to their desired afterlife,
Tainted and melded by rage as they were.'
RarityRarity Level: 15
Sell 48 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Spirit Congregation
Spirit Congregation
Gruesome Eminence Holdout.png
Gruesome Eminence Holdout
The Gruesome Eminence in use. Note the movements of the spirit monster before and after it is tame.

The Gruesome Eminence is a post-Moon Lord magic weapon. It is the exhumed form of the Ghastly Visage. It fires a spirit monster that poorly follows the cursor and occasionally moves around randomly on its own. As time passes, it spawns small spirits which deal 140 / 280 Expert Mode / 420 Master Mode to the player and NPCs. After 14 seconds, it grows to full size and becomes fully controllable by the player, but also stop releasing spirits. The damage of the spirit gradually builds up from 1x to 1.85x as it builds up to full size but will also deal 360 / 450 Expert Mode / 540 Master Mode damage to the player once fully grown.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


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  • The Gruesome Eminence's spirit congregation only deals 85% damage to XM-05 Thanatos.
  • The Gruesome Eminence only consumes mana when the player first fires the spirit monster; it does not consume any mana while in use.


  • The amalgam mentioned in the item's description refers to Polterghast.
    • This would seem to indicate that the spirit congregation summoned by this weapon is comprised of the souls of Polterghast.
  • The interior of the spirit monster contains two different silhouettes resembling Giygas from the EarthBound franchise, and another resembling a fetus.
  • The weapon itself bears a resemblance to the trinkets dropped by The Collector from Darkest Dungeon, particularly Dismas' Head.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Nerfed mana cost from 8 to 400.
    • Increased base velocity and velocity at full charge, and it now grants 11 local immunity frames instead of 12.
    • Increased sell price from 30 Gold Coin to 48 Gold Coin.
    • Nerfed damage from 888 to 666, decreased maximum damage of the Spirit Congregation from 330% base damage to 185%, and it now grants 12 local immunity frames instead of 6.
    • Now exempt from the pierce resist system.
    • Can now be shimmered to de-exhume it into Ghastly Visage.
    • Now never stops being able to hurt the player.
    • Buffed damage dealt to the player from 92 to 360 / 450 Expert Mode / 540 Master Mode at full power.
    • Fixed an error while loading its particles.
    • Fixed a layering issue where its particles overlap over the Spirit Congregration sprite.
    • Fixed an issue spawning particles in Multiplayer.