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  • Impaler.png
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Damage120 Ranged
Knockback7 (Strong)
Critical chance18%
Use time20 Average
Velocity40 effective
TooltipFires explosive and flaming stakes
Instantly kills vampires and vampire bats
Inflicts DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
100% chance

Debuff duration4 seconds (Flaming Stake)
3 seconds (Explosion)
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 8
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The Impaler was a craftable Hardmode repeater that was a direct upgrade to the Stake Launcher. When used, it rapidly fired fire stakes with a 33.33% chance to fire an exploding stake instead. Exploding stakes pierced 7 enemies and caused explosions on hit, while fire stakes pierced 9 enemies and inflicted the On Fire! debuff. Instead of having bonus damage against Vampires like the Stake Launcher, the Impaler would instantly kill Vampires.

Its best modifier was Unreal.




These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • Explosions now inflict On Fire! for 3 seconds instead of 5.
    • Flaming stake now inflicts On Fire! for 4 seconds instead of 5.
    • Moved Scoria Bar below Explosive Powder in the recipe.
  • Explosions no longer deal 30% base damage, but now grant 600 local immunity frames instead of 10.
    • Explosions now use a custom projectile instead of the vanilla solar explosion projectile.
    • Now uses 5 Chaotic Bars in its recipe instead of 5 Cores of Chaos, and is now able to instantly kill Vampires.
    • Reduced spread.
    • Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
    • Resprited.
    • Increased On Fire! duration from 4.33 seconds to 5.
    • Added a tooltip.
  • Explosions now deal ranged damage instead of melee damage.
  • Now makes the Arms Dealer sell Stakes if in the player's inventory.
    • Flaming stakes are now larger.
    • Removed tooltip "Fires exploding and flaming stakes. Vlad would be proud!".
  • Stakes now set NPC immunity frames to 5.
  • Exploding stakes no longer collide with blocks.
  • Buffed damage from 82 to 85, critical strike chance from 10% to 14%, and use time from 23 to 19.
    • Nerfed damage from 105 to 82, and use time from 19 to 23.
    • No longer uses 1 Core of Calamity in its recipe.
    • Resprited.
  • Now requires a Hardmode Anvil to craft instead of a Particle Accelerator.
  • Fixed stakes interacting strangely with tiles.