Scourge of the Desert

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Scourge of the Desert
  • Scourge of the Desert.png
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage12 Rogue
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 Slow
TooltipA javelin that will burrow through the ground and launch itself at enemies
Stealth strikes throw three javelins that will burrow multiple times
RarityRarity Level: 2
Sell 40 Silver Coin.png
Research1 required
Dropped by
Desert Scourge125% / 33.33% Expert Mode
If you were looking for something other than the Scourge of the Desert, see Scourge (disambiguation).
The Scourge of the Desert use.

The Scourge of the Desert is a javelin dropped by the Desert Scourge. When used, it throws a javelin that burrows into tiles and launches itself towards the closest enemy when burrowing through tiles. Thrown javelins are slightly affected by gravity and can pierce through two enemies.

Performing a stealth strike with the Scourge of the Desert will throw three javelins instead of one that can burrow through the ground and hit enemies three times. The javelins deal 65% of the weapon's base damage.

Its best modifier is Flawless.


Used in


  • This weapon's appearance is a reference to a bug with the Desert Scourge boss when it was originally introduced. The boss' head was far larger than intended.
  • This weapon used to be Revengeance Mode-exclusive.


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 homes towards the closest enemy when burrowing instead of the earliest enemy in the NPC array.
    • Reworked:
      • Nerfed damage from 16 to 12 and use time from 20 to 24. Stealth strikes now have a 65% damage modifier.
      • No longer gains speed as it travels, and stealth strikes no longer gain damage as they travel.
      • Now throws a javelin that can burrow into tiles and launch itself at enemies. Stealth strikes now throw 3 javelins that burrow multiple times.
    • Resprited.
    • Now has a stealth strike effect.
    • Javelin now functions in PvP.