Starspawn Helix Staff

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Starspawn Helix Staff
  • Starspawn Helix Staff.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage103 Summon
Knockback1.25 (Extremely Weak)
Mana cost10
Use time20 Average
TooltipSummons astral probes to protect you
Grants BuffAstral Probe (buff)Astral Probe
Buff tooltipThe astral probe will protect you
Inflicts DebuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection
100% chance

Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
RarityRarity Level: 9
Sell 16 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Astral Laser
Astral Laser
Dropped by
Astrum Deus125% / 33.33% Expert Mode
Summons Minion
Astral Probe
Astral Probe (minion).png

The Starspawn Helix Staff is a Hardmode summon weapon that is dropped by Astrum Deus. When used, it summons an Astral Probe minion that orbits around the player and fires homing astral lasers that go through tiles.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Starspawn Helix Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


  • The probes orbiting the player is based on how Astrum Deus had a ring of orbiting probes in previous versions of the mod.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Renamed from "Godspawn Helix Staff" to "Starspawn Helix Staff".
    • Buffed damage from 60 to 75 but nerfed fire rate.
    • Astral probes now stay evenly apart from each other, and fire predictive astral lasers instead of astral round projectiles.
  • Decreased sell price from 19 Gold Coin to 16 Gold Coin.
  • Fixed a sprite error where the Astral Probe buff's lower outline was missing.
  • Minions now orbit around the player at randomized speeds.
    • Buffed damage from 43 to 50.
    • Lasers are now quieter.
    • Fixed the rotation on probes.