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  • Vesuvius.png
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Damage50 Magic
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Mana cost7 (primary)
9 (secondary)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 Average
Velocity60 effective
TooltipCalls down a swarm of molten asteroids
Press Right Click to fire a spread of molten asteroids from the staff
Inflicts DebuffHellfireHellfire
100% chance

Debuff duration3 seconds
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell 12 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Molten Asteroids
Molten Asteroids
Dropped by

The Vesuvius is a Hardmode wand that drops from Ravager. Its left-click attack is similar to the Meteor Staff; it calls down a swarm of four molten asteroids that explode and inflict the Hellfire debuff upon hitting a tile or an enemy. Its right-click attack launches 2-3 high-speed molten asteroids towards the cursor.

Its best modifier is Mythical.


  • Similar to the Meteor Staff, the projectiles summoned by the weapon's normal fire may prematurely detonate on solid blocks at the top edges of the player's screen, most commonly seen in caves and enclosed areas.
    • Since the meteor projectiles spawn from the top of the player's screen, the player can move down far enough so that the solid blocks are no longer visible, allowing the meteor shower to fall unobstructed.
  • The alternate firing mode for this weapon deals approximately double the damage of the normal attack, making it a good choice for high, single-target DPS such as bosses.


  • The weapon gets its name from Mt. Vesuvius, a volcano best known for the destruction and burying of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Vesuvius' left and right-click attacks.


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 6 to 7. Right click now fires 2-3 meteors instead of 3-4.
  • No longer buffs the player with Molten, but now inflicts Hellfire for 3 seconds.
    • Nerfed damage from 75 to 60.
    • Now drops from Ravager at a 10% chance in all difficulties instead of 100% Malice Mode.
    • No longer considered a fire weapon.
    • Now drops from Ravager in Malice Mode instead of Betsy in Revengeance Mode. Increased drop rate from 1% Revengeance Mode to 100% Malice Mode.
    • Now has a custom - Legendary Challenge Item - tag that alternates between #FF009B ● and #FFFF9B ● instead of a custom rarity.
  • No longer held at a different offset.
  • It and its meteors now have glowmasks.
    • Buffed damage from 70 to 75.
    • Resprited it and meteors.
    • Fixed it always dropping from Betsy.
  • Fixed it dropping from Treasure Bag in all difficulties.
  • Now drops from Treasure Bag instead of directly from Betsy.
    • Buffed damage from 35 to 50.
    • Decreased drop rate from 10% Revengeance Mode to 1% Revengeance Mode.
  • Now Revengeance Mode-exclusive, and drops at a 10% Revengeance Mode chance instead of a 2% / 2.5% Expert Mode chance.
    • Buffed damage from 11 to 35, but nerfed use time from 11 to 20.
    • Now only drops from Betsy, but increased drop chance from 0.2% / 0.22% Expert Mode in pre-Hardmode, 0.33% / 0.4% Expert Mode in Hardmode, and 2% / 2.5% Expert Mode post-Moon Lord to 2% / 2.5% Expert Mode at all times.
    • Damage and knockback no longer scale with progression, and right click ability is no longer nerfed before defeating Betsy.
    • Increased drop chance from Betsy from 0.01% to 0.2% / 0.22% Expert Mode in pre-Hardmode, 0.02% / 0.022% Expert Mode to 0.33% / 0.4% Expert Mode in Hardmode, and 0.1% / 0.13% Expert Mode to 2% / 2.5% Expert Mode post-Moon Lord.
    • Increased drop chance from normal enemies from 0.0002% to 0.001% during pre-Hardmode, 0.0004% to 0.002% in Hardmode, and 0.001% to 0.004% post-Moon Lord.
  • Nerfed damage multipliers from 1.5x to 1.3x after defeating King Slime, 2x to 1.6x after defeating Eye of Cthulhu, 2.5x to 1.9x after defeating Eater of Worlds or Brain of Cthulhu, 2.75x to 2x after defeating Queen Bee, 3.25x to 2.3x after defeating Skeletron, 5.25x to 2.6x after defeating Wall of Flesh, 5.75x to 2.9x after defeating The Twins, 6.25x to 3.2x after defeating The Destroyer, 6.75x to 3.5x after defeating Skeletron Prime, 8.25x to 4.5x after defeating Plantera, 9.25x to 5.5x after defeating Golem, 10.75x to 6.5x after defeating Lunatic Cultist, 23.75x to 11.5x after defeating Moon Lord, 37.5x to 21.5x after defeating Providence, 50.5x to 31.5x after defeating Devourer of Gods, and 150.5x to 64.5x after defeating Yharon.
  • Reduced damage boosts gained after defeating Moon Lord, Providence, and Devourer of Gods, and increased damage boost gained after defeating Yharon.
  • Decreased drop chance from bosses after defeating Moon Lord from 0.5% / 0.66% Expert Mode to 0.2% / 0.25% Expert Mode.
    • Nerfed base damage from 14 to 11.
    • Increased damage buffs after defeating Lunatic Cultist, Moon Lord, Providence, Devourer of Gods, and Yharon.
    • Decreased drop chance from normal enemies in Hardmode from 0.001% to 0.0004%, and post-Moon Lord from 0.005% to 0.001%.
    • Decreased drop chance from bosses after defeating Moon Lord from 0.66% / 1% Expert Mode to 0.5% / 0.66% Expert Mode.
    • Changed drop chance from normal enemies from 0.002% at all times to 0.0002% in pre-Hardmode, 0.001% in Hardmode, and 0.005% post-Moon Lord.
    • Changed drop chance from bosses from 0.002% at all times to 0.02% / 0.025% Expert Mode in pre-Hardmode, 0.1% / 0.125% Expert Mode in Hardmode, and 0.66% / 1% Expert Mode post-Moon Lord.
  • Now uses vanilla's built-in bools to alter stats instead of custom ones.