Virid Vanguard

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Virid Vanguard
  • Virid Vanguard.png
Stack digit 1.png
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage73 Summon
Knockback5 (Average)
Mana cost10
Use time14 Fast
TooltipSummons a circular formation of blades that slice nearby enemies to pieces
Grants BuffVirid Vanguard (buff)Virid Vanguard
Buff tooltipA perfect act of unity surrounds you
RarityRarity Level: 12
Sell 30 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Summons Minion
Vanguard Blade
Vanguard Blade.png

The Virid Vanguard is a craftable post-Moon Lord summon weapon. When used, it summons a giant blade which orbits around the player. When an enemy is nearby, it alternates between repeatedly horizontally sweeping back and forth and repeatedly teleporting on top of its target and falling. Each blade performs up to seven attacks before changing its behavior.

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 Virid Vanguard has over a Ruthless one is knockback.



Crafting Station
Ancient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Uelibloom BarUelibloom Bar15
Virid VanguardVirid Vanguard1

Used in


  • The word, "Virid" means vividly green, while the word, "Vanguard" means the front of a force such as an army.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Increased sell price from 24 Gold Coin to 30 Gold Coin.
  • Now uses 15 Uelibloom Bars in its recipe instead of Terraprisma, Igneous Exaltation, and 8 Uelibloom Bars.
    • Reworked:
      • Nerfed damage from 280 to 73 but decreased minion slot cost from 1.5 to 1.
      • Instead of constantly orbiting around the player and slowly launching the blades onto the cursor when using right-click, it now alternates between dashing side by side and repeatedly falling and teleporting on top of its target.
    • Now uses Terraprisma in its recipe.
    • Added a use sound.
    • Fixed a grammar error in the tooltip.
    • Tooltip now clarifies that each pair of blades takes up 3 minion slots.
    • No longer considered a nature weapon.
    • Buffed damage from 156 to 280.
    • Fixed alternative fire function not functioning correctly.