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  • Virulence.png
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage100 Melee
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 Fast
Velocity36 effective
TooltipFires a plague cloud
Inflicts DebuffPlaguePlague
100% chance

Debuff duration5 seconds (Contact)
2 seconds (Cloud)
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell 12 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Projectile created
Plague Wave
Plague Wave
Dropped by
The Plaguebringer Goliath125% / 33.33% Expert Mode

The Virulence is a Hardmode broadsword that autoswings and is dropped from The Plaguebringer Goliath. Upon swinging the sword, a large green cloud is fired in the direction of the player's mouse that deals 85% of the weapon's damage, pierces indefinitely, goes through tiles, and inflicts the Plague debuff on enemy hits.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


Used in


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Decreased sell price from 16 Gold Coin to 12 Gold Coin.
  • Nerfed projectile damage from 100% base damage to 85%.
    • Added sprite to Plague Wave.
    • Swing now functions in PvP.
  • Projectile now lasts 1 second instead of 0.5.
  • Dust projectiles now set NPC immunity frames to 5.
  • 1.1.6:
    • Renamed from "Virulent Katana" to "Virulence".
    • Resprited.
  • Projectiles now last 3x longer.