Summoning Weapons are weapons that summon minions that attack enemies for you. Minions are allied creatures summoned from the weapons.
Minions can be divided into 2 categories, mobile and stationary. A stationary minion will act like a turret on the block it is summoned on, and does not move, or take up a minion slot. There can only be one stationary minion from one staff active at one time. You can still summon both the Frost Hydra and Queen Spider at the same time however, as they will not take any slots. Stationary minions despawn on their own after a certain amount of time has passed. As for the mobile minions, they will follow the player around until the game is closed or when unsummoned (by right-clicking the summon buff). You cannot do this on the mobile versions.
The max number of mobile minions that can be summoned can be increased with certain armors and accessories. The max number of minions a player can summon at one time is 11, using Stardust Armor, Necromantic Scroll, Pygmy Necklace, Papyrus Scarab, Summoning Potion and Bewitching Table.
Minions do not have health, and cannot be targeted by the enemies.
Staff of the Frost Hydra
|Rainbow Crystal Staff||Stationary||Dropped by Moon Lord||150||-|
|Lunar Portal Staff||Stationary||Dropped by Moon Lord||50||-|
Queen Spider Staff
|Stationary||Crafted||19||24 Spider Fang|
|Mobile||Dropped by Slimes||8||-|
|Mobile||Crafted||9||14 Bee Wax|
|Mobile||Crafted||21||17 Hellstone Bars|
|Mobile||Crafted||25||16 Spider Fangs|
|Mobile||Crafted||30||1 Black Lens, 2 Lenses, 12 Hallowed Bars, 20 Souls of Sight|
|Mobile||Dropped by Pirate Invasion||32||-|
|Mobile||Dropped by Plantera||34||-|
|Mobile||Dropped by Pumpking||37||-|
|Mobile||Dropped by Deadly Sphere||50||-|
|Mobile||Dropped by Duke Fishron||50||-|
|Stardust Cell Staff||Mobile||Crafted||60||18 Stardust Fragment|
|Stardust Dragon Staff||Mobile||Crafted||40||18 Stardust Fragment|
|Xeno Staff||Mobile||Dropped by Martian Saucer||36||-|