I'm interested in trying to play as a Summoner, but at 20 hours in I have found zero items so far that allow me to summon minions. What is the earliest/easiest summoner weapon to get? I've looked at the Wiki but am having a hard time telling. Is it the Slime Staff from the Slime King? Thanks!

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    terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Summon_weapons#Pre-Hardmode Probably some of the ones found here. But your question is a bit open ended and opinionated.
    – Timmy Jim
    Nov 16 at 15:20
  • @Timmy - it was a bit open ended - I was hoping there was a clear answer I am missing but it doesn't seem like there is. Thanks for the help
    – Feyhawk
    Nov 16 at 16:39
  • Pets and summons are different things. Pets do not do damage.
    – OrangeDog
    Nov 16 at 18:06
  • There is no such item as a "Slime Rod". There is a "Slime Staff", but it is not dropped by the King Slime.
    – OrangeDog
    Nov 16 at 18:18
  • @OrangeDog - thanks for the info - yes I meant minions not pets, and the Slime Staff.
    – Feyhawk
    Nov 16 at 19:31

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The Finch Staff is the easiest summoner weapon to get in Journey Mode, because you start with it.

In other game modes it depends what you mean by "easy". Abigail's Flower only requires that you die, replace the tombstone, and wait. But you might be waiting a while.

The easiest one that doesn't rely on luck is the Hornet Staff. Kill the Queen Bee and you're guaranteed enough Bee Wax to craft it.

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