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Black Scorpion
  • Black Scorpion item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Bait Power15%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell15 Desktop only.pngConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionOld Chinese versiontModLoader versiontModLoader 1.3-Legacy version
No value Windows Phone.svgNintendo 3DS version
Research5 required
ScorpionBlack Scorpion
Black Scorpion.png
AI TypePassive AI
Max Life5
KB Resist0%

Black Scorpions are harmless critters that can be caught with a Bug Net and do not normally interact with the player in any other way, except in that they can be killed by both players and enemies. They have 5 health and usually serve as ambient entities in Terraria. Black Scorpions only spawn in the Desert. Its counterpart is the Scorpion.

Most naturally spawned Black Scorpions can be caught with a Bug Net, and carried in the player's inventory (or placed in storage). If a critter caught with any Bug Net is taken from inventory and "used" (placed), it is again released into the environment at the cursor and behaves as usual.

On Desktop only.png PC, Console version Console, Old-gen console version Old-gen console, Mobile version Mobile, Old Chinese version Old Chinese, tModLoader version tModLoader, and tModLoader 1.3-Legacy version tModLoader Legacy, Black Scorpions can be sold to any NPC vendor.

All caught Black Scorpions can be crafted into Black Scorpion Cages to create animated display furniture. Once crafted, the critter cannot be released.

A Black Scorpion Cage occupies a 6x3 space. It displays an animated Black Scorpion inside.

On Desktop only.png PC, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, tModLoader version tModLoader, and tModLoader 1.3-Legacy version tModLoader Legacy, Critters spawned from statues cannot be caught with the Bug Net; attempting to do so will cause the critter to disappear in a puff of smoke.

A Black Scorpion can be used for fishing, with a bait power of 15%.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Black Scorpion CageBlack Scorpion CageBy Hand
Scorpion StatueScorpion Statue (tModLoader versiontModLoader 1.3-Legacy version)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Scorpion StatueScorpion Statue (Console versionMobile versiontModLoader version)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
total: 3 row(s)


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Black Scorpion: "Despite its menacing appearance, it is quite docile unless threatened or facing smaller prey. Fish are occasionally attracted to these."

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