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Black Scorpion
  • Black Scorpion item sprite
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Bait Power15%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell15 Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
No value 3DS version
Research5 required
ScorpionBlack Scorpion
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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 version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, 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 version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, 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%.


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  • 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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