This enemy is found only in the console version(s) of Terraria.
This article is about the console enemy. For the enemy found in the PC version, see Hornet.

The Dragon Hornet is a new enemy in the console version. It features a new sprite as well as a significant health, attack, and defense increase over the other hornets. It also flies faster, making this mob a more formidable enemy than the PC version.

The Dragon Hornet fires projectiles like its cousins, however it is a much stronger version. The stinger attack inflicts the poisoned debuff. It is found only in the Underground Jungle.


The Dragon Hornet is as easy to find as common hornets, though they are much more dangerous. If the player does not have strong enough equipment to face it, it is better to avoid direct conflict.

It is advised not to engage these creatures in melee range, as they inflict very high damage from direct contact and move quickly enough to be relatively difficult to dodge. With that said, if you do fight them with a melee weapon, you may want to use Thorns Potions to turn some of their high damage output against them. Using a grappling device to avoid their ranged attacks while shooting at them is an effective strategy.

Update Info

Console release

  • Added to the game.