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Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version
Exclusive Variant
Dragon Hornet
Dragon Hornet.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Statistics
Type
Environment
Damage20
Max Life75
Defense20
Drops
Coins40
Not to be confused with the Moss Hornet, a similar Hardmode enemy.

Hornets are flying enemies found in the Underground Jungle. They follow the Flying AI, floating just out of reach and then charging the player, while also firing stinger projectiles (at an increased rate in Expert Mode).

These stingers have a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff on the player for 10 seconds. In Expert mode, the chance is 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) for 20 seconds and 66.67*2/3 (66.67%) for 2–10 seconds. The stingers cannot be destroyed with weapons and travel at about the same speed as the darts from a Dart Trap.

Variants[]

All variants of Hornets have identical drops. The Moss Hornet is not a variant of the pre-Hardmode Hornet.

Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
2 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
NPC ID Type Health Damage Defense KB Resist Coins
42 Hornet.png Hornet 48/96104210/144156315 26/524692/7869138 12/121224 50%/55%/60% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8
-16 Hornet.png Little Stinger 40/8188178/122132267 22/443978/6658117 10/101020 43%/48%/54% 170Pre-Hardmode: 425Hardmode: 340Post-Plantera: 680
-17 Hornet.png Big Stinger 57/115124252/172187378 31/6255110/9382165 14/141428 60%/64%/68% 240Pre-Hardmode: 6Hardmode: 480Post-Plantera: 960
231 Fatty Hornet.png Fatty Hornet 50/100110220/150165330 22/443878/6657117 16/161632 70%/73%/76% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8
-56 Fatty Hornet.png Little Fatty Hornet 42/8593187/127140280 18/373266/564899 13/131327 66%/69%/72% 170Pre-Hardmode: 425Hardmode: 340Post-Plantera: 680
-57 Fatty Hornet.png Big Fatty Hornet 62/125137275/187206412 27/554797/8271146 20/202040 78%/80%/82% 250Pre-Hardmode: 625Hardmode: 5Post-Plantera: 10
232 Honey Hornet.png Honey Hornet 42/8492184/126138276 28/5650100/8475150 12/121224 40%/46%/52% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8
-58 Honey Hornet.png Little Honey Hornet 33/6773147/100110220 22/444080/6760120 9/9919 28%/35%/42% 160Pre-Hardmode: 4Hardmode: 320Post-Plantera: 640
-59 Honey Hornet.png Big Honey Hornet 48/96105211/144158317 32/6457114/9686172 13/131327 49%/54%/59% 229Pre-Hardmode: 575Hardmode: 459Post-Plantera: 919
233 Leafy Hornet.png Leafy Hornet 38/7682/114123 30/6054/9081 14 55%/60%/64% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4
-60 Leafy Hornet.png Little Leafy Hornet 34/6975/104113 27/5549/8274 12 51%/56%/61% 184Pre-Hardmode: 460Hardmode: 368
-61 Leafy Hornet.png Big Leafy Hornet 41/8390/125135 33/6659/9989 15 60%/64%/68% 220Pre-Hardmode: 550Hardmode: 440
234 Spikey Hornet.png Spikey Hornet 42/8492184/126138276 32/6456114/9684171 6/6612 45%/51%/56% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8
-62 Spikey Hornet.png Little Spikey Hornet 32/6571143/98107215 24/494388/7465133 4/449 33%/40%/46% 156Pre-Hardmode: 390Hardmode: 312Post-Plantera: 624
-63 Spikey Hornet.png Big Spikey Hornet 48/97106213/146160320 37/7464132/11197198 6/6613 54%/58%/63% 231Pre-Hardmode: 580Hardmode: 463Post-Plantera: 927
235 Hornet 5.png Stingy Hornet 38/7682166/114123249 34/6860122/10290183 4/448 40%/46%/52% 2Pre-Hardmode: 5Hardmode: 4Post-Plantera: 8
-64 Hornet 5.png Little Stingy Hornet 33/6671144/99107216 29/5952106/8878159 3/336 32%/39%/46% 174Pre-Hardmode: 435Hardmode: 348Post-Plantera: 696
-65 Hornet 5.png Big Stingy Hornet 45/9199200/137148301 41/8272147/123108221 4/449 53%/57%/62% 242Pre-Hardmode: 65Hardmode: 484Post-Plantera: 968

Trivia[]

  • Though the Dragon Hornet appears to have only one stinger like the Hornet, it can drop up to three.
  • In reality, a hornet is a type of wasp.
    • Despite real hornets not being able to shoot their stingers, they can sting multiple times and can potentially be fatal, especially to those who are allergic.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Hornet: "Aggressive flying insects which swarm the jungle depths. Their venomous barbs discharge over great distances at high velocity."

See also[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: Will no longer drop the Ancient Cobalt Helmet and the Ancient Cobalt Leggings together.
  • Desktop 1.1: Melee damage reduced from 45/38/32 to 40/34/28 respectively.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Poisonous stinger projectile added.
    • Hornets are now correctly unable to enter water.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Should not enter water from now on.
    • Doesn't make a splash sound when hitting water.
    • Variants Big Stinger and Little Stinger introduced.
    • Hornets no longer drop Jungle armor, which is instead crafted by the player.
  • Desktop 1.0.4: Hornets no longer appear as if they are about to flip over while flying.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced along with Dragon Hornet variant.
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