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Hornet Staff
  • Hornet Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage12 / 9 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Mana10
Use time22 (Fast)
Velocity10
TooltipSummons a hornet to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell20
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffHornetHornet
Buff tooltipThe hornet will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Hornet
    Hornet
This article is about the minion summoning item. For the bee pets, see Beeswax and Nectar.

The Hornet Staff attacking a Skeleton.

The Hornet Staff is a pre-Hardmode summon weapon. It spawns a hornet minion that follows the player and attacks enemies with a ranged stinger attack, similar to the Hornet enemy's attack. The stingers travel in a straight line, do not pierce, and inflict the Poisoned debuff for 4–7 seconds. Like other minions, the summoned Hornet is invincible and follows the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, cancels the buff, or leaves the world.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Hornet Staff has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Hornet StaffHornet StaffIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

See also[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.2.4.1:
    • Added requirement of 10 mana.
    • Fixed a bug where the minion buff did not disappear upon leaving a world.
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