Hornet Staff

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Hornet Staff
  • Hornet Staff item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage12 Desktop version / 9 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Use time22 (Fast)
TooltipSummons a hornet to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipThe hornet will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Hornet
This article is about the minion summoning item. For the bee pets, see Beeswax and Nectar.
The Hornet Staff in use.

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, summoned hornets are invincible and follow the player for an unlimited amount of time, unless the player dies, summons a replacement minion, or cancels the buff.

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[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Hornet StaffHornet StaffDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versionsIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

See also[edit | edit source]

  • HornetHornet – an enemy of similar appearance
  • BeeBee – a very small enemy of similar appearance
  • Bee MountBee MountDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions – a mount of somewhat similar appearance
  • NectarBaby Hornet pet – a hornet pet (which will not fight)
  • BeeswaxTiphia petOld-gen console version3DS version – a tiphia pet (which will do 1 damage to enemies every ~0.3 seconds, but not chase them)

History[edit | edit source]

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