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Moss HornetHardmode exclusive
Moss Hornet.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
DebuffPoisonedPoisoned
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Chance33%100%
Duration102–10 or 20 seconds
Drops
Not to be confused with the Hornet, a similar pre-Hardmode enemy.

The Moss Hornet is a Hardmode flying enemy similar to the pre-Hardmode Hornet, being encountered in the Underground Jungle as well.

Compared to the more random flying patterns of pre-Hardmode Hornets, Moss Hornets act more aggressively, hovering closer to the player's position and shooting their stingers in rapid bursts. The stingers have a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff to 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. They cannot be destroyed with weapons and travel at about the same speed as the darts from a Dart Trap.

Moss Hornets have a 0.67*1/150 (0.67%) chance to drop Tattered Bee Wing if any Mechanical boss has been defeated in the world, which is solely used in the creation of Bee Wings.

Variants[]

All variants of Moss Hornets have identical drops.

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
-18 Moss Hornet.png Tiny Moss Hornet 176/352/528 56/112/168 (contact)
4896 (ranged attack)
17 40%/46%/52% 48012
-19 Moss Hornet.png Little Moss Hornet 198/396/594 63/126/189 (contact)
54108 (ranged attack)
19 45%/51%/56% 5401350
176 Moss Hornet.png Moss Hornet 220/440/660 70/140/210 (contact)
60120 (ranged attack)
22 50%/55%/60% 615
-20 Moss Hornet.png Big Moss Hornet 242 77 (contact)
66132 (ranged attack)
24 55% 660
-21 Moss Hornet.png Giant Moss Hornet 264/528/792 84/168/252 (contact)
72144 (ranged attack)
26 60%/64%/68% 72018

Notes[]

  • Moss Hornets contribute towards the total for dropping the Hornet Banner and do not have their own banner, despite not being considered a variant of the Hornet, nor even being affected by the buff of the banner they drop.
  • Even though Moss Hornets are listed as having stingers, they do not drop stingers.

Trivia[]

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Moss Hornet: "The empowered flora of the Jungle has merged with these species of Hornet, strengthening their exoskeletons and stingers."

History[]

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