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Bee Gun

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Bee Gun
  • Bee Gun item spriteold Bee Gun item sprite
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Damage9 (Magic)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity32 (effective)
TooltipShoots bees that will chase your enemy
Rarity2*Rarity level: 2
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Bee
Firing the Bee Gun.

The Bee Gun is a magic weapon which fires 1-6 / 1-7 piercing bee projectiles. These projectiles can pierce enemies or ricochet up to three times before dissipating, and home in on enemies within close enough range. They do not deal any knockback, unless enhanced by the Hive Pack. The Bee Gun has a 33% chance to be dropped by Queen Bee.

Its best modifier is Demonic or Deadly for damage output, or Mystic for mana conservation because it cannot get modifiers that affect knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Bees will dissipate on contact with water or lava, but not honey. Bees will not home in on enemies in water or lava.
  • The Bee Gun is not affected by the Bee armor, despite the achievement.
  • Like all homing weapons, the bees will not attack players in PvP, but will knockback other players if hit directly.
  • The bees deal 9-10 base damage normally, and 10-13 base damage when enhanced by the Hive Pack.
  • The Bee Gun will spawn 1-4 bees by default, with two extra 16% chances to summon another bee. With the Hive Pack, there is also an extra 33% chance to summon a final bee. The average amount of bees summoned is 2.82 / 3.15.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Not the Bees!.png
Not the Bees! • “Fire a Bee Gun while wearing a full set of Bee Armor.”
Fire a Bee Gun while equipped in a full set of Bee Armor. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Despite having a base damage of only 9, the Bee Gun can easily overwhelm enemies if the right gear is used.
  • The Bee Gun provides excellent crowd control especially when focusing the bees against enemies in a confined space, such as the Dungeon.
  • It is effective for making money when combined with the Lucky Coin.
  • The Hive PackDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions slightly increases the damage and knockback of the bees, possibly keeping the Bee Gun viable until Hardmode.
  • The Bee Gun can be convenient in the Underground Jungle because the bees clear vines when bouncing around, aiding player vision. Note that they will likely also break Beehives.
  • Due to the relatively low base damage of the Bee Gun, the Shark Tooth NecklaceDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions can be extremely useful in conjunction with it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.4:
    • Damage increased from 8 to 9.
    • Mana usage decreased from 6 to 5
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage increased from 7 to 8.
    • Sell price reduced from 50000*5 to 20000*2.