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Moss Hornet

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Moss HornetHardmode exclusive
Moss Hornet.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Inflicts debuff
DebuffPoisonedPoisoned
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Chance33%100%
Duration102–10 or 20 seconds
Drops
The empowered flora of the Jungle has merged with these species of Hornet, strengthening their exoskeletons and stingers.

— The Bestiary

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 1/3 (33.3%) chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff to the player for 10 seconds. In Expert mode, the chance is 1/3 (33.3%) for 20 seconds and 2/3 (66.7%) 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 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[edit | edit source]

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 (melee)
4896 (ranged attack)
17 40%/46%/52% 480*4801200*12
-19 Moss Hornet.png Little Moss Hornet 198/396/594 63/126/189 (melee)
54108 (ranged attack)
19 45%/51%/56% 540*5401350*1350
176 Moss Hornet.png Moss Hornet 220/440/660 70/140/210 (melee)
60120 (ranged attack)
22 50%/55%/60% 600*61500*15
-20 Moss Hornet.png Big Moss Hornet 242 77 (melee)
66132 (ranged attack)
24 55% 660*660
-21 Moss Hornet.png Giant Moss Hornet 264/528/792 84/168/252 (melee)
72144 (ranged attack)
26 60%/64%/68% 720*7201800*18

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version 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.

History[edit | edit source]