“The empowered flora of the Jungle has merged with these species of Hornet, strengthening their exoskeletons and stingers.
— The Bestiary
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.
Variants[edit | edit source]
All variants of Moss Hornets have identical drops.
3 values: Pre-Hardmode › Hardmode › Post-Plantera
|NPC ID||Type||Health||Damage||Defense||KB Resist||Coins|
|-18||Tiny Moss Hornet||176/352/528||56/112/168 (melee)
4896 (ranged attack)
|-19||Little Moss Hornet||198/396/594||63/126/189 (melee)
54108 (ranged attack)
|176||Moss Hornet||220/440/660||70/140/210 (melee)
60120 (ranged attack)
|-20||Big Moss Hornet||242||77 (melee)
66132 (ranged attack)
|-21||Giant Moss Hornet||264/528/792||84/168/252 (melee)
72144 (ranged attack)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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]
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Can now drop its own respective banner.
- Desktop 1.3.5: Sprite updated.
- Desktop 1.2: Introduced.