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Uses ammoStynger Bolt
Damage45 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions / 43 Old-gen console version3DS version (Ranged)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
TooltipShoots an explosive bolt
Does extra damage on a direct hit
Rarity07*Rarity level: 7
Research1 required
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntitySpecial dropRate
+ Stynger BoltStynger Bolt (60–99)
14.29% Desktop and Mobile versions
12.5% Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version
Treasure BagDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
+ Stynger BoltStynger Bolt (60–99)
14.29% Desktop and Mobile versions
12.5% Console Version
Not to be confused with Stingers, a crafting material.
A player firing a Stynger.

The Stynger is a Hardmode ranged weapon which has a 1/8 (12.5%) on Console and 3DS or 1/7 (14.29%) on Desktop and Mobile chance to be dropped by Golem. It auto-fires Stynger Bolts, which are initially dropped by Golem along with the weapon, and can also later be purchased from the Witch Doctor or Arms Dealer when the Stynger is in the player's inventory.

The Stynger Bolts explode on impact, dealing damage to anything in the explosion radius. Arching shrapnel is thrown from the explosion, each causing additional smaller explosions that inflict the same base damage.

Desktop and Mobile versions The initial bolt does double damage on direct hits to a single target. This does not apply to the fragments.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Stynger counts as a rocket weapon for the purposes of Shroomite armor.
  • The shrapnel explosion doesn't damage the shooter, allowing it to be used even at point-blank range.
  • Stynger bolts are affected by gravity, but fire at a high enough velocity that the changes in height are negligible.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its explosive attacks, the Stynger can often finish enemies without the need for precision aiming. This is very convenient in stressful situations, such as when a target's location is unknown (i.e. dark areas).
  • When paired with full Shroomite armor, the right accessories, and a flat stretch of land, the Stynger can easily take one up to wave 15 and 20 of the Pumpkin and Frost Moon.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • The initial bolt now does double damage on direct hits to a single target.
    • Sprite slightly updated.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Fixed shrapnel now only does direct explosion damage.