Wasp Gun

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Wasp Gun
  • Wasp Gun item spriteold Wasp Gun item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage31 Desktop and Mobile versions / 21 Console Version / 19 Old-gen console version3DS version (Magic)
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 (Very fast)
Velocity36 (effective)
TooltipWasp Gun
Rarity08*Rarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Wasp
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
(Second Form)
114.29% Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
16.67% Old-gen console version3DS version
Treasure BagDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Treasure Bag (Plantera)Treasure Bag
Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Animation of the Wasp Gun. Note how the projectiles home in on the Skeletons and ricochet off of blocks.

The Wasp Gun is a Hardmode magic weapon which is dropped by Plantera with a Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) or Old-gen console version3DS version 16.67*1/6 (16.67%) chance. It fires 2-6 homing wasp projectiles that ricochet off surfaces, and the wasps home in on nearby enemies and deal damage to them. It is essentially an upgraded Hardmode version of the Bee Gun. Wasps deal no knockback.

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

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Like the bees of the Bee Gun, the wasps will dissipate upon contact with water and lava, but not honey.
  • The wasps are not affected by the Hive PackDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions in any way. This is because they are wasps, and the Hive Pack only affects bees.
  • Modifiers that increase its speed have very little positive impact because it deals piercing damage, which limits how often it can hit the same enemy no matter how quickly its projectiles are fired.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It may not be very effective against Hardmode enemies due to the low per-wasp damage and high enemy defense, even though the gun is dropped by Plantera. This can be especially apparent when attempting to trigger the Spectre armor set bonus, which requires a minimum of 5 damage per hit to activate.
    • Because of that (and the fact that the wasps pierce, triggering enemy invincibility) it is more useful to not spawn too many of them and switch to a different weapon after casting some.
    • Desktop version The Wasp Gun ignores up to 10 of the target's defense, which somewhat helps mitigate this problem.
  • The Wasp Gun is highly effective for farming money with the Lucky Coin during events. The low per-hit damage results in a larger number of hits, netting more money overall.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Item and projectile sprites updated.
    • Damage increased from 21 to 31.
    • Use Time increased from 11 to 18.
    • Wasps can now bounce/pierce only 3 times instead of 4.
    • Reduced wasps per cast to an average of 3.
    • Mana cost increased from 6 to 10.