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|Sub Type||Boss Monster|
|Spawn Area||Underground Jungle Biome|
|Summoned By||Destroying the Larva or using the Abeemination|
| Bee Gun (33%) or|
Bee Keeper (33%) or
Honey Comb (33%)
|5 - 15 Bottled Honey||100%|
| Hive Wand (33%) or|
Bee Outfit (33% Total):
- Bee Hat (11%) or
- Bee Shirt (11%) or
- Bee Pants (11%)
|Queen Bee Trophy||10%|
The Queen Bee is a boss added in the 1.2 update.
The Queen Bee has three forms of attack which it alternates between during the battle. One of the more dangerous of attacks made by the Queen Bee is a horizontal charge across the screen that is repeated several times. This attack is very similar to the charge preformed by the Eye of Cthulhu. Each charge is aimed at the player's current position.
After the charges the Queen Bee will begin to hover above the player for a short time. During this she will spawn Bees that attack the player, and are identical to those released when hive blocks are broken. After a short time the Queen Bee will fly off and use her other attacks.
Between using these attacks, the Bees fly around the player, shooting rapid-fire stingers in a similar fashion to a hornet. After she has fired over ten shots she switches to another one of her attacks.
This cycle will repeat until the Queen is slain.
There is a possibility that you can find more than one Larva Sac inside the Hive. To avoid accidentally spawning another one, it is advised you first explore the area, and in case you find another one, surround it with blocks so it doesn't break with a stray bullet or area of effect spell.
Once the Queen Bee has been defeated a new NPC Witch Doctor will move in if there is a suitable house for him.
The Queen Bee is most vulnerable after her charges when she spawns bees. During this time she will hover over the player and with a ranged weapon that penetrates through enemies it is possible to deal great damage to the Queen while killing all of the spawns without having to move or aim.
The charge attack is easily predictible and easy to dodge. The charge starts at one side of the players screen and travels all the way to the opposite side. If the area around the hive is well lit it is a simple matter to see the charges coming. Even with limited vision it is a simple matter to avoid these charges if the player has access to a grapple of any variety and/or some form of jump enhancement; by waiting near the bottom of the hive on the opposite side to the queen then jumping/grappling out of her way when she charges and landing on the other side of the hive to dodge the next charge.
An easily acessable weapon for fighting the Queen Bee is one of the Staves (Due to their piercing attacks) such as the Sapphire Staff, and depending on your world spawn or access to an extractinator, you could get the best or second best avaliable. Although the Ruby or Diamond staff are recommended for fighting the Queen, due to their higher damage output over the other staves. On another note, if you get lucky, you could find a Waterbolt in one of the first few shelves in the Dungeon, and if so, that is another great weapon to fight the Queen. It has a bit lower damage than some of the staves,but it makes up for it with its wall bouncing capibilties, making each shot being able to hit the Queen and her minions multiple times. It is also one of the best ways to kill the Queen Bee as all you have to do is to obtain mana potions and use honey as a life regeneration buff taking little effort, and is incredibly fast.
Another method is simply to build three rows of wooden platforms (or anytype of platforms) and then when Queen Bee charges, simply drop down or jump up, evading her attack completely.
- The Queen Bee may sometimes get stuck in a wall and stop attacking, making her easy to kill.
- The Queen Bee may accidently despawn during battle.
- Added to the game.