Hercules Beetle

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Hercules Beetle
  • Hercules Beetle item sprite
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TooltipIncreases summon damage by 15%
Increases the knockback of your minions
RarityRarity level: 7
Buy40 GC
Sell8 GC
Research1 required

The Hercules Beetle is a Hardmode, post-Plantera accessory that increases the damage of summon weapons by 15% and increases their knockback by 2.[1] It is sold by the Witch Doctor for 40 GC if he is spoken to in the Jungle.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the Pygmy Staff must be in the player's inventory in order for the Witch Doctor to sell the item.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Papyrus ScarabPapyrus ScarabTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • Despite the tooltip implying that the accessory boosts knockback of minions only, it also affects sentries and whips(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).


  • The Hercules beetle is a real-life insect. It is the largest species of rhinoceros beetle and also one of the overall largest beetles in the world.
  • As the item grants 15% increased summon damage and increased summon knockback, it can be considered an upgrade to the Summoner Emblem.


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Tooltips of summon-related items now say "summon damage" instead of "minion damage".


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ApplyEquipFunctional() in Terraria.Player.cs.