Houndius Shootius

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Houndius Shootius
  • Houndius Shootius item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage24 (Summon)
Knockback7.5 (Very strong)
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipSummons a sentry
Summons an arcane construct to shoot optic blasts at your enemies
'Oh me oh my, look at that eye!'
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell1 GC50 SC
Research1 required
Projectiles created
  • Houndius Shootius
    Houndius Shootius
  • Houndius Shootius Fireball
    Houndius Shootius Fireball
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Deerclops(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Deerclops.pngDeerclops(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)125%
Treasure Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Treasure Bag (Deerclops)Treasure Bag
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
The Houndius Shootius attacking a Skeleton.

The Houndius Shootius is a pre-Hardmode sentry summon weapon. It can summon the Houndius Shootius sentry, which lasts for 10 minutes, remains stationary, and does not count against the player's minion capacity. The Houndius Shootius shoots small fireballs at enemies from its floating eyeball that dissipate upon hitting an enemy or surface. The eyeball will always gaze toward the nearest player unless an enemy is close enough to attack, in which case it will gaze toward the targeted enemy. When used, the sentry will attempt to be summoned at the cursor, however, if used while the cursor is midair, the sentry will spawn on the closest blocks directly downwards of the cursor. The Houndius Shootius has a 1/4 (25%) chance of being dropped by Deerclops.

Its best modifiers are Mythical, Furious, or Godly. Rounding reveals that these modifiers provide the same increase to damage as the Ruthless modifier, increasing it from 24 to 28.


See also


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Now has a short delay on firing after being summoned.