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
Research1 required
Projectiles created
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Treasure Bag
Treasure Bag (Deerclops)Treasure Bag
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. It has a 25*1/4 (25%) chance to be dropped by Deerclops.

When used, the sentry will attempt to summon 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 shoots projectiles at enemies from a floating eyeball. The eyeball will point towards the player unless an enemy is close enough to attack, in which case it will point towards the enemy.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Houndius Shootius has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


See also


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