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Uses ammoStynger Bolt
Damage45 / 43 (Ranged)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
TooltipShoots an explosive bolt
Does extra damage on a direct hit
RarityRarity level: 7
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntitySpecial dropRate
+ Stynger BoltStynger Bolt (60–99)
Treasure Bag
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag
+ Stynger BoltStynger Bolt (60–99)
Not to be confused with the crafting material Stinger.
A player firing a Stynger.

The Stynger is a Hardmode, post-Golem launcher that auto-fires Stynger Bolts, which travel at high velocity and explode upon impact with an enemy or solid tile, inflicting twice the weapon's base damage (90 base damage) upon directly hitting its target. Stynger Bolts deal splash damage to enemies within the radius of the explosion while releasing several shrapnel fragments that separate from the initial bolt, travel in long horizontal arcs, and cause additional smaller explosions that inflict the weapon's base damage. The Stynger has a 14.29*1/7 (14.29%) / 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) chance to be dropped by Golem. Stynger Bolts are always dropped alongside the weapon in an amount ranging from 60 to 99 and can be purchased from the Witch Doctor or Arms Dealer for 75 if the Stynger is in the player's inventory.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • The Stynger counts as a rocket weapon for the purposes of Shroomite armor.
  • The explosions of the initial bolt and ensuing shrapnel do not damage the player, allowing it to be used even at point-blank range.
  • Stynger Bolts are affected by gravity, but fire at a high enough velocity that the changes in height are negligible.


  • Due to its explosive attacks, the Stynger can often finish enemies without the need for precision aiming. This is very convenient in stressful situations, such as when a target's location is unknown (i.e. dark areas).
  • When paired with full Shroomite armor, the right accessories, and a flat stretch of land, the Stynger can easily take the player up to wave 15 and 20 of the Pumpkin and Frost Moon.


  • Desktop
    • The initial bolt now does double damage on direct hits to a single target.
    • Sprite updated.
    • Drop rate increased from 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) to 14.29*1/7 (14.29%), due to the Picksaw now dropping separately.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Fixed shrapnel now only does direct explosion damage.