Hive Pod

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Hive Pod
  • Hive Pod.png
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Damage90 Summon
Knockback4 (Weak)
Use time19 Very Fast
TooltipSummons an astral hive to protect you
Inflicts DebuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection
100% chance

Debuff duration1 second
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
RarityRarity Level: 7
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Dropped by
Entity Quantity Rate
Hive (After Astrum Aureus has been defeated) 1 14.29%
Summons Sentry
Hive (sentry)
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The Hive Pod is a Hardmode sentry that is dropped from Hives after Astrum Aureus has been defeated. The Astral Hive will spawn Hivelings if there are any enemies nearby that will home in on to a single enemy. Hivelings do not pierce enemies and will not pass through tiles. If an enemy is present and not within the Astral Hive's range, Hivelings will float up in a cone away from the Astral Hive, until either they explode, or an enemy enters their range. The Astral Hive will fall through platforms and cannot be placed on one.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stats bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, Minions cannot deal critical hits. The only significant advantage a Mythical Hive Pod has over a Ruthless one is knockback.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Hive Pod can be considered as an alternative to the Dreadmine Staff as the Hivelings have lower damage and faster fire rate compared to the Dreadmines, and the fact that they are available at around the same time.
  • This weapon can also be obtained from the Astral Crate after Astrum Aureus has been defeated.
The Hivelings floating.
The Hivelings homing in on a Super Dummy.