The Hive

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The Hive
  • The Hive.png
Stack digit 1.png
Damage60 Ranged
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time34 Very Slow
TooltipLaunches a variety of rockets that explode into friendly bees
Rockets will destroy tiles with tile-destroying ammo
Inflicts DebuffPlaguePlague
100% chance

Debuff duration3 seconds (RPG, Bomb, Rocket)
Debuff tooltipRotting from the inside
Inflicts DebuffPoisonedPoisoned
100% chance

Debuff duration2 seconds (Bees)
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell 12 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Dropped by
The Plaguebringer Goliath125% / 33.33% Expert Mode
If you were looking for something other than the launcher, see Hive (disambiguation).

The Hive is a Hardmode launcher that has a chance to drop from The Plaguebringer Goliath. Every time it fires, it will shoot 1 of 4 types of rockets, each with varying effects.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Rocket Types

Type Description
Bee RPG Bee RPG A high velocity rocket that explodes into an orange cloud, inflicts the Plague debuff, and spawns a swarm of friendly bees.
Hive Missile Hive Missile A medium velocity rocket that explodes into a red cloud and spawns a small amount of friendly bees.
Goliath Rocket Goliath Rocket A low velocity rocket that explodes into an orange cloud and inflicts the Plague.
Hive Bomb Hive Bomb A low velocity rocket that explodes into a green cloud and inflicts enemies with the Plague. The rocket itself will also inflict the Plague.



These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Nerfed damage from 80 to 60, and use time from 21 to 34.
  • Decreased sell price from 16 Gold Coin to 12 Gold Coin.
  • Fixed functions of Honey Rocket and Lava Rocket being swapped for its rockets.
    • Bee RPG, Hive Bomb, and Goliath Rocket now inflict Plague for 3 seconds instead of 5.
    • Rockets can now explode tiles when using Rocket IIs or Rocket IVs.
    • Rocket projectiles are no longer affected by gravity.
    • Resprited all rockets.
    • Rocket explosions now pierce infinitely and grant 10 local immunity frames.
    • Increased the size of explosions.
    • Resprited it and rockets.
  • Projectiles now make sounds upon hitting blocks.
    • Increased Plague duration from Goliath Rockets from 3.33 seconds to 5.
    • Added a tooltip.
  • Explosions now deal ranged damage.
    • Increased the size of Bee RPGs.
    • Goliath Rockets no longer collide with tiles.
    • Removed tooltip "Full of bees and RPGs".
  • 1.1.7: All projectiles now have an equal chance of being fired.
  • 1.1.6:
    • Now smaller.
    • Hive Bombs now inflict Plague.
    • Resprited.
  • Fixed rockets interacting strangely with tiles.