Hornet Sting

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Hornet Sting.PNG [Special Active: Tenacity] Fire an exploding projectile.
Core Activation Skill
  • Successful attack made during Awakening will activate the Core Attack.
Final Enhanced Skill
  • Projectiles will follow the curve of paths.


Class Level Required
Code: Exotic 30

Skill Information

Mode Damage (Magical) MP Usage Cooldown
Shell Explosion
PvE 534% 1845% 100 MP 7 Seconds
PvP 203% 702%

Skill Traits

Empowered Hornet Sting Reversed Hornet Sting
Attribute Effect Attribute Effect Details
MP Usage Cooldown
Damage increased to 120% MP Usage decreased to 80%
Cooldown increased to 120%
80 MP 8.4 Seconds

Total Damage

Mode Regular
Normal Empowered
PvE 2,379% 2,854.8%
PvP 905% 1,086%

Tips and Details

  • Hornet Sting's initial hit will only damage the first enemy it comes in contact with but deals splash damage to all enemies within the explosion.
  • With practice, Hornet Sting can be used to catch people into a combo and be used as a decent finisher.
  • Hornet Sting's explosion hitbox lasts much longer than the animation indicates.


Date Changes
02/19/2009 11/23/2011
  • Hornet Sting added.
06/27/2013 11/06/2013
  • Renamed Hornet Sting - Explosion.
08/20/2015 01/27/2016
  • Renamed Hornet Sting.
10/29/2015 03/16/2016
  • "Enhanced" attribute changed to "Empowered".
06/30/2016 -
  • Casting Speed increased by 30%.
01/12/2017 -
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 -
  • Damage increased.
  • Explosion damage decreased.
07/13/2017 07/26/2017
  • Awakened trait changed to Reversed.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage increased.
06/20/2019 07/17/2019
  • Changed to be completely magical damage.

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 호넷 스팅 Hornet Sting
Japanese Flag.png Japan ホーネットスティング Hornet Sting
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 电磁飞弹 Electromagnetic Missile
Flag-us.png North America Hornet Sting - Explosion (between November 6, 2013 and January 27, 2016)
German Flag.png Germany Stich der Hornisse Hornet Sting
Spanish Flag.png Spain Picadura de avispón Hornet Sting
French Flag.png France Dard de frelon Hornet Sting
Italian Flag.png Italy Puntura del Calabrone Hornet Sting
Polish Flag.png Poland Żądło Szerszenia Hornet Sting
English Flag.png United Kingdom Sting of the Hornet
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Ferrão de Vespa Wasp Sting

Code: Exotic Skills
Special Active
Queen's Throne.PNG Queen's Throne     Explosion Impact.PNG Explosion Impact     Hornet Sting.PNG Hornet Sting     Queen's Decision.png Queen's Verdict     Generate Blackhole.PNG Generate Black Hole
Metal Dust.PNG Metal Dust Aura     Mega Electronball Overpower.png Mega Electron Ball : Overpower
Elegant Steps.PNG Graceful Step     SI Concenofenergy.PNG Concentration Aura