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Hive King (also known as the Swarm Leader) is the only boss in Barathos (not including the unfinished Baroness). He is very powerful, and can easily kill players who are not properly equipped for the battle. Hive King is spawned by using a Hive Egg on a Hive Spawner, which can be found inside a Baron Hive.
It grants 4000 Hunter Experience points when killed.
Behavior[edit | edit source]
Hive King is immune to knockback and summons many minions. Its minions have 30 (×15) health and do 15 (×7.5) damage.
Strategies[edit | edit source]
It is recommended to have some sort of healing method as this is a long fight in a small arena. The player's armor should be very well-enchanted as even so, the Hive King alone deals a lot of damage. A method of shielding such as the Kaiyu Staff can be used to further negate this damage.
A good strategy is to circle around him while using a decent melee weapon like the Coralstorm Sword which will be able to slow the Hive King down and kill his minions fairly quickly.
If the player has a hard time keeping the number of minions in check, a Show Staff can be used to wipe them out as the damage increases the more enemies that are in the arena.
Drops[edit | edit source]
Hive King's drops are exclusive. That means you will get only 1 of all possible items per kill, along with the respective statue of this boss.
When killed, this boss always drops its stone statue version.
Related Advancements[edit | edit source]
|Hive-Monarch Down||Defeat Hive King, the swarm leader||Hive Minded||
|Living Insecticide||Craft a Gold Hive King Statue||Hive-Monarch Down||
|Exterminator||Craft an ornate Hive King Statue||Living Insecticide||
|Daddy Issues||Defeat the Hive King with a Hive Soldier||Hive-Monarch Down||
Trivia[edit | edit source]
♦ The Hive King's boss music is Movement Proposition by Kevin MacLeod.