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Buffs are positive status effects granted to a player upon consuming, equipping, or otherwise activating various items. Active buffs are shown as icons below the hotbar, along with their remaining duration. Buffs are almost universally positive or at least benign effects, in contrast with Debuffs, over which the player has much less control.

Buffs can be easily activated with the buff hotkey (default B on PC), which activates all the buff-granting consumables in the player's inventory (starting from the top-left) that are not currently activated. A player is limited to 22 (44 as of the 1.4.4 update ) (Nintendo 3DS version 10) active buffs and debuffs at any one point, and the leftmost buff in the bar will be deactivated if another is applied after this limit is reached. Most Buffs can be deactivated prematurely by right-clicking their icon, though those that are granted by proximity to an item will only deactivate when the player is no longer in range (see Environmental below).

Activated buffs are bound to a character, and persist as that character moves from server to server and from world to world. With the exception of those granted by Flasks, buffs are always deactivated on the player's death, though even Flasks are terminated along with the player in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Windows Phone version Windows Phone version, and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version.


These buffs are provided from sources and consumed upon use, such as potions, flasks, and food.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Ammo Reservation Ammo Reservation Ammo Reservation PotionAmmo Reservation Potion Reduces the chance of consuming any ammunition by 20%. 20% chance to save ammo 8 minutes
Archery Archery Archery PotionArchery Potion Increases arrow damage and firing speed by 20%. 10% increased bow damage and 20% increased arrow speed 8 minutes
Battle Battle Battle PotionBattle Potion Increases the spawn rate of enemies and critters by 50%. Increased enemy spawn rate 7 minutes
Builder Builder Builder PotionBuilder Potion Increases placement speed by 25% and extends placement range by one tile. Increased placement speed and range 45 minutes
Calm Calm Calming PotionCalming Potion Reduces enemy spawn rate by 17%. Decreased enemy spawn rate 12 minutes
Crate Crate Crate PotionCrate Potion Doubles the chance of catching a Crate. Greater chance of fishing up a crate 4 minutes
Dangersense Dangersense Dangersense PotionDangersense Potion Highlights hazardous blocks and objects like traps. You can see nearby hazards 10 minutes
Endurance Endurance Endurance PotionEndurance Potion Reduces all damage taken by 10%. 10% reduced damage 4 minutes
Exquisitely Stuffed Exquisitely Stuffed Numerous food items Grants several major improvements of base stats, e.g. damage, defense. etc. Major improvements to all stats
Major improvements to all stats and increased life regeneration
4-48 minutes
(depending on the food item)
Featherfall Featherfall Featherfall PotionFeatherfall Potion Grants control over the player's falling speed and negates fall damage. Press UP or DOWN to control speed of descent 10 minutes
Fishing Fishing Fishing PotionFishing Potion Increases Fishing Power. Increased fishing power 8 minutes
Flipper Flipper Flipper PotionFlipper Potion Liquids do not impede movement speed. Move like normal in water 8 minutes
Gills Gills Gills PotionGills Potion Allows the player to breathe underwater, preventing drowning. Breathe water instead of air 4 minutes
Gravitation Gravitation Gravitation PotionGravitation Potion Allows the player to invert gravity with ▲ Up. Press UP to reverse gravity 3 minutes
Heartreach Heartreach Heartreach PotionHeartreach Potion Increases heart pickup range. Increased heart pickup range 8 minutes
Hunter Hunter Hunter PotionHunter Potion Highlights all enemies on-screen. Shows the location of enemies 8 minutes
Drunk Drunk WiesnbräuWiesnbräu Halves all damage taken and dealt. Numbs the user from damage taken but also reduces damage inflicted 30 seconds
Inferno Inferno Inferno PotionInferno Potion Casts a damaging ring of fire around the player. Nearby enemies are ignited 4 minutes
Invisibility Invisibility Invisibility PotionInvisibility Potion Turns the player invisible. Grants invisibility 3 minutes
Ironskin Ironskin Ironskin PotionIronskin Potion Increases defense by 8. Increase defense by 8 8 minutes
Lifeforce Lifeforce Lifeforce PotionLifeforce Potion Increases max health by 20%. 20% increased max life 8 minutes
Lucky Lucky Lesser Luck PotionLesser Luck Potion
Luck PotionLuck Potion
Greater Luck PotionGreater Luck Potion
Increases Player Luck. You are feeling pretty lucky 5 minutes
10 minutes
15 minutes
Magic Power Magic Power Magic Power PotionMagic Power Potion Increases Magic damage by 20%. 20% increased magic damage 4 minutes
Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration PotionMana Regeneration Potion Increases Mana regeneration. Increased mana regeneration 8 minutes
2 minutes
Mining Mining Mining PotionMining Potion Increases mining speed. 25% increased mining speed 10 minutes
Night Owl Night Owl Night Owl PotionNight Owl Potion Improves the player's night vision and increases the radius of any available light source. Increased night vision 10 minutes
Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin Potion Grants invulnerability to damage from lava. Immune to lava 6 minutes
Plenty Satisfied Plenty Satisfied Numerous food items Grants several medium improvements of base stats, e.g. damage, defense. etc. Medium improvements to all stats
Medium improvements to all stats and increased life regeneration
5-20 minutes
(depending on the food item)
Rage Rage Rage PotionRage Potion Increases critical strike chance by 10%. 10% increased critical chance 4 minutes
Regeneration Regeneration Regeneration PotionRegeneration Potion Increases life regeneration by 2 health per second. Provides life regeneration 8 minutes
Shine Shine Shine PotionShine Potion Causes the player to glow brightly. Emitting light 10 minutes
Sonar Sonar Sonar PotionSonar Potion Reveals the name of the catch while fishing You can see what's biting your hook 8 minutes
Spelunker Spelunker Spelunker PotionSpelunker Potion Highlights ore, chests, and other treasure. Shows the location of treasure and ore 5 minutes
Summoning Summoning Summoning PotionSummoning Potion Increases number of maximum minions by +1. Increased max number of minions 8 minutes
Swiftness Swiftness Swiftness PotionSwiftness Potion Increases movement speed by 25%. 25% increased movement speed 8 minutes
Thorns Thorns Thorns PotionThorns Potion Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player. Attackers also take damage 8 minutes
Tipsy Tipsy AleAle
Inflicts -4 defense, grants +2% critical hit on melee attacks, +10% melee attack speed and damage.[1] Increased melee abilities, lowered defense 2 minutes
4 minutes
Titan Titan Titan PotionTitan Potion Increases knockback of all weapons. Increased knockback 8 minutes
Warmth Warmth Warmth PotionWarmth Potion Reduces damage from cold-themed enemies. Reduced damage from cold sources 15 minutes
Water Walking Water Walking Water Walking PotionWater Walking Potion Allows the player to walk on liquids. ▼ Down key allows the player to fall in liquids. Press DOWN to enter water 10 minutes
Wrath Wrath Wrath PotionWrath Potion Increases damage dealt with weapons by 10%. 10% increased damage 4 minutes
Well Fed Well Fed Numerous food items Grants several minor improvements of base stats, e.g. damage, defense. etc. Minor improvements to all stats
Minor improvements to all stats and increased life regeneration
10-45 minutes
(depending on the food item)
Weapon Imbue: Confetti Weapon Imbue: Confetti Flask of PartyFlask of Party Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti. Melee attacks cause confetti to appear 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Flask of Cursed FlamesFlask of Cursed Flames Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies. Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Fire Weapon Imbue: Fire Flask of FireFlask of Fire Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies. Melee attacks set enemies on fire 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Gold Weapon Imbue: Gold Flask of GoldFlask of Gold Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies. Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Ichor Weapon Imbue: Ichor Flask of IchorFlask of Ichor Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies. Melee attacks decrease enemies defense 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Nanites Weapon Imbue: Nanites Flask of NanitesFlask of Nanites Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies. Melee attacks confuse enemies 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Poison Weapon Imbue: Poison Flask of PoisonFlask of Poison Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies. Melee attacks poison enemies 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Venom Weapon Imbue: Venom Flask of VenomFlask of Venom Melee attacks inflict Venom debuff on enemies. Melee attacks inflict acid venom on your targets 20 minutes


These buffs are provided naturally by equipment, either permanently or under certain circumstances.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Beetle Endurance Beetle Endurance Wearing full Beetle armor with Beetle ShellBeetle Shell Reduces all damage taken by 15%/30%/45%. Damage taken reduced by 15%
Damage taken reduced by 30%
Damage taken reduced by 45%
While not receiving damage
Beetle Might Beetle Might Damaging an enemy while wearing Beetle armor with Beetle Scale MailBeetle Scale Mail 10%/20%/30% increased melee damage and speed. Melee damage and speed increase by 10%
Melee damage and speed increase by 20%
Melee damage and speed increase by 30%
While in combat
Damage Nebula Damage Nebula Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor Increases damage by 15%/30%/45%. 15% increased damage
30% increased damage
45% increased damage
8 seconds
Durendal's Blessing Durendal's Blessing Striking an enemy with DurendalDurendal Increases melee speed by 35%. Whip speed is increased 3 seconds
Harvest Time Harvest Time Striking an enemy with Dark HarvestDark Harvest Increases melee speed by 50%. Whip speed is increased 3 seconds
Holy Protection Holy Protection Striking an enemy while wearing full Hallowed armor Allows the player to dodge the next attack dealt by an enemy. You will dodge the next attack 30 seconds (or until striking a target)
Ice Barrier Ice Barrier Frozen Turtle ShellFrozen Turtle Shell Grants 25% damage reduction / 30 defense .[2] Damage taken is reduced by 25% While below 50% / 25% health
Jungle's Fury Jungle's Fury Striking an enemy with the SnapthornSnapthorn Increases melee speed by 20%. Whip speed is increased 3 seconds
Leaf Crystal Leaf Crystal Wearing full Chlorophyte armor Summons a leaf crystal above the player that shoots at enemies. Shoots crystal leaves at nearby enemies infinite
Life Drain Life Drain Life DrainLife Drain Increases life regeneration. Increased life regeneration While attacking an enemy that is not immune to its debuff
Life Nebula Life Nebula Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor Increases health regeneration by 5/10/15 per second. Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
8 seconds
Mana Nebula Mana Nebula Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor Increases mana regeneration. Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
8 seconds
Merfolk Merfolk Neptune's ShellNeptune's Shell / Moon ShellMoon Shell / Celestial ShellCelestial Shell Turns the player into a merfolk upon entering water, allowing infinite breathing and improved swimming. Can breathe and move easily underwater While underwater
Panic! Panic! When hit while having Panic NecklacePanic Necklace / Sweetheart NecklaceSweetheart Necklace equipped. Increases movement speed by 50%. Movement speed is increased 5 seconds
Rapid Healing Rapid Healing After striking an enemy while wearing full Palladium armor Heals 15 health over time. Life regeneration is greatly increased 5 seconds
Titanium Barrier Titanium Barrier After striking an enemy while wearing full Titanium armor. Titanium shards spawn and rotate around the player, dealing damage to enemies that come into contact with them. Defensive shards surround you 10 seconds
Solar Blaze Solar Blaze Not taking damage while wearing full Solar Flare armor, up to 3 "charges" Reduces all damage taken by 30%. Grants the ability to dash for consuming a charge. Taking damage depletes one charge. Damage taken reduced by 30%, repel enemies when taking damage Infinite, until damaged 3 times
Stardust Guardian Stardust Guardian Wearing full Stardust armor Causes a unique Stardust Guardian minion to follow the player. The stardust guardian will protect you infinite
Striking Moment Striking Moment Using Brand of the InfernoBrand of the Inferno with a shield or using Sergeant United ShieldSergeant United Shield Damage multiplied by 5 for next melee attack landed. 400% increased damage for next melee strike 5 seconds (or until melee strike hits target)
Werewolf Werewolf Moon CharmMoon Charm / Moon ShellMoon Shell / Celestial ShellCelestial Shell Gives improvements to physical abilities, as well as giving the player a cosmetic werewolf skin. Physical abilities are increased During the night

Activated Furniture[]

These buffs are provided upon right-clicking particular placed furniture.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Ammo Box Ammo Box Ammo BoxAmmo Box Grants a 20% chance not to consume ammo. 20% chance to save ammo Infinite
Bewitched Bewitched Bewitching TableBewitching Table Increases number of maximum minions by +1. Increased max number of minions Infinite
Clairvoyance Clairvoyance Crystal BallCrystal Ball Grants the following magic boosts: +20 maximum Mana, +5% Magic damage, +2% Magic critical strike chance, -2% Mana usage. Magic powers are increased Infinite
Sharpened Sharpened Sharpening StationSharpening Station Increases melee weapons armor penetration by 12. Melee weapons have armor penetration Infinite
Sugar Rush Sugar Rush Slice of CakeSlice of Cake Increases the player's movement and mining speed by 20%. 20% increased movement and mining speed 2 minutes
Strategist Strategist War TableWar Table Increases number of maximum sentries by +1. Increased max number of sentries Infinite


These buffs are provided by being in range of particular placed furniture, blocks, or NPCs. Banners, as well as static effects from objects like Peace Candle and Happy!, have a 170×125 / 100×84 tile area of effect centered on the object. Since they cannot be canceled by right clicking them, the only way to remove the buff is to leave the area (with the exception of honey).

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Cozy Fire Cozy Fire CampfireCampfire or FireplaceFireplace Increases life regeneration by 0.5 HP/s, and multiplies current healing rate by 1.1. Life regen is slightly increased Infinite while in the vicinity of a Campfire or Fireplace
Dryad's Blessing Dryad's Blessing DryadDryad Increases the player's defense by 8 and increases life regeneration by 3 HP/s. The power of nature protects you Infinite while inside the Dryad's leaf barrier
Happy! Happy! SunflowerSunflower Increases movement speed by 10% and reduces enemy spawns by 17%. Cancels upon entering a graveyard. Movement speed increased and monster spawns reduced Infinite while in the vicinity of a Sunflower
Heart Lamp Heart Lamp Heart LanternHeart Lantern Increases life regeneration by 1 HP/s. Life regen is increased Infinite while in the vicinity of a Heart Lantern
Honey Honey HoneyHoney Increases life regeneration by 1 HP/s and multiplies natural regeneration by 3. Life regeneration is increased Infinite while in honey, 30 seconds after stepping out of the honey
Peace Candle Peace Candle Peace CandlePeace Candle Decreases enemy spawn rate by 23%, and maximum enemies on-screen by 30%. Decreased monster spawn rate Infinite while in the vicinity of a Peace Candle
Star in a Bottle Star in a Bottle Star in a BottleStar in a Bottle Increases mana regeneration by about 2 MP/s. Increased mana regeneration Infinite while in the vicinity of a Star in a Bottle
The Bast Defense The Bast Defense Bast StatueBast Statue Defense is increased by 5. Defense is increased by 5 Infinite while in the vicinity of a Bast Statue


Aside from the normal buffs, some buffs provide you with a minion. Unlike other buffs, they last until the player dies, cancels the buff, or leaves the current world.

Icon Name Source Item Tooltip Buff Tooltip Duration
Baby Slime Baby Slime Slime StaffSlime Staff Summons a baby slime to fight for you The baby slime will fight for you infinite
Baby Finch Baby Finch Finch StaffFinch Staff Summons a baby finch to fight for you The baby finch will fight for you infinite
Hornet Hornet Hornet StaffHornet Staff Summons a hornet to fight for you The hornet will fight for you infinite
Imp Imp Imp StaffImp Staff Summons an imp to fight for you The imp will fight for you infinite
Spider Spider Spider StaffSpider Staff Summons spiders to fight for you The spider will fight for you infinite
Twins Twins Optic StaffOptic Staff Summons twins to fight for you The twins will fight for you infinite
Pirate Pirate Pirate StaffPirate Staff Summons pirates to fight for you The pirate will fight for you infinite
Pygmies Pygmies Pygmy StaffPygmy Staff Summons a Pygmy to fight for you The pygmies will fight for you infinite
UFO UFO Xeno StaffXeno Staff Summons a UFO to fight for you The UFO will fight for you infinite
Ravens Ravens Raven StaffRaven Staff Summons a raven to fight for you The ravens will attack your enemies infinite
Sharknado Sharknado Tempest StaffTempest Staff Summons sharknados to fight for you The sharknado will fight for you infinite
Terraprisma Terraprisma TerraprismaTerraprisma Summons an Enchanted Sword to fight for you The Blades of the Empress will fight for you infinite
Deadly Sphere Deadly Sphere Deadly Sphere StaffDeadly Sphere Staff Summons a deadly sphere to fight for you The Deadly Sphere will fight for you infinite
Stardust Dragon Stardust Dragon Stardust Dragon StaffStardust Dragon Staff Summons a stardust dragon to fight for you
'Who needs a horde of minions when you have a giant dragon?'
The stardust dragon will protect you infinite
Stardust Cell Stardust Cell Stardust Cell StaffStardust Cell Staff Summons a stardust cell to fight for you
'Cultivate the most beautiful cellular infection'
The stardust cell will fight for you infinite


Icon Name Source Item Tooltip Buff Tooltip Duration
Slime Mount Slime Mount Slimy SaddleSlimy Saddle Summons a rideable Slime mount BOOOIIINNNG! infinite
Bee Mount Bee Mount Honeyed GogglesHoneyed Goggles Summons a rideable Bee mount BzzzBzzBZZZZBzzz infinite
Turtle Mount Turtle Mount Hardy SaddleHardy Saddle Summons a rideable Turtle mount Slow if by land, zoom if by sea infinite
Bunny Mount Bunny Mount Fuzzy CarrotFuzzy Carrot Summons a rideable Bunny mount You are craving carrots infinite
Pogo Stick Mount Pogo Stick Mount Pogo StickPogo Stick Summons a rideable pogo stick mount
Press Jump again in mid-air to do tricks!
Kss-shik! Kss-shik! Kss-shik! infinite
Golf Cart Golf Cart Golf Cart KeysGolf Cart Keys Summons a rideable Golf Cart mount A fair way to cross the fairway infinite
Flamingo Flamingo Mollusk WhistleMollusk Whistle Summons a rideable flamingo mount Flamingogogo infinite
Painted Horse Mount Painted Horse Mount Dusty Rawhide SaddleDusty Rawhide Saddle Summons a rideable painted horse mount Riding a Painted Horse infinite
Majestic Horse Mount Majestic Horse Mount Royal Gilded SaddleRoyal Gilded Saddle Summons a rideable white horse mount Riding a Majestic Horse infinite
Dark Horse Mount Dark Horse Mount Black Studded SaddleBlack Studded Saddle Summons a rideable dark horse mount Riding a Dark Horse infinite
Book Mount Book Mount Dark Mage's TomeDark Mage's Tome Summons a magic tome mount
'A book said to be at its holder's behest.'
The Book is now helping in your guidance infinite
Lava Shark Mount Lava Shark Mount Superheated BloodSuperheated Blood Summons a rideable lava shark mount
'Bloody hell!'
Surfing the molten seas! infinite
Goat Mount Goat Mount Goat SkullGoat Skull Summons a rideable death goat mount
This ride is totally metal! infinite
Basilisk Mount Basilisk Mount Ancient HornAncient Horn Summons a rideable basilisk mount Crash into anyone... and EVERYONE! infinite
Unicorn Mount Unicorn Mount Blessed AppleBlessed Apple Summons a rideable unicorn mount Charge ahead... fabulously! infinite
Pigron Mount Pigron Mount Scaly TruffleScaly Truffle Summons a rideable Pigron mount Now you see me... infinite
Pirate Ship Mount Pirate Ship Mount The Black SpotThe Black Spot Summons the Black Spot mount
'Arrr! This be mutiny!'
You're the captain now infinite
Winged Slime Mount Winged Slime Mount Gelatinous PillionGelatinous Pillion Summons a rideable Winged Slime mount BOING FLAP BOING! infinite
Tree Mount Tree Mount Hexxed BranchHexxed Branch Summons a rideable tree mount
'A wand crafted from the branch of a cursed tree.'
Run, forest, run! infinite
Santank Mount Santank Mount Toy TankToy Tank Summons a rideable Santank mount
'For the REALLY naughty ones.'
Crossing off the naughty list... infinite
Rudolph Rudolph Reindeer BellsReindeer Bells Summons a rideable reindeer Riding the red nosed reindeer infinite
Scutlix Mount Scutlix Mount Brain Scrambler (item)Brain Scrambler (item) Summons a rideable Scutlix mount Pew Pew infinite
UFO Mount UFO Mount Cosmic Car KeyCosmic Car Key Summons a rideable UFO mount It's a good thing you had a MAC infinite
Witch's Broom Witch's Broom Witch's BroomWitch's Broom 'Grants a witching spark of inspiration!' It flies! WITCHCRAFT! infinite
Cute Fishron Mount Cute Fishron Mount Shrimpy TruffleShrimpy Truffle Attracts a legendary creature which flourishes in water & combat Just don't make it crawl. infinite
Drill Mount Drill Mount Drill Containment UnitDrill Containment Unit Summons a rideable Drill mount
<left> to mine blocks, Right click to mine walls
Riding in a flying drill infinite


  • There is a known issue with the timers of buffs and debuffs. A buff/debuff's timer will usually round down to the next full minute, until there is less than 1 minute remaining. If a buff has a remaining duration of 4:35, it will display a duration of 4 minutes. However, when the duration has between 1:59 and 1:00 remaining, the timer will display there are still 2 minutes left, instead of the expected rounded result of 1 minute. When the timer reaches 0:59, it will visually jump from 2 minutes to 59 seconds.
    • The total duration of a buff is not affected. This has no major impact on gameplay & is purely visual.


Achievement Be Prepared
Be Prepared • “You are ready for battle!”
Have 5 buffs active at once.
Achievement The Cavalry
The Cavalry • Equip a mount.
Equip your first Mount.
Category: Collector Collector
Achievement You and What Army?
You and What Army? • Command nine summoned minions simultaneously.
Have nine minions summoned at the same time.
Category: Challenger Challenger

See also[]


  • Desktop
    • Buff effects should now properly follow enemies affected by NPC smoothing.
    • Fixed a bug where buff order wasn't recalculated properly under certain circumstances, leaving empty spaces.
    • Fixed some buff icons having white space on them instead of transparency.
  • Desktop Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.


  1. While the effects of "Tipsy" are mostly beneficial, it is classified as a debuff, and therefore cannot be removed by right-clicking the icon. It is included in this list because it seems to satisfy the role of both a debuff and a buff.
  2. These buffs are automatically applied by an equipped accessory under specific conditions. They cannot be cancelled by right-click, but by removing the accessory.