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Crystal Ball
  • Crystal Ball item spriteold Crystal Ball item sprite
  • Crystal Ball placed
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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipMagic powers are increased
Duration10 minutes

Are you here for a peek at my crystal ball?

The Wizard

The Crystal Ball is a Hardmode furniture item that, when placed and pressed Open / Activate on, grants the Clairvoyance buff for 10 minutes. It also functions as a crafting station for certain items. It is purchased from the Wizard for 10.

The Clairvoyance buff boosts the following magic-related stats:

This lasts for 10 minutes, but can be canceled at any time by right-clicking the icon (Desktop versiontModLoader version), by selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu (Console versionOld-gen console versionNintendo Switch), by double-tapping the buff icon (Mobile version), or by canceling the buff from the buffs screen (Nintendo 3DS version). The Clairvoyance buff can be refreshed limitlessly, with no cooldown period or restrictions on use.

The Crystal Ball is not equipable in an accessory slot, and must be placed instead in order to activate the buff. It can be mined with a pickaxe or drill and picked up again, even while the buff is active, which will not cancel the buff.


Used to craft[]

Crystal BallCrystal Ball
Blue Starry BlockBlue Starry Block (10)
Confetti BlockConfetti Block
Endless Musket PouchEndless Musket Pouch
Endless QuiverEndless Quiver
Gold Starry BlockGold Starry Block (10)
Living Cursed Fire BlockLiving Cursed Fire Block (20)
Living Demon Fire BlockLiving Demon Fire Block (20)
Living Frost Fire BlockLiving Frost Fire Block (20)
Living Ichor BlockLiving Ichor Block (20)
Living Ultrabright Fire BlockLiving Ultrabright Fire Block (20)
Magic Sand DropperMagic Sand Dropper (3)
Midnight Confetti BlockMidnight Confetti Block
Sandfall BlockSandfall Block
Snowfall BlockSnowfall Block
total: 14 row(s)
Crystal BallCrystal Ball and WaterWater
Magic Water DropperMagic Water Dropper
Water CandleWater Candle (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)
Waterfall BlockWaterfall Block
total: 4 row(s)
Crystal BallCrystal Ball and LavaLava
Lavafall BlockLavafall Block
Magic Lava DropperMagic Lava Dropper
total: 2 row(s)
Crystal BallCrystal Ball and HoneyHoney
Honeyfall BlockHoneyfall Block
Magic Honey DropperMagic Honey Dropper
total: 2 row(s)


  • The Crystal Ball is the only crafting station which provides buffs, unlike the Sharpening Station, Ammo Box, and Bewitching Table, which provide the 10 minute buffs for the other 3 main classes (Melee, Ranged and Summon, respectively), allowing Pure Mages to save money by only needing to purchase the Crystal Ball rather than another class potentially needing their respective buff structure as well as the Crystal Ball.
    • This is particularly notable for Ranged users, who would benefit from the Endess Quiver or Musket Pouch, as the Ammo Box cannot be found naturally generated in the world; Sharpening Stations can be found in Underground Cabins and Bewitching Tables can be found in the Dungeon.


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Now used to make Endless Quiver, Endless Musket Pouch, Magic Water, Lava and Honey Droppers, Living Cursed, Ichor, Demon, Frost, Ultrabright Fire Blocks, and Water Candle.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Now used to make Waterfall Block and Lavafall Block instead of their respective walls. Can now also be used to make Confetti Block and Midnight Confetti Block.