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Dryad
Dryad.pngOld-gen console version and 3DS version
Map Icon Dryad.png
Map Icon
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage0 (see description) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Grants buff
Grants buff
Grants buff
BuffDryad's BlessingDryad's Blessing
Buff tooltipThe power of nature protects you
Duration2 seconds

Dryad's Blessing in action.

A Larger view of Dryad's Blessing

The Dryad is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:

In addition to selling items, the Dryad can also report the percentages of Corruption/Crimson and Hallow that exist in the current world.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, when enemies are nearby, the Dryad will periodically grant the Dryad's Blessing buff to players and other town NPCs in the vicinity and displays a leaf barrier effect. The buff grants +8 defense to players and +6 / +10 / +14 defense to town NPCs, increased health regeneration, and gives the player (and town NPCs) a Thorns effect. Enemies within the leaf barrier and with clear sight to the Dryad will be inflicted with the Dryad's Bane debuff, which will deal 4+ damage per second (plus various progression-based damage boosts, and all multiplied by 1× / 1.5× / 1.75×); the minimum damage dealt by the Dryad's Bane debuff is 4 / 6 / 7 per second.

Items sold[]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy Ring. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Purification PowderPurification Powder 75 While not a Blood Moon.
Vile PowderVile Powder 1 During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Vicious PowderVicious Powder 1 During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
Grass SeedsGrass Seeds 20 While not a Blood Moon.
Corrupt SeedsCorrupt Seeds 5 During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world,
or while in a Graveyard in a Hardmode Crimson world.
Crimson SeedsCrimson Seeds 5 During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world,
or while in a Graveyard in a Hardmode Corrupt world.
SunflowerSunflower 50 While not a Blood Moon.
AcornAcorn 10 Always available.
Dirt RodDirt Rod 5
20
Always available.
Pumpkin SeedPumpkin Seed 250 Always available.
Grass WallGrass Wall 10 While not a Blood Moon.
Corrupt Grass WallCorrupt Grass Wall 250 During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Crimson Grass WallCrimson Grass Wall 250 During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
Flower WallFlower Wall 10 Always available.
Jungle WallJungle Wall 10 In Hardmode.
Hallowed SeedsHallowed Seeds 20 In Hardmode.
Hallowed Grass WallHallowed Grass Wall 250 In Hardmode.
Mushroom Grass SeedsMushroom Grass Seeds 150 While in a Glowing Mushroom biome.
Dryad CoveringsDryad Coverings 3 During Halloween.
Dryad LoinclothDryad Loincloth 3 During Halloween.
Daybloom Planter BoxDaybloom Planter Box 1 After King Slime is defeated.
Moonglow Planter BoxMoonglow Planter Box 1 After Queen Bee is defeated.
Blinkroot Planter BoxBlinkroot Planter Box 1 After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated.
Deathweed Planter BoxDeathweed Planter Box 1 After Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu is defeated in a Corrupt world.
Deathweed Planter BoxDeathweed Planter Box 1 After Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu is defeated in a Crimson world.
Waterleaf Planter BoxWaterleaf Planter Box 1 After Skeletron is defeated.
Shiverthorn Planter BoxShiverthorn Planter Box 1 After Skeletron is defeated.
Fireblossom Planter BoxFireblossom Planter Box 1 After Wall of Flesh is defeated.
White Flower SeedsWhite Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Yellow Flower SeedsYellow Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Red Flower SeedsRed Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Pink Flower SeedsPink Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Magenta Flower SeedsMagenta Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Violet Flower SeedsViolet Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Blue Flower SeedsBlue Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Wild Flower SeedsWild Flower Seeds 5 Always available.
Tall Grass SeedsTall Grass Seeds 5 Always available.
Potted Forest CedarPotted Forest Cedar 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 1 and 2 Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Potted Jungle CedarPotted Jungle Cedar 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 1 and 2 Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Potted Hallow CedarPotted Hallow Cedar 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 1 and 2 Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Potted Forest TreePotted Forest Tree 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 3 and 4 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Potted Jungle TreePotted Jungle Tree 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 3 and 4 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Potted Hallow TreePotted Hallow Tree 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 3 and 4 Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Potted Forest PalmPotted Forest Palm 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 5 and 6 Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
Potted Jungle PalmPotted Jungle Palm 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 5 and 6 Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
Potted Hallow PalmPotted Hallow Palm 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 5 and 6 Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
Potted Forest BambooPotted Forest Bamboo 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 7 and 8 Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
Potted Jungle BambooPotted Jungle Bamboo 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 7 and 8 Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
Potted Hallow BambooPotted Hallow Bamboo 3 Hardmode, Moon phases 7 and 8 Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
Sparkly WingsSparkly Wings 40 In Hardmode, during a Blood Moon.
Any PylonAny Pylon 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

World status[]

The Dryad's reports on Corruption/Crimson/Hallow coverage are accompanied by a status message. She sees Hallow as "good", and Corruption or Crimson as "bad". The Dryad makes the distinction between Corruption and Crimson if they are present in the same world, and will list their percentages separately, though they both contribute to the overall "bad" total in her final report.

Quote Appears When
"[Name of World] is completely pure. You have done an amazing job!" The world has no Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow.
"The world is in balance." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are similar (0.8*good < bad < 1.2*good).
"We are living in a fairy tale." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Hallow than Corruption/Crimson.
"Things are grim indeed..." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has far more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow (bad - good > 20%).
"You are so close!" Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow, and there is very little Corruption/Crimson in the world (bad <= 10%).
"You have a lot of work to do." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow, and there is more Corruption/Crimson in the world (bad > 10%).

Living preferences []

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/an/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Tips[]

  • Dryad's Blessing circle begins roughly 20 blocks from the Dryad, expands to a roughly 40 block radius, and briefly expanding to a 60 block radius before ending.
  • For players creating housing for the Truffle, it would be beneficial to temporarily house the Dryad in or near a Glowing Mushroom biome where she will sell Mushroom Seeds.
    • It is not necessary to build a house, a Queen Statue can be used to teleport her to a Glowing Mushroom biome.
    • Another way on Old-gen console version Old-gen console to bring the Dryad to a Glowing Mushroom biome is to use Boulders or Land Mines to kill the Dryad and invalidate all open housing except in the desired biome.
  • Players can obtain items from both evils without using a different world by buying Corrupt or Crimson Seeds (Available while in the Graveyard minibiome) and making an artificial biome.

Names[]

The Dryad may have any of the following names:

  • Alalia
  • Alura
  • Ariella
  • Caelia
  • Calista
  • Celestia
  • Chryseis
  • Elysia
  • Emerenta
  • Evvie
  • Faye
  • Felicitae
  • Isis
  • Lunette
  • Nata
  • Nissa
  • Rosalva
  • Shea
  • Tania
  • Tatiana
  • Xylia

Quotes[]

Interaction quotes[]

    • "Be safe; Terraria needs you!"
    • "The sands of time are flowing. And well, you are not aging very gracefully."
    • "What's this about me having more 'bark' than bite?"
    • "So two goblins walk into a bar, and one says to the other, 'Want to get a Goblet of beer?!"

    After defeating Old One's Army:

    Tier 1:
    • "When I was in Etheria, I felt so disconnected from <Name of World>. It's good to be back."[sic]
    Tier 2:
    • "The Corruption tried to take me over when I went to Etheria, but instead, I used its power against the Old One's Army!"

    When Merchant is present:

    • "Why does <Name of Merchant> keep trying to sell me angel statues? Everyone knows that they don't do anything."

    When Arms Dealer is present:

    • "I wish <Name of Arms Dealer> would stop flirting with me. Doesn't he realize I'm 500 years old?"

    When Truffle is present:

    • "I feel like <Name of Truffle> is a bit misunderstood, he really is a fun guy."

    Before Skeletron is defeated:

    • "Have you seen the old man walking around the dungeon? He doesn't look well at all..."

    In a Corrupt world:

    • "You must cleanse the world of this corruption."
    Before defeating the Eater of Worlds
    • "Have you tried using purification powder on the ebonstone of the corruption?"

    In a Crimson world:

    • "You must cleanse the world of this crimson."
    Before defeating the Brain of Cthulhu:
    • "Have you tried using purification powder on the crimstone of the crimson?"

    Only during a Blood Moon:

    • "I sell what I want! If you don't like it, too bad."
    • "Dude, is it just me or is there like a million zombies out tonight?"
    • "I don't want you to buy my stuff. I want you to want to buy my stuff, ok?"
    • "Why do you have to be so confrontational during a time like this?"

    When asking for the status:

    • "<Name of world> is <hallow percentage>% hallow, <corruption percentage>% corrupt, and <crimson percentage>% crimson."
    • "<Name of world> is <hallow percentage>% hallow and <corruption percentage>% corrupt."
    • "<Name of world> is <hallow percentage>% hallow and <crimson percentage>% crimson."
    • "<Name of world> is <corruption percentage>% corrupt and <crimson percentage>% crimson."
    • "<Name of world> is <corruption percentage>% corrupt."
    • "<Name of world> is <crimson percentage>% crimson."
    • "<Name of world> is <hallow percentage>% hallow."

    (She will say Crimson or Corruption depending on which one there is, however, if both are present through an artificial biome, she will list both Crimson and Corruption percentages. She will add in the Hallow's percentage in Hardmode.)

    Once the world is completely pure:

    • "<Name of World> is completely pure. You have done an amazing job!"

    During a party:

    • "I thought I would throw a party to celebrate our victories in the past and those yet to come."

    During a Windy Day:

    • "The wind... it is nature's way of sweeping the dust from the land."
    • "Nature's fury strips the leaves from the trees this day."

    During Rain:

    • "The water from the sky is a way for nature to wash away the mud in our streams."[sic]
    • "When it rains, many kinds of fish acquire mystical properties."

    During a Thunderstorm:

    • "Our mother is angry, and wishes to burn away the filth by raining destructive power on our treetops."
    • "It is unwise to traverse openly beneath the flashing dangers from above."

    When in a Graveyard:

    • "I can handle the corruption, but the vile air of death in this location wilts the flower in my hair."
    • "This place... I can hear the cry of nature at those who've fallen here."
  • Happiness quotes []

  • When homeless:

    • "All of nature may be my home, but a house would treat me well."

    When far from home:

    • "A flower doesn't grow very well so far away from its roots!"

    When in a sparse area:

    • "Solitude is sometimes good - there's room to grow and to breathe."

    When overcrowded:

    • "Is this area becoming rather dense, or is it just me? I dislike the feeling..."
    • "So many others crammed into one spot? The grass is doomed, I hate it!"

    When in the Jungle:

    • "I kissed a tree in the Jungle and I liked it."

    When in the Desert:

    • "I rather dislike how the Desert is so devoid of life."

    When in an Evil Biome or the Dungeon:

    • "I am severely offended by my surroundings - the Corruption/Crimson/Dungeon is my mortal enemy!"

    When near the Princess:

    • "<Name of Princess> brings order and peace to everyone who lives in this world."

    When near the Witch Doctor:

    • "I like that <Name of Witch Doctor> resonates with every fiber of my being!"

    When near the Truffle:

    • "I like that <Name of Truffle> resonates with every fiber of my being!

    When near the Angler:

    • "I don't like that <Name of Angler> has no respect for other beings."

    When near the Golfer:

    • "I hate <Name of Golfer>'s destructive habits towards nature!"

    When neutral:

    • "All is peaceful, don't mess it up."
  • Trivia[]

    • A Dryad is a nature spirit from Greek mythology, generally depicted as a beautiful young woman. Fittingly, many of the Dryad's possible names take inspiration from either classical literature (e.g. Caelia, Elysia, Fae, Titania) or female celebrities.
      • This might be the reason that the Arms Dealer appears to flirt with her as shown in one of his quotes, but she states in one of her quotes that she wishes the Arms Dealer would stop pestering her. In the same quote she reveals that she is 500 years old.
    • The Dryad is depicted in a Painting called Dryadisque, which itself is a parody of the real-world oil painting Grande Odalisque.
    • Her quote calling the Truffle a "fun guy" plays on the homophone "Fungi".
    • The quote "What's this about me having more 'bark' than bite?" is a possible joke about the fact that the Dryad is/was a tree.
      • This could also be a reference to her not cleansing the world evil herself despite claiming that she fought the Old One's Army.
    • One of the Dryad's quotes about the player's safety says "Terraria needs you", instead of "<Name of World> needs you". This is an oddity among the other quotes.
    • Her quote "I kissed a tree in the Jungle and I liked it." is a reference to the Katy Perry song "I Kissed a Girl".
    • Calista the Dryad is featured in the Terraria Comic Book from DC Comics.
    • The Dryad appears in Dungeon Defenders II. Her defenses include summoning Moss Hornets, Harpies, slimes and Angry Nimbuses.
    • The Dryad's quote referencing her time in Etheria and her use of the corruption against the Old One's Army is a reference to her ability in Dungeon Defenders 2 where she can become a corrupted version of herself to do extra damage.
    • Official Terraria Lore – According to the official game lore, an ancient race of Dryads once waged a large war with Cthulhu. Unable to defeat the beast, they managed to cripple it by ripping out its eyes, spine and chunks of its brain. All but one of the Dryads were killed and the survivor (being the NPC encountered in-game) remains concealed for some time.
      • Despite this, like all NPCs, if she is killed and the spawn requirements are met, she will respawn. Re-Logic artist Jimmarn has speculated that she might be reincarnated.[2]
      • The Guide's tip "You should prove yourself by defeating a strong monster. That will get the attention of a dryad." may or may not imply that there are still multiple concealed Dryads.
    • The name Celestia is a reference to the television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, which features a princess of the same name.
    • The name Nissa comes from the planeswalker Nissa Revane from the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.
    • According to Redigit, the Dryad "isn't actually wearing anything" and "the vines are a part of her body".[3]
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Dryad: "The Dryad is the last of her kind. She is connected with nature and can analyze its purity worldwide. She sells seeds, too!"

    History[]

    • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Now sells Corrupt and Crimson Grass Walls, Flower Seeds, and Potted Trees. Also sells Crimson Seeds in Corruption worlds as well as Corrupt Seeds in Crimson worlds while in a Graveyard biome.
    • Desktop 1.3.0.6: Now sells Vicious Powder during a Blood Moon on Crimson worlds.
    • Desktop 1.1:
    • Now has random name given to her on spawn. Her deaths will be reported with this name. Also other NPCs will use it in their quotes.
    • The Dryad will now tell you the percentage of Corruption vs. Hallow in the game world.

    References[]

    1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, function AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.
    2. Terraria's 10th Anniversary: We are Re-Logic, Ask Us Anything! May 17, 2021
    3. Redigit's message in #journeys-end-chat on the official Terraria Discord server (link to message)
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