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Gravity applies a constant downwards force to the player, affecting vertical speed and how quickly the maximum falling speed is reached. By default, gravity decreases speed by a rate of 1.5 tiles/sVerify, up to a maximum falling speed of 37.5 tiles/s. Certain sources may add modifiers to both gravity and the maximum falling speed to improve or worsen their effects.



Source Effects
    Water / Lava 50% default max fall speed and 20% default gravity.
  Honey 30% default max fall speed and 25% default gravity.
  Slimy Saddle  200% default max fall speed.
  Trident(in water) 60% default max fall speed and 62.5% default gravity (20% and 25% while holding ▲ Up).
Effects are exclusive to   Desktop and   Mobile.
  Merfolk(in water) 70% default max fall speed and 75% default gravity.
  Featherfall 33% (1/3) of current gravity and max fall speed (10% while holding ▲ Up).
No effects while holding ▼ Down.
  Djinn's Curse 
Space Gradual decrease in gravity the closer the player is to the upper map limit, down to 25% default gravity.
  Portal Gun  350% default max fall speed.

Reversing gravityEdit

The player's gravity can be reversed by using a Gravitation Potion or Gravity Globe . When used, they allow the holder to flip gravity, so that the player falls up instead of down, and toggle gravity back to normal afterward. Once used, pressing the ▲ Up key toggles the gravity direction. This only affects the player with the item used. Other notable observations include:

  • Hitting the upper limit of the map while gravity is reversed will cause gravity to revert to normal. This will not reset the flight timer.
  • The Wisp in a Bottle, as well as its controls, remain upside down in reversed gravity.
  • Fishing is possible in reverse gravity; the fishing bobber will fall "upward" into the water.
  • In the   Old-gen console version, there is the option to turn off "World Flips Upside Down", making it so only the player flips.

Being in reversed gravity may also apply certain restrictions:

  • Mounts cannot be summoned.
  • Most platforms will not stop players falling upwards, and they will instead fall through them. Hammering a platform three times will allow the player to "land" on it upside down, but this usually does not reset the flight time.
  • Golf  cannot be done on reverse gravity; the player will not even be able to swing the club.
  • The Gravity Globe does not change gravity while grappled, even if gravity is already flipped.

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