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  • Green Moss.png Brown Moss.png Red Moss.png Blue Moss.png Purple Moss.png Lava Moss.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research25 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4349–4354
  • Internal Tile ID: 179–183, 381, 512–517
Glowing Moss
  • Krypton Moss.png Xenon Moss.png Argon Moss.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip'A sight to dwell upon and never forget'
RarityRarity level: 1
Research25 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4377, 4378, 4389 Desktop and Mobile versions
  • Internal Tile ID: 534–537, 539, 540

Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on Stone Blocks. It comes in Desktop and Mobile versions 9 / Console Version 6 / Old-gen console version3DS version 5 different colors, and one color can be found throughout each third of a given map (three colors per world), either randomly on cave surfaces or in moss chambers with a matching mossy wall. Mossy stone requires one more hit to break than clean stone. Moss will be destroyed if the Stone Block it is on converts to Ebonstone, Crimstone, or Pearlstone. Moss sprouts fuzz that can be cut like grass weeds.

On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, moss can be collected using a Paint Scraper or Spectre Paint Scraper. Only 11.11*1/9 (11.11%) of such moss will drop as an item when using either scraper, the rest will simply disappear as usual.[1] Collected moss can be placed on Stone Blocks and Gray Bricks, or used to craft mossy walls.

Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lava Moss is a special variant of moss that can only be found in the lava layers of the Cavern, though if harvested, it can be planted at any level. Despite not being considered one of the glowing mosses, it glows in the dark.

Desktop and Mobile versions Glowing mosses are special variants of moss that grow in glowing moss biomes in much larger areas than standard moss, and glow in the dark similarly to Lava Moss. There are three versions of glowing moss; Krypton, Xenon, and Argon Moss. Only one type of glowing moss can be found in each world, in a total of up to two (small world) / three (medium) / four (large) glowing moss biomes in the Cavern layer, mostly above the lava layers, but not under the spawn area.

Types[edit | edit source]

Type Placed on
Stone BlockStone Block Gray BrickGray Brick(Desktop and Mobile versions)
Green Moss Green Moss
Internal Item ID: 4349
Green Moss placed Green Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Brown Moss Brown Moss
Internal Item ID: 4350
Brown Moss placed Brown Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Red Moss Red Moss
Internal Item ID: 4351
Red Moss placed Red Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Blue Moss Blue Moss
Internal Item ID: 4352
Blue Moss placed Blue Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Purple Moss Purple Moss
Internal Item ID: 4353
Purple Moss placed Purple Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Lava Moss Lava MossDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4354
Lava Moss placed Lava Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Krypton Moss Krypton MossDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4377
Krypton Moss placed Krypton Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Xenon Moss Xenon MossDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4378
Xenon Moss placed Xenon Moss (placed) (bricks).png
Argon Moss Argon MossDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4389
Argon Moss placed Argon Moss (placed) (bricks).png

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Blue MossBlue Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
Brown MossBrown Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Green MossGreen Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Purple MossPurple Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Red MossRed Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
total: 5 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • On moss-covered stone blocks, Strange Plants are able to grow.
  • Moss slowly spreads across exposed Stone Blocks and Desktop and Mobile versions Gray Bricks at any depth, once planted (including above ground). If the player does not have access to a Paint Scraper to collect moss with, they can grow extra moss by building "bridges" of stone for existing moss to grow across.
  • Console and Old-gen console versions The Staff of Regrowth can be used on Stone Blocks to grow moss at any depth. The type of moss will vary depending on the proximity to other types of moss. As such, one can spread the Lava Moss from the cavern's lava layers all the way up to the surface.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.2: Fixed an issue where moss would not always use the proper frame when on servers.
  • Desktop
    • Fire Moss renamed Lava Moss.
    • Added Krypton, Xenon, and Argon Moss.
    • Mosses have now been given an item form and can be collected with a Paint Scraper.
    • Mosses can now be crafted into Moss Walls, and vice versa.
    • Moss can now spread and be placed on Gray Bricks.
    • All mosses now have official names.
    • Staff of Regrowth can no longer place moss on bare stone.
  • Desktop
    • Added Fire Moss.
    • Staff of Regrowth can now place moss on bare stone.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.2 source code, method PlaceThing_PaintScrapper() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is