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Underground Shimmer Biome

A picture of an Aether cave biome

Shimmer liquid

A picture of shimmer

See also: Liquids
Not to be confused with Shimmering.

Shimmer is a shiny, pearlescent liquid found in the Aether, a mini-biome which generates in the Underground or Cavern layer, always on the same side of the world as the Jungle. It has a variety of effects on different items and NPCs, triggered through contact. Shimmer is the only liquid that cannot be fished in.

It cannot be picked up with Buckets, but it can be pumped. The Bottomless Shimmer Bucket can also pour endless amounts of shimmer, which can be obtained after defeating the Moon Lord by either submerging a Bottomless Water Bucket into it, or crafting one using a Bottomless Water Bucket and 10 Luminite Bars at an Ancient Manipulator.

Throwing coins into Shimmer increases the player's Coin Luck, of which the strength and duration of will be determined by the value of the coin and the amount thrown.

Upon placing 300 or more tiles of Shimmer in the Underground or Cavern layers, an Aether biome is created. In the Aether, the area gets dimmer and stars appear in the background. The music that plays is "Aether" and the background can be replicated using the Aether Monolith.

Transmutation[]

Shimmer is used to transform or "transmute" one item into another item or decraft it. This also affects town NPCs (specifically their sprites), several enemies, and many critters.

  • Transformed items will float out of the Shimmer and stay in the air, and their sprite is a bit brighter.
  • Certain items will be upgraded by being submerged, some will be downgraded. Some won't be affected at all.
  • Craftable items will be decrafted into their components, except for Potions, for which each ingredient has a 33% chance not to be produced, to prevent duplication of potion ingredients.
  • NPC sprites will be transformed into a shimmered variant.
  • Enemies will become invisible for certain amount of time except for slimes which will be transformed into a shimmer variant.
    • Enemies which cannot be transformed will rapidly turn invisible; this effect will fade very slowly once the enemy leaves the Shimmer.
  • Most critters will be transformed into Faelings. The same will happen if thrown into the Shimmer as an item. There is one exception for gem critter, which will transform into a gem as an example: Diamond bunnies turn into diamonds etc., they don’t need to be in item form, they will also transform into the gem in NPC form.
  • On contact with another liquid, Shimmer transforms into an Aetherium Block.
  • Any new item created from Shimmer will not have a modifier, even cycling items like the emblems.
  • All accessories that can be crafted into another accessory will cycle in ingredients needed to make it, cycling in a similar fashion to emblems.
  • Upon jumping into the shimmer, the player will gain an effect called Shimmering, which makes you travel through blocks until you reach a flat surface that is not in the shimmer.
  • If a star falls into the shimmer, it bounces back to the sky.
  • Pre-Hardmode Crates cannot be transformed into their hardmode variants before entering hardmode.

Item Transmutations[]

For an item to be transmuted, the transmuting pool must completely cover the item.

Input Output Notes
Adamantite OreAdamantite Ore Orichalcum OreOrichalcum Ore n/a
Adhesive BandageAdhesive Bandage BezoarBezoar n/a
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table Bewitching TableBewitching Table n/a
Amber BunnyAmber Bunny AmberAmber n/a
Amber SquirrelAmber Squirrel AmberAmber n/a
AmethystAmethyst Stone BlockStone Block n/a
Amethyst BunnyAmethyst Bunny AmethystAmethyst n/a
Amethyst SquirrelAmethyst Squirrel AmethystAmethyst n/a
Ancient Cobalt BreastplateAncient Cobalt Breastplate Jungle ShirtJungle Shirt n/a
Ancient Cobalt HelmetAncient Cobalt Helmet Jungle HatJungle Hat n/a
Ancient Cobalt LeggingsAncient Cobalt Leggings Jungle PantsJungle Pants n/a
Ancient Gold HelmetAncient Gold Helmet Gold HelmetGold Helmet n/a
Ancient Iron HelmetAncient Iron Helmet Iron HelmetIron Helmet n/a
Ancient Necro HelmetAncient Necro Helmet Necro HelmetNecro Helmet n/a
Ancient Shadow GreavesAncient Shadow Greaves Shadow GreavesShadow Greaves n/a
Ancient Shadow HelmetAncient Shadow Helmet Shadow HelmetShadow Helmet n/a
Ancient Shadow ScalemailAncient Shadow Scalemail Shadow ScalemailShadow Scalemail n/a
Angel StatueAngel Statue Aether MonolithAether Monolith n/a
Angler EarringAngler Earring Tackle BoxTackle Box n/a
AppleApple AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
ApricotApricot AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Argon MossArgon Moss Helium MossHelium Moss n/a
Armor PolishArmor Polish VitaminsVitamins n/a
Ash WoodAsh Wood WoodWood n/a
Azure CrateAzure Crate Sky CrateSky Crate n/a
Ballista CaneBallista Cane Explosive Trap CaneExplosive Trap Cane n/a
Ballista RodBallista Rod Explosive Trap RodExplosive Trap Rod n/a
Ballista StaffBallista Staff Explosive Trap StaffExplosive Trap Staff n/a
Balloon PufferfishBalloon Pufferfish Shiny Red BalloonShiny Red Balloon n/a
BananaBanana AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Bewitching TableBewitching Table Alchemy TableAlchemy Table n/a
BezoarBezoar Adhesive BandageAdhesive Bandage n/a
BlackcurrantBlackcurrant AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
BlindfoldBlindfold Pocket MirrorPocket Mirror n/a
Blood OrangeBlood Orange AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Blue BrickBlue Brick Ancient Blue BrickAncient Blue Brick n/a
Blue Brick WallBlue Brick Wall Cursed Blue Brick WallCursed Blue Brick Wall n/a
Blue FlareBlue Flare Shimmer FlareShimmer Flare n/a
Blue Slab WallBlue Slab Wall Cursed Blue Slab WallCursed Blue Slab Wall n/a
Blue Tiled WallBlue Tiled Wall Cursed Blue Tiled WallCursed Blue Tiled Wall n/a
Blue TorchBlue Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Bone TorchBone Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Boreal CrateBoreal Crate Frozen CrateFrozen Crate n/a
Boreal WoodBoreal Wood WoodWood n/a
Bramble CrateBramble Crate Jungle CrateJungle Crate n/a
CactusCactus PumpkinPumpkin n/a
CampfireCampfire Aether CampfireAether Campfire n/a
Can Of WormsCan Of Worms Herb BagHerb Bag n/a
CherryCherry AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore Titanium OreTitanium Ore n/a
Cobalt BrickCobalt Brick Ancient Cobalt BrickAncient Cobalt Brick n/a
Cobalt OreCobalt Ore Platinum OrePlatinum Ore n/a
CoconutCoconut AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Copper BrickCopper Brick Ancient Copper BrickAncient Copper Brick n/a
Copper OreCopper Ore Stone BlockStone Block n/a
Coral TorchCoral Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Corrupt TorchCorrupt Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Corruption KeyCorruption Key Corruption ChestCorruption Chest n/a
Crimsandstone BlockCrimsandstone Block Crimsand BlockCrimsand Block n/a
Crimson KeyCrimson Key Crimson ChestCrimson Chest n/a
Crimson TorchCrimson Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Crispy Honey BlockCrispy Honey Block HiveHive n/a
Cursed TorchCursed Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Defiled CrateDefiled Crate Corrupt CrateCorrupt Crate n/a
Demon TorchDemon Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Desert KeyDesert Key Desert ChestDesert Chest n/a
Desert TorchDesert Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
DiamondDiamond RubyRuby n/a
Diamond BunnyDiamond Bunny DiamondDiamond n/a
Diamond SquirrelDiamond Squirrel DiamondDiamond n/a
Discount CardDiscount Card Lucky CoinLucky Coin n/a
Divine CrateDivine Crate Hallowed CrateHallowed Crate n/a
Dragon FruitDragon Fruit AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Dynasty WoodDynasty Wood WoodWood n/a
Ebonsandstone BlockEbonsandstone Block Ebonsand BlockEbonsand Block n/a
EbonwoodEbonwood WoodWood n/a
ElderberryElderberry AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
EmeraldEmerald SapphireSapphire n/a
Emerald BunnyEmerald Bunny EmeraldEmerald n/a
Emerald SquirrelEmerald Squirrel EmeraldEmerald n/a
Enchanted SundialEnchanted Sundial Enchanted MoondialEnchanted Moondial n/a
Explosive Trap CaneExplosive Trap Cane Lightning Aura CaneLightning Aura Cane n/a
Explosive Trap RodExplosive Trap Rod Lightning Aura RodLightning Aura Rod n/a
Explosive Trap StaffExplosive Trap Staff Lightning Aura StaffLightning Aura Staff n/a
Fast ClockFast Clock Trifold MapTrifold Map n/a
Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide SextantSextant n/a
Flameburst CaneFlameburst Cane Ballista CaneBallista Cane n/a
Flameburst RodFlameburst Rod Ballista RodBallista Rod n/a
Flameburst StaffFlameburst Staff Ballista StaffBallista Staff n/a
FlareFlare Shimmer FlareShimmer Flare n/a
Flying CarpetFlying Carpet Pharaoh's RobePharaoh's Robe n/a
Frozen KeyFrozen Key Ice ChestIce Chest n/a
Gold BrickGold Brick Ancient Gold BrickAncient Gold Brick n/a
Gold HelmetGold Helmet Ancient Gold HelmetAncient Gold Helmet n/a
Gold OreGold Ore Tungsten OreTungsten Ore n/a
Gold RingGold Ring Discount CardDiscount Card n/a
Gold WormGold Worm Gummy WormGummy Worm n/a
Granite BlockGranite Block Marble BlockMarble Block n/a
GrapefruitGrapefruit AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Green BrickGreen Brick Ancient Green BrickAncient Green Brick n/a
Green Brick WallGreen Brick Wall Cursed Green Brick WallCursed Green Brick Wall n/a
Green Slab WallGreen Slab Wall Cursed Green Slab WallCursed Green Slab Wall n/a
Green Tiled WallGreen Tiled Wall Cursed Green Tiled WallCursed Green Tiled Wall n/a
Green TorchGreen Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Hallowed KeyHallowed Key Hallowed ChestHallowed Chest n/a
Hallowed TorchHallowed Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Hardened Crimsand BlockHardened Crimsand Block Crimsand BlockCrimsand Block n/a
Hardened Ebonsand BlockHardened Ebonsand Block Ebonsand BlockEbonsand Block n/a
Hardened Pearlsand BlockHardened Pearlsand Block Pearlsand BlockPearlsand Block n/a
Hardened Sand BlockHardened Sand Block Sand BlockSand Block n/a
Hardened Sand WallHardened Sand Wall Treacherous Hardened Sand WallTreacherous Hardened Sand Wall n/a
Hellfire ArrowHellfire Arrow Shimmer ArrowShimmer Arrow n/a
Hellstone BrickHellstone Brick Ancient Hellstone BrickAncient Hellstone Brick n/a
Hellstone CrateHellstone Crate Obsidian CrateObsidian Crate n/a
Hematic CrateHematic Crate Crimson CrateCrimson Crate n/a
Herb BagHerb Bag Can Of WormsCan Of Worms n/a
High Test Fishing LineHigh Test Fishing Line Angler EarringAngler Earring n/a
Honey BlockHoney Block HiveHive n/a
Honey BucketHoney Bucket Water BucketWater Bucket n/a
Ice BlockIce Block Snow BlockSnow Block n/a
Ice TorchIce Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Ichor TorchIchor Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Iron HelmetIron Helmet Ancient Iron HelmetAncient Iron Helmet n/a
Iron OreIron Ore Tin OreTin Ore n/a
Jungle Grass SeedsJungle Grass Seeds Mushroom Grass SeedsMushroom Grass Seeds n/a
Jungle HatJungle Hat Ancient Cobalt HelmetAncient Cobalt Helmet n/a
Jungle KeyJungle Key Jungle ChestJungle Chest n/a
Jungle PantsJungle Pants Ancient Cobalt LeggingsAncient Cobalt Leggings n/a
Jungle ShirtJungle Shirt Ancient Cobalt BreastplateAncient Cobalt Breastplate n/a
Jungle TorchJungle Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Krypton MossKrypton Moss Helium MossHelium Moss n/a
Lava BucketLava Bucket Honey BucketHoney Bucket n/a
Lava CharmLava Charm Magma StoneMagma Stone n/a
Lava MossLava Moss Helium MossHelium Moss n/a
Lead OreLead Ore Iron OreIron Ore n/a
LemonLemon AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Life CrystalLife Crystal Vital CrystalVital Crystal n/a
Life FruitLife Fruit Aegis FruitAegis Fruit n/a
Lightning Aura CaneLightning Aura Cane Flameburst CaneFlameburst Cane n/a
Lightning Aura RodLightning Aura Rod Flameburst RodFlameburst Rod n/a
Lightning Aura StaffLightning Aura Staff Flameburst StaffFlameburst Staff n/a
Lihzahrd Brick WallLihzahrd Brick Wall Forbidden Lihzahrd Brick WallForbidden Lihzahrd Brick Wall n/a
Living Wood WandLiving Wood Wand Finch StaffFinch Staff n/a
Lucky CoinLucky Coin Gold RingGold Ring n/a
LuminiteLuminite Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore n/a
Magma StoneMagma Stone Lava CharmLava Charm n/a
Mana CrystalMana Crystal Arcane CrystalArcane Crystal n/a
MangoMango AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Marble BlockMarble Block Granite BlockGranite Block n/a
MegaphoneMegaphone NazarNazar n/a
Mining PantsMining Pants Mining ShirtMining Shirt n/a
Mining ShirtMining Shirt Mining PantsMining Pants n/a
Mirage CrateMirage Crate Oasis CrateOasis Crate n/a
Mushroom Grass SeedsMushroom Grass Seeds Jungle Grass SeedsJungle Grass Seeds n/a
Mushroom TorchMushroom Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Mythril BrickMythril Brick Ancient Mythril BrickAncient Mythril Brick n/a
Mythril CrateMythril Crate Iron CrateIron Crate n/a
Mythril OreMythril Ore Palladium OrePalladium Ore n/a
NazarNazar MegaphoneMegaphone n/a
Necro HelmetNecro Helmet Ancient Necro HelmetAncient Necro Helmet n/a
Neon MossNeon Moss Helium MossHelium Moss n/a
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick Ancient Obsidian BrickAncient Obsidian Brick n/a
Orange TorchOrange Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Orichalcum OreOrichalcum Ore Mythril OreMythril Ore n/a
Palladium OrePalladium Ore Cobalt OreCobalt Ore n/a
Palm WoodPalm Wood WoodWood n/a
PeachPeach AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Pearlsandstone BlockPearlsandstone Block Pearlsand BlockPearlsand Block n/a
PearlwoodPearlwood WoodWood n/a
Pearlwood CratePearlwood Crate Wooden CrateWooden Crate n/a
Peddler's HatPeddler's Hat Peddler's SatchelPeddler's Satchel n/a
Pharaoh's MaskPharaoh's Mask Sandstorm in a BottleSandstorm in a Bottle n/a
Pharaoh's RobePharaoh's Robe Flying CarpetFlying Carpet n/a
PineapplePineapple AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Pink BrickPink Brick Ancient Pink BrickAncient Pink Brick n/a
Pink Brick WallPink Brick Wall Cursed Pink Brick WallCursed Pink Brick Wall n/a
Pink PearlPink Pearl Galaxy PearlGalaxy Pearl n/a
Pink Slab WallPink Slab Wall Cursed Pink Slab WallCursed Pink Slab Wall n/a
Pink Tiled WallPink Tiled Wall Cursed Pink Tiled WallCursed Pink Tiled Wall n/a
Pink TorchPink Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Platinum OrePlatinum Ore Gold OreGold Ore n/a
PlumPlum AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Pocket MirrorPocket Mirror BlindfoldBlindfold n/a
PomegranatePomegranate AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
PumpkinPumpkin CactusCactus n/a
Purple TorchPurple Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Rainbow TorchRainbow Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
RambutanRambutan AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Ranger EmblemRanger Emblem Sorcerer EmblemSorcerer Emblem n/a
Red TorchRed Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Rich MahoganyRich Mahogany WoodWood n/a
RubyRuby EmeraldEmerald n/a
Ruby BunnyRuby Bunny RubyRuby n/a
Ruby SquirrelRuby Squirrel RubyRuby n/a
Sandstone BlockSandstone Block Sand BlockSand Block n/a
Sandstone WallSandstone Wall Treacherous Sandstone WallTreacherous Sandstone Wall n/a
Sandstorm in a BottleSandstorm in a Bottle Pharaoh's MaskPharaoh's Mask n/a
SapphireSapphire TopazTopaz n/a
Sapphire BunnySapphire Bunny SapphireSapphire n/a
Sapphire SquirrelSapphire Squirrel SapphireSapphire n/a
Seaside CrateSeaside Crate Ocean CrateOcean Crate n/a
SextantSextant Weather RadioWeather Radio n/a
ShadewoodShadewood WoodWood n/a
Shadow GreavesShadow Greaves Ancient Shadow GreavesAncient Shadow Greaves n/a
Shadow HelmetShadow Helmet Ancient Shadow HelmetAncient Shadow Helmet n/a
Shadow ScalemailShadow Scalemail Ancient Shadow ScalemailAncient Shadow Scalemail n/a
Silver BrickSilver Brick Ancient Silver BrickAncient Silver Brick n/a
Silver OreSilver Ore Lead OreLead Ore n/a
Sorcerer EmblemSorcerer Emblem Summoner EmblemSummoner Emblem n/a
SpearSpear TridentTrident n/a
Spell TomeSpell Tome Advanced Combat Techniques: Volume TwoAdvanced Combat Techniques: Volume Two n/a
Spicy PepperSpicy Pepper AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Spider WallSpider Wall Infested Spider WallInfested Spider Wall n/a
Spooky WoodSpooky Wood WoodWood n/a
Star CloakStar Cloak Chromatic CloakChromatic Cloak n/a
Star FruitStar Fruit AmbrosiaAmbrosia n/a
Stockade CrateStockade Crate Dungeon CrateDungeon Crate n/a
Stone BlockStone Block Dirt BlockDirt Block n/a
Summoner EmblemSummoner Emblem Warrior EmblemWarrior Emblem n/a
Tackle BoxTackle Box High Test Fishing LineHigh Test Fishing Line n/a
Tin OreTin Ore Copper OreCopper Ore n/a
Titanium CrateTitanium Crate Golden CrateGolden Crate n/a
Titanium OreTitanium Ore Adamantite OreAdamantite Ore n/a
TopazTopaz AmethystAmethyst n/a
Topaz BunnyTopaz Bunny TopazTopaz n/a
Topaz SquirrelTopaz Squirrel TopazTopaz n/a
TorchTorch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Trifold MapTrifold Map Fast ClockFast Clock n/a
Tungsten OreTungsten Ore Silver OreSilver Ore n/a
Ultrabright TorchUltrabright Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Used Gas TrapUsed Gas Trap Gas TrapGas Trap n/a
Vicious PowderVicious Powder Purification PowderPurification Powder n/a
Vile PowderVile Powder Purification PowderPurification Powder n/a
VitaminsVitamins Armor PolishArmor Polish n/a
Warrior EmblemWarrior Emblem Ranger EmblemRanger Emblem n/a
Water BucketWater Bucket Lava BucketLava Bucket n/a
Weather RadioWeather Radio Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide n/a
White TorchWhite Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Whoopie CushionWhoopie Cushion Gas TrapGas Trap n/a
WoodWood Dirt BlockDirt Block n/a
Wooden ArrowWooden Arrow Shimmer ArrowShimmer Arrow n/a
Xenon MossXenon Moss Helium MossHelium Moss n/a
Yellow TorchYellow Torch Aether TorchAether Torch n/a
Zombie ArmZombie Arm Whoopie CushionWhoopie Cushion n/a
Rod of DiscordRod of Discord Rod of HarmonyRod of Harmony Requires Moon Lord to be defeated
ClentaminatorClentaminator TerraformerTerraformer Requires Moon Lord to be defeated
Bottomless Water BucketBottomless Water Bucket Bottomless Shimmer BucketBottomless Shimmer Bucket Requires Moon Lord to be defeated
Bottomless Shimmer BucketBottomless Shimmer Bucket Bottomless Water BucketBottomless Water Bucket Requires Moon Lord to be defeated
Copper CoinCopper Coin n/a Item is consumed, provides 1 Coin Luck
Silver CoinSilver Coin n/a Item is consumed, provides 100 Coin Luck
Gold CoinGold Coin n/a Item is consumed, provides 10,000 Coin Luck
Platinum CoinPlatinum Coin n/a Item is consumed, completely fills Coin Luck
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Heavenforge BrickHeavenforge Brick Any time during a Full Moon Moon phase 1 (Full Moon)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Lunar Rust BrickLunar Rust Brick Any time during a Waning Gibbous Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Astra BrickAstra Brick Any time during a Third Quarter Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Dark Celestial BrickDark Celestial Brick Any time during a Waning Crescent Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Mercury BrickMercury Brick Any time during a New Moon Moon phase 5 (New Moon)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Star Royale BrickStar Royale Brick Any time during a Waxing Crescent Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Cryocore BrickCryocore Brick Any time during a First Quarter Moon phase 7 (First Quarter)
Luminite BrickLuminite Brick Cosmic Ember BrickCosmic Ember Brick Any time during a Waxing Gibbous Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)

Permanent Upgrades[]

Some permanent character upgrades can be made by throwing certain items into Shimmer. Each can only be used once per character, except the Peddler's Satchel and Advanced Combat Techniques: Volume Two, which can only be used once per world instead.

Input Output Notes
Life CrystalLife Crystal Vital CrystalVital Crystal Increases health regeneration ramping speed by 20%.
Mana CrystalMana Crystal Arcane CrystalArcane Crystal Increases mana regeneration.
Life FruitLife Fruit Aegis FruitAegis Fruit Increases defense by 4.
Any FruitAny Fruit AmbrosiaAmbrosia Increases mining and tile / wall placement speed by 5%.
Gold WormGold Worm Gummy WormGummy Worm Increases fishing power by 3.
Pink PearlPink Pearl Galaxy PearlGalaxy Pearl Increases luck by 0.03.
Peddler's HatPeddler's Hat Peddler's SatchelPeddler's Satchel Increases the number of items sold at a time by the Travelling Merchant.
Spell TomeSpell Tome Advanced Combat Techniques: Volume TwoAdvanced Combat Techniques: Volume Two Increases defense and attack damage for town NPCs.

Some items can be upgraded by throwing them into Shimmer:

Input Output Notes
Rod of DiscordRod of Discord Rod of HarmonyRod of Harmony No longer inflicts the Chaos State debuff onto the user from teleporting too frequently. Requires Moon Lord to be defeated.
ClentaminatorClentaminator TerraformerTerraformer Farther reach, wider spread, and 33% chance to not consume solutions. Requires Moon Lord to be defeated.

Interchangeable items[]

These items will cycle between each other when placed into Shimmer.

Can Of WormsCan Of Worms
Internal Item ID: 4345
Herb BagHerb Bag
Internal Item ID: 3093
PumpkinPumpkin
Internal Item ID: 1725
CactusCactus
Internal Item ID: 276
Bottomless Water BucketBottomless Water Bucket
Internal Item ID: 3031
Bottomless Shimmer BucketBottomless Shimmer Bucket
Internal Item ID: 5364
(Post Moonlord Only)
Bewitching TableBewitching Table
Internal Item ID: 2999
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Internal Item ID: 3000
BambooBamboo
Internal Item ID: 4564
Large BambooLarge Bamboo
Internal Item ID: 4547
Marble BlockMarble Block
Internal Item ID: 3081
Granite BlockGranite Block
Internal Item ID: 3086
Jungle Grass SeedsJungle Grass Seeds
Internal Item ID: 195
Mushroom Grass SeedsMushroom Grass Seeds
Internal Item ID: 194
Mining ShirtMining Shirt
Internal Item ID: 410
Mining PantsMining Pants
Internal Item ID: 411
Any Ancient Armor Non-Ancient Variant
BezoarBezoar
Internal Item ID: 887
Adhesive BandageAdhesive Bandage
Internal Item ID: 885
BlindfoldBlindfold
Internal Item ID: 888
Pocket MirrorPocket Mirror
Internal Item ID: 3781
VitaminsVitamins
Internal Item ID: 892
Armor PolishArmor Polish
Internal Item ID: 886
Fast ClockFast Clock
Internal Item ID: 889
Trifold MapTrifold Map
Internal Item ID: 893
MegaphoneMegaphone
Internal Item ID: 890
NazarNazar
Internal Item ID: 891

These items cycle from left to right.

Discount CardDiscount Card
Internal Item ID: 854
Lucky CoinLucky Coin
Internal Item ID: 855
Gold RingGold Ring
Internal Item ID: 3033
Tackle BoxTackle Box
Internal Item ID: 2375
High Test Fishing LineHigh Test Fishing Line
Internal Item ID: 2373
Angler EarringAngler Earring
Internal Item ID: 2374
SextantSextant
Internal Item ID: 3096
Weather RadioWeather Radio
Internal Item ID: 3037
Fisherman's Pocket GuideFisherman's Pocket Guide
Internal Item ID: 3120
Water BucketWater Bucket
Internal Item ID: 206
Lava BucketLava Bucket
Internal Item ID: 207
Honey BucketHoney Bucket
Internal Item ID: 1128
Ranger EmblemRanger Emblem
Internal Item ID: 491
Sorcerer EmblemSorcerer Emblem
Internal Item ID: 489
Summoner EmblemSummoner Emblem
Internal Item ID: 2998
Warrior EmblemWarrior Emblem
Internal Item ID: 490
Ballista RodBallista Rod
Internal Item ID: 3824
Flameburst RodFlameburst Rod
Internal Item ID: 3818
Lightning Aura RodLightning Aura Rod
Internal Item ID: 3829
Explosive Trap RodExplosive Trap Rod
Internal Item ID: 3832
Ballista CaneBallista Cane
Internal Item ID: 3825
Flameburst CaneFlameburst Cane
Internal Item ID: 3819
Lightning Aura CaneLightning Aura Cane
Internal Item ID: 3830
Explosive Trap CaneExplosive Trap Cane
Internal Item ID: 3833
Ballista StaffBallista Staff
Internal Item ID: 3826
Flameburst StaffFlameburst Staff
Internal Item ID: 3820
Lightning Aura StaffLightning Aura Staff
Internal Item ID: 3831
Explosive Trap StaffExplosive Trap Staff
Internal Item ID: 3834

Decrafting exceptions[]

Items with multiple recipes have only one way to be decrafted via Shimmer:[1]

Items with multiple recipes
Item Decraft
Unholy ArrowUnholy Arrow× 5
Magic MirrorMagic Mirror
Water CandleWater Candle
Ironskin PotionIronskin Potion
Spelunker PotionSpelunker Potion
ThroneThrone
GPSGPS
Spectre BootsSpectre Boots
Slime CrownSlime Crown
Frost HelmetFrost Helmet
Frost BreastplateFrost Breastplate
Frost LeggingsFrost Leggings
Lava WadersLava Waders
Avenger EmblemAvenger Emblem
Peace CandlePeace Candle
Cell PhoneCell Phone
Forbidden MaskForbidden Mask
Forbidden RobesForbidden Robes
Forbidden TreadsForbidden Treads
Frog GearFrog Gear
Molten Skull RoseMolten Skull Rose
Shell PileShell Pile× 4
Sticky Dirt BombSticky Dirt Bomb
Flinx Fur CoatFlinx Fur Coat
Flinx StaffFlinx Staff
FlymealFlymeal
Axe of RegrowthAxe of Regrowth
Bundle of Horseshoe BalloonsBundle of Horseshoe Balloons
Items with custom Shimmer decrafting
Item Custom Shimmer result
Silver BulletSilver Bullet× 70
Tungsten BulletTungsten Bullet× 70
Copper PickaxeCopper Pickaxe
Copper AxeCopper Axe
Copper ShortswordCopper Shortsword

These items decraft into random ingredients.[2]

Items decrafted into random ingredients
Items that cannot be decrafted until Skeletron is defeated
Items that cannot be decrafted until Golem is defeated
Items that cannot be decrafted

Recipes that contain the following recipe groups will always be decrafted into the proper items:

Recipe group Decrafted item
Any WoodAny Wood WoodWood
Any Iron BarAny Iron Bar Iron BarIron Bar
Any SandAny Sand Sand BlockSand Block
Any Pressure PlateAny Pressure Plate Blue Pressure PlateBlue Pressure Plate
Any BirdAny Bird BirdBird
Any ScorpionAny Scorpion ScorpionScorpion
Any SquirrelAny Squirrel SquirrelSquirrel
Any Jungle BugAny Jungle Bug BuggyBuggy
Any DuckAny Duck DuckDuck
Any ButterflyAny Butterfly Sulphur ButterflySulphur Butterfly
Any FireflyAny Firefly FireflyFirefly
Any SnailAny Snail SnailSnail
Any TurtleAny Turtle TurtleTurtle
Any MacawAny Macaw Scarlet MacawScarlet Macaw
Any CockatielAny Cockatiel Yellow CockatielYellow Cockatiel
Any DragonflyAny Dragonfly Black DragonflyBlack Dragonfly
Any FruitAny Fruit AppleApple
Any BalloonAny Balloon Silly Green BalloonSilly Green Balloon
Any Guide to Critter CompanionshipAny Guide to Critter Companionship Guide to Critter CompanionshipGuide to Critter Companionship
Any Guide to Environmental PreservationAny Guide to Environmental Preservation Guide to Environmental PreservationGuide to Environmental Preservation

Enemy and Critter transmutations[]

Input Output
ZombieZombie SkeletonSkeleton
Slimed ZombieSlimed Zombie SkeletonSkeleton
Swamp ZombieSwamp Zombie SkeletonSkeleton
Torch ZombieTorch Zombie SkeletonSkeleton
Pincushion ZombiePincushion Zombie Headache SkeletonHeadache Skeleton
Bald ZombieBald Zombie Misassembled SkeletonMisassembled Skeleton
Twiggy ZombieTwiggy Zombie Misassembled SkeletonMisassembled Skeleton
Female ZombieFemale Zombie Pantless SkeletonPantless Skeleton
Armed ZombieArmed Zombie Bone Throwing SkeletonBone Throwing Skeleton
Armed Slimed ZombieArmed Slimed Zombie Bone Throwing SkeletonBone Throwing Skeleton
Armed Swamp ZombieArmed Swamp Zombie Bone Throwing SkeletonBone Throwing Skeleton
Armed Torch ZombieArmed Torch Zombie Bone Throwing SkeletonBone Throwing Skeleton
Armed Pincushion ZombieArmed Pincushion Zombie Bone Throwing Headache SkeletonBone Throwing Headache Skeleton
Armed Twiggy ZombieArmed Twiggy Zombie Bone Throwing Misassembled SkeletonBone Throwing Misassembled Skeleton
Armed Female ZombieArmed Female Zombie Bone Throwing Pantless SkeletonBone Throwing Pantless Skeleton
Blue SlimeBlue Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Mother SlimeMother Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Corrupt SlimeCorrupt Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
SlimerSlimer Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Illuminant SlimeIlluminant Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Toxic SludgeToxic Sludge Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Ice SlimeIce Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
CrimslimeCrimslime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Spiked Ice SlimeSpiked Ice Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Spiked Jungle SlimeSpiked Jungle Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Umbrella SlimeUmbrella Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Bunny SlimeBunny Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
White Present SlimeWhite Present Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Yellow Present SlimeYellow Present Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Green Present SlimeGreen Present Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Red Present SlimeRed Present Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
Sand SlimeSand Slime Shimmer SlimeShimmer Slime
BunnyBunny FaelingFaeling
GoldfishGoldfish FaelingFaeling
BirdBird FaelingFaeling
PenguinPenguin FaelingFaeling
PenguinPenguin FaelingFaeling
Blue JayBlue Jay FaelingFaeling
CardinalCardinal FaelingFaeling
SquirrelSquirrel FaelingFaeling
MouseMouse FaelingFaeling
FireflyFirefly FaelingFaeling
ButterflyButterfly FaelingFaeling
WormWorm FaelingFaeling
Lightning BugLightning Bug FaelingFaeling
SnailSnail FaelingFaeling
Glowing SnailGlowing Snail FaelingFaeling
FrogFrog FaelingFaeling
Mallard DuckMallard Duck FaelingFaeling
Mallard Duck (flying)Mallard Duck (flying) FaelingFaeling
DuckDuck FaelingFaeling
Duck (flying)Duck (flying) FaelingFaeling
Black ScorpionBlack Scorpion FaelingFaeling
ScorpionScorpion FaelingFaeling
Truffle WormTruffle Worm FaelingFaeling
GrasshopperGrasshopper FaelingFaeling
Gold BirdGold Bird FaelingFaeling
Gold BunnyGold Bunny FaelingFaeling
Gold ButterflyGold Butterfly FaelingFaeling
Gold FrogGold Frog FaelingFaeling
Gold GrasshopperGold Grasshopper FaelingFaeling
Gold MouseGold Mouse FaelingFaeling
Gold WormGold Worm FaelingFaeling
Enchanted NightcrawlerEnchanted Nightcrawler FaelingFaeling
GrubbyGrubby FaelingFaeling
SluggySluggy FaelingFaeling
BuggyBuggy FaelingFaeling
Red SquirrelRed Squirrel FaelingFaeling
Gold SquirrelGold Squirrel FaelingFaeling
Pink FairyPink Fairy FaelingFaeling
Green FairyGreen Fairy FaelingFaeling
Blue FairyBlue Fairy FaelingFaeling
Gold GoldfishGold Goldfish FaelingFaeling
Black DragonflyBlack Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Blue DragonflyBlue Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Green DragonflyGreen Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Orange DragonflyOrange Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Red DragonflyRed Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Yellow DragonflyYellow Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
Gold DragonflyGold Dragonfly FaelingFaeling
SeagullSeagull FaelingFaeling
Seagull (flying)Seagull (flying) FaelingFaeling
LadybugLadybug FaelingFaeling
Gold LadybugGold Ladybug FaelingFaeling
MaggotMaggot FaelingFaeling
PupfishPupfish FaelingFaeling
GrebeGrebe FaelingFaeling
Grebe (flying)Grebe (flying) FaelingFaeling
RatRat FaelingFaeling
OwlOwl FaelingFaeling
Water StriderWater Strider FaelingFaeling
Gold Water StriderGold Water Strider FaelingFaeling
Explosive BunnyExplosive Bunny FaelingFaeling
DolphinDolphin FaelingFaeling
TurtleTurtle FaelingFaeling
Jungle TurtleJungle Turtle FaelingFaeling
Sea TurtleSea Turtle FaelingFaeling
SeahorseSeahorse FaelingFaeling
Gold SeahorseGold Seahorse FaelingFaeling
Hell ButterflyHell Butterfly FaelingFaeling
LavaflyLavafly FaelingFaeling
Magma SnailMagma Snail FaelingFaeling
Prismatic LacewingPrismatic Lacewing FaelingFaeling
StinkbugStinkbug FaelingFaeling
Scarlet MacawScarlet Macaw FaelingFaeling
Blue MacawBlue Macaw FaelingFaeling
ToucanToucan FaelingFaeling
Yellow CockatielYellow Cockatiel FaelingFaeling
Gray CockatielGray Cockatiel FaelingFaeling
Mystic FrogMystic Frog FaelingFaeling

Downgrading[]

Shimmer can downgrade various tiered items thrown into it, like ores and gems. When the lowest version of something is thrown into the Shimmer, it turns into a Stone Block, and Stone Blocks turn into Dirt Blocks.

With ores, Shimmer downgrades by tier, with 1.2 variants at each tier coming after the original variants. Copper is the lowest ore in the chain, Luminite is presumably still the highest.

Gems thrown into Shimmer downgrade from Diamond down to Amethyst.

Ore Type Downgrades Into

Luminite Luminite
Internal Item ID: 3460
Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore
Internal Item ID: 947
Chlorophyte Ore Chlorophyte Ore
Internal Item ID: 947
Titanium Ore Titanium Ore
Internal Item ID: 1106
Titanium Ore Titanium Ore
Internal Item ID: 1106
Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore
Internal Item ID: 366
Adamantite Ore Adamantite Ore
Internal Item ID: 366
Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore
Internal Item ID: 1105
Orichalcum Ore Orichalcum Ore
Internal Item ID: 1105
Mythril Ore Mythril Ore
Internal Item ID: 365
Mythril Ore Mythril Ore
Internal Item ID: 365
Palladium Ore Palladium Ore
Internal Item ID: 1104
Palladium Ore Palladium Ore
Internal Item ID: 1104
Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore
Internal Item ID: 364
Cobalt Ore Cobalt Ore
Internal Item ID: 364
Platinum Ore Platinum Ore
Internal Item ID: 702
Platinum Ore Platinum Ore
Internal Item ID: 702
Gold Ore Gold Ore
Internal Item ID: 13
Gold Ore Gold Ore
Internal Item ID: 13
Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore
Internal Item ID: 701
Tungsten Ore Tungsten Ore
Internal Item ID: 701
Silver Ore Silver Ore
Internal Item ID: 14
Silver Ore Silver Ore
Internal Item ID: 14
Lead Ore Lead Ore
Internal Item ID: 700
Lead Ore Lead Ore
Internal Item ID: 700
Iron Ore Iron Ore
Internal Item ID: 11
Iron Ore Iron Ore
Internal Item ID: 11
Tin Ore Tin Ore
Internal Item ID: 699
Tin Ore Tin Ore
Internal Item ID: 699
Copper Ore Copper Ore
Internal Item ID: 12
Copper Ore Copper Ore
Internal Item ID: 12
Stone Block Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 3
Stone Block Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 3
Dirt Block Dirt Block
Internal Item ID: 2

Note: Demonite Ore, Crimtane Ore, Meteorite, Hellstone, and Hallowed Bar are unaffected by Shimmer.

Ore Type Downgrades Into

Diamond Diamond
Internal Item ID: 182
Ruby Ruby
Internal Item ID: 178
Ruby Ruby
Internal Item ID: 178
Emerald Emerald
Internal Item ID: 179
Emerald Emerald
Internal Item ID: 179
Sapphire Sapphire
Internal Item ID: 177
Sapphire Sapphire
Internal Item ID: 177
Topaz Topaz
Internal Item ID: 180
Topaz Topaz
Internal Item ID: 180
Amethyst Amethyst
Internal Item ID: 181
Amethyst Amethyst
Internal Item ID: 181
Stone Block Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 3
Stone Block Stone Block
Internal Item ID: 3
Dirt Block Dirt Block
Internal Item ID: 2

Note: Amber is unaffected by Shimmer.

Downgrading items requiring multiple blocks to craft in a high enough stack can break the max limit to how many of those blocks you can stack.

NPC transmutations[]

NPCs that come into contact with Shimmer will change appearance and teleport upwards, unless there is no block to land on, in which case they will teleport a few blocks to the side. The change in appearance doesn't affect anything sold in the shops or NPC dialogue. The housing icons are changed to match the NPC's new look, but the bestiary entries are not. They can be returned to their classic looks by being submerged in Shimmer again.

NPC Shimmered form Map Icon
GuideGuide GuideGuide Map Icon Guide (Shimmered)
MerchantMerchant MerchantMerchant Map Icon Merchant (Shimmered)
NurseNurse NurseNurse Map Icon Nurse (Shimmered)
PainterPainter PainterPainter Map Icon Painter (Shimmered)
Dye TraderDye Trader Dye TraderDye Trader Map Icon Dye Trader (Shimmered)
ZoologistZoologistZoologist ZoologistZoologistZoologist Map Icon Zoologist (Shimmered)
GolferGolfer GolferGolfer Map Icon Golfer (Shimmered)
Party GirlParty Girl Party GirlParty Girl Map Icon Party Girl (Shimmered)
AnglerAngler AnglerAngler Map Icon Angler (Shimmered)
StylistStylist StylistStylist Map Icon Stylist (Shimmered)
DemolitionistDemolitionist DemolitionistDemolitionist Map Icon Demolitionist (Shimmered)
DryadDryad DryadDryad Map Icon Dryad (Shimmered)
TavernkeepTavernkeep TavernkeepTavernkeep Map Icon Tavernkeep (Shimmered)
Arms DealerArms Dealer Arms DealerArms Dealer Map Icon Arms Dealer (Shimmered)
Goblin TinkererGoblin Tinkerer Goblin TinkererGoblin Tinkerer Map Icon Goblin Tinkerer (Shimmered)
Witch DoctorWitch Doctor Witch DoctorWitch Doctor Map Icon Witch Doctor (Shimmered)
ClothierClothier ClothierClothier Map Icon Clothier (Shimmered)
MechanicMechanic MechanicMechanic Map Icon Mechanic (Shimmered)
Tax CollectorTax Collector Tax CollectorTax Collector Map Icon Tax Collector (Shimmered)
PiratePirate PiratePirate Map Icon Pirate (Shimmered)
TruffleTruffle TruffleTruffle Map Icon Truffle (Shimmered)
WizardWizard WizardWizard Map Icon Wizard (Shimmered)
SteampunkerSteampunker SteampunkerSteampunker Map Icon Steampunker (Shimmered)
CyborgCyborg CyborgCyborg Map Icon Cyborg (Shimmered)
Santa ClausSanta Claus Santa ClausSanta Claus Map Icon Santa Claus (Shimmered)
PrincessPrincess PrincessPrincess Map Icon Princess (Shimmered)
Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant Traveling MerchantTraveling Merchant Map Icon Traveling Merchant (Shimmered)
Old ManOld Man Old ManOld Man n/a
Skeleton MerchantSkeleton Merchant Skeleton MerchantSkeleton Merchant n/a

Notes[]

  • Shimmer can only be found naturally in worlds created in v1.4.4 (and later).
  • Several projectiles will bounce upwards off the Shimmer's surface, including Bullets, Explosives, Gem staves' projectiles, Portal Gun portals, Starfury stars, Flare Gun flares and Fallen Stars.
    • Projectiles that do not bounce off the surface are repelled outward.
      • Repelled projectiles will gain height after each bounce (approximately one half block per bounce, if at a true vertical)
    • Jester arrows can go through shimmer without being repelled.
    • Shimmer Slimes can repel projectiles.
    • Grappling hooks end when they touch Shimmer, not grabbing and not having to retract.
    • Golf Balls instantly disappear on contact with shimmer.
  • If a block is placed on top of Shimmer, a hook will grab the block, briefly pulling the player toward the block before disconnecting.
  • If the player obtains the Shimmering debuff whilst flying (through the use of a fishing rod or other means) the debuff will instantly disappear.
  • Items cannot be transmutated in Multiplayer Console versionMobile version
  • Fluids on the Jungle side caverns of Celebration Mk10 worlds are replaced with Shimmer.
  • Mud turns into dirt and wet bombs turn into dry bombs, but not the other way around.
  • ?Ancient armor pieces such as the Ancient Gold Helmet change to their standard forms, and vice versa. This works for both loot-dropped ancient armor and craftable ancient armor.
  • Gem critters turn into their respective gems.
  • Hardmode crates turn into their respective pre-Hardmode variants.
  • Luminite Bricks will turn into different variants, depending on the phase of the moon it is when they are thrown into the Shimmer.
  • Despite not being mentioned in the tooltip, the Terraspark Boots make it possible to walk on Shimmer.

Tips[]

Trivia[]

  • Shimmer may be a reference to a number of media.
    • 2018 science fiction film Annihilation, in which an amorphous phenomenon called "the Shimmer" transforms living things.
    • "The Waterfall of Wishing" / "Mysterious Pond" areas in the 1991 video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, where the player can throw in items and get a stronger item in return.
    • 2005 science fiction show, Doctor Who, where an object called a "Shimmer" which allows for the owner to change their appearance as well as others, but mainly functions as a disguise.
  • It could also be a reference to the old transmutation glitch in Minecraft, where a block of flowing water was used at the same game tick as a piston activating and pushing a block to merge the metadata of the two together, "transmuting" the block into another variant of itself.
  • If the Skeleton Merchant falls into the Shimmer liquid, he transforms into a zombie.
    Bones

    Skeleton Merchant's transformation after falling into the shimmer liquid.

  • The stars produced by swinging the Starfury bounce off the surface of the shimmer instead of passing through it.

The Wizard's transmutation is likely a reference to the wizard, "Orko" from the 1983 TV show "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe".

Achievements[]

Achievement A Shimmer In The Dark
Desktop only A Shimmer In The Dark • “A Shimmer In The Dark”
Shimmer an item into another item. What transmutations can you find?
Category: Explorer Explorer

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.4.5:
    • All Torches are now transmuted in Shimmer to Aether Torches.
    • Bones can no longer be obtained via Shimmer decrafting before Skeletron.
    • Lihzahrd Bricks can no longer be obtained via Shimmer decrafting before Golem.
    • Fixed a potential softlock caused by Shimmer and bouncy blocks.
    • Fixed Shellphones being unable to be decrafted in Shimmer.
    • Fixed another exploitable item with Shimmer decrafting.
  • Desktop 1.4.4.3:
    • Fallen Stars produced via decrafting no longer instantly disappear during daytime.
    • Some items are set to be non-decraftable to fix an exploit which granted infinite coins.

References[]

  1. Information taken from the PC version PC 1.4.4.9 source code, method SetupRecipes() in Terraria.Recipe.cs.
  2. Information taken from the PC version PC 1.4.4.9 source code, method GetShimmered() in Terraria.Item.cs.