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Please see Plagiarism below regarding adding copied content

Below are the community rules for the Terraria Wiki. Infringing upon any of these rules will result in either a warning or a temporary/permanent ban, depending on the circumstances.

Community guidelines

Personal attacks

Users should never personally attack other members of the wiki community on any part of the site. Comments should focus on the content, not the person.

Edit warring and reaching consensus

While contributing to the wiki, it is possible that a user may disagree with how the information on a certain page is presented. It is expected that the two users will reach a consensus when they are in disagreement by using a talk page rather than constantly editing and/or reverting changes.

Assume good faith

If a wiki editor makes a mistake due to human error, the fact that they are new to the community, or any other honest reason, fellow wiki community members must assume good faith. Rather than insulting, berating, or lashing out at the editor, community members should approach situations like these with a helpful and understanding attitude.



Wiki vandalism will be defined as intentionally adding, removing, or changing content to the wiki in order to compromise the integrity of the site. It is strictly prohibited.

Examples of vandalism include but are not limited to:

  • Inserting nonsense/gibberish into page content.
  • Uploading offensive images.
  • Blanking page content.
  • Spamming links to external sites unrelated to the content of the Terraria Wiki.

Article and page guidelines

  • U.S. English only. This is in keeping the same language, style, and spelling as used in-game.
  • Formal English. No colloquialisms or contracted forms.
  • No profane, sexually explicit, or any inappropriate language except for informing usage in-game.
  • "Encyclopedia" style. No first or second person perspectives, opinions, subjections, or any personal bias. Instead of using "you", use "the player", or "players".
  • New information about Terraria, i.e. the content of the Upcoming features page, must be sourced by an official statement. Please provide an official forums, twitter, or reddit link.
  • All videos must comply with the video policy.
  • No information on any Terraria mods, servers, or other third-party software except what is already listed on their respective pages.
    • tModLoader versiontModLoader 1 TModLoader and TModLoader Legacy are covered by this wiki, because the Terraria developers support TModLoader and modding in general. Information only applicable to TModLoader should be marked with tModLoader version {{icon|tml}} or tModLoader 1 {{icon|tml1.3}}, usually placed before the information. Where the TModLoader version shares the same content as the PC version, these icons should not be necessary.
  • Do not remove old content, unless no game platform is using it. Do not remove content that is still applicable to PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, Windows Phone, or 3DS. The Terraria Wiki strives to provide correct information for players of all platforms, hence before changing or updating something, verify that it is still true for all platforms. Utilize {{icon}}, {{eicons}}, {{eil}}, or {{eversions}}.
    • This also includes game controls; do not state "right click", because no platform apart from Desktop has a right click. Utilize {{key}}.

Talk pages

  • An article's talk page is intended for discussion or questions regarding the article's content. It is not a forum for casual discussion. Game suggestions, personal stories (unless it is brief and game-related), shout-outs, etc. will be removed.
  • When making comments or asking questions on a talk page, be sure to sign the end with four tildes (~~~~).
  • Always remain civil during discussions.
  • Generally, other users' contributions should not be edited, except for maintenance tasks like fixing links or templates. Admin will remove spam and vulgar language.
    • Do not edit talk pages for spelling or grammar, unless it was your own post.
    • Admin will add section headers where missing, and may change section headers that are too long or do not properly reflect the editor's post / question.


"Bugs" redirects here. For the group of crafting critters, see Any Bug.

Bugs are only permitted in wiki articles in rare circumstances. Most bugs should not be placed in wiki articles, and should instead be reported at the bug sections of the official forum and/or to 505 Games:

In order for a bug to be included in a wiki article, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The bug posting must be properly referenced by including a link to a thread at the Official Terraria Forums where a staff member verified the bug's existence, or where a multitude of players show agreement that the bug exists.
  • The bug must be consistently reproducible.
  • It must cause significant harm in one of the following ways:
    • The bug causes crashes.
    • The bug can potentially corrupt players' Terraria save files.
    • The bug could result in permanent loss of inventory items or alteration of important world tiles.
    • The bug would cause a severe annoyance or inconvenience that could be avoided by warning players in advance.

Bugs that only consist of minor glitches or exploitable behavior (cheats such as duplication bugs) should not generally be placed in articles. "Famous" and longtime prominent glitches or exploits that have been openly discussed at length by the developers may be included, but this is a very rare occurrence (the liquid production bug is one example).


"Trivia" is a broad term that often invites creativity and speculation, especially regarding a game element's "possible reference" to other media. To prevent this resulting in long lists of low-quality "cruft" and other unsubstantiated opinions, trivia items should only be added if they conform to the following:

  • The trivia item is confirmed by Terraria's staff, in which case it should include a link to a forum post or other record of that confirmation.
  • If no staff confirmation is available, the trivia item must be "undeniable", meaning that most players are likely to agree it is obvious. When there could be multiple valid theories that are each just as likely, do not post any. Trivia sections do not exist for the purpose of listing possible theories.
    • For example, pointing out where the Creeper set's design came from would be an "undeniable" trivia item.
    • If a game item merely looks like something you saw somewhere else, it usually does not merit mention (starting a trivia item with "might be a reference" or "looks like" is often a sign that the item is not worth mentioning).
  • Many elements that appear to reference other games or movies are actually referencing older ideas. The idea of a Broken Hero Sword, for instance, appears in other games, but most of those games actually draw from historical imagery surrounding knights, which are the more likely source of the idea in Terraria.
  • Trivia should not generally describe a game element's function, nor tips on using or dealing with it, unless these are mentioned only as they relate to points of trivial interest that have little bearing on playing the game.


The internet may seem like a "free-for-all", but there are some rules. Anything can be copied or downloaded for personal use, but when information is published (added to a wiki), things can get a bit tricky (see DMCA).

  • On this wiki, community content (specifically, the text) is available under the license CC BY-NC-SA unless otherwise noted.
  • When uploading images and videos, choose an appropriate license (most images are given the Re-Logic license). If an image or video was obtained from another website, please list attribution (the source of the image/video) in the file description (images obtained from the Terraria game files do not need attribution). If it is determined later that we are not allowed to use the file, it will be deleted (this has never happened, but it is always a possibility).
  • Templates and Lua modules may be copied from other wikis. After copying, please make sure that they work correctly on this wiki, and make adjustments as needed. Any text that the template or module returns should reflect this wiki, and where possible, should not appear to be a copy-paste from the other wiki. Attribution is recommended; knowing the original source could prove useful if the template/module should ever "break" due to a MediaWiki upgrade (see Special:Version and MediaWiki 1.39.7 for information on MediaWiki).
  • Article content is a bit tricky when copying from another website. The intro text (found at the top, usually just below the infobox), Notes, Tips, and Trivia sections should never be copied verbatim from another wiki. If you find information on another wiki or website that you would like to add to this wiki, please do not simply copy and paste — use your own words. Own what you write. Make it yours (at least until another editor changes it). Please see Content Creation Tips for some excellent advise.


Registered users are expected to use a single account for all editing under most circumstances. The use of more than one account by a single individual is known as "sockpuppeting".

A second account can be used in certain rare circumstances by longtime established, trusted users. Some valid reasons to use a second account may include:

  • Technical testing
  • Bot (automated) accounts
  • Administrators who want to use non-admin accounts in less secure editing situations.

In those cases, it must be made absolutely clear that the accounts are operated by the same individual.

Individuals found to be operating multiple accounts, in an ongoing manner, for the purposes of mimicking different personas or the like, will have all of their associated accounts permanently banned.

The use of a registered account and an anonymous IP address (editing while logged out) may also be considered bannable sockpuppeting behavior, if this appears to be a deliberate attempt to fool others or circumvent rules. Occasional anonymous edits performed by an individual with a registered account, but with no ulterior motive, are not a problem.


All the uploaded files on the wiki shall respect the following rules:

  • They must be related to Terraria and/or might have a purpose on an article
    • If not, they shall be used on user pages
  • Any file should feature a copyright template in order to inform its legal use (Please refer to the copyright documention to see the list)

Note: Before marking a file with {{delete}}, make sure it is not used on a language wiki (see the List foreign uses button below the file history)

Any file not respecting these rules might be deleted without any notice and abusing the system might result in a block.


This policy is substantially based upon Wikipedia's custom signature policy. More details and explanations behind some of these rules, as well as other custom signature considerations, can be found on that page.

Custom signatures must comply with these specifications:

  • Signatures must not be obtrusive or difficult to read.
    • Signatures should not interfere with how nearby text displays. Avoid increasing font size and do not insert line breaks.
  • Your signature must contain one obvious link to your userpage. It may also optionally contain a link to your user talk page.
    • Your talk page link is included in the default signature. You are permitted to remove it if you prefer to use your enhanced user profile page for communication.
  • Do not link to pages not related to you, and do not link to external sites.
  • Signatures cannot contain any images, transcluded templates, or categories.
  • Your signature must be static. It may not contain any animations, interactive elements (aside from links), or dynamic elements.
  • Your signature must not display any more than 33 additional characters of text (not including your username and talk page link). The standard time and date stamp are also not included in this limit.
  • Do not make signatures which result in excessively long code. 255 code characters should be considered the maximum in most cases. Note that the software will automatically truncate both plain and raw signatures to 255 characters of code in the Signature field of your wiki preferences.
  • Its final output must be no taller than 30px.
  • Your signature must clearly and obviously display the actual username for your wiki account, without any character alterations.
    • For example, the username "BillSimpson" may not be displayed as "Harry", or even as "BillySimpson".
  • Non-Latin scripts, such as Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Indic scripts, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Thai and others, are illegible to most other contributors of the Terraria Wiki. Not everyone uses a keyboard that has immediate access to non-Latin characters, and names that cannot be pronounced cannot be retained in memory. As a courtesy to other contributors, users with such usernames are encouraged to sign their posts (at least in part) with Latin characters. For instance, a user such as User:クリス should sign as クリス/Chris.

Above all, signatures are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Users whose signatures are found to be inappropriate will be asked to change them.


The following apply to pages in the Guide: section.

  • Strategy guides for combat situations are intended to guide players through them, not discuss individual experience. Take into account what a player will have at the point where such a guide is necessary. Do not recommend a Terra Blade for use against Skeletron.
  • Pictures in guides should be useful and demonstrate a point that could not be conveyed through text. The image should always be cropped appropriately, and the interface should be disabled unless it is obviously necessary. Guidespace is not meant to show off individual achievements.
  • While guides are more informal in tone, they are not personal documents. Names of individual players are to be left out, and proper spelling and grammar are still required. Guides follow the same linking rules as the rest of the wiki: Only the first instance of a page name in a section should be linked, unless the section is exceedingly long.
  • If a guide does not demonstrate its usefulness, it will probably be deleted. While permitted, guides that are just lists of things are not recommended, unless the list serves a purpose in helping players through an aspect of the game.
  • Videos are permitted but should still be used only where the demonstration of a point or tactic warrants them. As with images, videos merely depicting individual achievements will be removed. Multiple videos posted from the same YouTube account will be treated with suspicion, and may be removed, as guide pages are also not to be used for promotional purposes. The same applies to videos that are long, heavily produced, narrated, and/or contain an account's promotional title screen or logo.