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==[[Hard Mode]] Changes==
 
==[[Hard Mode]] Changes==
After the [[Wall of Flesh]] is defeated in a World, the Corruption begins to spread at twice the normal speed, gains the ability to spread over [[sand]] and [[stone]] as well as turning [[mud]] into corrupted grass, and it becomes able to spread across gaps of "incorruptible" material up to two blocks long. Finally, all monsters slain in the [[Underground Corruption]] will have a chance of dropping a [[Soul of Night]].
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After the [[Wall of Flesh]] is defeated in a World, the Corruption begins to spread at twice the normal speed, gains the ability to spread over [[sand]] and [[stone]] as well as turning [[mud]] into [[dirt]] , and it becomes able to spread across gaps of "incorruptible" material up to two blocks long. Finally, all monsters slain in the [[Underground Corruption]] will have a chance of dropping a [[Soul of Night]].
   
 
[[Video:Terraria - How to stop corruption Terraria HERO|350px]]
 
[[Video:Terraria - How to stop corruption Terraria HERO|350px]]
   
 
==Corruption Prevention==
 
==Corruption Prevention==
The best and cheapest way is simply by digging a horizontal hole, size: 6 wide, 3 deep and filling with any non-biome affectable blocks that cannot be bypassed/corrupted (or hallowed). Examples of blocks: Dungeon bricks, ores, bricks, clay (maybe), blocks that are acquired through crafting (most of them). This method works on ALL biomes and only takes 18 blocks per hole. Best block: bricks. The Corruption and Hallow cannot spread through clay, bricks, silt, and ash so you can use those materials to your advantage like making a barrier around your base.
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The best and cheapest way is simply by digging a horizontal hole, 6 blocks wide, 3 blocks deep and filling it with any non-biome affectable blocks that cannot be bypassed/corrupted (or hallowed). Examples of blocks: [[Dungeon Brick]]s, [[ores]], [[bricks]], [[clay]], [[ash]] , [[silt]]  or blocks that are acquired through crafting (most of them). This method works on ALL biomes and only takes 18 blocks per hole. Bricks are arguably the best method of stopping The Corruption from spreading due to their appearance and ease of production and placement. The Corruption and Hallow cannot spread through clay, bricks, silt, or ash so you can use those materials to your advantage like making a barrier around your base. Sunflowers will also stop The Corruption from spreading pre-Hard Mode and during Hard Mode (''confirm'').
Sunflower method is outdated/ineffective/broken.
 
   
 
Another way is to cure the Corruption before defeating the [[Wall of Flesh]], eliminating the preventatives needed to protect your base. However this is a rather hard alternative as, although it has the best results, it is time- and money-wasting, for little or no profit. Also, as the Hardmode spawns more Corruption, the original biome is not as worth clearing.
 
Another way is to cure the Corruption before defeating the [[Wall of Flesh]], eliminating the preventatives needed to protect your base. However this is a rather hard alternative as, although it has the best results, it is time- and money-wasting, for little or no profit. Also, as the Hardmode spawns more Corruption, the original biome is not as worth clearing.
   
Another method is to spread the Hallow on the both sides of your house, as neither the Corruption nor the Hallow can spread across the other. However, this will not work for players who are easily annoyed by hallowed monsters.
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Another method is to spread the Hallow on the both sides of your house, as neither the Corruption nor the Hallow can spread across the other. However, hallowed monsters will still spawn which can be an annoyance.
   
 
A quick (depends on size) but expensive way to clear the Corruption is by simply blowing it up (with any kind of [[Explosives|explosive]] save [[Grenade]]s). However, this is very expensive and will leave a very big hole. Not recommended.
 
A quick (depends on size) but expensive way to clear the Corruption is by simply blowing it up (with any kind of [[Explosives|explosive]] save [[Grenade]]s). However, this is very expensive and will leave a very big hole. Not recommended.
   
Another (potentially expensive) way to clear the Corruption is to use the [[Clentaminator]] to convert corrupted blocks to normal dirt and stone or Hallowed dirt and stone. The Clentaminator uses various colored solutions as ammo, all of which need to be purchased and cannot be crafted. Clentaminate everything, since biomes DO spread, but sometimes you WILL need that biome (for boss battle, vile farm, etc).
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Another (potentially expensive) way to clear the Corruption is to use the [[Clentaminator]] to convert corrupted blocks to normal dirt and stone or Hallowed dirt and stone. The Clentaminator uses various colored solutions as ammo, all of which need to be purchased and cannot be crafted. Clentaminate everything, since biomes DO spread. Preserving some of the biome is a good idea since sometimes you WILL need that biome (for a boss battle, a Vile Mushroom farm, etc).
   
 
==Artificial Corruption==
 
==Artificial Corruption==
An artificial Corruption can be created by planting [[Corrupt Seeds]] in [[dirt]], and/or by adding around 250 blocks of [[Ebonstone]]. This will spawn all [[monsters]] from the Corruption, and can be used as a place to summon the [[Eater of Worlds]]. Placing any Artificial Corruption close to your [[home]] is dangerous as [[Devourer]]s will spawn and attack you.
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An artificial Corruption can be created by planting [[Corrupt Seeds]] in [[dirt]], and/or by adding around 250 blocks of [[Ebonstone]], more blocks could be neccessary if blocks related to another biome are nearby. This will spawn all [[monsters]] from the Corruption, and can be used as a place to summon the [[Eater of Worlds]]. Placing any Artificial Corruption close to your [[home]] is dangerous as [[Devourer]]s will spawn and attack you.
   
==Items/Monsters that Spread Corruption==
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==Plants/Monsters that Spread Corruption==
 
*[[Corrupt Seeds]]
 
*[[Corrupt Seeds]]
 
*[[Vegetation#Corrupt Thorns|Thorns]]
 
*[[Vegetation#Corrupt Thorns|Thorns]]
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===Hard Mode===
 
===Hard Mode===
 
*[[Ebonstone]] (any number of blocks)
 
*[[Ebonstone]] (any number of blocks)
*[[Ebonsand]]  (any number of blocks)
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*[[Ebonsand]] (any number of blocks)
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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*[[The Hallow]] is thought to be the opposite of The Corruption. And equally/more annoying.
 
*[[The Hallow]] is thought to be the opposite of The Corruption. And equally/more annoying.
 
*Wood is a cheap but effective material for containing the Corruption or the Hallow.
 
*Wood is a cheap but effective material for containing the Corruption or the Hallow.
*The Corruption contains lots of holes and caves.
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*The Corruption contains lots of deep holes and falling into one is often fatal due to [[fall damage]]. Placing blocks over the open holes is a good idea to prevent this.
   
 
==Update==
 
==Update==

Revision as of 13:26, June 24, 2014

Tiamou Terraria Fan Art Corruption Biome Wallpaper

Most of the notable features of the Corruption

The Corruption has a 50% chance of generating or being replaced by The Crimson with (generally up to three) random locations.

The Corruption is recognizable by its background with violet mountains, dead trees, purple grass and darker lighting than other biomes, and is the only biome in which one can find Chasms, Ebonstone, Shadow Orbs and Vile Mushrooms and music change.

Initially, the Corruption can spread to regular grass from corrupted grass so long as the blocks are adjacent. Corrupted grass will also occasionally produce thorns that deal 10 damage and grow indefinitely so long as they are within four blocks of another block.

The monsters found in this biome at any time of day are relatively strong, and are thus a good reason to avoid the Corruption at the beginning of the game.

right|350px Monsters found in The Corruption:

Hard Mode Changes

After the Wall of Flesh is defeated in a World, the Corruption begins to spread at twice the normal speed, gains the ability to spread over sand and stone as well as turning mud into dirt , and it becomes able to spread across gaps of "incorruptible" material up to two blocks long. Finally, all monsters slain in the Underground Corruption will have a chance of dropping a Soul of Night.

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Corruption Prevention

The best and cheapest way is simply by digging a horizontal hole, 6 blocks wide, 3 blocks deep and filling it with any non-biome affectable blocks that cannot be bypassed/corrupted (or hallowed). Examples of blocks: Dungeon Bricks, ores, bricks, clay, ash , silt  or blocks that are acquired through crafting (most of them). This method works on ALL biomes and only takes 18 blocks per hole. Bricks are arguably the best method of stopping The Corruption from spreading due to their appearance and ease of production and placement. The Corruption and Hallow cannot spread through clay, bricks, silt, or ash so you can use those materials to your advantage like making a barrier around your base. Sunflowers will also stop The Corruption from spreading pre-Hard Mode and during Hard Mode (confirm).

Another way is to cure the Corruption before defeating the Wall of Flesh, eliminating the preventatives needed to protect your base. However this is a rather hard alternative as, although it has the best results, it is time- and money-wasting, for little or no profit. Also, as the Hardmode spawns more Corruption, the original biome is not as worth clearing.

Another method is to spread the Hallow on the both sides of your house, as neither the Corruption nor the Hallow can spread across the other. However, hallowed monsters will still spawn which can be an annoyance.

A quick (depends on size) but expensive way to clear the Corruption is by simply blowing it up (with any kind of explosive save Grenades). However, this is very expensive and will leave a very big hole. Not recommended.

Another (potentially expensive) way to clear the Corruption is to use the Clentaminator to convert corrupted blocks to normal dirt and stone or Hallowed dirt and stone. The Clentaminator uses various colored solutions as ammo, all of which need to be purchased and cannot be crafted. Clentaminate everything, since biomes DO spread. Preserving some of the biome is a good idea since sometimes you WILL need that biome (for a boss battle, a Vile Mushroom farm, etc).

Artificial Corruption

An artificial Corruption can be created by planting Corrupt Seeds in dirt, and/or by adding around 250 blocks of Ebonstone, more blocks could be neccessary if blocks related to another biome are nearby. This will spawn all monsters from the Corruption, and can be used as a place to summon the Eater of Worlds. Placing any Artificial Corruption close to your home is dangerous as Devourers will spawn and attack you.

Plants/Monsters that Spread Corruption

Hard Mode

Notes

  • The player can remove corrupt areas by using Purification Powder or turn them into Hallowed areas with Holy Water.
  • The Clentaminator can be used (with purchased solutions) to change blocks into the normal pure forest, the Hallow, the Crimson, or the Corruption.
  • If the Dryad is in the world, talking to her and clicking Status will result in her telling what percentage of the world is Corrupt and Hallowed.
  • If the thorns touch non-corrupt dirt or trees, they will become corrupt, and further spread The Corruption.
  • The Corruption or Artificial Corruption must be used as the place to fight the Eater of Worlds.
  • Where The Corruption meets another biome its possible for monsters from both biomes to spawn.
  • The Corruption at night is quite dark, therefore remember to bring some form of light.
  • The Corruption cannot spread to snow blocks; therefore the Corruption cannot spread through snow biomes.
  • The Hallow is thought to be the opposite of The Corruption. And equally/more annoying.
  • Wood is a cheap but effective material for containing the Corruption or the Hallow.
  • The Corruption contains lots of deep holes and falling into one is often fatal due to fall damage. Placing blocks over the open holes is a good idea to prevent this.

Update

In version 1.2.0.3:

  • The spread of the Corruption (plus the Crimson and the Hallow) is slowed after Plantera is defeated in Hard Mode.

In version 1.2, several things changed:

  • Corruptor's vile spit no longer spreads corruption
  • The Corruption can sometimes be replaced by The Crimson on world creation. It's unknown whether the rules for the spread of the Crimson are the same as the rules for the spread of the Corruption.
  • The Corruption can spread to the Snow Biome by changing Ice Blocks to Purple Ice Blocks.
  • The Clentaminator was added. It allows you to spread the purity (Normal 'Forest' biome), the corruption, the hallow, and the crimson.

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