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Have you tried using purification powder on the ebonstone of the corruption?

The Dryad

Powder effects on Grass Walls and Stone Block. Note that only walls 1 tile from blocks/platforms are affected.

The area of effect of thrown powder.

Thrown Powders are items that can be used to convert blocks and walls between their Crimson, Corrupt, or Hallowed forms. When thrown, they release as a cloud spread with a very short range, comparable to that of a Broadsword, and produce a fair amount of light. Thrown Powder comes in three variants:


Purification Powder is able to revert any Corrupted or Crimson Blocks, but not walls, back into their pure form, such as reverting Ebonstone into Stone or Crimsand into Sand. It is purchased from the Dryad for 75each, while a Blood Moon is not active.

In Hardmode, one can use Purification Powder on a Tortured Soul in order to obtain the Tax Collector NPC.

Unlike Holy Water and Blue Solution, Purification Powder cannot spread or purify the Hallow.


Vile Powder is able to convert blocks and walls, including the Crimson and the Hallowed ones, into their Corrupted form / pure form, such as converting Pearlstone into Ebonstone / Stone. If thrown at a Bunny, Penguin, or Goldfish, it will turn into its Corrupted variants: Corrupt Bunny, Corrupt Penguin, and Corrupt Goldfish, respectively. It can be crafted from Vile Mushrooms or can be purchased from the Dryad for 1 each, during a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.

Vile Powder can be used to spread the Corruption onto convertible tiles.

Unlike Unholy Water and Purple Solution, Vile Powder cannot spread the Corruption.


Vicious Powder is functionally identical to its counterpart, Vile Powder, to where it can convert blocks and walls, including the Corrupted and the Hallowed ones, into their Crimson form / pure form. If thrown at a Bunny, Penguin, or Goldfish, it will turn into its Crimson variants: Vicious Bunny, Vicious Penguin, and Vicious Goldfish, respectively. It can be crafted from Vicious Mushrooms or can be purchased from the Dryad for 1 each, during a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.

Vicious Powder can be used to spread the Crimson onto convertible tiles.

Unlike Blood Water and Red Solution, Vicious Powder cannot spread the Crimson.

Variants[]

Purification Powder
  • Purification Powder item spriteold Purification Powder item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Consumable
Use time15 (Very fast)
Velocity4
TooltipCleanses the evil
Cleanses the corruption
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy75
Sell15
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Purification Powder
    Purification Powder
Vile Powder
  • Vile Powder item spriteold Vile Powder item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Consumable
Use time15 (Very fast)
Velocity4
TooltipSpreads the Corruption
Banishes the Hallow
Removes the Hallow
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy1
Sell20
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Vile Powder
    Vile Powder
Vicious Powder
  • Vicious Powder item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Consumable
Use time15 (Very fast)
Velocity4
TooltipSpreads the Crimson
RarityRarity level: 0
Buy1
Sell20
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Vicious Powder
    Vicious Powder

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Vicious PowderVicious Powder (5)Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
or
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Vile PowderVile Powder (5)
total: 2 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife (50) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
Poisoned KnifePoisoned Knife (20) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Bloody SpineBloody Spine (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Demon AltarDemon Altar
or
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Worm FoodWorm Food
total: 5 row(s)

Notes[]

  • Purification Powder will not clear through Corrupt or Crimson thorny bushes, leaving the player to manually break them before they spread their respective biome.
  • To affect walls, there must be a block within 1-tile of that wall when the Thrown Powder is used on it. Purification Powder does not revert Corrupted/Crimson infected walls to their pure form.
    • The Clentaminator offers an easier alternative to converting background walls.

Tips[]

See also[]

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Vile and Vicious Powder can now be used to spread their respective biome, and turn the Hallow directly into their biome instead of purifying it.
  • Desktop 1.3.1: Sprites updated. Old sprites were Purification Powder (pre-1.3.1).png, Vile Powder (pre-1.3.1).png, and Vicious Powder (pre-1.3.1).png for Purification, Vile, and Vicious Powder respectively.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.4: Vicious Powder is now used in crafting recipe for the Bloody Spine.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Vicious Powder introduced.
    • Vile Powder tooltip changed from "Removes the Hallow" to "Banishes the Hallow".
    • Purification Powder can now purify Tortured Souls.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Tooltip for Purification Powder changed from 'Cleanses the corruption' to 'Cleanses the evil'.
  • Desktop 1.2: Current powders given new sprites. Old sprites were Purification Powder (old).png and Vile Powder (old).png for Purification and Vile Powder respectively.
  • Desktop 1.1: Vile Powder no longer deals damage, and can now remove the Hallow.

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