Thrown Powder

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

The Dryad

Thrown Powders are items that can be used to turn Crimson, Corrupt, or Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS versionHallowed blocks back into their pure form. 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 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. Unlike Holy Water and Blue Solution, Purification Powder cannot spread the Hallow.

Vile Powder is able to revert any Hallowed block back into its pure form, such as reverting Pearlstone into 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 1each, during a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.

Console and Old-gen console versions 3DS version Unlike Unholy Water and Purple Solution, Vile Powder cannot spread the Corruption.

Desktop and Mobile versions Vile Powder can be used to spread the Corruption as of version 1.4.0.1. It now spreads the Corruption on Hallow blocks instead of purifying them.

Vicious PowderDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions is functionally identical to its counterpart, Vile Powder, to where it can revert any Hallowed block back into its 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.

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

Desktop and Mobile versions Vicious Powder can be used to spread the Crimson. It spreads the Crimson on Hallow blocks instead of purifying them.

The area of effect of thrown powder.

Variants[edit | edit source]

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
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 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Removes the Hallow Old-gen console version3DS version
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[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Purification Powder will not clear through Corrupt or Crimson thorny bushes, leaving the player to manually break them before they spread their respective biome.
  • The powders do not affect background walls.
    • The Clentaminator must be used instead to convert background walls.

Tips[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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.