Thrown Powders are items that can be used to turn Crimson, Corrupt, or Hallowed 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.
- In Hardmode, one can use Purification Powder on a Tortured Soul in order to obtain the Tax Collector NPC.
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.
Vile Powder can be used to spread the Corruption as of version 188.8.131.52. It now spreads the Corruption on Hallow blocks instead of purifying them.
Vicious Powder 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.
Vicious Powder can be used to spread the Crimson. It spreads the Crimson on Hallow blocks instead of purifying them.
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|Poisoned Knife (50) ( )||By Hand|
|Poisoned Knife (20) ( )|
|Bloody Spine ( )||Demon Altar|
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]
- Purification Powder is one of the only methods of tunneling through Ebonstone or Crimstone to reach Shadow Orbs/Crimson Hearts in pre-Hardmode without the need to defeat the Eater of Worlds or the Brain of Cthulhu, the other methods being to use explosives or a Molten Pickaxe.
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History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: 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 , , and for Purification, Vile, and Vicious Powder respectively.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Vicious Powder is now sold by the Dryad.
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Vicious Powder is now used in crafting recipe for the Bloody Spine.
- Desktop 22.214.171.124:
- 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 1.2.3: Vile Powder is no longer sold on Crimson worlds.
- Desktop 1.2: Current powders given new sprites. Old sprites were and for Purification and Vile Powder respectively.
- Desktop 1.1: Vile Powder no longer deals damage, and can now remove the Hallow.
- Desktop-Release: Introduced with Purification and Vile Powder.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.