Buffs are status boosts granted to a player upon consuming, equipping, or otherwise activating various items. Active buffs are shown as icons below the hotbar, along with their remaining duration. Buffs are almost universally positive or at least benign effects, in contrast with Debuffs, over which the player has much less control.Buffs can be easily activated with the buff hotkey (default
Activated buffs are bound to a character, and persist as that character moves from server to server and from world to world. With the exception of those granted by Flasks, buffs are always deactivated on the player's death, though even Flasks are terminated along with the player in the Mobile and Console versions. When a limit is reached, activating another buff deactivates the leftmost buff in the bar.
Consumables[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided from sources are are consumed upon use, such as potions, flasks, and food.
|Ammo Reservation||Ammo Reservation Potion||Gives the player 20% chance to not consume ammo.||Gives 20% chance to not consume ammo||10 minutes|
|Archery||Archery Potion||Arrow speed and damage from bows and repeaters is increased by 20%.||20% increased arrow damage and speed||4 minutes|
|Battle||Battle Potion||Enemy NPC spawn rate increases.||Increased enemy spawn rate||7 minutes|
|Builder||Builder Potion||Increases block and wall placement speed and range (+1 range)||Increases block and wall placement speed and range||15 minutes|
|Calm||Calming Potion||Enemy NPC spawn rate decreases.||Decreases enemy spawn rate||5 minutes|
|Crate||Crate Potion||Higher chance to fish up a crate||Increases chance to get a crate||3 minutes|
|Dangersense||Dangersense Potion||Highlights traps||You can see nearby hazards||10 minutes|
|Endurance||Endurance Potion||Every source of damage is reduced||10% reduced damage||4 minutes|
|Featherfall||Featherfall Potion||Slows the players falling speed. DOWN key lets the player fall normally. UP key lets the player fall more slowly.||Press UP or DOWN to control speed of descent||5 minutes|
|Fishing||Fishing Potion||Fishing power increased||Increased fishing level||8 minutes|
|Flipper||Flipper Potion||Movement speed won't be affected by liquids||Move like normal in water||8 minutes|
|Gills||Gills Potion||Allows the player to breathe underwater.||Breathe water instead of air||2 minutes|
|Gravitation||Gravitation Potion||Players gravity can be reversed by pressing the UP key and DOWN to normal.||Press UP or DOWN to reverse gravity||3 minutes|
|Heartreach||Heartreach Potion||Improved heart pickup range||Increased heart pickup range||8 minutes|
|Hunter||Hunter Potion||Allows the player to find enemy NPCs easily.||Shows the location of enemies||5 minutes|
|Inferno||Inferno Potion||Summons a fire barrier around the player||Nearby enemies are ignited||8 minutes|
|Invisibility||Invisibility Potion||Make the player invisible.||Grants invisibility||2 minutes|
|Ironskin||Ironskin Potion||Causes the defense of the player to increase by 8.||Increase defense by 8||5 minutes|
|Lifeforce||Lifeforce Potion||Increased max health||20% increased max life||5 minutes|
|Lovestruck||Love Potion||Floating hearts appear around you||You are in love!||30 seconds|
|Magic Power||Magic Power Potion||Magic damage is increased by 20%.||20% increased magic damage||2 minutes|
|Mana Regeneration||Mana Regeneration Potion||Mana regenerates quicker.||Increased mana regeneration||2 minutes|
|Mining||Mining Potion||Increases mining speed||25% increased mining speed||5 minutes|
|Night Owl||Night Owl Potion||Allows to see light better.||Increased night vision||4 minutes|
|Obsidian Skin||Obsidian Skin Potion||Causes the player to become invulnerable to lava.||Immune to lava||4 minutes|
|Rage||Rage Potion||Increases critical strike chance by 10%.||10% increased critical strike chance.||4 minutes|
|Regeneration||Regeneration Potion||Player's life regeneration speed is increased.||Provides life regeneration||5 minutes|
|Shine||Shine Potion||Makes the player shine to see properly.||Emitting light||5 minutes|
|Sonar||Sonar Potion||See the name of your catch while fishing||You can see what's biting your hook||4 minutes|
|Spelunker||Spelunker Potion||Allows the player to see ores and chests more clearly.||Shows the location of treasure and ore||5 minutes|
|Summoning||Summoning Potion||+1 Minion capacity||Increased max number of minions||6 minutes|
|Swiftness||Swiftness Potion||Increases the players speed by 25%.||25% increased movement speed||4 minutes|
|Thorns||Thorns Potion||Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player.||Attackers also take damage||2 minutes|
|Titan||Titan Potion||Increases knockback of all weapons||Increased knockback||4 minutes|
|Warmth||Warmth Potion||Reduces damage from cold themed enemies.||Reduced damage from cold sources||25 minutes|
|Water Walking||Water Walking Potion||Allows the player to walk on water, honey and lava. DOWN key allows the player to fall in liquids.||Press DOWN to enter water||5 minutes|
|Wrath||Wrath Potion||Increases weapon damage by 10%.||10% increased damage.||4 minutes|
|Well Fed||Numerous Food Items.||Consuming food items gives the player a few improvements such as damage, defense, swing rate, etc.||Minor improvements to all stats||10-45 minutes depending on what food is used|
|Weapon Imbue: Confetti||Flask of Party||Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti||Melee attacks causes confetti to appear||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames||Flask of Cursed Flames||Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies||Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Fire||Flask of Fire||Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies||Melee attacks set enemies on fire||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Gold||Flask of Gold||Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies||Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Ichor||Flask of Ichor||Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies||Melee attacks decrease enemies defense||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Nanites||Flask of Nanites||Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies||Melee attacks confuse enemies||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Poison||Flask of Poison||Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies||Melee attacks poison enemies||20 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Venom||Flask of Venom||Melee attacks inflict Venom debuff on enemies||Melee attacks inflict Venom on enemies||20 minutes|
Equipment[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided naturally by equipment, either permanently or under certain circumstances.
|Damage Nebula||Striking an enemy while wearing Nebula armor||15% increased damage for 8 seconds||+15% damage for 8 seconds||8 seconds|
|Ice Barrier1||Frozen Turtle Shell||Grants 25% damage reduction / 30 Defense||Damage taken is reduced by 25%||While under 50% health () / 25% health ()|
|Life Nebula||Striking an enemy while wearing Nebula armor||Increased health regeneration by 4 per second for 8 seconds||Increased health regeneration by 4 per second for 8 seconds||8 seconds|
|Mana Nebula||Striking an enemy while wearing Nebula armor||Increased mana regeneration for 8 seconds||Increased mana regeneration for 8 seconds||8 seconds|
|Merfolk1||Neptune's Shell/Moon Shell/Celestial Shell||Turns the player into a merfolk when the player enters water, allowing infinite breathing and better swimming.||Can breathe and move easily underwater||While underwater|
|Panic!||When hit with the Panic Necklace / Sweetheart Necklace||Causes the player to move more quickly after taking damage.||Movement speed is increased||5 seconds|
|Rapid Healing||After striking an enemy while wearing Palladium armor||Gives improved life regeneration||Life regeneration is greatly increased||5 seconds|
|Shadow Dodge||After striking an enemy while wearing Titanium armor||Allows the player to dodge the next incoming attack. Two clones of the player will appear, mimicking the player's movements.||You will dodge the next attack||30 seconds until damaged|
|Solar Blaze||The player avoids damage from wearing Solar Flare armor, up to 3 "charges"||Solar shields generate over time protecting you, consume the shield power to dash, damaging enemies||Damage taken reduced by 30%, repel enemies when taking damage||Anytime, until damaged 3 times|
|Stardust Guardian||From wearing Stardust armor||Summons a stardust guardian to fight for you||The stardust guardian will protect you||infinite|
|Werewolf1||Moon Charm/Moon Shell/Celestial Shell||Gives improvements to physical abilities, as well as giving the player a cosmetic werewolf skin.||Physical abilities are increased||During the night|
|Life Drain||Striking enemies with this weapon||Gives improved life regeneration||Increased life regeneration||While attacking|
1 These buffs are automatically applied by an equipped accessory under specific conditions. They cannot be cancelled by right-click, but by removing the accessory.
Activated Furniture[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided for 10 minutes upon right-clicking particular placed furniture.
|Ammo Box||Ammo Box||Right clicking on a placed Ammo Box gives the player a 20% chance not to consume ammo.||20% not to consume ammo||10 minutes|
|Bewitched||Bewitching Table||Right clicking on a placed Bewitching Table increases number of maximum minions by +1||Increased max number of minions||10 minutes|
|Clairvoyance||Crystal Ball||Right clicking on a placed Crystal Ball increases the player's magic power.||Magic powers are increased||10 minutes|
|Sharpened||Sharpening Station||Right clicking on a placed Sharpening Stone increases melee weapons armor penetration by 4||Melee weapons have armor penetration||10 minutes|
Environmental[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided by being in range of particular placed furniture, blocks, or NPCs. Static effects from objects like Peace Candle and Happy! have range of 50 blocks (100*100 square).
|Cozy Fire||Campfire or Fireplace||Gives improved life regeneration to nearby players.||Life regen is slightly increased||When standing in range of a campfire|
|Dryad's Blessing||Dryad||Increases your defense by 8||The power of nature protects you||When standing near the Dryad while she activates her swirling leaves|
|Happy!||Sunflower||Movement speed increased(18%) and monster spawns reduced||Movement speed increased(18%) and monster spawns reduced||When standing in range of a sunflower|
|Heart Lamp||Heart Lantern||Gives improved life regeneration to nearby players.||Life regen is increased||When standing in range of a heart lantern|
|Honey||Honey||Player's life regenerates permanently while standing in honey and for 30 seconds after exiting it||Life regeneration is increased||30 seconds|
|Peace Candle||Peace Candle||Enemy NPC spawn rate decreases.||Decreases enemy spawn rate||When standing in range of a peace candle|
|Star in a Bottle||Star in a Bottle||Gives improved mana regeneration to nearby players.||Increased mana regeneration||When standing in range of a star in a bottle|
Summons[edit | edit source]
Aside from the normal buffs there are also buffs that provide you with a minion. Unlike other buffs, they last until the player dies, cancels the buff, or leaves the current world.
|Icon||Name||From||Item Tooltip||Buff Tooltip||Duration|
|Baby Slime||Slime Staff||Summons a baby slime to fight for you.||The baby slime will fight for you||infinite|
|Hornet||Hornet Staff||Summons a hornet to fight for you||The hornet will fight for you||infinite|
|Imp||Imp Staff||Summons an imp to fight for you||The Imp will fight for you||infinite|
|Spider||Spider Staff||Summons an spider to fight for you||The spider will fight for you||infinite|
|Twins||Optic Staff||Summons twins to fight for you||The twins will fight for you||infinite|
|Pirate||Pirate Staff||Summons pirates to fight for you||The pirates will fight for you||infinite|
|Pygmies||Pygmy Staff||Summons a pygmy to fight for you||The pygmies will fight for you||infinite|
|UFO||Xeno Staff||Summons a UFO to fight for you||The UFO will fight for you||infinite|
|Ravens||Raven Staff||Summons a raven to fight for you||The ravens will attack your enemies||infinite|
|Sharknado||Tempest Staff||Summons sharknados to fight for you||The sharknado will fight for you||infinite|
|Deadly Sphere||Deadly Sphere Staff||Summons a Deadly Sphere to fight for you||The Deadly Sphere will fight for you||infinite|
|Stardust Dragon||Stardust Dragon Staff||Summons a Stardust Dragon to fight for you||The Stardust Dragon will protect you||infinite|
|Stardust Cell||Stardust Cell Staff||Summons a stardust cell to fight for you 'Cultivate the most beautiful cellular infection'||The stardust cell will fight for you||infinite|
History[edit | edit source]
- 126.96.36.199: Happy!, Star in a Bottle, Peace Candle buffs introduced. Dryad can now cast a defensive buff. Weapon Imbues now last 20 minutes and persist through death.
- 188.8.131.52: Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.
- 184.108.40.206: Heart Lamp (buff) introduced.
- 220.127.116.11: Campfire (buff) introduced.
- 1.2.1: Pumpkin Pie also grants Well Fed.
- Console-Release: Pet Slime,Pet Guinea Pig,Pet Bat,Pet Zombie,Pet Tiphia and Pet Werewolf buffs introduced.
- 1.1.2: Bunny Buff introduced.
- 1.1: Fairy, Clairvoyance, Merfolk, and Werewolf buffs introduced.
- 1.0.5: Introduced. 18 buffs added.
See also[edit | edit source]
| Game mechanics |
|Combat||Attack speed • Autoswing • Critical hit • Damage • Knockback • Minions • Velocity|
|Environment||Ambient objects • Day and night cycle • Environment • Event • Map size • Moon • Music • NPC despawning • NPC spawning • Status messages|
|Interface||Minimap • Title messages|
|Items||Consumable • Crafting stations (By Hand) • Mining speed • Modifiers • NPC drops • Placement • Rarity • Storage • Use time • Value|
|Game||Settings (desktop version) Config.json • Camera mode • Data IDs • Difficulty • Expert mode • Game controls • Lighting mode • NPC names|
|Multiplayer||Chat • Multiplayer|
|Player||Breath meter • Buffs and Debuffs • Death • Defense • Drowning • Fall damage • Ghost • Health • Inventory • Mana • Player stats • Spawn|