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. Buff icons can be right-clicked in order to deactivate them prematurely. In contrast, debuffs are status effects that cannot be cancelled, and are usually negative in effect.
Buffs are always deactivated upon death.
A player can have up to 22 simultaneous buffs in effect at any given time. Once that limit is reached, activating another buff deactivates the leftmost buff in the bar. Activated buffs carry over from server to server, and from world to world.
Buffs can be easily activated with the buff hotkey (default B on PC), which activates all the buff-granting consumables in the player's inventory (starting from the top-left). The hotkey will not re-activate buffs already in effect.
|Ammo Reservation||Ammo Reservation Potion||Gives the player 20% chance to not consume ammo.||Gives 20% chance to not consume ammo||10 minutes|
|Builder||Builder Potion||Increases block and wall placement speed and range (+1 range)||Increases block and wall placement speed and range||15 minutes|
|Obsidian Skin||Obsidian Skin Potion||Causes the player to become invulnerable to lava.||Immune to lava||4 minutes|
|Regeneration||Regeneration Potion||Players regenerate life over time.||Provides life regeneration||5 minutes|
|Swiftness||Swiftness Potion||Increases the players speed by 25%.||25% increased movement speed||4 minutes|
|Gills||Gills Potion||Allows the player to breathe underwater. They will drown while in air.||Breathe water instead of air||2 minutes|
|Ironskin||Ironskin Potion||Causes the defense of the player to increase by 8.||Increase defense by 8||5 minutes|
|Mana Regeneration||Mana Regeneration Potion||Mana regenerates quicker.||Increased mana regeneration||2 minutes|
|Magic Power||Magic Power Potion||Magic damage is increased by 20%.||20% increased magic damage||2 minutes|
|Wrath||Wrath Potion||Increases weapon damage by 10%.||10% increased damage.||4 minutes|
|Rage||Rage Potion||Increases critical strike chance by 10%.||10% increased critical strike chance.||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|
|Spelunker||Spelunker Potion||Allows the player to see ores and chests more clearly.||Shows the location of treasure and ore||5 minutes|
|Invisibility||Invisibility Potion||Make the player invisible. Armor will still be visible, along with certain equipped items.||Grants invisibility||2 minutes|
|Shine||Shine Potion||Makes the player shine to see properly.||Emitting light||5 minutes|
|Night Owl||Night Owl Potion||Allows to see light better.||Increased night vision||4 minutes|
|Calm||Calming Potion||Enemy NPC spawn rate decreases.||Decreases enemy spawn rate||5 minutes|
|Battle||Battle Potion||Enemy NPC spawn rate increases.||Increased enemy spawn rate||7 minutes|
|Thorns||Thorns Potion||Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player.||Attackers also take damage||2 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|
|Archery||Archery Potion||Arrow speed and damage from bows and repeaters is increased by 20%.||20% increased arrow damage and speed||4 minutes|
|Hunter||Hunter Potion||Allows the player to find enemy NPCs easily.||Shows the location of enemies||5 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|
|Shadow Orb||Shadow Orb||Shadow orbs follow players to provide light. If the orb is too far from the player, it will teleport to the player.||A magical orb that provides light||Infinite|
|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|| 3-15 minutes depending on what food is used. |
|Fairy||Fairy Bell||A fairy follows the player to provide light. If the fairy is too far from the player, it will teleport to the player. Summoned fairies will have a random color of blue, green, or pink.||A fairy is following you||Infinite|
|Clairvoyance||Crystal Ball||Right clicking on a placed Crystal Ball increases the player's magic power.||Magic powers are increased||10 minutes|
|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|
|Merfolk1||Neptune's Shell/Moon 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|
|Werewolf1||Moon Charm/Moon Shell||Gives improvements to physical abilities, as well as giving the player a cosmetic werewolf skin.||Physical abilities are increased||During the night|
|Honey||standing in Honey||Player's life regenerates permanently while standing in honey and remains for 30 seconds after exiting it.||Life regeneration is increased||30 seconds|
|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|
|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||20 seconds|
|Rapid Healing||After striking an enemy while wearing Palladium armor||Gives improved life regeneration||Life regeneration is greatly increased||5 seconds|
|Campfire||When standing near a Campfire.||Gives improved life regeneration to nearby players.||Life regen is slightly increased||When standing near a campfire|
|Heart Lamp||When standing near a Heart Lantern.||Gives improved life regeneration to nearby players.||Life regen is increased||When standing near a heart lantern|
|Lifeforce||Lifeforce Potion||Increased max health||20% increased max life||5 minutes|
|Warmth||Warmth Potion||Reduces damage from cold themed enemies.||Reduced damage from cold sources||25 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|
|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|
|Heartreach||Heartreach Potion||Improved heart pickup range||Increased heart pickup range||8 minutes|
|Inferno||Inferno Potion||Summons a fire barrier around the player||Nearby enemies are ignited||8 minutes|
|Lovestruck||Love Potion||Floating hearts appear around you||You are in love!||30 seconds|
|Mining||Mining Potion||Increases mining speed||25% increased mining speed||5 minutes|
|Sonar||Sonar Potion||See the name of your catch while fishing||You can see what's biting your hook||4 minutes|
|Summoning||Summoning Potion||+1 Minion capacity||Increased max number of minions||6 minutes|
|Titan||Titan Potion||Increases knockback of all weapons||Increased knockback||4 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Venom||Flask of Venom||Melee attacks inflict Venom debuff on enemies||Melee attacks inflict Venom on enemies||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames||Flask of Cursed Flames||Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies||Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Fire||Flask of Fire||Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies||Melee attacks set enemies on fire||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Gold||Flask of Gold||Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies||Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Ichor||Flask of Ichor||Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies||Melee attacks decrease enemies defense||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Nanites||Flask of Nanites||Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies||Melee attacks confuse enemies||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Confetti||Flask of Party||Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti||Melee attacks causes confetti to appear||15 minutes|
|Weapon Imbue: Poison||Flask of Poison||Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies||Melee attacks poison enemies||15 minutes|
1 These buffs are automatically applied by an equipped accessory under certain circumstances. They cannot be cancelled by right-click, but by removing the accessory.
Aside from the normal buffs there are also buffs that provide you with a pet. Unlike other buffs they last until the player dies or cancels the buff.
|Icon||Name||From||Item Tooltip||Buff Tooltip||Duration|
|Pygmies||Pygmy Staff||Summons a pygmy to fight for you||The pygmies will fight for you||infinite|
|Slime (buff)||Slime Staff||Summons a baby slime to fight for you.||The baby slime will fight for you||infinite|
|Hornet (buff)||Hornet Staff||Summons a hornet to fight for you||The hornet will fight for you||infinite|
|Imp (buff)||Imp Staff||Summons an imp to fight for you||The Imp will fight for you||infinite|
|Spider (buff)||Spider Staff||Summons an spider to fight for you||The spider will fight for you||infinite|
|Twins (buff)||Optic Staff||Summons twins to fight for you||The twins will fight for you||infinite|
|Pirate (buff)||Pirate Staff||Summons pirates to fight for you||The pirates will fight for you||infinite|
|Raven (buff)||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|
- The effects of the same buff do not stack.
- The Campfire buff and Heart Lamp buff, along with the Dungeon Candle buff, are the only buffs you can't remove by right clicking. They are instead cancelled by moving away from the buff's source, or destroying the source.
- 184.108.40.206: Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.
- 220.127.116.11: Heart Lamp (buff) introduced.
- 18.104.22.168: 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.