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- See also: Underground Crimson
"Making the world bloody..."
The Crimson is a hazardous surface biome that presents a gore theme, in contrast to the Corruption's diseased wasteland theme. A generated world will contain one of the two, chosen at random during world creation, each with a 50% chance of occurring. If chosen, it generally will be located far from a player's original spawn point. The two contain similar hazards, though the Crimson is often considered by players to be the more difficult of the two. Each have their own unique respective enemies, items, and blocks. The tools, weapons and armor obtained via Crimson materials have minor advantages over those obtained via Corruption materials. New players should avoid The Crimson before obtaining better gear.
As with the Corruption, the Crimson contains multiple Chasms, deep pits in the ground that lead to underground tunnels. Unlike the Corruption's vertical drops, the chasms in the Crimson cut at angles into the terrain, lead to large circular cavities, then branch off into smaller veins that lead to Crimson Hearts. Crimson Hearts are the Crimson counterpart to the Corruption's Shadow Orbs, and can be destroyed to achieve various effects that advance gameplay (see Crimson Heart for details).
Crimtane Ore can be collected in order to craft various advanced items, like the Corruption's Demonite Ore. Crimson Altars are found underground, which primarily come into play once a world enters Hardmode, though they also function as Crafting Stations for a few items; these operate identically to the Corruption's Demon Altars.
Crimson spreads in the same manner as Corruption, replacing Grass with Crimson grass, and in Hardmode, replacing Sand with Crimsand, Stone Blocks with Crimstone, Ice Blocks with Red Ice Blocks and the Underground Crimson is formed.
Contents[edit | edit source]
|Characters||Unique Treasures||Unique Drops||For Sale|
From Crimson Hearts:
From Blood Crawlers:
From Face Monsters:
From Brain of Cthulhu:
From Dark Mummies
From Blood Feeder
From Floaty Gross
From Ichor Sticker
From Blood Jellys
From the terrain:
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Crimson can be spread artificially using the Clentaminator with the Red Solution, obtainable from the Steampunker during a Blood Moon in Crimson worlds (she sells the Purple Solution in a Corruption world instead).
- The Steampunker will only sell the Flesh Cloning Vat and Red Solution in a world that generated with Crimson naturally. Artificially creating a Crimson biome will not cause her to sell them.
- Creating a new Crimson biome requires at least 200 Crimson blocks, such as Dirt with Crimson grass, Crimstone, Crimsand or Red Ice Blocks. Although Crimson replaces Corruption at world generation, it does not prevent Corruption from being artificially created in a Crimson world, and vice versa. Spreading remains normal.
- In order to stop the spread of Crimson in Hardmode, the player must create a gap of at least three tiles containing empty space or non-corruptible blocks. Hallow blocks will also stop the spread of Crimson, but will spawn its own hazards instead.
- Trees in the Crimson do not drop Acorns.
Tips[edit | edit source]
- When creating a world, the left side of the progress bar will be red if you get a Crimson world, and purple if you get a Corrupted world. The step in world generation in which the Crimson is created is called "Making the world bloody." This way, you can see what you are going to get without having to explore the world until you encounter either biome. You can then kill Terraria if it does not give you the one you want (using Alt-F4 etc.)
- Another way to know if your world has Crimson is to ask the Guide. He will tell you to break a Crimson Heart if your world has Crimson, or to break a Shadow Orb if the world has Corruption.
- In the PC version, a progress bar is shown while creating a world. Its frame will be green and purple if the world is to contain Corruption, or green and red if it is to contain Crimson.
- Even after world creation you can check if the world is crimson or corruption by checking the color of the tree icon (purple = corrupt, red = crimson) in the world selection screen.
- In Expert Mode, it is advised to have access to a Crimson biome because you can possibly get the Vampire Knives, which help tremendously.
History[edit | edit source]
- 220.127.116.11: You can now harvest Vicious Mushrooms from the Crimson. The Crimson monsters no longer drop Crimson Key Mold but now drop Crimson Key.
- 1.2.3: Crimson Deserts now have the proper water color. Added unimplemented crimson monster sounds.
- 1.2.1: Now halted by Sunflowers. Crimson and Hallow now counteract each other.
- 1.2: Introduced.
|Surface Layers||Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Space|
|Underground Layers||Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground Desert • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld|
|Special Biomes||Meteorite • Floating Island • Granite Cave • Marble Cave • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple|
|Other||Living Tree • Enchanted Sword Shrine • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany Tree • Ruined House|