Wisp in a Bottle

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Wisp in a Bottle
Stack digit 1.png
Wisp in a Bottle inventory icon
Type Light Pet
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Summons a Wisp to provide light
Grants buff Wisp.png Wisp
Buff duration infinite
Buff tooltip A wisp is following you
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 5 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 1183
Internal Buff ID: 57
Summons Light Pet
Wisp (light pet).gif
The Wisp can be controlled using the movement keys.

The Wisp in a Bottle is a Hardmode, post-Plantera Light Pet item used to summon a light-providing "wisp" that follows the player. While active, it is similar to the Flickerwick. The Wisp is brighter and keeps better pace with the player than other Light Pets, moving in accordance with the direction keys the player is pressing. The Wisps' movement range appears to be about 7 tiles to the left, right, and below the players hitbox and 7 tiles above the Wisps' normal starting position.

The Wisp in a Bottle has a 0.25% / 0.375% (1/400 / 1/267) chance to drop from Blue Armored Bones, Hell Armored Bones, and Rusty Armored Bones.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Though the Wisp's active movement can be convenient for seeing ahead, this can also be a shortcoming compared to other lighting aids. The Wisp will often remain deep within the blocks ahead, causing the immediate area around your character to remain dark.
  • Using will not direct the Wisp upward, and falling will not direct it downward. You must use the or keys.
  • When the player is far ahead, the Wisp will spin to catch up to the player, giving off less light.
  • On both Mobile only.pngMobile version and Console only.png Console version the wisp can also be controlled with the right thumbstick/slider.
  • The Wisp appears to be a flaming skull.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Grappling a block will allow the player to direct the Wisp.
  • Applying Shadow Dye to the Wisp will render it nearly invisible while still providing light, should players wish for such a thing for cosmetic reasons or when fighting Dungeon Spirits. Some other dyes can achieve this effect as well, such as Phase Dye although to a lesser degree.
  • Utilizing Twilight Dye, Living Ocean Dye or Living Flame Dye seemingly turns the Wisp completely invisible.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Wisp refers to Will-o'-the-wisps, mythological ghost lights reported to lead travelers to their death in swamps. Scientific attempts to explain reports of their appearance include fireflies and swamp gas.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed bug where you could have Fairy Bell and other light up pets simultaneously.
  • 1.2.3: Fixed bug where the wisp spazzes in water.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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