Wisp in a Bottle

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Wisp in a Bottle
Wisp in a Bottle inventory icon
Type Summon – Light Source
Max stack 1
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Use time 19
Tooltip Summons a Wisp to provide light
Grants buff Wisp.png Wisp
Buff duration infinite
Buff tooltip A wisp is following you
Sell 5 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 1183
Summoned Wisp

The Wisp in a Bottle is a post-Plantera Hardmode item used to summon a light-providing "wisp" that follows the player. It serves the same purpose as the Shadow Orb or the Fairy Bell, but the Wisp is brighter and keeps better pace with the player, actually moving ahead in accordance with the direction keys the player is pressing. The Wisp in a Bottle is a rare drop from Blue Armored Bones, Hell Armored Bones, and Rusty Armored Bones (0.17% or about 1/600 chance).

It cannot be used together with the Shadow Orb or the Fairy Bell, and summoning either will dismiss the other. It cannot be Reforged.


  • 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 Jump will not direct the Wisp upward, and falling will not direct it downward. You must use the ▲ Up or ▼ Down keys.
  • Grappling a block will allow you to direct the Wisp without moving your character.
  • When the wisp is far away, it will spin to catch up to the player, giving off less light.
  • On the Mobile only.pngMobile version the wisp can move much farther away from the player.
  • On the Mobile version and Console only.png Console version the wisp can also be controlled with the right thumbstick/slider.


  • Wisp may refer to Will-o'-the-wisps, mythological creatures that lead travelers to their death in swamps.



  • 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.
Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars
Tools: Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Shadow Orb (item).png Summoning Tools • Wrench.png Other Tools
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Armor Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor
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Crafting Autohammer • Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Beetle Husk
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Events Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon
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