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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 B on PC), which activates all the buff-granting consumables in the player's inventory (starting from the top-left) that are not currently activated. A player is limited to 22 (10 on mobile) active buffs at any one point, and the leftmost in the bar will be deactivated if another is applied after this limit is reached. Most Buffs can be deactivated prematurely by right-clicking their icon, though those that are granted by proximity to an item will only deactivate when the player is no longer in range (see Environmental below).

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 Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version DS version.

Consumables[edit | edit source]

These buffs are provided from sources and consumed upon use, such as potions, flasks, and food.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Ammo Reservation Ammo Reservation Ammo Reservation PotionAmmo Reservation Potion Reduces the chance of consuming any ammunition by 20%. 20% chance to not consume ammo 7 minutes
Archery Archery Archery PotionArchery Potion Increases arrow damage and firing speed by 20%. 20% increased arrow damage and speed 4 minutes
Battle Battle Battle PotionBattle Potion Increases the spawn rate of enemies and critters by 50%. Increased enemy spawn rate 7 minutes
Builder BuilderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Builder PotionBuilder PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Increases placement speed by 25% and extends placement range by one tile. Increased placement speed and range 15 minutes
Calm Calm Calming PotionCalming Potion Reduces enemy spawn rate by 17%. Reduced enemy aggression 5 minutes
Crate Crate Crate PotionCrate Potion Doubles the chance of catching a Crate. Greater chance of fishing up a crate 3 minutes
Dangersense DangersenseDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Dangersense PotionDangersense PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Highlights hazardous blocks and objects like traps. You can see nearby hazards 10 minutes
Endurance Endurance Endurance PotionEndurance Potion Reduces all damage taken by 10%. 10% reduced damage 4 minutes
Featherfall Featherfall Featherfall PotionFeatherfall Potion Grants control over the player's falling speed and negate fall damage. Press UP or DOWN to control speed of descent 5 minutes
Fishing Fishing Fishing PotionFishing Potion Increases Fishing Power. Increased fishing level 8 minutes
Flipper FlipperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Flipper PotionFlipper PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Liquids do not impede movement speed. Move like normal in water 8 minutes
Gills Gills Gills PotionGills Potion Allows the player to breathe underwater, preventing drowning. Breathe water instead of air 2 minutes
Gravitation Gravitation Gravitation PotionGravitation Potion Allows the player to invert gravity with ▲ Up. Press UP to reverse gravity 3 minutes
Heartreach Heartreach Heartreach PotionHeartreach Potion Increases heart pickup range. Increased heart pickup range 8 minutes
Hunter Hunter Hunter PotionHunter Potion Highlights all enemies on-screen. Shows the location of enemies 5 minutes
Immune Immune3DS Version WiesnbräuWiesnbräu3DS Version Halves all damage taken and dealt. Numbs the user from damage taken but also reduces damage inflicted 30 seconds
Inferno Inferno Inferno PotionInferno Potion Casts a damaging ring of fire around the player. Nearby enemies are ignited 4 minutes
Invisibility Invisibility Invisibility PotionInvisibility Potion Turns the player invisible. Grants invisibility 2 minutes
Ironskin Ironskin Ironskin PotionIronskin Potion Increases defense by 8. Increase defense by 8 5 minutes
Lifeforce Lifeforce Lifeforce PotionLifeforce Potion Increases max health by 20%. 20% increased max life 5 minutes
Lovestruck LovestruckDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Love PotionLove PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Hitting an NPC or player causes them to emit cosmetic red hearts for 30 seconds. You are in love! 30 seconds
Magic Power Magic Power Magic Power PotionMagic Power Potion Increases Magic damage by 20%. 20% increased magic damage 2 minutes
Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration PotionMana Regeneration Potion Increases Mana regeneration. Increased mana regeneration 7 minutes Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
2 minutes Old-gen console version3DS Version
Mining MiningDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Mining PotionMining PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Increases mining speed. 25% increased mining speed 8 minutes
Night Owl Night Owl Night Owl PotionNight Owl Potion Improves the player's night vision and increases the radius of any available light source. Increased night vision 4 minutes
Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin PotionObsidian Skin Potion Grants invulnerability to damage from lava. Immune to lava 4 minutes
Rage Rage Rage PotionRage Potion Increases critical strike chance by 10%. 10% increased critical chance 4 minutes
Regeneration Regeneration Regeneration PotionRegeneration Potion Increases life regeneration by 2 health per second. Provides life regeneration 5 minutes
Shine Shine Shine PotionShine Potion Causes the player to glow brightly. Emitting light 5 minutes
Sonar Sonar Sonar PotionSonar Potion Reveals the name of the catch while fishing You can see what's biting your hook 4 minutes
Spelunker Spelunker Spelunker PotionSpelunker Potion Highlights ore, chests, and other treasure. Shows the location of treasure and ore 5 minutes
Summoning Summoning Summoning PotionSummoning Potion Increases number of maximum minions by +1. Increased max number of minions 6 minutes
Swiftness Swiftness Swiftness PotionSwiftness Potion Increases movement speed by 25%. 25% increased movement speed 4 minutes
Thorns Thorns Thorns PotionThorns Potion Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player. Attackers also take damage 2 minutes
Tipsy Tipsy AleAle / SakeSakeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Inflicts -4 defense, grants +2% critical hit on melee attacks, +10% melee attack speed and damage.[1] Increased melee abilities, lowered defense 2 minutes / 4 minutes
Titan TitanDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Titan PotionTitan PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Increases knockback of all weapons. Increased knockback 4 minutes
Warmth WarmthDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Warmth PotionWarmth PotionDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Reduces damage from cold-themed enemies. Reduced damage from cold sources 15 minutes
Water Walking Water Walking Water Walking PotionWater Walking Potion Allows the player to walk on liquids. ▼ Down key allows the player to fall in liquids. Press DOWN to enter water 5 minutes
Wrath Wrath Wrath PotionWrath Potion Increases damage dealt with weapons by 10%. 10% increased damage 4 minutes
Well Fed Well Fed Numerous food items Grants several minor improvements of base stats, e.g. damage, defense. etc. Minor improvements to all stats 10-45 minutes
(depending on the food item)
Weapon Imbue: Confetti Weapon Imbue: Confetti Flask of PartyFlask of Party Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti. Melee attacks cause confetti to appear 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Flask of Cursed FlamesFlask of Cursed Flames Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies. Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Fire Weapon Imbue: Fire Flask of FireFlask of Fire Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies. Melee attacks set enemies on fire 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Gold Weapon Imbue: Gold Flask of GoldFlask of Gold Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies. Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Ichor Weapon Imbue: Ichor Flask of IchorFlask of Ichor Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies. Melee attacks decrease enemies defense 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Nanites Weapon Imbue: Nanites Flask of NanitesFlask of Nanites Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies. Melee attacks confuse enemies 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Poison Weapon Imbue: Poison Flask of PoisonFlask of Poison Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies. Melee attacks poison enemies 20 minutes
Weapon Imbue: Venom Weapon Imbue: Venom Flask of VenomFlask of Venom Melee attacks inflict Venom debuff on enemies. Melee attacks inflict venom on your targets 20 minutes

Equipment[edit | edit source]

These buffs are provided naturally by equipment, either permanently or under certain circumstances.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Beetle Endurance Beetle Endurance Wearing full Beetle armor with Beetle ShellBeetle Shell Reduces all damage taken by 15%/30%/45%. Damage taken reduced by 15%
Damage taken reduced by 30%
Damage taken reduced by 45%
While not receiving damage
Beetle Might Beetle Might Damaging an enemy while wearing Beetle armor with Beetle Scale MailBeetle Scale Mail 10%/20%/30% increased melee damage and speed. Melee damage and speed increase by 10%
Melee damage and speed increase by 20%
Melee damage and speed increase by 30%
While in combat
Damage Nebula Damage NebulaDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases damage by 15%/30%/45%. 15% increased damage
30% increased damage
45% increased damage
8 seconds
Ice Barrier Ice Barrier Frozen Turtle ShellFrozen Turtle Shell Grants 25% damage reduction Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 30 defense Old-gen console version3DS Version.[2] Damage taken is reduced by 25% While below 50% (Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version) / 25% (Old-gen console version3DS Version) health
Life Drain Life DrainDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Life DrainLife DrainDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases life regeneration. Increased life regeneration While attacking an enemy that is not immune to its debuff
Life Nebula Life NebulaDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases health regeneration by 5/10/15 per second. Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
8 seconds
Mana Nebula Mana NebulaDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases mana regeneration. Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
8 seconds
Merfolk Merfolk Neptune's ShellNeptune's Shell / Moon ShellMoon Shell / Celestial ShellCelestial ShellDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Turns the player into a merfolk upon entering water, allowing infinite breathing and improved swimming. Can breathe and move easily underwater While underwater
Panic! Panic! When hit while having Panic NecklacePanic Necklace / Sweetheart NecklaceSweetheart Necklace equipped. Increases movement speed by 50%. Movement speed is increased 5 seconds
Rapid Healing Rapid Healing After striking an enemy while wearing full Palladium armor Heals 15 health over time. Life regeneration is greatly increased 5 seconds
Shadow Dodge Shadow Dodge After striking an enemy while wearing full Titanium armor. The effect will not trigger within 30 seconds of last receiving (not triggering) the buff. The player will not be affected by the next attack and becomes invulnerable for two seconds afterwards. Two clones of the player will appear, mimicking the player's movements while active (this is purely visual). You will dodge the next attack 30 seconds until damaged
Solar Blaze Solar BlazeDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Not taking damage while wearing full Solar Flare armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, up to 3 "charges" Reduces all damage taken by 30%. Grants the ability to dash for consuming a charge. Taking damage depletes one charge. Damage taken reduced by 30%, repel enemies when taking damage Infinite, until damaged 3 times
Stardust Guardian Stardust GuardianDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Wearing full Stardust armorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Causes a unique Stardust Guardian minion to follow the player. The stardust guardian will protect you infinite
Striking Moment Striking MomentDesktop Version Using Brand of the InfernoBrand of the InfernoDesktop Version with a shield Damage multiplied by 5 for next melee attack landed. 500% increased damage for next melee strike 5 seconds (or until melee strike hits target)
Werewolf Werewolf Moon CharmMoon Charm / Moon ShellMoon Shell / Celestial ShellCelestial ShellDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Gives improvements to physical abilities, as well as giving the player a cosmetic werewolf skin. Physical abilities are increased During the night

Activated Furniture[edit | edit source]

These buffs are provided for 10 minutes upon right-clicking particular placed furniture.

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Ammo Box Ammo BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Ammo BoxAmmo BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Grants a 20% chance not to consume ammo. 20% chance to not consume ammo 10 minutes
Bewitched BewitchedDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Bewitching TableBewitching TableDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases number of maximum minions by +1. Increased max number of minions 10 minutes
Clairvoyance Clairvoyance Crystal BallCrystal Ball Grants the following magic boosts: +20 maximum Mana, +5% Magic damage, +2% Magic critical strike chance, -2% Mana usage. Magic powers are increased 10 minutes
Sharpened SharpenedDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Sharpening StationSharpening StationDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 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 a range of 50 blocks (100×100 square).

Icon Name Source Effect Tooltip Duration
Cozy Fire Cozy Fire CampfireCampfire or FireplaceFireplaceDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Increases life regeneration. Life regen is slightly increased Infinite while in the vicinity of a Campfire or Fireplace
Dryad's Blessing Dryad's BlessingDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version DryadDryad Increases the player's defense by 8. The power of nature protects you Infinite while inside the Dryad's leaf barrier
Happy! Happy! SunflowerSunflower Increases movement speed by 18% and reduces enemy spawns. Movement speed increased and monster spawns reduced Infinite while in the vicinity of a Sunflower
Heart Lamp Heart Lamp Heart LanternHeart Lantern Increases life regeneration. Life regen is increased Infinite while in the vicinity of a Heart Lantern
Honey Honey HoneyHoney Increased life regeneration. Life regeneration is increased Infinite while in honey, 30 seconds after stepping out of the honey
Peace Candle Peace CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Peace CandlePeace CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Decreases enemy spawn rate. Decreased monster spawn rate Infinite while in the vicinity of a Peace Candle
Star in a Bottle Star in a Bottle Star in a BottleStar in a Bottle Increases mana regeneration. Increased mana regeneration Infinite while in the vicinity of a Star in a Bottle

Summons[edit | edit source]

Aside from the normal buffs, some buffs provide you with a minion. Unlike other buffs, they last until the player dies, cancels the buff, or leaves the current world.

Icon Name Source Item Tooltip Buff Tooltip Duration
Baby Slime Baby Slime Slime StaffSlime Staff Summons a baby slime to fight for you. The baby slime will fight for you infinite
Hornet HornetDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Hornet StaffHornet StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Summons a hornet to fight for you The hornet will fight for you infinite
Imp ImpDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Imp StaffImp StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Summons an imp to fight for you The imp will fight for you infinite
Spider SpiderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Spider StaffSpider StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Summons spiders to fight for you The spider will fight for you infinite
Twins TwinsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Optic StaffOptic StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Summons twins to fight for you The twins will fight for you infinite
Pirate PirateDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Pirate StaffPirate StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Summons pirates to fight for you The pirate will fight for you infinite
Pygmies Pygmies Pygmy StaffPygmy Staff Summons a Pygmy to fight for you The pygmies will fight for you infinite
UFO UFO Xeno StaffXeno StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Summons a UFO to fight for you The UFO will fight for you infinite
Ravens Ravens Raven StaffRaven Staff Summons a raven to fight for you The ravens will attack your enemies infinite
Sharknado Sharknado Tempest StaffTempest Staff Summons sharknados to fight for you The sharknado will fight for you infinite
Deadly Sphere Deadly SphereDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Deadly Sphere StaffDeadly Sphere StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Summons deadly spheres to fight for you The Deadly Sphere will fight for you infinite
Stardust Dragon Stardust DragonDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Dragon StaffStardust Dragon StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version Summons a stardust dragon to fight for you
'Who needs a horde of minions when you have a giant dragon?'
The stardust dragon will protect you infinite
Stardust Cell Stardust CellDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Cell StaffStardust Cell StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version Summons a stardust cell to fight for you
'Cultivate the most beautiful cellular infection'
The stardust cell will fight for you infinite


Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Be Prepared.png
Be Prepared • "You are ready for battle!"
Have 5 buffs active at once. Old-gen console version

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.4.1: Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. While the effects of "Tipsy" are mostly beneficial, it is classified as a debuff, and therefore cannot be removed by right-clicking the icon. It is included in this list because it seems to satisfy the role of both a debuff and a buff.
  2. These buffs are automatically applied by an equipped accessory under specific conditions. They cannot be cancelled by right-click, but by removing the accessory.