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, Mobile version, and . version
Consumables[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided from sources and consumed upon use, such as potions, flasks, and food.
|Ammo Reservation Potion||Reduces the chance of consuming any ammunition by 20%.||20% chance to not consume ammo||7 minutes|
|Archery Potion||Increases arrow damage and firing speed by 20%.||20% increased arrow damage and speed||4 minutes|
|Battle Potion||Increases the spawn rate of enemies and critters by 50%.||Increased enemy spawn rate||7 minutes|
|Builder Potion||Increases placement speed by 25% and extends placement range by one tile.||Increased placement speed and range||15 minutes|
|Calming Potion||Reduces enemy spawn rate by 17%.||Reduced enemy aggression||5 minutes|
|Crate Potion||Doubles the chance of catching a Crate.||Greater chance of fishing up a crate||3 minutes|
|Dangersense Potion||Highlights hazardous blocks and objects like traps.||You can see nearby hazards||10 minutes|
|Endurance Potion||Reduces all damage taken by 10%.||10% reduced damage||4 minutes|
|Featherfall Potion||Grants control over the player's falling speed.||Press UP or DOWN to control speed of descent||5 minutes|
|Fishing Potion||Increases Fishing Power.||Increased fishing level||8 minutes|
|Flipper Potion||Liquids do not impede movement speed.||Move like normal in water||8 minutes|
|Gills Potion||Allows the player to breathe underwater, preventing drowning.||Breathe water instead of air||2 minutes|
|Gravitation Potion||Allows the player to invert gravity with ▲ Up.||Press UP to reverse gravity||3 minutes|
|Heartreach Potion||Increases heart pickup range.||Increased heart pickup range||8 minutes|
|Hunter Potion||Highlights all enemies on-screen.||Shows the location of enemies||5 minutes|
|Wiesnbräu||Halves all damage taken and dealt.||Numbs the user from damage taken but also reduces damage inflicted||30 seconds|
|Inferno Potion||Casts a damaging ring of fire around the player.||Nearby enemies are ignited||4 minutes|
|Invisibility Potion||Turns the player invisible.||Grants invisibility||2 minutes|
|Ironskin Potion||Increases defense by 8.||Increase defense by 8||5 minutes|
|Lifeforce Potion||Increases max health by 20%.||20% increased max life||5 minutes|
|Love Potion||Hitting an NPC or player causes them to emit cosmetic red hearts for 30 seconds.||You are in love!||30 seconds|
|Magic Power Potion||Increases Magic damage by 20%.||20% increased magic damage||2 minutes|
|Mana Regeneration Potion||Increases Mana regeneration.||Increased mana regeneration||7 minutes |
|Mining Potion||Increases mining speed.||25% increased mining speed||8 minutes|
|Night Owl Potion||Improves the player's night vision and increases the radius of any available light source.||Increased night vision||4 minutes|
|Obsidian Skin Potion||Grants invulnerability to damage from lava.||Immune to lava||4 minutes|
|Rage Potion||Increases critical strike chance by 10%.||10% increased critical chance||4 minutes|
|Regeneration Potion||Increases life regeneration by 2 health per second.||Provides life regeneration||5 minutes|
|Shine Potion||Causes the player to glow brightly.||Emitting light||5 minutes|
|Sonar Potion||Reveals the name of the catch while fishing||You can see what's biting your hook||4 minutes|
|Spelunker Potion||Highlights ore, chests, and other treasure.||Shows the location of treasure and ore||5 minutes|
|Summoning Potion||Increases number of maximum minions by +1.||Increased max number of minions||6 minutes|
|Swiftness Potion||Increases movement speed by 25%.||25% increased movement speed||4 minutes|
|Thorns Potion||Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player.||Attackers also take damage||2 minutes|
|Ale / Sake||Inflicts -4 defense, grants +2% critical hit on melee attacks, +10% melee attack speed and damage.||Increased melee abilities, lowered defense||2 minutes / 4 minutes|
|Titan Potion||Increases knockback of all weapons.||Increased knockback||4 minutes|
|Warmth Potion||Reduces damage from cold-themed enemies.||Reduced damage from cold sources||15 minutes|
|Water 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 Potion||Increases damage dealt with weapons by 10%.||10% increased damage||4 minutes|
|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|
|Flask of Party||Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti.||Melee attacks cause confetti to appear||20 minutes|
|Flask of Cursed Flames||Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames||20 minutes|
|Flask of Fire||Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks set enemies on fire||20 minutes|
|Flask of Gold||Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold||20 minutes|
|Flask of Ichor||Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks decrease enemies defense||20 minutes|
|Flask of Nanites||Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies.||Melee attacks confuse enemies||20 minutes|
|Flask of Poison||Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies.||Melee attacks poison enemies||20 minutes|
|Flask 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.
|Wearing full Beetle armor with Beetle Shell||Reduces all damage taken by 15%/30%/45%.||Damage taken reduced by 15%/30%/45%||While not receiving damage|
|Damaging an enemy while wearing Beetle armor with Beetle Scale Mail||10%/20%/30% increased melee damage and speed.||Melee damage and speed increase by 10%/20%/30%||While in combat|
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases damage by 15%/30%/45%.||15% increased damage||8 seconds|
|Life Drain||Increases life regeneration.||Increased life regeneration||While attacking|
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases health regeneration by 5/10/15 per second.||Increased life regeneration||8 seconds|
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases mana regeneration.||Increased mana regeneration||8 seconds|
|Neptune's Shell/Moon Shell/Celestial Shell||Turns the player into a merfolk upon entering water, allowing infinite breathing and improved swimming.||Can breathe and move easily underwater||While underwater|
|When hit while having Panic Necklace / Sweetheart Necklace equipped.||Increases movement speed by 50%.||Movement speed is increased||5 seconds|
|After striking an enemy while wearing full Palladium armor||Heals 15 health over time.||Life regeneration is greatly increased||5 seconds|
|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|
|Not taking damage while wearing full Solar Flare armor , 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|
|Wearing full Stardust armor||Causes a unique Stardust Guardian minion to follow the player.||The stardust guardian will protect you||infinite|
|Using Brand of the Inferno 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)|
|Moon Charm/Moon Shell/Celestial Shell||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.
|Ammo Box||Grants a 20% chance not to consume ammo.||20% chance to not consume ammo||10 minutes|
|Bewitching Table||Increases number of maximum minions by +1.||Increased max number of minions||10 minutes|
|Crystal 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|
|Sharpening Station||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).
|Campfire or Fireplace||Increases life regeneration.||Life regen is slightly increased||Infinite while in vicinity of a Campfire or Fireplace|
|Dryad||Increases the player's defense by 8.||The power of nature protects you||Infinite while inside the Dryad's leaf barrier|
|Sunflower||Increases movement speed by 18% and reduces enemy spawns.||Movement speed increased and monster spawns reduced||Infinite while in vicinity of a Sunflower|
|Heart Lantern||Increases life regeneration.||Life regen is increased||Infinite while in vicinity of a Heart Lantern|
|Honey||Increased life regeneration.||Life regeneration is increased||Infinite while in honey, 30 seconds after stepping out of the honey|
|Peace Candle||Decreases enemy spawn rate.||Decreased monster spawn rate||Infinite while in vicinity of a Peace Candle|
|Star in a Bottle||Increases mana regeneration.||Increased mana regeneration||Infinite while in vicinity of a Star in a Bottle|
Summons[edit | edit source]
Aside from the normal buffs there are also buffs that 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|
|Slime Staff||Summons a baby slime to fight for you.||The baby slime will fight for you||infinite|
|Hornet Staff||Summons a hornet to fight for you||The hornet will fight for you||infinite|
|Imp Staff||Summons an imp to fight for you||The imp will fight for you||infinite|
|Spider Staff||Summons spiders to fight for you||The spider will fight for you||infinite|
|Optic Staff||Summons twins to fight for you||The twins will fight for you||infinite|
|Pirate Staff||Summons pirates to fight for you||The pirate will fight for you||infinite|
|Pygmy Staff||Summons a Pygmy to fight for you||The pygmies will fight for you||infinite|
|Xeno Staff||Summons a UFO to fight for you||The UFO will fight for you||infinite|
|Raven Staff||Summons a raven to fight for you||The ravens will attack your enemies||infinite|
|Tempest Staff||Summons sharknados to fight for you||The sharknado will fight for you||infinite|
|Deadly Sphere Staff||Summons deadly spheres to fight for you||The Deadly Sphere will fight for you||infinite|
|Stardust Dragon Staff||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 Staff||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]
See also[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 220.127.116.11:
- Desktop 18.104.22.168: Fixed bug where upon loading the player might sometimes have empty spaces between their buffs.
- Desktop 1.2:
- Desktop 1.1.2: Bunny Buff introduced.
- Desktop 1.0.6:
- Desktop 1.0.5: Introduced. 18 buffs added.
- Console-Release: Introduced including Pet Slime, Pet Guinea Pig, Pet Bat, Pet Zombie, Pet Tiphia, and Pet Werewolf buffs.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced including Pet Slime, Pet Guinea Pig, Pet Bat, Pet Zombie, Pet Tiphia, and Pet Werewolf buffs.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced including Pet Slime, Pet Guinea Pig, Pet Bat, Pet Zombie, Pet Tiphia, and Pet Werewolf buffs.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- These buffs are automatically applied by an equipped accessory under specific conditions. They cannot be cancelled by right-click, but by removing the accessory.