Buffs are positive status effects 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) 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 and . version
Consumables[edit | edit source]
These buffs are provided from sources and consumed upon use, such as potions, flasks, and food.
|Reduces the chance of consuming any ammunition by 20%.||20% chance to not consume ammo||7 minutes|
|Increases arrow damage and firing speed by 20%.||20% increased arrow damage and speed||4 minutes|
|Increases the spawn rate of enemies and critters by 50%.||Increased enemy spawn rate||7 minutes|
|Increases placement speed by 25% and extends placement range by one tile.||Increased placement speed and range||15 minutes|
|Reduces enemy spawn rate by 17%.||Reduced enemy aggression||5 minutes|
|Doubles the chance of catching a Crate.||Greater chance of fishing up a crate||3 minutes|
|Highlights hazardous blocks and objects like traps.||You can see nearby hazards||10 minutes|
|Reduces all damage taken by 10%.||10% reduced damage||4 minutes|
|Grants control over the player's falling speed and negate fall damage.||Press UP or DOWN to control speed of descent||5 minutes|
|Increases Fishing Power.||Increased fishing level||8 minutes|
|Liquids do not impede movement speed.||Move like normal in water||8 minutes|
|Allows the player to breathe underwater, preventing drowning.||Breathe water instead of air||2 minutes|
|Allows the player to invert gravity with ▲ Up.||Press UP to reverse gravity||3 minutes|
|Increases heart pickup range.||Increased heart pickup range||8 minutes|
|Highlights all enemies on-screen.||Shows the location of enemies||5 minutes|
|Halves all damage taken and dealt.||Numbs the user from damage taken but also reduces damage inflicted||30 seconds|
|Casts a damaging ring of fire around the player.||Nearby enemies are ignited||4 minutes|
|Turns the player invisible.||Grants invisibility||2 minutes|
|Increases defense by 8.||Increase defense by 8||5 minutes|
|Increases max health by 20%.||20% increased max life||5 minutes|
|Hitting an NPC or player causes them to emit cosmetic red hearts for 30 seconds.||You are in love!||30 seconds|
|Increases Magic damage by 20%.||20% increased magic damage||2 minutes|
|Increases Mana regeneration.||Increased mana regeneration|| 7 minutes |
|Increases mining speed.||25% increased mining speed||8 minutes|
|Improves the player's night vision and increases the radius of any available light source.||Increased night vision||4 minutes|
|Grants invulnerability to damage from lava.||Immune to lava||4 minutes|
|Increases critical strike chance by 10%.||10% increased critical chance||4 minutes|
|Increases life regeneration by 2 health per second.||Provides life regeneration||5 minutes|
|Causes the player to glow brightly.||Emitting light||5 minutes|
|Reveals the name of the catch while fishing||You can see what's biting your hook||4 minutes|
|Highlights ore, chests, and other treasure.||Shows the location of treasure and ore||5 minutes|
|Increases number of maximum minions by +1.||Increased max number of minions||6 minutes|
|Increases movement speed by 25%.||25% increased movement speed||4 minutes|
|Melee attackers take a small amount of damage upon harming the player.||Attackers also take damage||2 minutes|
|/||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|
|Increases knockback of all weapons.||Increased knockback||4 minutes|
|Reduces damage from cold-themed enemies.||Reduced damage from cold sources||15 minutes|
|Allows the player to walk on liquids. ▼ Down key allows the player to fall in liquids.||Press DOWN to enter water||5 minutes|
|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
Minor improvements to all stats and increased life regeneration
(depending on the food item)
|Melee attacks cause bursts of confetti.||Melee attacks cause confetti to appear||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict Cursed Inferno debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks set enemies on fire||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies.||Melee attacks decrease enemies defense||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict Confused on enemies.||Melee attacks confuse enemies||20 minutes|
|Melee attacks inflict Poisoned on enemies.||Melee attacks poison enemies||20 minutes|
|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||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|
|Damaging an enemy while wearing Beetle armor with||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|
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases damage by 15%/30%/45%.||15% increased damage
30% increased damage
45% increased damage
|Grants 25% damage reduction / 30 defense .||Damage taken is reduced by 25%||While below 50% ( ) / 25% ( ) health|
|Increases life regeneration.||Increased life regeneration||While attacking an enemy that is not immune to its debuff|
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases health regeneration by 5/10/15 per second.||Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
Increased life regeneration
|Striking an enemy while wearing full Nebula armor||Increases mana regeneration.||Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
Increased mana regeneration
|/ /||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/ 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|
|Usingwith 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)|
|/ /||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.
|Grants a 20% chance not to consume ammo.||20% chance to not consume ammo||10 minutes|
|Increases number of maximum minions by +1.||Increased max number of minions||10 minutes|
|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|
|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).
|or||Increases life regeneration.||Life regen is slightly increased||Infinite while in the vicinity of a Campfire or Fireplace|
|Increases the player's defense by 8 and greatly increases life regeneration.||The power of nature protects you||Infinite while inside the Dryad's leaf barrier|
|Increases movement speed by 18% and reduces enemy spawns.||Movement speed increased and monster spawns reduced||Infinite while in the vicinity of a Sunflower|
|Increases life regeneration.||Life regen is increased||Infinite while in the vicinity of a Heart Lantern|
|Increased life regeneration.||Life regeneration is increased||Infinite while in honey, 30 seconds after stepping out of the honey|
|Decreases enemy spawn rate.||Decreased monster spawn rate||Infinite while in the vicinity of a Peace Candle|
|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|
|Summons a baby slime to fight for you||The baby slime will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons a hornet to fight for you||The hornet will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons an imp to fight for you||The imp will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons spiders to fight for you||The spider will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons twins to fight for you||The twins will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons pirates to fight for you||The pirate will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons a Pygmy to fight for you||The pygmies will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons a UFO to fight for you||The UFO will fight for you||infinite|
|Summons a raven to fight for you||The ravens will attack your enemies||infinite|
|Summons sharknados to fight for you||The sharknado will fight for you||infinite|
|n/a||The Deadly Sphere will fight for you||infinite|
|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|
|Summons a stardust cell to fight for you
'Cultivate the most beautiful cellular infection'
|The stardust cell will fight for you||infinite|
Mounts[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Name||Source||Item Tooltip||Buff Tooltip||Duration|
|Summons a rideable Slime mount||BOOOIIINNNG!||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Bee mount||BzzzBzzBZZZZBzzz||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Turtle mount||Slow if by land, zoom if by sea||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Bunny mount||You are craving carrots||infinite|
|Summons a rideable basilisk mount||Crash into anyone... and EVERYONE!||infinite|
|Summons a rideable unicorn mount||Charge ahead... fabulously!||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Pigron mount||Now you see me....||infinite|
|Summons a rideable reindeer||Riding the red nosed reindeer||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Scutlix mount||Pew Pew||infinite|
|Summons a rideable UFO mount||It's a good thing you had a MAC||infinite|
|Attracts a legendary creature which flourishes in water & combat||Just don't make it crawl.||infinite|
|Summons a rideable Drill mount||Riding in a flying drill||infinite|
Achievement[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 188.8.131.52:
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: 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.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile 220.127.116.11: Maximum active buffs increased from 10 to 22.
- 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.