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Type Debuff
Effects Player takes a lot of damage and movement speed is reduced
Tooltip Losing life and slow movement
Internal Buff ID: 67
Not to be confused with On Fire!.

Burning is a debuff inflicted when the player comes in contact with Hellstone, Hellstone Brick, or Meteorite. The player takes continuous damage and has their movement speed reduced until they step off the block. Damage is taken at a rate of approximately 30 points per second.

The debuff can be prevented by equipping the Obsidian Skull, Obsidian Shield, Obsidian Horseshoe, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, Lava Waders, or the Ankh Shield, allowing the player to step on the three blocks without taking any damage.

Causes[edit | edit source]

From environment[edit | edit source]

From Duration
Meteorite.png Meteorite While in contact
Hellstone.png Hellstone While in contact
Hellstone Brick.png Hellstone Brick While in contact

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The debuff was created for the sole purpose of preventing Hellstone abuse, where the player would voluntarily take direct damage from Hellstone and use the invincibility frames as immunity from higher damage sources, such as lava or a Hardmode boss.
  • Prior to, sloping a block that causes this debuff would cause it to stop inflicting the debuff and dealing damage to the player.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • No longer caused by developer items on both world modes.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Status Effects: Buffs • Debuffs
Damaging Burning • Cursed Inferno • Daybroken Desktop Version • Electrified Desktop Version • Frostburn • On Fire! • Penetrated • Poisoned • Shadowflame Desktop Version • Suffocation • Venom
Combat Betsy's Curse Desktop Version • Bleeding • Broken Armor • Ichor • Mana Sickness • Oiled Desktop Version • Tipsy • Water Candle • Weak • Withered Armor Desktop Version • Withered Weapon Desktop Version
Movement Chilled • Confused • Distorted • Frozen • Mighty Wind Desktop Version • Oozed • Slow • Stoned Desktop Version • Webbed Desktop Version
Abilities Blackout • Chaos State • Creative Shock • Cursed • Darkness • Obstructed • Potion Sickness • Silenced
Visual Slime • Stinky • Wet
Other Feral Bite Desktop Version • Midas • Moon Bite Desktop Version • Horrified • The Tongue
Cannot be Inflicted Dazed Desktop Version