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Dryad

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Dryad
Dryad.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Grants buff
BuffDryad's BlessingDryad's BlessingDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Buff tooltipThe power of nature protects you
Duration2 seconds after Enchanting is over
Map Icon Dryad.png
Map Icon
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.
Dryad's Blessing in action.

The Dryad is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:

In addition to selling items, the Dryad can report the percentages of Corruption/Crimson vs. Hallow that exist in the current world.

Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version When enemies are nearby, the Dryad will periodically grant the Dryad's Blessing buff to players in the vicinity and displays a leaf barrier effect. The buff grants +8 defense, and gives the player contact damage. Enemies touching the leaf circle of the barrier will take 1 point of damage per second, (more damage per second if you have defeated more bosses and x1.5 during Expert mode).

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Purification PowderPurification Powder 75*75 Copper Coin.png While not a Blood Moon.
Vile PowderVile Powder 100*1 Silver Coin.png During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Vicious PowderVicious PowderDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
Grass SeedsGrass Seeds 20*20 Copper Coin.png While not a Blood Moon.
Corrupt SeedsCorrupt Seeds 500*5 Silver Coin.png During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Crimson SeedsCrimson SeedsDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 500*5 Silver Coin.png During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
SunflowerSunflower 200*2 Silver Coin.png While not a Blood Moon.
AcornAcorn 10*10 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Dirt RodDirt Rod 50000*5 Gold Coin.png Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
20 Gold Coin Old-gen console version3DS Version
Always available.
Pumpkin SeedPumpkin Seed 250*2 Silver Coin.png 50 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Grass WallGrass Wall 10*10 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Flower WallFlower Wall 10*10 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Jungle WallJungle Wall 10*10 Copper Coin.png In Hardmode.
Hallowed SeedsHallowed Seeds 2000*20 Silver Coin.png In Hardmode.
Mushroom Grass SeedsMushroom Grass Seeds 150*1 Silver Coin.png 50 Copper Coin.png While in a Mushroom Biome.
Dryad CoveringsDryad Coverings 30000*3 Gold Coin.png During Halloween.
Dryad LoinclothDryad Loincloth 30000*3 Gold Coin.png During Halloween.
Daybloom Planter BoxDaybloom Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After King Slime is defeated.
Moonglow Planter BoxMoonglow Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Queen Bee is defeated.
Blinkroot Planter BoxBlinkroot Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated.
Deathweed Planter BoxDeathweed Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Eater of Worlds is defeated, or
(with sprite Crimsonweed Planter Box.png) after Brain of Cthulhu is defeated.
Waterleaf Planter BoxWaterleaf Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Skeletron is defeated.
Shiverthorn Planter BoxShiverthorn Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Skeletron is defeated.
Fireblossom Planter BoxFireblossom Planter BoxDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 100*1 Silver Coin.png After Wall of Flesh is defeated.
Sparkly WingsSparkly WingsOld-gen console version3DS Version 40 Gold Coin In Hardmode, during a Blood Moon.

World status[edit | edit source]

The Dryad's reports on Corruption/Crimson/Hallow coverage are accompanied by a status message. She considers Hallow "good", and Corruption or Crimson "bad". The Dryad makes the distinction between Corruption and Crimson if they are present in the same world, and will list their percentages separately, though they both contribute to the overall "bad" total in her final report.

Quote Appears When
"[Name of World] is completely pure. You have done an amazing job!" The world has no Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow.
"The world is in balance." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are similar (0.8*good < bad < 1.2*good).
"We are living in a fairy tale." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Hallow than Corruption/Crimson.
"Things are grim indeed..." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has far more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow (bad - good > 20%).
"You are so close!" Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow, and there is very little Corruption/Crimson in the world (bad <= 10%).
"You have a lot of work to do." Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are not similar, and the world has more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow, and there is more Corruption/Crimson in the world (bad > 10%).

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • For players creating housing for the Truffle, it would be beneficial to temporarily house the Dryad in or near a Mushroom biome where she will sell Mushroom Seeds.
    • If you can't build a house you can use a Queen Statue to teleport her to a Mushroom biome.
    • Another way to get Mushroom Seeds is to use Boulders or Land Mines to kill the Dryad and make the only valid house in a Mushroom biome.

Names[edit | edit source]

The Dryad may have any of the following names:

  • Alalia
  • Alura
  • Ariella
  • Caelia
  • Calista
  • Celestia
  • Chryseis
  • Elysia
  • Emerenta
  • Evvie
  • Faye
  • Felicitae
  • Isis
  • Lunette
  • Nata
  • Nissa
  • Rosalva
  • Shea
  • Tania
  • Tatiana
  • Xylia

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Be safe; Terraria needs you!"
  • "The sands of time are flowing. And well, you are not aging very gracefully."
  • "What's this about me having more 'bark' than bite?"
  • "So two goblins walk into a bar, and one says to the other, 'Want to get a Goblet of beer?!"

After defeating Old One's Army:

Tier 1:
  • "When I was in Etheria, I felt so disconnected from [Name of World]. Its good to be back."[sic]
Tier 2:
  • "The Corruption tried to take me over when I went to Etheria, but instead, I used its power against the Old One's Army!"

When Merchant is present:

  • "Why does [Name of Merchant] keep trying to sell me an angel statues? Everyone knows that they don't do anything."[sic]

When Arms Dealer is present:

  • "I wish [Name of Arms Dealer] would stop flirting with me. Doesn't he realize I'm 500 years old?"

When Truffle is present:

  • "I feel like [Name of Truffle] is a bit misunderstood, he really is a fun guy."

Before Skeletron is defeated:

  • "Have you seen the old man walking around the dungeon? He doesn't look well at all..."

In a Corrupt world:

  • "You must cleanse the world of this corruption."
Before defeating the Eater of Worlds
  • "Have you tried using purification powder on the ebonstone of the corruption?"

In a Crimson world:

  • "You must cleanse the world of this crimson."
Before defeating the Brain of Cthulhu:
  • "Have you tried using purification powder on the crimstone of the crimson?"

Only during a Blood Moon:

  • "I sell what I want! If you don't like it, too bad."
  • "Dude, is it just me or is there like a million zombies out tonight?"
  • "I don't want you to buy my stuff. I want you to want to buy my stuff, ok?"
  • "Why do you have to be so confrontational during a time like this?"

When asking for the status

  • "[Name of world] is [hallow percentage]% hallow and [crimson/corruption percentage]% [crimson/corruption]. [Dryad's comment, see above]."(She will say crimson or corruption depending on which one there is, however if you have corruption and make an artificial crimson biome, she will list both crimson and corrupt percentages, as well as vice versa. She will tell the hallow's percentage in Hardmode.)

Once the world is completely pure:

  • "[Name of World] is completely pure. You have done an amazing job!"

During a party:

  • "I thought I would throw a party to celebrate our victories in the past and those yet to come."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A Dryad is a nature spirit from Greek mythology, generally depicted as a beautiful young woman. Fittingly, many of the Dryad's possible names take inspiration from either classical literature (e.g. Caelia, Elysia, Fae, Titania) or female celebrities.
    • This might be the reason that the Arms Dealer appears to flirt with her as shown in one of his quotes, but she states in one of her quotes that she wishes the Arms Dealer would stop pestering her.
      • In the same quote she reveals that she is 500 years old.
  • The Dryad is depicted in a Painting called Dryadisque.
  • Her quote calling the Truffle a "fun guy" plays on the homophone "Fungi".
  • One of the Dryad's quotes about the player's safety says "Terraria needs you," instead of "[World Name] needs you." This is an oddity among the other quotes.
  • Calista the Dryad is featured in the Terraria Comic Book from DC Comics.
  • The Dryad also appears in Dungeon Defenders II.
  • The Dryad's quote referencing her time in Etheria and her use of the corruption against the Old One's Army is a reference to her ability in Dungeon Defenders 2 where she can become a corrupted version of herself to do extra damage.
  • One of The Dryad's names (Nissa) comes from the planeswalker Nissa Revane from the trading card game, Magic: The Gathering.
  • Official Terraria Lore According to the official game lore, an ancient race of Dryads once waged a large war with Cthulhu. Unable to defeat the beast, they crippled him by ripping out vital chunks of its body. However, only one Dryad remains, this being the NPC you obtain in-game.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.6: Now sells Vicious Powder during a Blood Moon on Crimson worlds.
  • Desktop 1.1: Now has random name given to her on spawn. Her deaths will be reported with this name. Also other NPCs will use it in their quotes.
    • The Dryad will now tell you the percentage of Corruption vs. Hallow in the game world.