|AI Type||Passive AI|
|Buff duration||2 seconds after Enchanting is over|
|Buff tooltip||"The power of nature protects you"|
- Internal NPC ID: 20
The Dryad is an NPC vendor that will spawn once the following criteria have been met:
- There is an empty House.
- Any boss except for King Slime, Wall of Flesh, and Lepus has been defeated.
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 if you defeated more bosses (and x1.5 during Expert mode).
Items sold[edit | edit source]
|75||While not a Blood Moon.|
|1||During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.|
|1||During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.|
|20||While not a Blood Moon.|
|5||During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.|
|5||During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.|
|2||While not a Blood Moon.|
|5 / 20||Always available.|
|2 50||Always available.|
|1 50||While in a Mushroom Biome.|
|1||After King Slime is defeated.|
|1||After Queen Bee is defeated.|
|1||After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated.|
|1|| After Eater of Worlds is defeated, or |
(with sprite ) after Brain of Cthulhu is defeated.
|1||After Skeletron is defeated.|
|1||After Skeletron is defeated.|
|1||After Wall of Flesh is defeated.|
|40||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.
|"Keep up the good work!"||The world has more Hallow than Corruption/Crimson.|
|"[name of world] is completely pure.
You have done an amazing job!"
|The world has no Corruption,Crimson,or Hallow.|
|"We are living in a fairy tale."||At least 15% of the world is Hallow, and/or has more Hallow than Corruption/Crimson.|
|"You have a lot of work to do."
"Things are grim indeed."
|At least 20% of the world is Corruption or Crimson, and more Corruption/Crimson than Hallow.|
|"You are so close!"||There is very little Corruption or Crimson in the world.|
|"The world is in balance"||Corruption/Crimson and Hallow percentages are similar.|
|"You should try harder."||All other cases.|
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 underground mushroom biome.
Names[edit | edit source]
The Dryad may have any of the following names:
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 [World Name]. Its good to be back."
- 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."
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:
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 be had."
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, Faye, Titania) or female celebrities.
- The Dryad is depicted in a Painting called Dryadisque.
- Her quote talking about the Truffle and calling him 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.
- One of The Dryad's names (Nissa) comes from the planeswalker Nissa Revane from the trading card game, Magic: the Gathering.
- 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.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 1.2.3: Now sells Crimson Seeds during Blood Moon if in a Crimson world.
- Now has Crimson specific dialogue for worlds with Crimson in them.
- Can now arrive following the defeat of the Brain of Cthulhu.
- Improved Dryad's world status dialog.
- Fixed bug where Brain of Cthulhu wouldn't make dryad spawn or stop talking about the chasms.
- Fixed bug where Dryad would mention the Corruption in Purification Powder suggestion while in Crimson world.
- Desktop 1.2: Now sells Grass Walls and Flower Walls. Also sells Mushroom Grass Seeds when in a Mushroom Biome.
- 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.
- Desktop 1.0.5: Vile Powder and Corrupt Seeds were added to inventory. Choice of goods became time of the day and event dependent.
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.