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Type NPC
AI Type Passive AI
Max Life 250
Defense 8
KB Resist 50%
Grants buff Dryad's Blessing.png Dryad's Blessing Desktop VersionConsole Version
Buff duration 2 seconds after Enchanting is over
Buff tooltip "The power of nature protects you"

Map Icon Dryad.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 20
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 VersionWhen 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]


Item Cost Availability
Purification Powder.png
75 Copper Coin While not a Blood Moon.
Vile Powder.png
1 Silver Coin During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Vicious Powder.png
1 Silver Coin During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
Grass Seeds.png
20 Copper Coin While not a Blood Moon.
Corrupt Seeds.png
5 Silver Coin During a Blood Moon in a Corrupt world.
Crimson Seeds.png
Crimson Seeds Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.pngOld-gen console version
5 Silver Coin During a Blood Moon in a Crimson world.
2 Silver Coin While not a Blood Moon.
10 Copper Coin Always available.
Dirt Rod.png
5 Gold CoinDesktop Version / 20 Gold CoinMobile only.pngConsole Version3DS logo.svg Always available.
Pumpkin Seed.png
2 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin Always available.
Grass Wall.png
10 Copper Coin Always available.
Flower Wall.png
10 Copper Coin Always available.
Jungle Wall.png
10 Copper Coin In Hardmode.
Hallowed Seeds.png
20 Silver Coin In Hardmode.
Mushroom Grass Seeds.png
1 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin While in a Mushroom Biome.
Dryad Coverings.png
3 Gold Coin During Halloween.
Dryad Loincloth.png
3 Gold Coin During Halloween.
Daybloom Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After King Slime is defeated.
Moonglow Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Queen Bee is defeated.
Blinkroot Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated.
Deathweed Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Eater of Worlds is defeated, or
(with sprite Crimsonweed Planter Box.png) after Brain of Cthulhu is defeated.
Waterleaf Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Skeletron is defeated.
Shiverthorn Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Skeletron is defeated.
Fireblossom Planter Box.png
1 Silver Coin After Wall of Flesh is defeated.
Sparkly Wings.png
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 both contribute to the overall "bad" total in her final report.

Quote Appears When
"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]

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 [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 NPC 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.
  • Dryad also appears in Dungeon Defenders II
  • In the Mobile version, no matter what percentage corrupt/crimson/hallowed the world is, the Dryad will always follow up the percentages with "You should try harder." This is assumed to be a bug.
  • 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 ones 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 VersionDesktop version

  • 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.

Console VersionConsole version

Mobile only.pngMobile version

3DS logo.svg3DS version

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