Magic Lantern

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Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern inventory icon
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Type Light Pet
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Summons a magic lantern that exposes nearby treasure
Grants buff Magic Lantern (buff).png Magic Lantern
Buff tooltip An enchanted lantern is lighting your way
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Buy / Sell 10 Gold Coin / 2 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 3043
Internal Buff ID: 152
Desktop Version Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
Summons Light Pet
Magic Lantern
Magic Lantern (Light Pet).png
Moon phase 1 (Full)
The Magic Lantern is purchased from the Skeleton Merchant during the night of a full moon only.
The Magic Lantern revealing a Gold Chest and Gold Ore.

The Magic Lantern summons a small glowing lantern that flies above the player, emitting dim light. The lantern will also expose treasure for up to 15 tiles from the lantern's location, overlaying sparkles over nearby treasure. It is purchased from the Skeleton Merchant for 10 Gold Coin, during the night of a full moon.

The lantern will always try to maintain a position just forward of and above the player, passing through blocks as needed. If the player gets far enough away, the lantern will propel itself with a rocket exhaust in order to catch up. The lantern's position can block objects of interest at ceiling height, but if the player just turns around, the lantern will move to their other side.

See also[edit | edit source]

The Suspicious Looking Eye has a similar mechanic where it stares at chests and ores.

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