Master Mode

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Not to be confused with Hardmode, which is triggered by defeating the Wall of Flesh.
"Master" redirects here. For other uses, see Master (disambiguation).

"Game over man, game over!"

Master Mode is an option that can be selected during world creation, and that can also be turned on through the difficulty slider in Journey Mode. It further increases the difficulty of the game beyond Expert Mode, as well as offering Master Mode-exclusive items. Like Expert Mode, Master Mode begins the moment the Master Mode world is created, and cannot be altered after that by the player outside of Journey Mode. Master Mode also drastically increases enemy health and damage.

Master Mode gives the player one more accessory slot, meaning that the player can have a total of 7 accessory slots after consuming the Demon Heart in Hardmode.

All Expert Mode content is also available in Master Mode. All Expert Mode AI changes also apply.

Master Mode introduces new items that can be collected by defeating bosses, such as Relics that can be placed to show off one's victories against bosses, as well as the Master Mode exclusive Pets/Mounts, which have a 25% drop rate.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Most enemies have roughly 50% more health, deal more damage and have 10% more knockback resistance than in Expert Mode (thus three times as much health, damage and 20% more knockback resistance than in Classic Mode).
    • For example: Blue Slime stats are 75 HP | 21 Damage | 20% KB
  • When entering Hardmode in Master Mode, enemies' health and attack power drastically increase (for example, the Blue Slime will have 411 HP| 93 Damage).
  • The following debuffs last 2.5 times (25% longer than in Expert ) as long when inflicted on players:[1]

Bosses[edit | edit source]

  • Bosses in Master Mode have increased health. Each boss has their own health scaling factor for Master Mode.
  • Bosses gain 50% more damage to their expert values.

Player[edit | edit source]

  • Players will drop all of their Coins upon death instead of 50% / 75%.
  • Players gain an additional accessory slot that is only active while in a Master Mode world. This stacks with the Demon Heart, resulting in the maximum attainable slots to be 7.
  • Damage taken is reduced by 100% of the player's Defense value instead of 50% / 75%.

Master-exclusive items[edit | edit source]

  • Bosses drop "Master Mode"-exclusive items similarly to Expert Mode, but they also drop their Treasure Bag, which contains the Expert Mode-exclusive item/items of the boss. In Journey Mode, bosses killed while the difficulty slider is set to Master will drop Master Mode drops, regardless of what difficulty they were spawned at. Master Mode drops have a newly added rarity, 13*Rarity level: Fiery red. This rarity flashes between orange, yellow and red.
    • Bosses and mini-bosses have a 100% chance of dropping a Relic, a shiny statue resembling the boss.
    • They also have a 25% chance of dropping an item which summons a pet, light pet, or mount that either resembles the boss or is closely themed after it.
    • Additionally, the Eye of Cthulhu has a 100% chance to drop 0x33's Aviators, which – prior to 1.4.0.1 – could only be obtained by defeating Eye of Cthulhu in an Expert world with a Hardcore character.
Boss Summon Drop Summon Type Relic Drop
Pre-Hardmode King Slime Royal DelightRoyal DelightDesktop and Mobile versions Pet King Slime RelicKing Slime RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Eye of Cthulhu Suspicious Grinning EyeSuspicious Grinning EyeDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Eye of Cthulhu RelicEye of Cthulhu RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Eater of Worlds Writhing RemainsWrithing RemainsDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Eater of Worlds RelicEater of Worlds RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Brain of Cthulhu Brain in a JarBrain in a JarDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Brain of Cthulhu RelicBrain of Cthulhu RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Queen Bee Sparkling HoneySparkling HoneyDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Queen Bee RelicQueen Bee RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Skeletron Possessed SkullPossessed SkullDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Skeletron RelicSkeletron RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Wall of Flesh Goat SkullGoat SkullDesktop and Mobile versions Mount Wall of Flesh RelicWall of Flesh RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Hardmode Queen Slime Regal DelicacyRegal DelicacyDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Queen Slime RelicQueen Slime RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
The Twins Pair of EyeballsPair of EyeballsDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Twins RelicTwins RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
The Destroyer Deactivated ProbeDeactivated ProbeDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Destroyer RelicDestroyer RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Skeletron Prime Robotic SkullRobotic SkullDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Skeletron Prime RelicSkeletron Prime RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Plantera Plantera SeedlingPlantera SeedlingDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Plantera RelicPlantera RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Empress of Light Jewel of LightJewel of LightDesktop and Mobile versions Light Pet Empress of Light RelicEmpress of Light RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Golem Guardian GolemGuardian GolemDesktop and Mobile versions Light Pet Golem RelicGolem RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Duke Fishron Pork of the SeaPork of the SeaDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Duke Fishron RelicDuke Fishron RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Lunatic Cultist Tablet FragmentTablet FragmentDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Lunatic Cultist RelicLunatic Cultist RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Moon Lord Piece of Moon SquidPiece of Moon SquidDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Moon Lord RelicMoon Lord RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Events Pumpking Pumpkin Scented CandlePumpkin Scented CandleDesktop and Mobile versions Light Pet Pumpking RelicPumpking RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Mourning Wood Hexxed BranchHexxed BranchDesktop and Mobile versions Mount Mourning Wood RelicMourning Wood RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Everscream Shrub StarShrub StarDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Everscream RelicEverscream RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Santa-NK1 Toy TankToy TankDesktop and Mobile versions Mount Santa-NK1 RelicSanta-NK1 RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Ice Queen Frozen CrownFrozen CrownDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Ice Queen RelicIce Queen RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Dark Mage Dark Mage's TomeDark Mage's TomeDesktop and Mobile versions Mount Dark Mage RelicDark Mage RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Ogre Ogre's ClubOgre's ClubDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Ogre RelicOgre RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Betsy Betsy's EggBetsy's EggDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Betsy RelicBetsy RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Flying Dutchman The Black SpotThe Black SpotDesktop and Mobile versions Mount Flying Dutchman RelicFlying Dutchman RelicDesktop and Mobile versions
Martian Saucer Cosmic SkateboardCosmic SkateboardDesktop and Mobile versions Pet Martian Saucer RelicMartian Saucer RelicDesktop and Mobile versions

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Master Mode's descriptive text "Game over man, game over!", is a quote from the 1986 American Sci-fi/Horror film Aliens.
  • The text for a Master Mode world is red. Journey Mode is pink, Classic is white, and Expert is orange.
  • Master Mode was originally intended to be unlocked by beating Expert Mode, but it was later decided that it would be made available to all players.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Try to never get hit by the Giant Tortoises in early hardmode.
  • Attempt to make room in between you and an enemy at all times.
  • Try not to accidentally make a Graveyard biome in the early game, Master Mode Ghosts will kill you and continue to if they pick up coins.
  • Knowing where bosses are is invaluable in master mode, you should keep up the minimap or overlay map during a boss fight for better clarity.

History[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.1 source code, function AddBuff_DetermineBuffTimeToAdd() in Terraria.Player.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.1.2.