Moss

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Glowing Moss
  • Krypton Moss.png Xenon Moss.png Argon Moss.png
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip'A sight to dwell upon and never forget'
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Research25 required
Moss
  • Green Moss.png Brown Moss.png Red Moss.png Blue Moss.png Purple Moss.png Lava Moss.png
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Research25 required


A small "moss chamber" featuring green moss, which has spread to stone outside of the chamber, and a matching back wall.

Moss is a grass-like plant that grows on Stone Blocks. It comes in Desktop and Mobile versions 9 / Console Version 6 / Old-gen console version3DS version 5 colors, and one color can be found throughout each third of a given map (three colors per world), either randomly on cave surfaces or in "moss chambers" with a matching mossy stone wall. Moss sprouts fuzz that can be cut like grass weeds, or can be collected using a Paint Scraper on Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version 1.4.0.1. Only a small percentage of such moss will drop as an item when using a paint scraper, the rest will simply disappear as usual. Collected moss can be placed on stone or Gray Bricks, or used to craft mossy stone walls. Mossy stone requires one more hit to break than clean stone. Moss will be destroyed if the stone block it is on converts to ebonstone, crimstone, or pearlstone.Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lava Moss is a special variant of moss that can only be found in the lava layers of the Cavern, though if harvested, it can be planted at any level. Despite not being considered one of the Glowing Mosses, it glows in the dark.Desktop and Mobile versions Glowing Mosses are special variants of moss that grow in Glowing Moss Caves in much larger areas than standard moss, and glow in the dark similarly to lava moss. It comes in three versions: Krypton, Xenon, and Argon. Only one type of Glowing Moss can be found in each world, in a total of up to 2 (Small) / 3 (Medium) / 4 (Large) areas in the Cavern layer, mostly above the lava layers, but not under the Spawn area.

Moss colors
Red Moss.png

Moss Red.png Moss Bricks Red.png

Brown Moss.png

Moss Brown.png Moss Bricks Brown.png

Green Moss.png

Moss Green.png Moss Bricks Green.png

Blue Moss.png

Moss Blue.png Moss Bricks Blue.png

Purple Moss.png

Moss Purple.png Moss Bricks Purple.png

Lava Moss.png

Moss Lava.png Moss Bricks Lava.png

Krypton Moss.png

Moss Krypton.png Moss Bricks Krypton.png

Xenon Moss.png

Moss Xenon.png Moss Bricks Xenon.png

Argon Moss.png

Moss Argon.png Moss Bricks Argon.png

Red Brown Green Blue Purple Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions Lava Desktop and Mobile versions Krypton Desktop and Mobile versions Xenon Desktop and Mobile versions Argon

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Blue MossBlue Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
Brown MossBrown Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Green MossGreen Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Purple MossPurple Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
Red MossRed Moss (Desktop versionMobile version)
total: 5 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

Spread[edit | edit source]

  • Moss slowly spreads across exposed Stone Blocks and Gray Bricks at any depth, once planted (including above ground). If the player does not have access to a Paint Scraper to collect moss with, a player can grow extra moss by building "bridges" of stone for existing moss to grow across.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console version The Staff of Regrowth can be used on Stone Blocks to grow moss at any depth. The type of moss will vary depending on the proximity to other types of moss. As such, one can spread the Lava Moss from the cavern's lava layers all the way up to the surface.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "A sight to dwell upon and never forget" is a quote by Morris Travers, an English chemist who worked with Sir William Ramsay in the discovery of xenon, neon and krypton.
    • Additionally; argon, krypton, and xenon represent elements 18, 36, and 54 on the periodic table respectively.
  • Glowing moss (including lava moss) share the same colors as the Lunar Fragments.
  • The argon, krypton and xenon mosses' colors do not accurately match the actual colors that such gases produce in real life when used in a gas-discharge lamp.


History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Fire Moss renamed into Lava Moss.
    • Added Krypton, Xenon, and Argon Moss.
    • Mosses have now been given an item form and can be collected with a Paint Scraper.
    • Mosses can now be crafted into Moss Walls, and vice versa.
    • Moss can now spread and be placed on Gray Bricks.
    • All mosses now have official names.
    • Staff of Regrowth can no longer place Moss on bare stone.