Pixie

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Pixie
Pixie.png
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeHovering AI
Damage55 / 110
Max Life150 / 300
Defense20
KB Resist40% / 46%
BannerPixie BannerPixie Banner
Immune toPoisonedOn Fire!Cursed InfernoVenomShadowflame
Inflicts debuffs
DebuffSilencedSilenced
Debuff tooltipCannot use items that require mana
Chance10%
Duration7 seconds / 14 seconds
DebuffSlowSlow
Debuff tooltipMovement speed is reduced
Chance12.5%
Duration15 seconds / 30 seconds
Drops
Coins350*3 Silver Coin.png 50 Copper Coin.png

The Pixie is a Hardmode enemy that spawns frequently in The Hallow at the surface layer. Pixies hover a limited height over ground, emitting a fair amount of flickering light, and can inflict the Slow or Silenced debuffs. They always drop Pixie Dust, a common Hardmode crafting material.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although Pixies appear to "fly", they are only capable of hovering about four tiles above the ground at most, limiting them to a similar horizontal "jumping" range as a Zombie. However, Pixies can also "climb" vertical walls in order to reach the player, limiting the effectiveness of pit traps.
  • Pixies' movement patterns complicate farming, as they float above shallow pools of lava and their bobbing movement makes it difficult to hit them with stationary traps. Minions with close-range attacks, such as Spiders, Ravens and Deadly Spheres, can mitigate this difficulty.
  • Pixies can drop the Megaphone and Fast Clock at the same time. When one of them is dropped (1/200 chance), there is a 1/100 chance to drop the other one as well.[1] Therefore, the chance to drop both is 1/20,000.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Fairy Bell summons a Fairy which looks similar to a Pixie, and serves as a light source to players.
  • The Pixie's design is a nod to a fairy design from The Legend of Zelda, in which some fairies are spheres of colored light with wings.
  • The sound the Pixie makes can sometimes still be heard a few seconds after it is killed.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: Dark Mummy and Pixie usually no longer drop both Status Protection accessories at the same time, 99% of the time.
  • Desktop 1.2: Now has a chance to drop the Fast Clock and the Megaphone.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.3.5.3 source code, function NPCLoot() in Terraria.NPC.cs.