Potion of Return

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Potion of Return
  • Potion of Return item sprite
Stack digit 3.pngStack digit 0.png
Statistics
Type
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipTeleports you home and creates a portal
Use portal to return when you are done
'Good for one round trip!'
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Sell2
Research20 required
Portal sprites
Return Portal Entrance.gif Return Portal Exit.gif
Entrance Exit
Minimap icons
Map Return Portal Entrance.png Map Return Portal Exit.png
Entrance Exit

The Potion of Return is a potion that teleports the player back to their spawn point, similar to the Recall Potion, and additionally creates a portal exit at the location where the potion was consumed. A portal entrance will be created at the spawn point, which can be used to teleport back to where the player consumed the potion. The portal can only be used once and will disappear afterwards. In addition to being crafted, the Potion of Return can be found in Shadow Chests and Pots in the Underworld.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Potion of ReturnPotion of ReturnDesktop and Mobile versionsPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
or
Alchemy TableAlchemy TableDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Only one portal can be active at any time in the world. If a second Potion of Return is used before using a portal, the first portal will disappear.
  • The portal will vanish upon exiting the world, and so cannot be used across play sessions.
  • The entrance and exit of the portal will be displayed on the minimap. Unlike pylons, however, the portal cannot be used from there.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • In general, the Potion of Return is useful in remote locations that cannot be easily accessed from the spawn point. For instance, it can be used during exploration to clear a full inventory at spawn or stock up on consumables.
  • It can be particularly useful during boss fights not rooted to a specific biome, such as the Moon Lord: Consuming the potion to return to the Nurse for healing allows quickly returning back to the fight.
  • If a player is surrounded by enemies and finds themselves in danger, it can be useful to use a Potion of Return to teleport away and come back a few seconds later. This is likely to cause the enemies to despawn before you re-enter, and can be especially useful on harder difficulties where the player can very easily become overwhelmed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tooltip of this item, "'Good for one round trip!'", is a nod to many public transit systems, particularly bus, airplane, or train tickets, which often display text such as "round trip" when referring to the use of the ticket.
  • The entrance and exit portal sprites are slightly different, with exit portal sprite having a lighter outline.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.5: Fixed a crash when sitting/sleeping in relation to the Potion of Return.