Purple Mucos

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Purple Mucos
  • Purple Mucos item sprite
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TooltipUsed to make Purple Dye
RarityRarity level: 1
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The Purple Mucos is a dye material that is dropped by Sea Snails, which only spawn in the Ocean biome. Its sole purpose is to make Purple Dye.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Purple DyePurple DyeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Dye VatDye VatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
total: 1 row(s)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • One of the best ways to farm Sea Snails is during a Solar Eclipse, since that event highly increases the enemy spawn rate (almost as high as during a Blood Moon, but the latter cannot be manually summoned). The key factor from this method is that Solar Eclipse enemies cannot spawn in water, only being able to spawn in the nearby beach or any cave below the sea, and they rarely come to the ocean water. Most of the time, the player will only fight the regular Ocean enemies with an increased spawn rate, and only very occasionally encounter an Eclipse enemy.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even though it is already a liquid, it cannot be used as a dye until it is crafted into Purple Dye.
  • "Mucos" (as it is spelled in-game) is a misspelling of mucus.
  • The ancient Phoenicians used murex (a species of snail) to make purple dye, which was often worth its weight in silver. The desire to emulate the high real-life value of such dye may be the reason why sea snails are so rare in-game.

History[edit | edit source]