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Red Potion

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Red Potion
  • Red Potion item sprite
Stack digit 3.pngStack digit 0.png
Use time17 Very Fast
Tooltip'Only for those who are worthy'
RarityRarity level: 4
Research10 required

The Red Potion is a debuff potion which inflicts the following debuffs for 1 hour / 2 hours / 3 hours on the player who consumed it:

In the Desktop version Desktop version, drinking a Red Potion in a For The Worthy world seed will instead grant 3 beneficial potion effects lasting 30 minutes each.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Although previously only obtainable through inventory editors, as of Desktop, the Red Potion can generate in Chests in worlds created with the World Seed 05162020 (1/30 (3.33%) chance) and the world seed For The Worthy (1/10 (10%) chance).
  • With the Ankh Charm and the Ankh Shield, it is possible to remove most of the debuffs. Although On Fire! and Suffocation are not removed by the Ankh Charm and the Ankh Shield, going into water and healing at the Nurse will remove these two as well.
  • The Red Potion remains normally unobtainable on the mobile edition of Terraria.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Drinking Red Potions next to the nurse can be an easy way to get the Frequent Flyer Achievement, as you can easily acquire a lot of debuffs very quickly.
    • As of the rapidly increasing costs of the Nurse's services make this unnecessary.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Potion is a testing item which was changed before the release of the 1.2.2 update to test giving ordinary players debuffs instead of buffs.
    • Tipsy is an example of a current obtainable debuff that can be inflicted by consuming potions, which most likely exists thanks to this test.
  • It replaced the Soul Scythe in the game's code when it was introduced.
  • Apart from the Flask of Gold, the Red Potion is the only potion with a golden lid.
  • It is the only potion that inflicts more than two debuffs.
  • The Red Potion directly references Redigit, Terraria's lead developer.
    • Red's set inflicted a similar set of debuffs prior to
    • The 'R' on the potion's lid is a reference to its name.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Now obtainable without the usage of inventory editors through special seed.