A player using a Shine Potion.
The Shine Potion is a Buff Potion which grants the Shine buff when consumed. The buff makes the player glow brightly for 5 minutes, which is useful for exploring caves or exploring underwater. This lasts for 5 minutes, but can be cancelled at any time by right-clicking the icon, by selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu, or by cancelling the buff from the buffs screen.
- It loses some of its usefulness when you obtain the Shadow Orb or a Mining Helmet, as the materials needed to make the potion could be used for more useful potions. However, unlike the Shadow Orb, the light source comes from the player, which will not fall behind, and unlike the Mining Helmet, you can wear a helmet with more defense. The light source emitted is also much brighter and the range further than the other two, making it slightly more useful.