Spelunker Potion

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Spelunker Potion
  • Spelunker Potion item sprite
Stack digit 3.pngStack digit 0.png
Use time17 Very Fast
TooltipShows the location of treasure and ore
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell200*2 Silver Coin.png
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipShows the location of treasure and ore
Duration 5 minutes

The Spelunker Potion is a buff potion that grants the Spelunker buff when consumed, which illuminates valuable nearby objects. The highlight color varies between versions. This lasts for 5 minutes, but can be canceled at any time by right-clicking the icon (Desktop version), by selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu (Console versionOld-gen console version), by double-tapping the buff icon (Mobile version), or by canceling the buff from the buffs screen (3DS version). Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version3DS Version It has a small chance to appear as a bonus drop from Slimes.

The Spelunker buff illuminates the following objects:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Desktop, Console, Mobile, and 3DS Ore Colors[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version3DS version Desktop/Console/Mobile/3DS-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, Mobile, and 3DS versions of Terraria.

On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, and 3DS version, ore (and other treasures) will be displayed with a yellow tint. This will somewhat alter the natural color of the highlighted treasure, such as making Cobalt turquoise and Orichalcum red. Some ores are not affected, these being Crimtane (unlike its counterpart Demonite), Meteorite, Obsidian, and Hellstone. Meteorite, however, does provide its own light.

Old-gen console Ore Colors[edit | edit source]

Old-gen console version Old-gen console-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Old-gen console version of Terraria.

In the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, every type of ore will be displayed in a specific color and will glow and flash:

  • Copper Ore has a reddish tone.
  • Iron Ore is red and blue, flashing.
  • Silver Ore has a blue shade.
  • Gold Ore looks like copper, but with a slight yellow tint.
  • Demonite Ore is very hard to distinguish from silver. Since it always gives off a glow, Spelunker is not needed to search for it.
  • Cobalt Ore is an intense blue, making it very distinct.
  • Mythril Ore looks like silver, only the texture is slightly different and has a hint of green.
  • Adamantite Ore is like copper but darker and more red.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Spelunker Potions are best used while playing in high resolution displays.
  • The effect of spelunker potions is similar to that of the Spelunker Glowstick, but with the advantage of being able to mine and perform other actions at the same time.
  • Desktop VersionConsole Version The sparkling effect seems to be greatest with Lighting setting: Retro.
  • Old-gen console version3DS Version The map displays ores very distinctly, making Spelunker Potions almost obsolete.
  • The Spelunker Potion is very good for finding rarer ores in Hardmode.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Spelunker no longer gives off light. This prevents ore from showing up on the map.
    • Spelunker now causes ore to be gold colored on the screen.
  • Desktop 1.2: Displays new treasure and has a Platinum Ore version of the recipe.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Sprite updated.
    • All Ores now glow like they do in Desktop
  • Console 1.06: Now has mechanics of Desktop 1.2.3, except all Ores have a unique glow.
  • Console 1.02: Displays new treasure and has a Platinum Ore version of the recipe.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Displays new treasure and has a Platinum Ore version of the recipe.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics and sprites of Desktop 1.2.3.