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Spelunker Potion

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Spelunker Potion
Stack digit 3.pngStack digit 0.png
Spelunker Potion inventory icon
Statistics
Type Potion
Use time 16 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Shows the location of treasure and ore
Grants buff Spelunker.png Spelunker
Buff duration 5 minutes
Buff tooltip Shows the location of treasure and ore
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Sell 2 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 296
Internal Buff ID: 9

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 Verify. The buff lasts for five minutes, Desktop only.png but can be cancelled at any time by right-clicking the buff icon.

On the Console only.png Console version, The highlight color varies between objects.

The Spelunker buff illuminates the following objects:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Bottle (crafting station).png
or
Alchemy Table.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Bottled Water.png Bottled Water 1
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot 1
Moonglow.png Moonglow 1
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore 1
Result
Spelunker Potion.png Spelunker Potion 1
Crafting Station
Bottle (crafting station).png
or
Alchemy Table.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Bottled Water.png Bottled Water 1
Blinkroot.png Blinkroot 1
Moonglow.png Moonglow 1
Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore 1
Result
Spelunker Potion.png Spelunker Potion 1

Desktop ore colors[edit | edit source]

Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.

In the Desktop 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 does however provide its own light.

Console ore colors[edit | edit source]

Console only.png Console-Only Content: This information applies only to the console version of Terraria.

In the 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 display resolutions.
  • 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 only.png The sparkling effect seems to be greatest with Lighting setting: Retro.
  • Mobile only.png Console only.png The map displays ores very distinctly, making Spelunker Potions almost obsolete.
  • It is good for finding rarer ores in Hardmode.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • 1.2: Displays new treasure and has a Platinum Ore version of the recipe.
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other