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It's possible to found lootable dirt walls in the Underground

I was plating a bit Terraria and suddenly i found a campfire in the underground, i read you could find with some money, but it was generated in a very strange way, and what surprised me the most is that when i try to destroy the dirt wall, the wall fell, i could be able to loot the dirt wall, after doing a couple of tests, I discovered that you can loot dirt walls from the campfire caves in the underground, making these not imposible for collect natural dirt walls.

Sorry for my bad english, but i had the desire to tell everyone this and i don't knew how to do this — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeiver (talkcontribs) at 04:11, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

I will test this, and see if it works for me as well. What platform are you using (PC, Xbox One, or PS4)? – Ferretwings (talk) 01:41, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
I tried in PC, idk if this works on others plataforms, sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeiver (talkcontribs) at 05:34, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Guide:Defeating your first mechanical Boss

A lot of people have A LOT of trouble defeating the first Mechanical Boss. so this page is more of a discussion page on how to do just that. my suggestion: Daedalus Stormbow and Holy Arrows against The Destroyer. if any admins see this, please tell me how to get to the talk page so this article may be moved there. --That one stupid kid (talk) 15:32, 22 February 2019 (UTC)

I believe you are looking for Guide:The Destroyer strategies, if not, perhaps the talk page? Guide talk:The Destroyer strategiesReedemtheD3ad! (talk) 15:34, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
The information you seem to keep trying to add is in fact already present on the wiki: In the first bullet point under Guide:The Destroyer strategies#Ranged, the Daedalus Stormbow along with Holy Arrows is described as very effective. If you have trouble editing the wiki, don't hesitate to reach out to other editors here on the Community noticeboard again or to the admins on the Admin noticeboard. A great resource for new editors is the Gamepedia Help Wiki. Consider reading through the Tutorial there. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 18:34, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Terraria wiki not protected.

I use this website a lot! But for me on my iPad every now and then, when I’m on here it comes up with ‘congratulations google winner, you’ve just won the iPhone X 1000 gift card or Samsung. Tap OK to claim now before we give it away to someone else’. It always happens to ME! Plz make sure Terraria wiki is secure. Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhenr59 (talkcontribs) at 06:19, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Use temporairly an adblocker and then report this to Gamepedia (in desktop view, left column, show gamepedia options, then Report a bad ad), if you didn't do it already. You can deactivate it afterward. -- Murrayzero (talk) 18:45, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Mate that's the browser not the wiki 00:05, 9 November 2019 (UTC)


Sorry if I have done something wrong for myself, but for me the skeleton merchant, traveling merchant, the normal merchant, and probably others’ shop prices are in defender medals. For example, the merchant’s price for an iron hammer is 0.16 defender medals and the skeleton merchant’s price for a torch is 0.005 defender medals. Is there something that I messed up on my settings or something, or did some guy come and change the prices? Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kjc 17 (talkcontribs) at 02:44, 22 April 2019‎ (UTC)

Fixed. Westgrass (talk) 03:39, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

NPC shop info

As of posting this, (4/28/2019) all the NPC shop graphs will only display "Always available" or "3ds" if it isn't available on desktop and Console, but is on 3ds. (mobile and old gen console don't contribute) I tried to edit it, but all the shops were edited correctly on the graph editing window, they just weren't showing up normally. I don't know what it's about, or if it's being taken care of, but I just wanted to let the staff know. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 20:12, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

PS. Not all the shops have this problem. some of them that do are the merchant, the dryad, the painter, and the dye trader. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 20:16, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

We are aware of the issue and are currently investigating. Thank you very much for bringing this to our attention! --Rye Greenwood (talk) 20:34, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks to Westgrass, the problem should be resolved now. There was a minor variable naming conflict within two templates. Thanks again for reporting! --Rye Greenwood (talk) 20:52, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Weird header on pages

OK I don’t know if it’s my phone or if it’s your site but some pages do look weird with a really long (stretched verticle) header. I’m not sure if that’s on purpose or not, can someone help me figure this out? Im just trying to help. Patriotgrimm (talk) 22:20, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Can you list some of the pages, so I can take a look on my phone? – Ferretwings (talk) 02:18, 8 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello! Can you help me? I have a question about Terraria... Is there a problem with playing Terraria using CheatSheet without all the achievements on Steam? Can I be banned? Well I changed my account on Steam and on this account I do not have all the achievements! 22:44, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

I think the forums or steam forums can answer this question better, but i did see cases there archievements were cheated from other games (not terraria). I don't recommend doing that since that i think it could get you VAC banned (if terraria has VAC protection), but it doesn't hurt asking around. -- Murrayzero (talk) 01:10, 19 May 2019 (UTC)


I'm new to terraria, and for some reason i can't kill anything. i can't kill bunnies, i can't kill slimes, not even zombies. And they can't hurt me either, when zombies touch me nothing happens. I can collect items and break blocks, but fighting is the only thing that's not working. What's going on?? 09:06, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

1) Test your old character in a new world. If this works, your old world file may have become corrupted.
2) Test a new character your old world. If this works, your old character file may have become corrupted.
3) Test a new character in a new world. If you still have the same problems, re-install Terraria.
4) If you are still having problems, report it in the forums, they may have more suggestions.
Ferretwings (talk) 17:53, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Will cross platform come to terraria?

will PC,XBOX,PS4 players be able to play together? 04:44, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

While cross-platform multiplayer is certainly a much-requested feature, it is not possible at the moment. Currently, none of the different platforms have the same content. With the "One Terraria" project, which aims at aligning the content and erasing exclusives, cross-platform might be feasible in the future. However, since Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version do not receive further updates, it would be limited to Desktop version DesktopConsole version ConsoleMobile version Mobile, at best. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 19:59, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

I think somethings missing on a guide page, but I'm not sure how to suggest to an editor to fix it.

I know the guide talk pages exist, but I can't add discussions to that page. Enderxcom (talk) 06:40, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi, what's the problematic guide page? We can talk about it if you can be more specific. -- Murrayzero (talk) 08:23, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
The page is Guide:Class setups, everything on the page itself is accurate and works fine but I think there is missing information, and I just want to suggest to someone to fix it. Enderxcom (talk) 22:56, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Calamity needs help

Normally I wouldn't be posting this here, rather on the Terraria calamity wiki, but no one is responding. the people that run this wiki are experienced and are quick to make improvements. unfortunately, the calamity wiki is not. I was wondering if the community of the Terraria wiki can help the calamity wiki by making guilds to vanilla Terraria bosses. I can't make a page because I don't have a twitch account, so I thought that some of you could help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 20:45, 1 July 2019‎ (UTC)

Currently we are trying to finish all of the boss guides for Calamity Bosses. Once that is finished, we will look into adding guides for Vanilla bosses for Revengeance and Death Mode. If you have any further questions regarding the Calamity Wiki, please ask them either on a talk page on the Calamity Mod Wiki, or join the Calamity Mod Discord Server. Questions regarding the wiki can also be sent to me via Discord @Merkalto#1939. Thank you for being patient while we work on higher priority guides, and have a nice day. Merkalto (talk) 00:26, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Im having a lot of trouble with revengeance skeletron. Expert was hard enough! — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 20:28, 2 July 2019‎ (UTC)

New Guide Subject


I am currently preparing for the Wall of Flesh fight in my world, but other than artificial biomes, I don't know how to prepare. A guide article would be helpful to me and other players.

Sincerely, 20:15, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Hello, I'm not sure what information exactly you are looking for. You are creating artificial biomes in preparation for the Wall of Flesh fight? Are you missing information about the actual fight or about the aftermath, Hardmode? Refer to Guide:Wall of Flesh strategies for very detailed recommendations for the fight against the Wall of Flesh and to Guide:Walkthrough § Activating Hardmode for tips about what to consider before activating Hardmode. If these do not cover your problem, please specify what you "do not know how to prepare" for in particular. Thanks! :) --Rye Greenwood (talk) 21:55, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

The page quote on Truffle

I already posted this on Talk:Truffle, but since nobody seemed to notice it, I decided to post it here, too.

The current quote in the top of the page reads:

I feel like [Name of Truffle] is a bit misunderstood, he really is a fun guy.

— The Dryad

I think the quote would look better and sound more natural if the "[Name of Truffle]" was changed to "The Truffle", like this:

I feel like The Truffle is a bit misunderstood, he really is a fun guy.

— The Dryad

I can't do this change myself, because the page is protected. 04:31, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

The admins seem to have yoinked all the game quotes (ETA: Indeed, all the game texts) into a protected file, which is not unreasonable as they're obvious targets for mischief. However, altering all the quotes with [Name of NPC] in that way wouldn't be a bad idea. --MentalMouse42 (talk) 10:42, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Correct, all game texts are gradually being replaced by {{gameText}} and similar templates. The data source of {{gameText}} is not going to be altered, because its content comes directly from Terraria's source code, but the variable parts of game texts, like the one you pointed out above, can be changed upon transclusion. Check the template's documentation for information on how to achieve that (although it looks like you already have a grasp of it, judging by the example you provided).
Regarding the protection of the Truffle page: It looks like the page was a frequent vandalism target about three years ago. Since that behavior might have changed, I have lifted the restriction and everyone should be able to edit the page. If vandals, for whatever reason, excessively target this page again, protection can be re-applied. Note that it was only a semi-protection – if you create an account, you gain edit access to semi-protected pages, among some other benefits.
Apologies for not responding sooner on Talk:Truffle and thanks for bringing up this issue! --Rye Greenwood (talk) 12:01, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Judging by your recent edits, it looks like you were referring to the "Quotes" section of NPC pages as well, not just the large decorative quote on some pages; I did not quite understand, then. I agree that "[Name of NPC]" does not look too good on those decorative quotes and I have nothing against changing those to "the NPC". However, this should not be done in the "Quotes" sections, in my opinion. That section is part of the exact documentation of the game and "the NPC" does not document the fact that that part of the quote changes depending on the current name of the NPC in the world. If you have no objections, I would like to go ahead and revert the edits. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 17:46, 10 July 2019 (UTC)


So, recently while i was looting at the jungle i freed a goblin tinkerer which make me be able to access the reforge thingy. But the problem is, i didnt make him a house yet, and then he died to a skeleton. Will he be able to respawn? or can another one spawn in my world? please tell me i need help ;-;

Aalgaming18 (talk) 03:39, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Yes, he will respawn as long as a vacant House is available. 05:05, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
Please go read the [NPCs] page; from the introduction: " If killed, they will also respawn after a delay, as long as a suitable vacant house is still available.". (I'm about to add a qualifier there, but that's the meat.) --MentalMouse42 (talk) 10:52, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

How fast can you get from 1 side of a large world to the other?

I can get from 1 side of a large world to the other in 1 minutes 52.44 seconds using a mechanical cart, Can you beat my record? — Preceding unsigned comment added by UnoReverseCardAbuser (talkcontribs) at 08:54, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

The wiki is not really the most appropriate place to ask a question like this. Showing off is better done on, for instance, the official Terraria Discord, where you will find a larger (and most likely more interested) audience and maybe even someone who wants to contest with you. As this is the wiki, I can only refer you to the Guide:Travel, where you can find information which might be useful for you.
For the future, please stick to questions regarding a wiki issue, an anomaly in the game, or something alike, which we can discuss as editors. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 16:36, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Bug in "Ranged weapons" page

Hey. I'm not sure if it is only on my PC, but when I open https://terraria.gamepedia.com/Ranged_weapons page, list of ranged weapons seems not to load. Instead of, I am having this messsage:

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.3: Warning: No results.

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.3: Warning: No results.

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.3: Warning: No results.

Extension:DynamicPageList (DPL), version 3.3.3: Warning: No results.

And an empty table below this text. Could I ask someone to fix this? I don't know how to edit these pages correctly, but (at least for me) this was very important table, as it summed up all weapons in terraria.

Thank you,

Rvdy7, 19:19, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

I'll take care of it. – Ferretwings (talk) 19:59, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


When i try to play in my mega modded world, when i go to a certain area where i have my main personal house and storage units(in space), part of the bridge i made that goes across the world is gone, the bottom of the house is gone and my storage units no longer work. If anyone has any idea on how to fix this please tell me. Everything freezes after a while and so i just have to close terraria and do something else. None of this happens when i play in a single player world but only when im in a multiplayer world. 20:56, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

"Mega modded world"... that's a tough one. There is a discord server that may be able to help. It was set up for mod wiki editors. https://discord.gg/zZGmGqk channel #terraria-mods. If nobody there can help, you may need to visit each mod discord server and ask if anybody has encountered a similar situation. A list of mod discords can be found in channel #partners. – Ferretwings (talk) 22:00, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Crashing of one world

Hi, when playing Xbox terraria, when I enter into my main world the game crashes. I have tried everything I can think of, but it keeps happening. Help!!! 06:29, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Perhaps somebody in the forums can help. If you are using Xbox One, you should definitely go there and report it as a bug. – Ferretwings (talk) 16:02, 17 July 2019 (UTC)

Nintendo Switch?

I thought I read somewhere here that the Switch's gameplay is similar to the consoles, and when I have been looking through the Wiki (which thank you so much for this, this is an amazing piece of art.) for information, sometimes it doesn't apply, like for example, I couldn't seem to make the Angler Tackle Bag. I was wondering if (and when) there was going to be an edit of the Wiki to include the Switch's data.

Thank you very much. <3

Spritefyre 22:50 PST 7/20/19

So far the Switch version is only equivalent to Console 1.3, so items that were introduced in Desktop 1.3.1 such as the Angler Tackle Bag (and other wire related items such as the Grand Design, Yellow Wrench, etc.) are not available on Switch. The best way to know if an item is on Switch right now is to look in the history and see if it is included. Hopefully if the switch catches up to the base console version, this issue will be short-lived, but if that doesn't happen, there will most likely be a split for the switch version at some point. 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 10:44, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Hey there, Spritefyre here again, I just looked up the Cell Phone because we found that a while ago, and have been working super hard to get it, we have everything but the Metal Detector, so we are super close. We have been so excited about that and have been so hype every time we get a piece. I looked at the Cell Phone's history for the desktop version and it said, so I am confused what that means in reference to the Switch.
Thank you so much!! ~<3 00:43, 23 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi! "Desktop" means the 1.3Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions update which introduced a massive amount of new content. Generally, any content introduced in Desktop 1.3 should be available on Switch as well, since they aimed to achieve parity with that version. However, there should also be a "Switch version Switch version" section in the history section on all pages with Switch content. You will most often find "Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced." or sometimes even already "Switch 1.0.732.3: [...]." there. 1.0.711.6 was the initial release of the Switch and 1.0.732.3 is the latest patch. Hope this helps!
Oh and by the way, you can add links to wiki articles by wrapping the page title in two brackets, like so: [[Cell Phone]]
--Rye Greenwood (talk) 00:57, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Headgear facial-hair compatibility: how best to implement?

Terraria helmets frequently cover my character's facial hair. Sometimes this is reasonable (full-head helmets, OK, shadow-face hoods like Spectre, understandable) and sometimes it really isn't (Night Vision, even the Rain hat last I checked). Since other headgear does work with facial hair (the Viking Helmet and the Rune Wizard hat, if memory serves), I've been wanting to get some sort of reference for headgear that works with facial hair. Before launching on a Check Everything and listing the results, thought it'd make sense to file the request and see 1) if there's a cleaner way to do it (maybe there's a flag on items that can get referenced and nobody ever thought to do so?) 2) if it'd be better to list on each item's page, in a table somewhere, etc.

Thanks. 18:18, 24 July 2019 (UTC)

There is a flag on items in the code, but rather than being a flag, it's more like a long if statement. I edited Vanity items to show what items show hair (all pieces do not by default). 4e696e6a6f795844 (talk) 22:32, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
Nifty. Thanks. 21:37, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

water candle placement

idk if this is supposed to be happening but it is only letting me place water candles on things like tables work benches and platforms im trying to get a rare drop form an enemy so im using water candles to increase spawnrates but its kinda annoying to keep switching between wepons is my game bugged or are water candles only placable on furniture and platforms? — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 20:17, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

The Water Candle, like all Candles, can only be placed on flat furniture items. – ReedemtheD3ad! (talk) 17:21, 31 July 2019 (UTC)

Theories page?

I know that wiki pages should be non-objective, but should there at least be a page for info relating to theories? (ie: cenexs confirmed that the moon lord is cthulhu's brother). I can't find one anywhere, and this seems like a large part of the game — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 23:52, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Correct, there is currently no page exclusively dedicated to game theories. Since most trivia is related to a specific game entity (in your example the Moon Lord), it is mostly sufficient to just list the items of trivia in the "Trivia" section of the page. A page solely dedicated to speculation would hardly be of encyclopedic value, as it directly runs contrary to the intent of an encyclopedia – informing the reader in a neutral and objective way about undeniable facts. Game theories are indeed an interesting field, but they are much better suited for forums like the Official Terraria Forums, the official Discord, or Reddit or other social networking sites. These offer better interaction opportunities, so that theories can be discussed and developed in an organic way.
We do include trivia at times, but of course it is always a controversial matter what to include and not to include. The community was able to come up with some clear trivia rules, based on the experiences of the eight years this wiki already exists for. In general, a statement by a Re-Logic member is a perfectly valid source and can usually be documented right away (e.g., sticking to the Moon Lord example: "Terraria's final boss was originally going to be the Moon itself descending on the world, but Cenx later stated that this idea had been scrapped."). Regarding the specific item you provided: Cenx later admitted that claiming the Moon Lord would be Cthulhu's brother was a joke.
--Rye Greenwood (talk) 19:09, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Corrupted/Crimson Walls

The Wiki pages do not say if Corrupted or Crimson walls spread the biome to walls and blocks or only walls. — Preceding unsigned comment added by at 21:47, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing this out. Biome walls spread their biome to other walls, but not to foreground blocks. See Biome spread § Background Walls for the full details. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 02:02, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

Space Gun Recipe

The Wiki recipe for the Space Gun on Old Gen Console/3DS is incorrect, I played on Xbox 360 a couple weeks ago and it included a Flintlock Pistol. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dabestboyee (talkcontribs) at 14:09, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! I added a version differentiation; the page should correctly display a Flintlock Pistol in the ingredients for old-gen consoles now. --Rye Greenwood (talk) 23:00, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Login issues

Is it just me or is it impossible to log in using the Gamepedia/Twitch system? Is there any other way? --larshb (talk) 18:45, 12 December 2019 (UTC)