Water is an abundant liquid. It is found in nearly any biome in pools of various sizes, and forms the large Oceans on either side of a map. It is less abundant in Deserts, and absent in The Underworld (where it evaporates if made to flow there). Water is only found above a certain depth, beneath which Lava pools tend to appear instead. It flows more freely than Lava and Honey. Each biome has its own unique water color, which can be changed using the Water Fountains sold by the Witch Doctor once he spawns in your world, or after Plantera is defeated.
Candles, most Torches, and Flaming Arrows do not emit light underwater, but Glowsticks and some other light sources do. Most torches are knocked free when water touches them. The exceptions are cursed, ichor, and coral torches.
Upon submersion, a player's breath meter will display, indicating their remaining breathing time before drowning damage will be incurred. The point where a player is considered submerged, for purposes of the breath meter, is one pixel above the eyes.
If the player's feet are in at least one tile of water, movement is hindered noticeably. Certain accessories or potions can boost player movement through liquids, enable swimming, or even allow walking along its surface. Players cannot swim by default. Projectiles move slower through water than air.
A body of water will also break the player's fall upon impact and negate any fall damage. If the player has any water walking buff active, this will also negate fall damage by landing on the water's surface.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
|The water crafting station icon.|
Like Lava and Honey, water can be used as a minor crafting station. It works just like those two; in order to use it the player only has to stand nearby. Creation of items from a body of water does not lower the water level at all. A sink may be used in place of a water fluid tile, and similarly offers unlimited water to recipes.
Used to craft[edit | edit source]
Water can also be used to make the following items, though not as a crafting station:
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Water colors[edit | edit source]
Water changes color depending on which biome or event the player is. The color can also be changed with Water Fountains.
- Blue in the Forest and Ocean
- Dark Blue in the Underground layer and Glowing Mushroom biome
- Yellow in the surface Desert / Underground Desert
- Teal in the Jungle
- Light blue in the Snow biome
- Purple in the Corruption
- Pinkish in the Crimson
- Magenta in the Hallow
- Red during a Blood Moon
- Murky purple in the Cavern layer
- Turquoise in the surface Desert, such as in Oases
Items interacting with water[edit | edit source]
- Flippers allow the player to swim upward by jumping repeatedly from any point within the water.
- Gills Potion allows the player to breathe underwater.
- Breathing Reed allows the player to breathe while in shallow water and also increases the breath meter.
- Diving Helmet increases the breath meter.
- Diving Gear increases breath meter and allows swimming.
- Neptune's Shell allows the player to breathe underwater and allows swimming.
- Water Walking Potion, Lava Waders, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, Water Walking Boots, and Terraspark Boots allow the player to walk on the surface of water.
- Pumps and Buckets can move water.
- Flipper Potion, Fishron Wings, Superheated Blood, and the Shrimpy Truffle allow the player to move at normal/boosted speed in water.
- Jellyfish Necklace, Jellyfish Diving Gear, and Arctic Diving Gear emit light when in water.
- Fishing Poles allow the player to fish in water.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Underground pools of water may sometimes be spotted via the glowing Jellyfish that spawn there.
- The game occasionally has difficulty leveling out large volumes of liquid that flowed into a new space. Exiting and reloading the world, or relocating the liquid elsewhere, can sometimes remedy the problem.
- If the player already has the Chilled debuff and enters water, it will stay on the player until they leave, where the countdown will start again.
- Water cannot directly spread the Corruption, Crimson or Hallow, as the tints it receives from the player being in such biomes are purely visual.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Water is a liquid substance that covers roughly 71% of the earth's surface. Taking this into consideration, it is unlikely that Terraria takes place on Earth, as water covers little of most worlds, if a Terraria world represents the whole world.
- This is likely explained by the fact that a Terraria world probably does not represent the entirety of the world it is located in. Even in a world set to large, the landmass is very small. Also, since there is water at both sides, the landmass could be an island.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 1.3.4: Water is now dynamic and has a setting to be more or less dynamic.
- Desktop 1.2.3:
- Desktop 1.2:
- When water touches a half block, it will create a waterfall. Water can also change colors depending what biome it is in, or if it's a Blood Moon.
- Desktop 1.1: Water is in a secondary 'layer' behind the placed blocks, therefore can no longer be removed by placing blocks on it. "Blocked" liquids disappear only after restart of world.
- Desktop 1.0.5:
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.