Wisp in a Bottle

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Wisp in a Bottle
  • Wisp in a Bottle item sprite
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TypeLight Pet
Use time19 Very Fast
TooltipSummons a Wisp to provide light
Grants BuffWispWisp
Buff durationInfinite
Buff tooltipA wisp is following you
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell5 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin
Summons Light Pet
Wisp (light pet).gif
The Wisp can be controlled using the movement keys.

The Wisp in a Bottle is a Hardmode, post-Plantera Light Pet item used to summon a light-providing Wisp that follows the player. While active, it is similar to the Flickerwick. The Wisp is brighter and keeps better pace with the player than other Light Pets, except the Suspicious Looking Tentacle. Moving in accordance with the direction keys the player is pressing. The Wisps' movement range appears to be about 7 tiles to the left, right, and below the players hitbox and 7 tiles above the Wisps' normal starting position.

Pressing the arrow keys just before the wisp stops moving can let it drift out of the limit for a few blocks. But 3 blocks father than the limit will cause it to go back to the user.

The Wisp in a Bottle has a 0.25% / 0.375% (1/400 / 1/267) chance to drop from Blue Armored Bones, Hell Armored Bones, and Rusty Armored Bones.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Wisp will often remain deep within the blocks ahead, causing the immediate area around your character to remain dark. To negate this effect, stand still and the Wisp should return.
  • Desktop VersionUsing Jump will not direct the Wisp upward, and falling will not direct it downward. You must use the ▲ Up or ▼ Down keys.
  • When the player is far ahead, the Wisp will spin to catch up to the player, giving off less light.
  • On the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version, the wisp is controlled with the right joystick and both joysticks, respectively.
  • The Wisp appears to be a flaming skull.
  • The Wisp goes 26 mph when not spinning, and goes 61 mph when spinning. That is the same top speed the Unicorn Mount have.
  • Dye applied to the Wisp does not change the amount or color of light emitted, even if the Wisp is made invisible.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Grappling a block will allow the player to direct the Wisp.
  • Applying Twilight Dye, Phase Dye, Living Ocean Dye or Living Flame Dye seemingly turns the Wisp completely invisible while still providing light, should players wish for such a thing for cosmetic reasons or when fighting Dungeon Spirits. Some other dyes can achieve this effect as well, such as Shadow Dye, although to a lesser degree.
  • When directing the wisp into a cloud block from a floating island the wisp will glow significantly brighter, like all other light sources.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Wisp refers to Will-o'-the-wisps, mythological ghost lights reported to lead travelers to their death in swamps. Scientific attempts to explain reports of their appearance include fireflies and swamp gas.

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