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Terraria buffs

10 different buffs

Buffs

4 different buffs: Gravitation, Spelunker, Archery, and Swiftness.

Buffs are an element first added to Terraria in patch 1.0.5.
They are temporary bonuses that increase the player's stats, or sometimes even grant special abilities such as walking on water. Buffs require certain items to activate, and, once activated, they will appear in the buffs bar in the upper-left corner of the screen.

A buff can be forcefully deactivated by right-clicking on its icon. Buffs of the same type do not stack--reactivating a buff will merely reset its duration. Also, 22 buffs may be active at a single time. Activating an 23th buff will cause the one furthest to the left in the buffs bar to be instantly cancelled, and the new buff will effectively take its place.

Buffs

Icon Name From Tooltip Duration Effect
Buff Archery Archery Archery Potion 20% increased arrow damage and speed 4 minutes +20% bow attack speed
+20% bow damage
Buff Ammo Box Ammo box Ammo Box 20% chance not to consume ammo 10 minutes Gives a 20% chance to not consume any kind of ammo when using ranged weapons
Ammo Reservation Ammo Reservation Potion 20% chance to not consume ammo 7 minutes Gives a 20% chance to not consume any kind of ammo when using ranged weapons
Buff Battle Battle Battle Potion Increased enemy spawn rate 7 minutes +50% monster spawn rate
+100% monster spawn cap
Buff 99 Campfire Campfire Life regen is slightly increased As long as you are near a campfire Increased life regen
Buff Clairvoyance Clairvoyance Crystal Ball Magic powers are increased 10 minutes +20 maximum mana
+5% magic damage
+2% magic critical hit chance
-2% mana usage
Dangersense Dangersense Potion You can see nearby hazards 10 minutes You can see traps and other hazards.
Buff Featherfall Featherfall Featherfall Potion Press up or down to control speed of descent 5 minutes Grants control over fall speed and grants immunity to fall damage.
Buff Gills Gills Gills Potion Breathe water instead of air 2 minutes User can breathe in water and lava (as of 1.2 you can breathe air while this is active)
Buff Gravitation Gravitation Gravitation Potion Press up to reverse gravity 3 minutes Grants control over gravity
Buff 100-1 Heart Lantern Heart Lantern Life regen is increased As long as you are near a Heart Lantern Increased life regen
Buff 48 Honey Touching Honey. Life regeneration is increased. Constant while touching Honey.
Remains for 30 seconds after exiting Honey.
Health regeneration rate is slightly increased.
Buff Hunter Hunter Hunter Potion Shows the location of enemies 5 minutes Causes enemies to glow
Ice Barrier Ice Barrier Frozen Turtle Shell Puts a shell around the owner when below 25% life that reduces damage As long as under 25% HP left Defence is increased by 30
Buff Invisibility Invisibility Invisibility Potion Grants invisibility 2 minutes Makes the user invisibile to other players
(but not to monsters)
Buff Ironskin Ironskin Ironskin Potion Increase defense by 8 5 minutes +8 defense
Buff Leaf Crystal Leaf Crystal Chlorophyte Armor Shoots leaves at nearby enemies While wearing Chlorophyte Armor Attacks nearby enemies with leaves
Buff Magic Power Magic Power Magic Power Potion 20% increased magic damage 2 minutes +20% magic damage
Buff Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration Mana Regeneration Potion Increased mana regeneration 2 minutes Mana regeneration rate is slightly increased
Buff Merfolk Merfolk [1] Neptune's Shell
Moon Shell
Can breathe and move easily underwater While underwater (not lava) Gains the abilities of a Merfolk
Buff Night Owl Night Owl Night Owl Potion Increased night vision 4 minutes Grants night vision
Buff Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin Obsidian Skin Potion Immune to lava 4 minutes User can enter lava without taking damage
Panic! Buff Panic! Damaged with Panic Necklace or Sweetheart Necklace equipped Movement speed is increased 5 seconds +25% movement speed
Rapidhealing Rapid Healing Inflicting damage while wearing Palladium Armour Life regeneration is greatly increased 5 seconds Health regeneration rate is greatly increased
Buff Regeneration Regeneration Regeneration Potion Provides life regeneration 5 minutes Health regeneration rate is slightly increased
Shadow Dodge Shadow Dodge Inflicting damage while wearing Titanium Armor You will dodge the next attack 20 seconds or being hit 2 seconds of invincibility after being hit
Buff Shine Shine Shine Potion Emitting light 5 minutes Generates a moderate amount of light
Buff Spelunker Spelunker Spelunker Potion Shows the location of treasure and ore 5 minutes Causes ores, gems, chests, pots, crystal hearts and plants to glow.
Buff Swiftness Swiftness Swiftness Potion 25% increased movement speed 4 minutes +25% movement speed
Buff Thorns Thorns Thorns Potion Attackers also take damage 2 minutes Returns 50% of damage received to the attacker
Buff Water Walking Water Walking Water Walking Potion Press down to enter water 5 minutes User is able to walk on the surface of water and lava without getting hurt
Buff Well Fed Well Fed Bowl of Soup
Cooked Marshmallow
Pumpkin Pie

Other food gained from Present

Minor improvements to all stats 10 minutes (Soup)

15 minutes (others)

+1 defense
+1% critical hit chance
+5% melee speed
+5% melee damage
+10% magic damage
+10% movement speed
Buff Werewolf Werewolf [1] Moon Charm
Moon Shell
Physical abilities are increased During Night Increases physical abilities by +3
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Merfolk and Werewolf buffs behave uniquely, as they are activated by wearing certain accessories. They must be cancelled by removing the associated accessory. They cannot be cancelled by right-clicking on their buff icons.

Pet Buffs

Icon Name From Tooltip Type Effect
Pet Baby EoS Buff Baby Eater Eater's Bone A baby Eater of Souls is following you Pet Follows player by flying
Baby Dinosaur Buff Baby Dinosaur Amber Mosquito A baby dinosaur is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Baby Hornet (buff) Baby Hornet Nectar It thinks you are its mother Pet Follows player by flying
Baby Penguin (buff) Baby Penguin Fish It looks like he wants your fish Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Baby Skeletron Head (buff) Baby Skeletron Head Bone Key Don't even ask... Pet Follows player by flying
Baby Snowman (buff) Baby Snowman Toy Sled A baby snowman is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Baby Truffle (buff) Baby Truffle Strange Glowing Mushroom Isn't this just soooo cute? Pet Follows player on foot

Will teleport to player if too far

Black Cat (buff) Black Cat Unlucky Yarn A black kitty is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will teleport to player if too far

Cursed Sapling (buff) Cursed Sapling Cursed Sapling A cursed sapling is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will teleport to player if too far

Eyeball Spring (buff) Eyeball Spring Eye Spring An eyeball spring is following you Pet follows player by bouncing

Will fly towards player if too far

Buff Fairy Fairy Fairy Bell A fairy is following you Light Generates a moderate amount of light
Pet Bunny Pet Bunny Carrot I think it wants your carrot Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Pet Lizard (buff) Pet Lizard Lizard Egg Chillin' like a reptilian Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Pet Parrot (buff) Pet Parrot Parrot Cracker Polly want's the cracker Pet Follows player by flying
Pet Sapling (buff) Pet Sapling Seedling A little sapling is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Pet Spider (buff) Pet Spider Spider Egg A spider is following you Pet Follows player on foot and up walls

Will fly to player if too far

Pet Turtle Buff Pet Turtle Seaweed Happy turtle time! Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Pygmies Buff.png Pygmies Pygmy Staff The pygmies will fight for you Minion Follows player on foot and attacks nearby enemies

Will fly towards player if too far

Ravens Buff Ravens Raven Staff The ravens will attack your enemies Minion Follows player by flying and will charge at nearby enemies
Shadow orb buff Shadow Orb Shadow Orb A magical orb that provides light Light Follows player slowly while generating small amount of light
Squashling (buff) Squashling Magical Pumpkin Seed A squashling is following you Pet Follows player on foot

Will fly towards player if too far

Tiki Spirit Buff Tiki Spirit Tiki Totem A friendly spirit is following you Pet Follows player by floating above them
Wisp in a bottle buff Wisp Wisp in a Bottle A wisp is following you Light Follows player by floating above them while generating moderate amount of light

Weapon Imbue Buffs

Icon Name From Tooltip Duration Effect
Weapon Imbue Cursed Flames Buff Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Flask of Cursed Flames Melee attacks inflict enemies with cursed flames 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Cursed Inferno debuff
Weapon Imbue Fire Buff Weapon Imbue: Fire Flask of Fire Melee attacks set enemies on fire 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the On Fire! debuff
Weapon Imbue Gold Buff Weapon Imbue: Gold Flask of Gold Melee attacks make enemies drop more gold 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Midas debuff
Weapon Imbue Ichor Buff Weapon Imbue: Ichor Flask of Ichor Melee attacks decreases enemies defense 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Ichor debuff
Weapon Imbue Nanites Buff Weapon Imbue: Nanites Flask of Nanites Melee attacks confuse enemies 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Confused debuff
Weapon Imbue Poison Buff Weapon Imbue: Poison Flask of Poison Melee attacks poison enemies 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Poisoned debuff
Weapon Imbue Party Buff Weapon Imbue: Party Flask of Party Melee attacks causes confetti to appear 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will cause confetti to appear
Weapon Imbue Venom Buff Weapon Imbue: Venom Flask of Venom Melee attacks inflict Venom on enemies 15 Minutes Successful melee attacks will inflict enemies with the Venom debuff

Trivia

Even though the Battle Potion and the Water Candle have similar functions, the former is a Buff and the latter is a Debuff.

Update Info

v1.2

  • The Gills buff no longer causes you to drown while being out of water.

v1.0.5

  • Added to the game.

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