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Debuffs are a feature first introduced in patch 1.0.6. Debuffs bestow negative effects upon their bearers, and unlike Buffs, cannot be removed by right-clicking on their icons. There are several accessories which provide immunity to a single Debuff, which build into the Ankh Charm, giving immunity to many debuffs. Some Monsters can be infected with certain debuffs, including Confused, Cursed Inferno, On Fire! and Poisoned.

Debuffs will naturally wear off after a short period of time, though some may last up to a few minutes. The Nurse can cure debuffs at the cost of 7 SilverCoin Small 50 CopperCoin Small per debuff.

In 1.2, many new accessories were added which prevent one specific debuff each, and can be combined at a Tinkerer's Workshop to create versions that give immunity to all the debuffs of their components.

Table

Icon Name Inflicted By Tooltip Duration Effect Prevented by
Blackout Blackout

Ragged Caster

Red Potion

Light vision severely reduced 4 seconds Screen is reduced to almost complete darkness None
Debuff Bleeding Bleeding

Angler Fish
Werewolf
Tizona

Red Potion

Cannot regenerate life 45 seconds Prevents natural health regeneration Adhesive Bandage
Debuff Broken Armor Broken Armor

Armored Skeleton
Heavy Skeleton

Red Potion

Defense is cut in half 2 minutes Defense is reduced by half Armor Polish
Burning Burning Hellstone
Meteorite Ore
Hellstone Brick
Losing life and slowed movement Until losing contact Movement speed halved
10 health lost per second
Obsidian Skull
Chaosstate Chaos State Rod of Discord Using the Rod of Discord will take life 8 seconds (since 1.2.3) Using the Rod of Discord deals damage equal to 16.67% of the player's maximum health None
Chilled Chilled Ice Slime
Ice Bat
Spiked Ice Slime
Ice Golem
Ice Queen
Your movement speed has been reduced 10-20 seconds
45 seconds (Ice Golem)
Movement speed halved [1] Hand Warmer
Debuff Confused Confused

Clown
Giant Bat
Light Mummy
Dao of Pow
Bee Keeper

Red Potion

Movement is reversed 7 seconds Player movement is temporarily reversed
Confused monsters will flee
Trifold Map
Debuff Cursed Cursed

Cursed Hammer
Cursed Skull
Enchanted Sword
Dragon Skull (console)

Red Potion

Cannot use any items 4 seconds Prevents the player from using items Nazar
Debuff Cursed Inferno Cursed Inferno Clinger
Spazmatism
Cursed Arrow
Cursed Bullet
Cursed Flames
Spectral Arrow
Losing life fast. 7 seconds 4 health lost per second None
Debuff Darkness Darkness

Black Slime
Corrupt Slime
Dark Mummy
Slimer
Scythe of Demon, Voodoo Demon, and Arch Demon (console)

Red Potion

Decreased light vision 15 seconds Decreases the player's vision Blindfold
Debuff Frostburn Frostburn Frostburn Arrow
Melee and Ranged damage with Frost Armor
Flower of Frost
It's either really hot or really cold. Either way it REALLY hurts. 4 seconds
1-8 seconds
10 seconds
6 health lost per second
Negates health regeneration
Hand Warmer
Frozen Frozen Spiked Ice Slime
Ice Bat
Ice Golem
Ice Queen
Frozen in place 2 seconds Encases the player in ice, rendering them helpless Hand Warmer
Debuff Horrified Horrified Wall of Flesh You have seen something nasty, there is no escape While fighting the Wall of Flesh. Causes the player to die if they leave the underworld None
Ichor Ichor Ichor Sticker (Ichor Stream)
Ichor Bullet
Ichor Arrow
Golden Shower
Reduced defense 15 seconds Reduces players current defense by 20 None
Debuff Mana Sickness Mana Sickness Consuming any Mana Potion Magic damage reduced by x% 5 seconds

Magic damage is reduced by 25% but will fade out to 0% and then end

None
Debuff Midas Midas Flask of Gold
Golden Bullet
Drop more money on death 15 minutes Increases money drops for the player and monsters None
Debuff On Fire! On Fire

Lava
Various monsters[2]
Various weapons

Red Potion

[3]

Slowly losing life. 3-7 seconds 4 health lost per second Water, Honey
Lava Charm
Obsidian Skin Potion
Lava Waders [4]
Debuff Poisoned Poisoned

Dart Trap
Hornet (Stinger)
Toxic Sludge
Various weapons[5]

Slowly losing life 7-10 seconds 2 health lost per second Bezoar
Debuff Potion Sickness Potion Sickness Consuming certain healing items [6] Cannot consume anymore healing items 60 seconds Prevents the player from consuming healing items Philosopher's Stone
(reduces time to 45)
Debuff Silenced Silenced

Dark Mummy
Green Jellyfish
Pixie

Red Potion

Cannot use items that require mana 7 seconds Prevents the player from casting any spells Megaphone
Suffocation Suffocation

Being encased in a falling block (Sand, Silt, Slush)

Red Potion

Losing life Until free from gravity-affected (sand, silt etc.) blocks 10 health lost per second None
Debuff Slow Slow

Mummy
Pixie
Wraith

Red Potion

Movement speed is reduced 15 seconds Horizontal movement speed halved [1] Fast Clock
Debuff The Tongue The Tongue Wall of Flesh You are being sucked into the mouth While being dragged by the Wall of Flesh Wall of Flesh pulls the player in front of itself
Unable to move or use items
None
Debuff Tipsy Tipsy AleSake Increased melee abilities, lowered defense 2 minutes 2% increased melee critical hit chance
10% increased melee attack speed
10% increased melee damage
-2 defense
None
Venom Venom Black Recluse
Venom Bullet
Venom Arrow
Losing life 8 seconds 4 health lost per second None
Watercandle Water Candle Water Candle Increased Monster Spawn Rate Until out of range of Candle Enemy Spawn rate increased None
Debuff Weak Weak

Floaty Gross
Corruptor (Vile Spit)

Red Potion

Physical abilities are decreased 5 minutes

-4 defense
-5% melee damage
-5% melee attack speed
-10% movement speed

Vitamins
Wet Wet Water Gun You are dripping water 25 seconds Affected entity drips water None
Slimed Slime Slime Gun You are dripping slime 30 seconds Affected entity drips slime None
  1. 1.0 1.1 Debuff nullified by running
  2. The following monsters can inflict the On Fire! debuff: Fire Imp (Burning Sphere), Lava Slime, Meteor Head, Skeleton Archer (Flaming Arrows)
  3. The following weapons can inflict the On Fire! debuff: Fiery Greatsword, Flamarang, Flamelash, Flamethrower, Flaming Arrow, Flower of Fire, Molten Fury, Molten Hamaxe, Molten Pickaxe, Sunfury
  4. These items will only give protection against the On Fire! debuff inflicted by Lava, as well as lava damage. They will not protect against the debuff from other sources.
  5. The following weapons can inflict the Poisoned debuff: Blade of Grass, Poisoned Knife, Thorn Chakram, Tonbogiri.
  6. The following healing items will inflict the Potion Sickness debuff: Bottled Water, Glowing Mushroom, Goldfish, Greater Healing Potion, Healing Potion, Lesser Healing Potion, Lesser Restoration Potion, Mushroom, Restoration Potion

Bugs

  • When curing the Potion Sickness debuff via the Nurse, the icon disappears but the actual effects of the debuff are not removed.
  • The Bleeding effect can be overridden by the Campfire effect and various accessoires.

Update Info

v1.2.3

  • Added Mana Sickness and Wet.
  • On fire! debuff now causes the player's hair to fade to crisp black, depending on how low their health is.

v1.2.1.2

  • Added Chaos State
  • Debuffs now properly stack on monsters in multiplayer
  • Water Candle now provides a visible debuff

v1.2

v1.0.6

  • Added to the game.

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