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eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 6:25am
key molds
does the mold drop from a specific eenemy? or just anything you kill in that biome?
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Anarchisteve Nov 8, 2013 @ 6:40am 
It is not a specific enemy, I don't think it even has to be an enemy associated with the biome. The drops are quite rare so it will take some time (you can use water candles/blood moons/solar eclipses to reduce that time).
eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:49am 
in 300 hours i've only seen 2 solar eclipse...
Emmote Nov 8, 2013 @ 9:02am 
Most people just put down 50 meteorite blocks and kill the meteor heads. They drop the molds if they're in the right biome. Can even make afk-farms because meteor heads don't hurt in end-game gear.

Personally never seen the fun in that. Just kill everything in the biome, it'll drop eventually.
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Obi-Patates Nov 8, 2013 @ 9:06am 
Try what i'm doing: Simply place 50 blocks of meteor in wichever Biome you want the key mold, make a little building out of blocks, put enough honey in it to activate its effects, place a water candle nearby, drink a battle potion, equip a turtle armor, a shield of anykind, a regen band, and jump in the honey ! The perfect AFK farm for key molds !! Hope it helps ! (plus, your gonna get lots of money, meteor, and meteor-head banners... )
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navorskatie Nov 8, 2013 @ 9:29am 
I usually fight my blood moons and solar eclipses near the jungle. This is so that I hope I can get a jungle key drop and also for blood moon, get a few clowns. I am also trying to get the bananarang so I just combine them all together.

eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 11:36am 
Originally posted by Obi-Patates:
Try what i'm doing: Simply place 50 blocks of meteor in wichever Biome you want the key mold, make a little building out of blocks, put enough honey in it to activate its effects, place a water candle nearby, drink a battle potion, equip a turtle armor, a shield of anykind, a regen band, and jump in the honey ! The perfect AFK farm for key molds !! Hope it helps ! (plus, your gonna get lots of money, meteor, and meteor-head banners... )

what is the honey for? i don't get it.

also i don;t like to play afk...

although, i did try that meteor thing with a water candle and a raven staff, the raven killed all the heads for me. and after 10 minutes afk, the meteor heads stopped spawning, they just stopped, would not spawn anymore. and i ran around grabbed all the loot and it was like....50 silver pieces worth of copper and i had to log out and back in to make them spawn again


here's the thing, i made a world and crafted a farming arena in each biome.
i had to transplant a crimson biome in there so i could have hallow corrupt and crimson all in one world.

the crimson took some time to take hold, and the background and music changes but is there a possibility i did it wrong and the crimson mold won't drop? do i have to farm underground crimson or crimson in a world where it was already there?

p.s. i too want the bananarang i heard it stacks to 10, i have 1...
p.p.s. i still have not seen a solar ecplipse only got 2 in 300 hours...
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Borjoyzee33 Nov 8, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Honey gives health regen for when you get hit by the meteor heads, like a campfire or the new heart lantern, but you have to be immersed in it. Could use all three, not sure if it stacks though.
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Finalgenesis Nov 8, 2013 @ 11:55am 
I think the drop chance is 1/4000 per enemies killed, so it's pretty damn rare, beyond some insane luck you won't get all key molds from normal play. The mold type dropped will correspond to the biome you are in.

Honey increases hp regen if I remember right.

The thing with 50 meteor is because meteor biome a) doesn't override your current biome, so the background biome will still count for mold type drop (I think). b) Meteo biome has one of the highest spawn rate, along with jungle. c) meteo head is pretty tame.

Best way to farm is with afk summoning, you need pygmy or raven staff, along with tiki armor or spooky armor set. Find a good spot, maybe do some remodelling to set up a nice arena (so monsters don't get stuck in pockets of earth for example and holding up your monster spawning limiyt), summon an army, put a water candle on a table, equip one yourself to double the water candle spawn bonus, set up barricades around youself designed so your summon won't be impeded while enemy can't touch you, then go to sleep.

When you wake up you should have your mold or two. If you really hate afk playing, just sit and stare at the monitor, that works too, oh and drooling helps so be sure to do that.

Tip on solar eclipse, buy a 999 stack of IV rockets from cyborg when it happens, its the only time he sells I think. It's the only rocket that can blow blocks up, with makes the best luxury mining tool period (who wants to mine with picks or drill when you can do it with a rocket launcher?)
eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
um like i said in the other post, i tried afk farming meteor heds and they stopped spawning after 10 minutes, when i came back , nothing was on screen but a bunch of copper pieces and i had to log out and back in to make them spawn again.
eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 12:07pm 
and besides...whats the point of making it such a rare drop?...i realize the items are overpowered. but the pumpkin moon is pretty much set up so its impossible without them.
so like, i've done EVERYTHING in the game except get the key molds and do pumpkin moon since its impossible without the things from the key molds.
only other thing i haven't found the axe guitar from plantera.

so like...i'll have become bore and stopped playing long before i find a key mold through normal play.

i know its supposed to be hard to find but isn't that counter intuitive when the only way to find it is through exploitation?
eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
and my other question was...will the mold drop in a transplanted biome? or do i have to make a world with the biome already settled in?
Over8001 Nov 8, 2013 @ 2:29pm 
They help with Pumpkin Moon, but it's very possible without them. Just use Spectre Armor + Nimbus Cloud with some of the magic weapons from the dungeon like Magnet Sphere and Inferno Fork and you should be able to hold your own, and if you're having trouble getting to wave 15 in time then just start a dedicated server and keep using it to reset the time.

The meteor heads likely stopped spawning because some other creatures spawned in a nearby area you couldn't see, which took up all your available spawns. Try filling in any large pockets or tunnels near your farm so enemies can't spawn in them, and drain any nearby bodies of water.
eviltwin61878 Nov 8, 2013 @ 7:17pm 
well, i got the vampire knife, apparently, the mold does drop in a transplanted crimson biome
the crazy dolphin Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:03am 
ive got 10 keys/key moulds w/ out farming, they're so easy to get
the crazy dolphin Nov 9, 2013 @ 8:04am 
11* i just got one a couple of seconds after posting my previous comment
XD
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