Terraria

Terraria

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A Terraria potion guide
By Banos
A basic guide that shows you what potions are and how you can craft them!

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Alchemy Station
An Alchemy Station is a crafting station that is primarily used to craft potions.

Requirements.
In order to create an Alchemy Station, you will need to place a Bottle, Mug or Pink Vase on top of a Wooden Table, Work Bench, Dresser, Tinkerer's Workshop, or Wood Platform. If an Alchemy station is created using a Work Bench, then it will function as both types of crafting station.


Lesser Healing Potion
The Lesser Healing Potion is a potion that can be crafted, found in Pots, Chests, dropped by Bosses, or as a background item in the Dungeon. They can be crafted into healing potions using two lesser healing potions and a Glowing Mushroom. They can also be purchased from the Merchant.

Effect: Restores 50 Health.

Ingredients,
2 Bottles.
2 Gel.
1 Mushroom.
Healing Potion
Healing Potions are potion that can be crafted, found in Pots and Chests. If you are at full health, and you use a healing potion, it will have no effect.

Effect: Restores 100 Health.

Ingredients,
1 Glowing Mushroom.
2 Lesser Healing Potions.
Greater Healing Potion
The Greater Healing Potion is a restorative item dropped by Hard Mode bosses, after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated.

Effect: Restores 150 Health.

Ingredients,
3 Pixie Dust.
1 Crystal Shard.
1 Bottled Water.
Lesser Mana Potion
The Lesser Mana Potion is a part of the Mana Potions family. It is the weakest, restoring only 50 Mana when used. If the player's maximum Mana is zero, this Potion will have no effect.

Effect: Restores 50 mana.

Ingredients,
1 Fallen Star.
2 Bottles.
2 Gel.
Mana Potion
The Mana Potion is a part of the mana potions family. It restores up to 100 mana when used. If the player has full mana or their maximum mana is 0, the potion will have no effect.

Effect: Restores 100 Mana.

Ingredients,
1 Glowing Mushroom.
2 Lesser Mana Potions.
Greater Mana Potion
The Greater Mana Potion is a mana potion that restores 200 mana when used.

Effect: Restores 200 mana.

The Greater Mana Potion cannot be crafted, it instead may only be purchased from the Wizard.
Lesser Restoration Potion
The Lesser Restoration Potion is crafted with 1 Lesser Healing Potion and 1 Lesser Mana Potion. Upon usage, it restores 50 points of health and 50 points of mana, making you able to restore stats more efficiently.

Effect: Restores 50 Mana and 50 Health.

Ingredients,
1 Lesser Healing Potion.
1 Lesser Mana Potion.
Restoration Potion
The Restoration Potion is a potion that restores Health and Mana by 100. It can be crafted at an Alchemy Station with one Healing Potion and one Mana Potion.

Effect: Restores 100 Health and 100 Mana.

Ingredients,
Healing Potion.
Mana Potion.



Archery Potion
The Archery Potion increases Arrow speed and Damage by 20%.

Effect: 20% increased Arrow speed and damage.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Lens.
Battle Potion
The Battle Potion raises the spawn rate of monsters by 50% and the max enemy cap by 100%. Battle Potions can be found in Pots and Chests.

Effect: Increase enemy spawn rate.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Rotten Chunk.
Deathweed.
Featherfall Potion
The Featherfall Potion limits gravity's affect on the player for 5 minutes, slowing their fall and allowing him/her to jump higher than normal. The player can hold the down key (S by default) to fall like normal in case of a rush, or up (W by default) to slow their fall even further or increase their jump height by up to 3 times.

Combined with movement accessories such as the Rocket Boots/Spectre Boots and Cloud in a Bottle/Cloud in a Balloon, this potion offers you a great deal of control, essentially allowing you to fly unhindered.

The potion also negates all Fall Damage when active, which makes it extremely useful if you don't have another means to prevent it.

Effect: Slows falling speed.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Blinkroot.
Feather.
Gills Potion
The Gills Potion grant the player the ability to breathe Water instead of air for two minutes.

Effect: Breathe under water.

ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Coral.
Waterleaf.
Gravitation Potion
The Gravitation Potion allows the player to invert the effect of gravity on the player. The effect is player-controlled and can be toggled while in the air, surpassing the Demon Wings or Angel Wings as the most effective way of air travel currently available. The effect can be toggled by pressing the up key (default is "W") to invert gravity and the down key (default is "S") to restore normal gravity. It has several very helpful uses, such as getting out of water, as it is the only current way to effectively "float". Another is a very effective usage is as a method of locating Floating Islands, as it allows you to essentially fly. Gravitation potions can be found in Pots or Chests underground. They can also be crafted using one Bottled Water, one Fireblossom, one Deathweed, one Blinkroot, and one Feather. You must be near an Alchemy Station to craft it.

Effect: Allows the control of gravity.

Ingredients,
Blinkroot.
Bottled Water.
Deathweed.
Feather.
Fireblossom.
Hunter Potion
The Hunter Potion shows the location of enemies, NPC's and creatures on your screen by highlighting them and making them glow with a green tint. As well as having quite a strong glow, light particle effects will periodically emit from whichever enemy you can see, lighting up their surrounding area slightly.

Effect: Shows the location of enemies.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Blinkroot.
Shark Fin.
Invisibility Potion
The Invisibility Potion turns the player invisible for 2 minutes, although equipped armor remains visible. The Invisibility Potion does not make you invisible to monsters which makes it useless in solo play. This makes its sole use to be in PvP servers to avoid other players, however, the potion is banned on most PvP servers.

Effect: Invisibility.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Blinkroot.
Moonglow.
Ironskin Potion
The Ironskin Potion increases defense by 8 for 5 minutes. This is one of the most useful potions in the game since it gives a high amount of defense and is very easy to craft. It is most helpful when used in a boss fight or while exploring Dungeons.

Effect: Increase defense by 8.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Iron Ore.
Magic Power Potion
The Magic Power Potion gives the Magic Power buff when consumed, which increases magic damage by 20%. The effect lasts for two minutes, and stacks with the Clairvoyance buff.

Effect: 20% increased magic damage.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Deathweed.
Fallen Star.
Moonglow.
Mana Regeneration Potion
The Mana Regeneration potion increases the speed at which your Mana regenerates. This effect lasts 2 minutes.

Effect: Increased Mana regeneration.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Fallen Star.
Moonglow.
Night Owl Potion
The Night Owl Potion improves the player's night vision for 4 minutes. The Night's Owl Potion is helpful if you don't have a Mining Helmet or Orb of Light to light your way as it increases the range of the light from your torches, although it works well in combination with any source of light, especially when exploring unknown caves or dungeons.

Effect: Increased night vision.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Blinkroot.
Obsidian Skin Potion
The Obsidian Skin Potion is a Potion that gives total immunity/protection to Lava, Hellstone, Hellstone Bricks, and Meteorite Ore. In contrast, the Obsidian Skull only provides immunity to the three blocks, not lava.

Effect: Provides immunity to lava.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Fireblossom.
Obsidian.
Waterleaf.
Regeneration Potion
The Regeneration Potion is a potion that increases the player's health regeneration by one HP per second, which continues for five minutes. A total of 300 HP can be gained with this potion. The effect stacks with both the Band of Regeneration and the player's natural out-of-combat regeneration.

Effect: Provides life regeneration.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Mushroom.
Shine Potion
The Shine Potion makes your character glow for 5 minutes, which is useful for exploring caves underground, or even if you just want some light during the night. It loses some of its usefulness when you obtain the Orb of Light, as the materials needed to make the potion could be used for more useful potions. However, unlike the Orb of Light, it follows the player without lagging behind, and is much brighter.

Effect: Emit an aura of light.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Daybloom.
Glowing Mushroom.
Spelunker Potion
The Spelunker Potion gives a slight purple glow to all nearby ore, chests, pots, Crystal Hearts, gemstones, and alchemical plants (such as Blinkroot and Daybloom). When you take the potion, you receive a "Spelunker" buff that has a duration of 5 minutes.

Effect: Shows the location of treasure and ore.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Blinkroot.
Moonglow.
Gold Ore.
Swiftness Potion
The Swiftness Potion is a Potion that increases a player's movement speed by 25%. The effect does not stack with the Hermes Boots.

Effect: 25% increased movement speed.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Blinkroot.
Cactus.
Thorns Potion
The Thorns Potion is a potion which give the player the buff "Thorns". This buff lasts two minutes and causes attackers to take damage equal to half of the damage they dealt.

Effect: Attackers also take damage.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Deathweed.
Cactus.
Water Walking Potion
The Water Walking Potion allows the player to walk on water and lava for 5 minutes. The player can sink into the water by pressing down. There is glitch that causes the player to partially sink, allowing you to take damage from lava. Despite the description, players are also able to walk on lava without damage and without the need for the Obsidian Skin Potion.

Effect: Walk on water.

Ingredients,
Bottled Water.
Waterleaf.
Shark Fin.
Farms
A small farm what i use with friends, works good and very easy to build!

Flower pots, a chest and a Alchemy Station.

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47 Comments
mort17 Aug 18, 2017 @ 7:39pm 
Very hapefull
Madalovin Mar 28, 2016 @ 6:43pm 
This is nice. But NOT up-to-date.
hollynephi Sep 25, 2015 @ 7:27pm 
how long did it take you to do this!!?? like a life?
hollynephi Sep 25, 2015 @ 7:27pm 
I like this becuse I dont use potions that much... well exept for the healing
Zajdik Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:13am 
plz update it for 1.3
:zombiehead:
Banos  [author] Feb 23, 2014 @ 3:56pm 
Np :greenslime:
Rea3070 Feb 23, 2014 @ 3:33pm 
That is very help full Thanks ;)
DeathClaw Feb 1, 2014 @ 3:47pm 
Wow. Thanks.
Madalovin Oct 13, 2013 @ 10:51am 
*sigh* i always wanted to set a full glass of ale down on the table and just let it sit thare... but i drink it every time.
any who, im still using this till today, and i dont have to open up a laggy wiki page to learn it! :D
Banos  [author] Oct 11, 2013 @ 7:10am 
Thx gimlifrogs, i fixt it :demoneye: