You keep on dying when fighting Terraria bosses, failing to catch rare species during fishing, or getting the worst loot when spelunking. Wondering what the reason behind those could be? You likely need a boost to your character’s stats on top of your strategies. To get enhancements, you have to obtain a handful of Terraria potions.
With this guide, you can brew every potion in Terraria by yourself, even if you are new to the game.
Let’s go straight to the main topic. To make Terraria potions, you should have the know-how about the necessary workstation, materials, and brewing mechanics.
Prepare a Workstation
The workstation you need when making Terraria potions is the Placed Bottle, Alchemy Table, or Imbuing Station.
The Placed Bottle is not a bottle but a crafting table. It can be created by placing an Empty Bottle on a Table, Platform, Work Bench, Dresser, Bookcase, Piano, or Fireplace.
The Alchemy Table, meanwhile, cannot be crafted. It can be obtained by fishing in the Dungeon where pre-hard mode Terraria boss Skeletron is. While getting it might sound dangerous, it is worth the effort because the workstation has a perk – there is a 33 percent chance it will not consume your materials.
The Imbuing Station is a workstation dedicated to creating a Flask, a type of potion in the game. It can be bought from the Witch Doctor.
Know the Required Materials
After you set up your workstation, you need to find out what materials are needed to make Terraria potions. Note that each potion has a specific recipe, which you will learn shortly.
For now, know that almost all potions require Bottled Water, which you can create by standing near a body of water with a glass bottle on hand. The rest of the ingredients needed for the concoctions can be herbs, critters, dust, fragments, shards, gel, ore, and special items.
Learn the Mechanics
Now, here’s the process of making Terraria potions. While there are plenty of potion variants to choose from, the steps to brew one are few and simple. The mechanics are as easy as Minecraft brewing.
On PC and Console
1. Make sure you have a glass bottle and the specific materials for the potion in your inventory.
2. Stand near the Placed Bottle, Alchemy Table, or Imbuing Station.
3. Access the crafting menu on the lower-left part of the screen.
4. Scroll down to find the potion you want to create.
5. Double click on the potion to make it.
1. Access the crafting menu while standing in front of a Placed Bottle, Alchemy Table, or Imbuing Station.
2. Look for the potions tab and click on the specific potion you want to make.
3. If you have the materials listed in the interface, tap the Craft button.
With knowledge on how to make Terraria potions, it is time to think about what concoction best suits your needs in the game. We’ve listed all relevant information below to help you decide which to brew.
Health potions restore your health, while Mana potions help your magic recover. Both are must-have concoctions in Terraria and many other cross-platform games.
Lesser Healing Potion
Recipe: 2x Bottles, 1x Mushroom, 2x Gel
The Lesser Healing Potion restores your Health Points (HP) by 50. Giving the fewest points for recovery, it is like medicine for minor scratches.
Recipe: 2x Lesser Healing Potions, 1x Glowing Mushroom
The Healing Potion gives you back 100 HP. It is ideal to use for pre-hard mode Terraria bosses.
Greater Healing Potion
Recipe: 3x Bottled Water, 1x Crystal Shard, 3x Pixie Dust
The Greater Healing Potion lets you recover 150 HP. It is often used when going head-to-head with hard-mode bosses.
Super Healing Potion
Recipe: 4x Greater Healing Potions, 1x Solar Fragment, 1x Stardust Fragment, 1x Vortex Fragment, 1x Nebula Fragment
The Super Healing Potion is the best health-restoring concoction out of all Terraria potions. It replenishes your HP by 200, making it great to save for your fight with the final boss Moon Lord.
Lesser Mana Potion
The Lesser Mana Potion grants 50 Mana Points (MP). It is one of the Terraria Potions that cannot be crafted. You can buy one from a Merchant in the game instead.
Recipe: 2x Lesser Mana Potions, 1x Glowing Mushroom
The Mana Potion refills your Mana by 100 points. If you are an occasional magic user, it is handy to have this in your inventory.
Greater Mana Potion
The Greater Mana Potion supplies you with 200 MP. That boost is already helpful when battling hard-mode Terraria bosses.
Super Mana Potion
Recipe: 15x Greater Mana Potions, 3x Crystal Shards, 1x Unicorn Horn, 1x Fallen Star
The Super Mana Potion is the go-to recovery item for every expert Terraria mage. Although it requires a lot of ingredients to brew, the potion is worth it for its 300 MP boost.
Recipe: 1x Bottle, 1x Mushrooms, 1x Glowing Mushroom, 1x Pink Gel
The Restoration Potion is a drink that helps you recover health and mana by 90 and 80 points, respectively. It is handy if you have a build that balances melee and magic.
Buff Potions grant you positive status effects. The said Terraria potions have a temporary effect.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Daybloom, 1x Mushroom
The Regeneration Potion helps you recover by 2 HP per second for up to eight minutes. It is useful during long fights with bullet hell-style bosses where you have to focus on dodging.
Mana Regeneration Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Moonglow, 1x Fallen Star, 1x Daybloom
The Mana Regeneration Potion works the same way as the Regeneration Potion but is for restoring MP over time.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Prismite, 1x Moonglow, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Shiverthorn
If the Regeneration Potion adds HP over time, the Lifeforce Potion improves the actual HP capacity of your character. The limit is increased by 20 percent for eight minutes. The item is good to consume when battling hard-mode bosses.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Crimson Tigerfish, 1x Daybloom
Collecting hearts is a way to recover health in Terraria, provided that they are within your character’s reach. With the Heartreach Potion, you can get the hearts even if they are up to 18 tiles away from you.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Cactus
The Swiftness Potion makes you 25 percent more agile for eight minutes. It is the best item to consume for evading bosses that pursue you wherever you go.
Magic Power Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Moonglow, 1x Fallen Star, 1x Deathweed
For wielders of wands, staves, or magic guns, the Magic Power Potion is a must-have. The concoction increases by 20 percent the damage the said weapons can deal.
Ammo Reservation Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Moonglow, 1x Double Cod
The Ammo Reservation Potion reduces the chance of using up ammunition by 20 percent for eight minutes. You can use it with Terraria guns that already have the said perk to heighten its effect.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Lens, 1x Daybloom
The Archery Potion makes your arrows more effective against enemies. It boosts bow damage and speed by 20 percent. The effect is active for four minutes on Terraria on PC or mobile, or eight minutes on a console.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Deathweed, 1x Rotten Chunk or Vertebra
If you often farm creatures for loot, the Battle Potion is among the top Terraria potions for you. The concoction makes more enemies appear, doubling the spawn rate for seven minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Daybloom, 1x Damselfish
The Calming Potion has an opposite effect to that of the Battle Potion. It lowers the enemy spawn rate and screen appearance limit by 17 and 20 percent, respectively. The potion is useful when you want to focus on exploration.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 10x Cobwebs, 1x Shiverthorn
The Dangersense Potion is great to use with the Calming Potion because you will also be alerted if there are hazards nearby. Once the potion’s effect is active, dangerous obstacles will be highlighted in red for up to 10 minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Shark Fin, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Daybloom
The Hunter Potion is like an improved Dangersense Potion. It is better than the latter because it can also mark non-hostile critters and Non-playable Characters (NPCs) in green for eight minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Gold or Platinum Ore, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Moonglow
If you’re targeting high-value loot, you should have the Spelunker Potion. When you drink the item, you will see highlighted treasures nearby for five minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Armored Cavefish
The Endurance Potion lessens damage received by 10 percent for four minutes. That said, it is ideal for fighting bosses with attacks that are hard to dodge. The potion is also used with Beetle Armor, Worm Scarf, and Frozen Turtle Shell for better defense.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Iron or Lead Ore, 1x Daybloom
The Ironskin Potion boosts defense by eight points for eight minutes. The concoction is ideal for melee combat.
Obsidian Skin Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Obsidian, 1x Fireblossom, 1x Waterleaf
With the Obsidian Skin Potion, you will not get damaged by Lava, Meteorite, Hellstone, and the On Fire debuff in the game. It is best to drink when mining in the underworld.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Feather, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Daybloom
The Featherfall Potion can take you to greater heights by increasing your jump height. The concoction reduces gravity by a third for 10 minutes, great for evading worm-like bosses that charge at you from below the screen.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Fireblossom, 1x Flarefin Koi, 2x Obsidifishes
The Inferno Potion puts a ring of fire around you that inflicts 10 damage per second for up to four minutes. While it is typically consumed when fighting enemies, it can be used for illuminating dark places.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Frost Minnow, 1x Shiverthorn
The Warmth Potion decreases damage from ice- and snow-type enemies by 30 percent for 15 minutes. On special events such as the Frost Moon and Legion, its effect will be active as long as the Frost Moon is up.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Moonglow
With the Invisibility Potion, your character and its mount will be out of sight for three minutes until you make an attack. That said, the concoction is more suitable for exploring dungeons rather than fighting enemies.
Night Owl Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Daybloom
While you would not be an owl with the Night Owl Potion, you will see with a wider radius. Consuming the item can make any light source brighter for 10 minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Glowing Mushroom, 1x Daybloom
Your character can shine and double as a light source with the Shine Potion. Among all Terraria potions, it is the best to use for scouring the depths of caverns and seas.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Hemopiranha, 1x Deathweed
Ever heard of game bosses getting stronger when in Rage Mode? In Terraria, your character can be the same with a Rage Potion. The item boosts the chances of dealing critical damage by 10 percent within four minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Ebonkoi, 1x Deathweed
The Wrath Potion is quite similar to the Rage Potion, but the effect is on weapons. When consumed, your melee or long-ranged weapon will deal 10 percent more damage to the target within four minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Moonglow, 1x Variegated Lardfish
The Summoning Potion adds one more minion to fight by your side for eight minutes. The item is recommended if your chosen minion is the Stardust Dragon. That is because the Dragon gets stronger each time there is an additional minion, which becomes its segments.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Cactus, 1x Worm Tooth, 1x Stinger, 1x Deathweed
The Thorns Potion is among the Terraria potions with a strong knockback effect great for taking on the Brain of Cthulhu. When used up, enemies attacking you will receive 100 percent damage for eight minutes on PC or 33 percent damage for eight minutes on mobile and two minutes on a console.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Bone, 1x Shiverthorn, 1x Deathweed
The Titan Potion gives your attacks a knockback effect. Enemies will receive 50 percent knockback damage when you strike them. The potion’s effect lasts eight minutes on PC and mobile, and four minutes on a console.
Luck Potions are Terraria potions that improve the hidden stat called Luck, which affects the random drops or spawns you get in the game.
Lesser Luck Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x White Pearl, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Ladybug
The Luck Potion increases your chances of finding rare loot, critters, and enemies. It works for up to three minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Black Pearl, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Ladybug
The Luck Potion can do better than the Lesser Luck Potion in terms of the effect duration. Luck is increased for five minutes via the item.
Greater Luck Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Pink Pearl, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Ladybug
The Greater Luck Potion is among the must-brew Terraria potions. It helps you get more treasures and encounter more rare enemies and critters by improving your Luck for 10 minutes.
In Terraria, Fishing Potions make catching underwater critters or obtaining sunken treasures easy.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Crispy Honey Block
The Fishing Potion boosts your fishing power by 15 points for eight minutes. It is ideal to use when attempting to reel in rare fishes in the game.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Amber, 1x Moonglow, 1x Silverthorn
If you are after crates containing valuable items when you are fishing, drink the Crate Potion. It raises your chances of getting the containers to 20 percent up to three minutes.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Coral, 1x Waterleaf
The Sonar Potion is arguably the best among Terraria potions for fishing. It lets you know in advance what critter took your bait via a fish name shown above the lure.
Mobility potions can move you or objects to a certain location in the world of Terraria. Some are used on land while some are for water.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Specular Fish, 1x Daybloom
The Recall Potion is one of the Terraria potions for teleportation. When consumed, it will bring you back to your spawn point on the map. It is handy when exploring a place far from your base.
Potion of Return
Recipe: 1x Recall Potion, 1x Obsidifish
The Potion of Return is a better alternative to the Recall Potion. If the latter allows a one-way trip, the former is two-way. To elaborate, the potion makes portals to the spawn point and back to the place the item was consumed.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Chaos Fish, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Fireblossom
The Teleportation Potion is a concoction that transports you to a random place. It is suitable for free exploration.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Feather, 1x Fireblossom, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Deathweed
The Gravitation Potion does not manipulate gravity but inverts the game screen for three minutes. That way, you can step on the ceiling.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Specular Fish, 1x Blinkroot
The Wormhole Potion is like the Recall Potion but the destination is your teammate’s location. It is for multiplayer mode.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Shiverthorn, 1x Waterleaf
The Flipper Potion lets you navigate the seas with ease. When you drink it, you will be able to move in water, lava, and honey faster. It is good to use when battling the Wall of Flesh, Duke Fishron, and Queen Bee.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Coral, 1x Waterleaf
With the Gills Potion, you can breathe in water for four minutes without drowning. You can consume it with the Flipper Potion for hassle-free underwater navigation.
Water Walking Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Shark Fin, 1x Waterleaf
The Water Walking Potion will prevent you from sinking in water, lava, and honey. You can also use this for your fight versus Duke Fishron, a boss that is hard to beat underwater.
Flasks are special Terraria potions that add debuffs to melee weapons but only work one at a time.
Flask of Cursed Flames
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 2x Cursed Flames
The Flask of Cursed Flames stops your enemies from regenerating health, inflicting six, 12, and 24 damage per second on console, mobile, and PC, respectively. It also improves knockback by 10 percent.
Flask of Fire
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 3x Hell Stones
The Flask of Fire sets enemies on fire, damaging them by 4 HP per second. It is very effective for Oiled-type enemies because the health loss is 29 points per second.
Flask of Gold
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 5x Gold Dust
The Flask of Gold works like Midas’ touch. When consumed, your melee weapon will make enemies drop more gold when hit.
Flask of Ichor
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 2x Ichor
The Flask of Ichor lowers enemy defense by 20 points on console and mobile and 15 points on PC. Your melee weapon becomes more effective because of it.
Flask of Nanites
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 5x Nanites
The Flask of Nanites confuses enemies, making them not attack you or run away. It is a great potion to have if you are evading battles in Terraria.
Flask of Party
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 5x Confetti
The Flask of Party makes confetti fall for up to 20 minutes when your melee weapon hits enemies. It is a potion perfect for anyone who wants to celebrate victories.
Flask of Poison
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 5x Stingers
The Flask of Poison is a toxic concoction that makes enemies lose 2 HP per second. It is a good way to deal damage while evading.
Flask of Venom
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 5x Vials of Venom
The Flask of Venom is a more potent version of the Flask of Poison. It inflicts a 30-, 15-, or six-point health loss to enemies per second for up to 20 minutes.
We are calling the potions from here on Miscellaneous Potions because they do not fall under the previous Terraria potion categories discussed.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Moonglow, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Shiverthorn
The Builder Potion makes your character an efficient construction worker. It speeds up the placement of walls and tiles by 25 percent. The effect lasts for 15 minutes on a console, and 45 minutes on PC and mobile.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Antlion Mandible, 1x Blinkroot
The Mining Potion is handy for spelunkers. It speeds up digging by 25 percent for 10 minutes on PC and mobile or eight minutes on a console.
Gender Change Potion
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Waterleaf, 1x Deathweed, 1x Daybloom, 1x Moonglow, 1x Blinkroot, 1x Shiverthorn, 1x Fireblossom
If you want to play a female character instead of a male or vice versa, brew the Gender Change Potion. It allows you to switch to the opposite gender without the need to start a new playthrough.
Source: Drunk/For The Worthy Worlds, chests
The Red Potion is unique among Terraria Potions because it has a random effect that lasts one to three hours. Among the possible debuffs it inflicts to the player are Poisoned, On Fire, Slow, Broken Armor, Darkness, Bleeding, Weak, Suffocation, Cursed, Confused, and Silenced.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Princess Fish, 1x Shiverthorn
The Love Potion has a cosmetic effect. It makes enemies and other characters look like they have fallen in love as hearts emerge around their sprites.
Recipe: 1x Bottled Water, 1x Stinkfish, 1x Deathweed
The Stink Potion makes enemies and characters look stinky for 30 seconds by having them emit a green fume. The effect is for cosmetic purposes only but is fun to use.
If you do not want to craft Terraria potions, you can get them from chests, pots, and defeated enemies or buy them from NPCs. Note that it is hard to stock up on the potions via these methods, unlike when brewing. That is why many players still prefer to make the items from scratch.
Choose Your Terraria Potions Now
There are a plethora of Terraria potions available, and each is unique. It is up to you now to pick what best matches your strategy. Choose a potion to brew from our list to survive all the challenges the game has to offer!