This guide will help you see what I consider a good way to progress through Expert difficulty using the Mage Class.
Welcome to my second Terraria Progression Guide. This guide will teach you how to progress in Terraria using the Mage class.
I'll give it another go, since I got some requests.
Although I don’t play Mage often, it is still a fun class that offers a variety of weapons. Keep in mind that there are many ways to play the game.
The guide is for players who wish to attempt Expert difficulty
Mage can be used more easily if you have the following requirements:
This Guide will be using a Corruption World.
It's going be easier for our Mage Progression.
The reforges allow you to choose between full damage and full defense. You shouldn't try to balance it. It is better to be focused on one thing.
Today, I like to choose DMG, but that is because I am good at dodging. For a better chance of staying alive, choose +4 Defense in each accessory.
Early Game (. Pre Bosses -)
To start, we will need some wood in order to make the Wooden Armor. We can use any weapon at the moment, but I prefer the Wooden Sword until there are more weapons in my chest.
Also, make sure to have some houses for your NPCs.
Wooden Armor offers a Set bonus (+1 defense and). This is useful because Expert mode can easily kill you so it's nice to have extra defense.
This is how your equipment should look at the beginning.
You can just explore the surface of the planet and equip anything you find, especially if there are modifiers.
After your first or second day of exploration, you should focus on upgrading your armor/weapon. This is because you are too weak right now. I like to farm for any of the Gem Staves armors and mineral armors like the Iron/Lead Armor and the Gold/Platinum Armor. (While you don't need to farm these armors, it is a good investment for your defense.
We also want a Hook to increase our mobility! Any Gem Hook is sufficient.
Under your base, you can find all the minerals that you need.
These are the materials we will need:
15 gems – to make a Hook – (They all work for now)
Here is a link that will take you to the Wiki. You can view the crafting recipes.
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Hooks – [fandom.com]
We also need 8 more Gems 2A1512718A, and some Mineral Bars 2A15121194A to make Staff 2A15128968A
Here's a link that will take you to the Wiki, so you can view the recipes.
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Gem_staves – [fandom.com]
For better armor we need 60 Bars 2 of any Mineral.
Ok, now your equipment should look this way:
(Could be any Mineral Armor)
A (This could also be any Gem Staffe17Y
You can fill the rest with any other items you have.
Now you can explore your world, fill up your equipment, and find Life Crystals to gain your health. You can also farm Fallen Stars so that you can craft Mana Crystals to maximize the Mana you have!
Bosses of Pre-Hardmode
Now that we have some decent equipment to kill stuff and don’t get destroyed every time we encounter enemies, we can prepare for our first boss: the Eater Of Worlds. Yes, you heard me… the Eye Of Cuthulu is not our first priority, we are rushing to the EOW 😀
First, we need to get under the corruption and eliminate it.
Shadow Orbs – until you get a 21A15124821A
If you find a Band of Starpower , keep it! It will be needed later.
Bombs are a way to destroy Shadow Orbs. Because we can't mine in corruption. Remember that after 3 orbs, an Eater of Worlds will appear, so you're likely to die.
Don't worry if every Orb is destroyed and you don't find Vilethorn. You can always head to the corruption on another side of the world to find more.
Once you have the Vilethorn, it is a good idea for your armor to be upgraded to the Jungle Armor 22A15125945A
You can just head to the Underground Jungle, and farm:
10 Stingers 2A15129964A 1A15129964A 10A15129964A 3A15129964A 4A15129964A 3A15129964A 10A15152878A 11A1515129964A 2A15129964A 0A15129964A 0A15129964A 0A15129964A 0A15129964 A from the Hornets or the Jungle Slimes
32 Jungle Spores(These will glow)
And 2 Vines Man Eaters.
Once you have everything you need, you can finally get on the EoW front.
Your equiment should look exactly like this:
(Optional, but a good option!)
*Find any gear you own and fill in the rest of the equipment slots
Eater of Worlds
You must ensure your mana level is at the maximum (200 to fight the eaters of worlds.
A minimum of 200 Health
You should also consider buying some Mana and healing potions Craft some from the Merchant
Ironskin and Regeneration potions . (Link to potions:
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Potions – [fandom.com]
Note: I won’t be explaining all potions at every boss battle. I don't want this guide to be too long. Please refer to the wiki for more information on potions.
Once you are ready, craft 2 to 3. This will boost your Health Regen. If you don't know how it is made, go to the caves where the Shadow Orbs were broken. Once you are there, you can summon EoW by using Worm Food and (.
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Worm_Food – [fandom.com]
This Boss can be defeated by using avoid the Head, which does more damage. Also, don't try to seperate him in too much. You can defeat him easily if you take your time. If you get caught between his body and your Hook., just use it.
After defeating EoW you will be given a Treasure Bag and when you open it you'll get a Worm Scarf 2A15123431A that reduces damage taken by 17%
You will also find some Demonite Ore & Shadow Scales . Use the Ore for crafting Demonite Bars–. Combine them with the Scales for upgrading your pickaxe to Nightmare Pickaxe–.
You can order the King Slime with the exact same loadout. It should not be difficult.
We want to wait until a Meteorite is available to land so that we can go and farm this Mineral.
You can use your Pickaxe to mine Meteorite and make Meteorite Bars–. We will need 65 bars to make Meteorite Armor– and Space Gun–.
The space gun with the Meteorite arm is an amazing combination, as you don't need to have mana in order to use the gun.
This combo works well with the Gray Zapinator and . This weapon has a super powerful attack against bosses. The Travelling Merchant will sell it randomly, which is unfortunate. If you're lucky enough to find one of these, buy it and use it in place of the Space Gun.
Now that you have your Meteor Set we need to look for boots!
Any of the following will work as we upgrade them later.
Hermes Boots in Underground an Cavern Chests,)
Found in underground and cave snow biome chests,)
Sailfish Boots, (found within crates from fishing)
Dunerider Boots – (found underground and cavern desert biome boxes)
Eye Of Cthulhu
This boss should be very easy with your new equipment. However, we want it to fall for one of my favourite items, Shield of Cthulu 2. This shield will not just give you more defense, but it will also give you a dash! If you can master this dash, it will greatly improve your survival and mobility!
Your equipment should look the following:
>>> It is possible to swap this accessory for another accessory with the Space Gun. You don't need mana to use that combo.
*Fill the other accessory slots by filling with whatever you wish
Pre-Hardmode Bosses II –
Another easy boss. This fight should not be too difficult using the Meteor combo.
You can make it easier by farming the Hornets to obtain the .
Once you're ready, head to the underground Jungle to find a bee hive.
Your equipment should look this way for this fight
We don't have any item of interest in this fight. We're going to go for Skeletron.
Maximize your health, and then organize everything so that you can take the maximum damage or defense.
Skeletron is most likely going to be the hardest boss of Pre-Hardmode.
It's crucial to have a mobility accessory: double jump. There are three options. There are three options.
Cloud in a Bottle : Can be found within the Underground and Cavern levels in Gold Chests.
Blizzard in a Bottle : is found in Frozen Chests in Ice Biome
Sandstorm in A Bottle : Only found within the Gold Chests of Pyramids
These 3 options will work but it would be easier to avoid Skeletron attacks if you could get the Sandstorm or Blizzard.
You can also upgrade these items if a Shiny Red Balloon 23A1512802A is found within a Skyware Chest located in the Floating Isles. You can use a Gravitation Potion for scouting the sky to find the Islands. (This is optional, but will increase your jump greatly making the Skeletron fight so easy. I highly recommend this).
If you find the Balloon in the Tinkerers Workshop, you can combine it with your double jump items in the Tinkerers Workshop for an upgrade.
Once you have your double jumping item, go to Dungeon to build the arena (. You will need three long rows of platforms that are separated but not too far. Also, place some heart lanterns and campfires) and fight Skeletron.
//. Or, if you are able: //
*Fill the last accessory with anything you want! It is a great option to select a damage accesory.
Dungeon and Underwold
Now that we have the Dungeon, we can look for the Magic Missile 2A15124997A (Optional. If you find the Shield you can upgrade it to a Obsidian Shield 2A15125703A Obsidian Skull made with 20 Obsidian. Then combine the Shield and the Skull at Tinkerers Workshop).
The Magic Missile can be a very useful and fun weapon. You can use it in lieu of the Space Gun with a Mana accessory, such as the one below:
The Magic Cuffs: Increases maximum mana to 20 and restores it when the wearer becomes injured.
How to create it:
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Magic_Cuffs – [fandom.com]
Mana Flower reduces mana use by 8% and auto consumes mana potions from the player's inventory when necessary. (This one I like and I use it most of my time as a mage.
How to create it:
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Mana_Flower – [fandom.com]
Now you can travel to the Underworld. The Obsidian Shield can be used to avoid fire damage as well as avoid being knocked into the lava. To mine Hellstone 21,A15122501A, you will need Obsidian Skin Potions. You can also upgrade your pickaxe to a 23,A15126271A 21,A15122753A.
To upgrade your normal forge, find a Hellforge and use your Shadow Key Shadow Chests (. You will also find good Magic Weapons here.
We are looking to find the Demon Scythe or weapon.
This powerful weapon is our choice to defeat Wall of Flesh. It will take some time to obtain this powerful weapon, which has a 2.8% drop rate from Demons. This is a very powerful weapon.
Finally, it's a good idea to upgrade your boots to the Lightning Boots
Here's how you do it:
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Lightning_Boots – [fandom.com]
WoF and Early-Hard Mode
Wall of Flesh
You should have at least 1000 blocks. If it's possible, use Planter Boxes for lava from slimes. Get your potions ready to summon the last Pre Hardmode Boss!
*And a double Jump item (any of those that I showed you earlier)
You will receive the treasure bag once you defeat the WoF. You will find the Pwnhammer 2A15121433A(that can break the Altars of Corruption), and the Demon Heart 2A15127073A (that can increase your Equipment/accessory slots 1!), one of the four Emblems. We want the Sorcerer Emblem 2A15128258A, but it's fine if we don't get it. You can farm it if desired or keep the Emblem to upgrade it later.
Consume the Demon Heart. Fill your extra accessory slots with the Emblem, Obsidian Shield, and the Magic Cuffs. It's your choice.
Welcome to Hard Mode
Are you prepared to die a lot of?
Your armor won't do anything, and your weapons won't either, so you'll feel helpless.
But don't worry, I got you! We are going to get some stuff for you so that your enemies can't beat you!
First, you're going to put the Witch Doctor NPC at your Jungle Biome home. The Witch Doctor NPC will then sell you the Leaf Wings Double jump accessory upgrade. You won't be worried about falling damage.
This guide has more information about the Wings Progression.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2362777994 – [steamcommunity.com]
This is why you need a weapon capable of dealing some damage to Hard Mode foes.
We have 2 great and easy-to-get guns:
The Poison Staff 2A1512283A
2.5% chance of Black Recluses (hardMode Spiders EB17Y dropping
This weapon is very effective, especially at close range or mid-range, and it's easy for anyone to obtain. To kill spiders through walls, simply go underground and find a Spider Cave. To kill the spiders, you can leave a gap and use your Magic Missile.
You also have the Crystal Serpent or options
This item must be fished within the Hallow Biome. This can be done by crafting a Fisher of Souls with Demonite Bars
This weapon also does decent damage. Although it is not as powerful as the Poison Staff it still does a lot of damage when it hits anything. It also has a wider range.
You decide which one is best for you. Because I get bored fishing, I tend to prefer the Poison Staff. Both weapons can be used.
For a boost in damage, and a bunch more Wizard NPC Crystal Ball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
Also, if you see a Mimic (, the little chest enemy) will try to kill them. They drop the Star Cloak for the Mana Cloak
Next, break some Altars. Continue on to the Hard Mode ore until you have TIER 3.
(Craft the Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil, and the Adamantite/Titium Forge.
TIER 1 – /
TIER 2 – /
TIER 3 – /
To make our next Armor, you'll need 54 Adamantite Bars/59 Titanium Bars.
Any of these 2 options will work against you, so pick the one that is most effective.
(: Make the Mage Helmet.
You could also opt for the Forbidden armor… but in Expert mode, I don't think the farming is worth it. Here's the link to this wiki if it interests you.
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Forbidden_armor – [fandom.com]
We are almost ready to go for the Hard Mode Boss!
Only one item left: the Meteor Staff
This one is very easy to craft.
20 Meteorite Bars You already know how you can get these)
10 Pixie dust Dropped from the Pixies Biome)
10 Souls of Light (Dropped in the Underground Hallow by most enemies killed: in the Cavern Layer)
It is very easy to find the strategy to eliminate the first Mech Boss.
Find a flat area or make one. You will need to make 3 rows of platforms, with a good separation. For some buffs, you can place some Heart Lanters or Star in a Bottle Lanterns. Also, light up your arena. Make sure to get your potions ready so you can summon the boss with a Mechanical Worm.
This is what you're going to use:
To inflict large damage early on in the fight, it is a good idea to open the minimap. Zoom it out. After that, fly upwards for two seconds. Once you are high in air, summon the boss. This will create a spawning location for the Worms in the air. You will see the spot on the mini-map. Fly to that spot, and attack the spawning area. This will allow you inflict significant damage.
Be careful with the Probes throughout the fight, they can be very dangerous. To destroy this boss, you should fly high if you feel in danger.
You have now defeated the Destroyer and you have access the Hallowed Bars , you will need 54 bars. If you need more bars,) can farm the Destroyer fight.
Because of the Holy Protection buff that allows the player to dodge an enemy's next attack, this armor is probably my favorite in the game. This Armor can be used to beat most of the game. However, I will show you some other options. Keep in mind that this Armor can be used for the rest of your playthrough.
A wing upgrade upgrade is another option.
Simply go to the Underground Jungle and kill Moths (. They don't spawn very often but have a 50% chance to drop Butterfly Dust 2A1512665A. 20 Souls in Flight
A (dropped by) Wyverns in sky) to make the Butterfly Wings
Finally, you'll want to get the Golden Shower 2. This weapon is incredible because it inflicts the Ichor buff, which lowers the defense of the enemies by 15.
Here is how to get this weapon.
1 – Creating a Graveyard biome next to the Dryad NPC. Putting a lot tombstones so she can sell you Crimson Seeds.
2 – Using Crimson, find an underground spot you're willing to alter with Crimson. Then, put dirt on the walls and plant the seeds.
3 – Wait until the Crimson corrupts your area before you kill Ichor Stickers. They will drop Ichor farm 20.
4 -? Farm 20 Souls of Night Underground Corruption or Crison.
5 – FINALLY BUY A Spell Tome 2 Wizard NPC. Craft the Golden Shower at the Bookcase.
Use the arena you've crafted earlier and the equipment below to defeat the Twins.
This strategy is to focus Spazmatism on (Green Eye) first with Meteor Staff, and then finish him off with the Crystal Serpent during his second phase. The Meteor Staff and the Crystal Serpent can then be used to take down Retinazer.
It is not an easy fight, but I won't lie. You might need to give it a try several times.
Once you have killed the Twins, you will need to use 15 Souls of Sight–20 Crystal Shardsfound in the Underground Hallow, and 1 Harp from the Wizard NPC shop.
These materials are used to create the Magical Harp 22A15126590A
This should be easy with the Harp. Keep your head down and you'll be fine. You shouldn't have much trouble using your wings, and your dash. Be careful, he might catch you during the head spin. You will surely die.
Plantera and Golem
Ok, so now the first Item to be crafted after the Mechs are the Pickaxe Axe using a Mech Boss Soul (Might Sight and Fright and) 18 Hallowed Bars.
The Avenger Emblem will be made by combining the Emblem you received from the Wall of Felsh, and 5 of each Soul from the Mechs.
We will be relying on this item after Golem.
Okay, now let's get to the important stuff. To face Plantera, we need to upgrade the weapon.
We need 14 Chlorophyte Bars Each bar contains 5 Clorophyte Ores. This means that you will need 70 ores. If you find more, that would be awesome! We'll use it later!
Clorophyte can be found in the underground jungle. If you're there, make sure to also check out Life Fruits 23A15124912A for maximum health up to 500HP.
With the 14 Clorophyte Bars craft A21A15123810A A
This powerful weapon can likely carry you for the rest the game!
This one should not be difficult. Make your underground arena in a jungle and circle around it. The second phase is slightly more difficult, but you should be fine.
, for more damage
Once Plantera is defeated, you can go the Dungeon to farm Ectoplasm– (. Just kill your enemies and sometimes a Spectre may appear dropping Ectoplasm after they are killed)
Combine 1 Ectoplasm with to create Spectre Bars
You can make the Spectre Armor 2A151293A with 66 Spectre Bars
This Armor has 2 options for Headpieces:
The Hood: Reduces Magic Damage by 40% and transforms it into healing force
Magic damage done to enemies heals players with the lowest health
The Mask: Magic damage will cause additional injuries to nearby enemies
I recommend crafting both. If you are in danger or near death, swap the Hood for the Mask.
Upgrade your Shield of Cthulhu if you want to increase your dash speed and be able to dodge attacks.
While you are in Dungeon, Kill Bone Lee until your get a Black Belt and Tabi.
Combine Shoe Spikes and withClimbing Claws to create the Tiger Climbing Gear. 23A15129301A. This item can be combined with the Black Belt or the Tabi to create the Master Ninja Gear.
Some people prefer to stick to the Shield Of Cthulhu. But I like the MNG.
Now you can farm the Frost Moon Event (. Here's the way to activate the event
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Naughty_Present – [fandom.com]
) and attempt to obtain the Razorpine– Everscream boss. This weapon has an average drop chance of 5.18%.
You can also farm the mini boss of thsi to obtain the Festive Wings
Seriously? Do you really need me to show you how to kill Golem
OK… here is the Equipment xD
Try the Eye of the Golem
will give you the Destroyer Emblem 2A15121085A which will increase your damage.
You can also farm Golems to get the Picksaw
Duke Fishron and Lunar events
This one is going be tough and will require some practice, especially during the third phase when he becomes invisible. However, if you manage his items, you will be ready for the final bosses of this game!
We want the Fishron Wings 10% drop chance) so we can dodge one of the Moon Lord's attacks.
It would be great to have the Razorblade Typhoon 22A15127392A (drop chance) but the main thing we want is the Wings.
Create a platform over the sea on either side of the map. Place some Heart Lanterns or Fireplaces. You can then summon Duke by using a Truffle Worm or any Fishing Rod(.
https://terraria.fandom.com/wiki/Truffle_Worm – [fandom.com]
Use Hood to Increase Survivability
(I highly recommend the MNG cause of)'s longer dash
Once you have your new wings & your new weapon, we can move on to the next boss.
Simply build a simple arena using a row platform, campfires, heart lanterns, and potions. Kill the Cultist. Your new gear shouldn't cause any problems.
The Cultist is going to drop the Ancient Manipulator crafting station we need to make our final weapon!
This weapon can only be made if we first defeat the Nebula Pilar.
Take down the Nebula Pilar first and then the Nebula Fragments. These will be your weapons to kill the Moon Lord.
Now, kill 2 more Pilars.
First, make sure you are in the Arena to meet the Final Boss.
Purchase a Blend O Matic– Steampunker NPC. Use the machine to craft Asphalt combining Stone with Gel
In the air, make a long platform with Asphalt. The longer the better… at least 75 blocks (. I typically go for 1500-2000 blocks). Prepare your Potions. I recommend the following:
Regeneration, Swiftness, Ironskin, Lifeforce, Mana regeneration, Mana Power, Rage / Wrath.
When you're ready, take down the last Pilar! Then get ready for battle!
After you kill the last Pilar you will have 1 minute before your MoonLord spawns. You can combine this time 1 of each Lunar Frangments
4 GreaterHealing Potions for some Super Healing Potions
Here's what he likes to wear against me:
The strategy is to run on asphalt platforms to one side, trying to avoid attacks.
Be aware of the Death Ray… If you see this attack, fly high above his head to avoid him and then change direction.
If you don’t succeed on your first attempt, don’t worry. Kill the Cultist again, and then repeat the Lunar Events.
You can also create a Celestial Sigil
End-of Game Gear
Congratulations!!!, you have won the game.
You can now farm some incredible gear:
Use the Luminate to make Luminate Bars
Combine 36 bars for the Nebula Armor
You can get 2 incredible weapons from the Moon Lord. Each weapon has an 11,11% chance of dropping.
Last Prism With one of the highest DPSs in the game
The Lunar Flare are a great weapon to eliminate waves of enemies.
You will also be able to receive an Expert exclusive drop by the ML. You can replace your wings by this star at Celestial Starboard
That's all I can offer you.
Here's a guide for Ranger Class.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2485025028 – [steamcommunity.com]
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