Before entering hardmode in Terraria, this is a checklist of themes and items that are considered to be in pre-hard mode. This walkthrough is primarily comprised of a list that contains useful hints and suggestions for accessing the difficult difficulty.
This article will provide a list of everything you need to do in order to get your Terraria planet ready for the hardmode difficulty setting. You won’t be able to access hardmode if the checklist includes any things or themes that are particularly relevant to that mode (by beating the wall). On the other hand, they are helpful and have the potential to be of great assistance during the progression from pre-hardmode to hardmode in Terraria.
NOTE: Terraria can be played in any way you like, except for the boss progression. You can use this guide/checklist however and in whatever way you like.
This guide may seem large and complex. If you feel overwhelmed, you can use CTRL+F in order to locate specific items and/or topic throughout the guide.
This update will also continue to update the guide!
Wall of Flesh
This boss puts your world into hardmode after you defeat it. Dropping a Guide Voodoo Doll– into lava in the Underworld will spawn the wall of flesh. This will only work if the guide is alive.
The Voodoo Demon can be seen in the Underworld carrying the Guide Voodoo Doll. These enemies will always drop the doll if they are defeated. Be aware that if the Voodoo Demon is killed, the Wall of Flesh will spawn. It can catch you off guard if it happens to fall into the lava.
While I won’t go into the details of how to fight the Wall of Flesh (there are many guides that will show you how to beat it), I will recommend that you find a straight-forward path throughout the entire Underworld. A straight path that you can follow through the entire Underworld will help you when you’re running and fighting the Wall of Flesh. The Wall of Flesh moves faster when it is less healthy so be aware!
Here is an example of a straightforward platform that can be used in the Underworld to combat the Wall of Flesh. Image provided by Screenrant
Boss Arena + Useful buff items
Even a simple arena can prove to be very helpful in fighting different bosses in hardmode. You can modify your arena as you go and add new ones as you progress. Terraria’s boss arena is mainly composed of many platforms that are scattered over large areas in layers.
This is only one example of a boss arena. You can make or develop your own depending on what you need. 🙂
You might be able to use these items when building your arena.
Heart Lantern. This gives the player a health generation buff.
Crafted with 1 crystal of life and 4 chain
Star-in-a-bottle: Increased mana generation to player Made with 1 star and 1 a bottle
Campfire: Applies a health generation buff to the player. Made with 10 Wood and 5 Torches
Honey. The player receives a health regeneration buff for a period of 30 seconds when they submerge themselves in honey. Can be collected from underground jungle beehives
Sunflower: Increases player movement speed and reduces monster spawns within the area. It can be obtained naturally by growing grass on the surface, or bought from the Dryad at 50 silver.
Bast Statue: Increases all player’s defense by 5, when standing in the statue’s area. These can also be found in , sandstone chests in the Underground Desert.
You can also right-click on other furniture items to apply a buff. These include:
Sharpening Station: When right-clicked it increases the player’s armor penetration from melee weapons by 12 for 10 minutes. Underground Jungle cabins
AmmoBox : This box grants the player a 20% chance of not consuming ammo from ranged guns for 10 minutes. Sold by the Traveling merchant for 15 gold
Bewitching table: It increases the player’s minion capacity by 1 when clicked right. You can find it in the Dungeon
Slice of Cake. +20% player movement speed, +20% mining speed for two minutes. After speaking to the Party Girl during a party, it was given to the player
You will be able to set up a herbs farm very early in the game, which will come in handy later in the game, when you will need to make potions for boss fights. Clay Pots are still possible to use in the beginning. But once the Dryad moves into your town, you’ll want to switch to Planter Boxes. As you defeat more bosses, the Dryad will sell you more Planter Boxes.
Daybloom Box: After King Slime is defeated
Moonglow PlanterBox: After Queen Bee defeats
Blinkroot Planter Box: After Eye of Cthulhu is defeated
Shiverthorn Planter Box: After Skeletron is defeated
Waterleaf Planter Box: After Skeletron is defeated
Fireblossom Planter Box: After Wall of Flesh is defeated
Deathweed Planter Box: After Eater of Worlds is defeated (Corruption Worlds)
Crimsonweed Planter Box: After Brain of Cthulhu is defeated (Crimson Worlds)
Each of these Planter Boxes can be used to grow the herb they are meant for. Having enough of any one of these boxes, or just a few, will allow you access to all the herbs that you need to make any potions you want throughout Terraria.
Next, I’ll show you where each plant is naturally located in the world so you can obtain the seeds from each place in your Planter Boxes.
Daybloom: Found on grass in the overworld
Moonglow: Found on Jungle grass both Jungle and Underground Jungle
Blinkroot: Found anywhere on Dirt or Mud blocks, but most commonly found in the Underground Layer
Shiverthorn: Found on snow and ice blocks, typically in a snow biome
Waterleaf: Found on Sand blocks, typically nearby water and in an Ocean biome
Fireblossom: Found on Ash blocks in the Underworld
Deathweed: Found on Corrupt Grass and Ebonstone in the Corruption Biome
Crimsonweed: Found on Crimson Grass and Crimstone in the Crimson Biome
This was a brief and concise overview on herbs in Terraria. I will link to a more advanced section on Terraria wiki if it interests you.
Health & Mana
Terraria is quite simple in terms of health and mana, but it can be easy to forget when you enter Hardmode. Before you enter hardmode or fight the wall, make sure they are fully charged (400 and 200 respectively. Maximal health can be increased by finding life crystals. Max mana can also be increased by crafting and using mana crystals.
Increased health will allow you take out more bosses and enemies in prehardmode and in hardermode. The increased mana pool size will give you more variety in your attacks, whether you’re a mage or not. It is still important to have the maximum amount of mana.
You can find life crystals anywhere in the underground layers of the world. Each one increases the player’s overall health by 20.
Mana crystals are made from fallen star, which can be collected at night. It takes 3 fallen star to craft 1 mana stone that can be used for increasing the player’s maximum amount of mana by 20. The mana crystal can also be used for crafting the
band of starpower [fandom.com]
This guide is intended for all mages reading it.
NOTE: Even if your health and mana levels are exhausted, you can still grab life crystals or make mana crystals while you play. They can be used to create heart lanterns and stars in bottles.
The Night’s Edge has pre-Hardmode’s highest base damage of all the swords. This makes it an important weapon, regardless of which class you will be in Terraria. The Night’s Edge must be crafted at a demon/crimson shrine. The Night’s Edge can be made with the following items. Please note that the recipe will vary depending on whether your world has crimson and corruption.
Crimson world only: Blood Butcherer: Crafted using 10 Crimtane Barrs
Corruption world only, Light’s Bane: Crafted with 10 Demonite Bars
Muramasa is found in locked golden chests within the Dungeon
Blade of Grass – Made with 12 Junk Spores and 12 2 Steingers
Volcano: Made with 20 Hellstone Bars
Combining The Muramasa, Blade of Grass, Fiery Greatsword, and either the Blood Butcherer or Light’s Bane will yield the Night’s Edge
NOTE: Even though you may have better melee weapons in Hardmode than the Night’s Edge, it is important to keep this sword in your possession as it is used to create True Night’s Edge in Hardmode.
Molten Armor… etc.
Molten armor is the most durable pre-hardmode armor. It is the best choice for anyone who is transitioning to hardmode. 45 Obsidian and 45 Hellstone Bars will be required to make a complete set Molten armor.
Molten Helmet is made from 10 Hellstone Bars. Provides 8 Defense and an increased melee critical strike probability of 7%
Molten Breastplate is made from 20 Hellstone Bars. Provides 9 defense and a 7 percent increase in melee damage
Molten Greaves are made from 15 Hellstone Bars. This item provides 8 Defense and a 7 percent increase in melee speed.
Set bonus: +10% melee damage
If all these numbers and state value are confusing, here are the benefits of Molten Armor.
+17% Melee Damage
+7% Melee Speed
+7% Chance of Critical Strike by Melee
Cosmetic Fire Trail when you move around
Other useful items that can also be made from Hellstone Bars are:
Flamarang: Crafted with 10 Hellstone Bars and 1 Enchanted Boomerang
Imp Staff: Crafted from 17 Hellstone Bars
Hellstone Bars, and 1 handgun
You have many options for accessories in pre-hardmode. I will include some accessories I think might be useful in your Terraria playthrough. You are free to choose the accessories that suit your play style or class.
This list will not be updated.
These accessories will be sorted by class, Melee/Ranged/Magic/Summoner, and then misc.
Feral Cllaws: +12% Attack Speed and enables autoswinging on nonauto weapons. Found in Jungle Shrines and Living Mahogany Trees within the Underground Jungle
Black/Yellow Counterweight: A second projectile is thrown alongside the yoyo. Purchased from the Traveling Merchant
String Increases yoyo range Crafted using 30 cobwebs. (
Magma Stone. Melee attacks cause fire damage. Rare drop from Hellbats and Lava Bats of the Underworld
N/A The Bee’s Knees and Hellfire Arrows are very useful together.
Hellstone Bar e14Y Creates 100
Bee’s Knees is 23 Damage. Each shot will spawn 3-6 bees to attack nearby enemies. Dropped from Queen Bee
Celestial Cuffs: Increases pickup range for mana stars, Restores mana when damaged and Increases max mana by 20. Crafted using Celestial Magnet & Tinkerer’s Workshop Magic Cuffs
Mana Flowers: 8% lower mana consumption and automatically use mana potion when necessary. This product was made with Nature’s Gift & 1 Mana Potion in the Tinkerer’s Workshop.
Celestial Magnet from the Tinkerer’s Workshop
Pygmy Necklace. Increases the maximum number of minions by 1. Buy this item from the Witch Doctor at night for 20 Gold
Stinger Necklace. Increases armor penetration to 5 and releases bees. Honey is released and doused the player when damaged. Crafted using a Shark Tooth Necklace & Honey Comb in the Tinkerer’s Workshop.
Band Of Regeneration: Regenerate an additional 1 HP every 2 seconds. Find it in gold chests in the Underground biomes
Obsidian Sheld: +2 Defense with immunity from knockback, fire blocks. This item was made with the Cobalt Shield at the Tinkerer’s Workshop and the Obsidian Skull.
Magiluminescence: Increases movement speed and acceleration by 20%. Crafted with 12 Crimtane/Demonite/Tone Bars and 5 Topaz at a Lead or iron Anvil
Panic Necklace. Increases movement speed by 50% when taking damage. Broken Crimson Hearts can be found in the Crimson biome.
Terraria update ver. 1.4.1 Fledgling wings can now be obtained in pre-hardmode, making them the only wings obtainable in pre-hardmode Terraria. Terraria allows you to fly temporarily using wings. Fledgling Wings are the quickest, but have the longest flight time. They also offer the most accessories in pre-hardmode. With wings, you are protected from any fall damage.
NOTE: These wings can be added to a journey mode character.
Fledgling Wings: Can be found in Skyware Chests on Floating Islands or from Sky Crates in pre-hardmode ( Azure Crates in hardmode)
If you’re lucky, these wings may be found very early in the game.
You may need multiple worlds to increase your chances of getting these wings. There are only a few floating islands per world. (Only if these wings are important to you.
It is a good idea for your Witch Doctor to build a house in a Jungle biome before entering Hardmode. When the Witch Doctor is in Hardmode at night, they will sell Leaf Wings for 75 Gold to the player. This is a significant upgrade for the Fledgling Wings.
Leaf Wings sold for 75 Gold at the Witch Doctor. Allows you to fly up to 53 tiles in just 1.67 seconds
While potions may not be very important for some in prehardmode, they make fighting much easier and are much more useful when going into hardmode. Below are a few potions that were included in my (checklist. This is because I didn’t want the checklist to get too long and redundant.
Daybloom, and 1 Ferr Ore
Daybloom, and 1 Musket
Blinkroot & 1 Cactus
These potions and food items can provide a player with a “well fed” buff. This buff will give a slight boost in all stats and can last from 4 to48 minutes. The teapot is my preferred method of getting a well-fed buff quickly in prehardmode.
The teapot is a crafting tool. It allows you to make a teacup using 1 liter of bottled water.
teacup is a Well Fed buff that lasts 5 minutes. It can be mass-produced easily using only water bottles.
Housing & Money
This is obvious, but I felt that I had to include it in the checklist. The purpose of this checklist is to make sure you have enough housing spaces to accommodate the NPCs that you will be acquiring as you progress through Hardmode. This can be done by simply extending your base to create more housing space once you have acquired all of the pre-hardmode NPCs. As we mentioned earlier, it is a good idea for the Witch Doctor to have a home in the Jungle. You can also build your own artificial aboveground Glowing Mushroom biome for the Truffle. This NPC is unlocked and will be available to you in Hardmode. You can also set it and forget it if you already own the Truffle-specific biome and house. Below is an example for the artifical Biome you can build in the early stages of the game.
Image provided by Terraria Wiki
Note: The house is made of any material. To create the biome, you will only need the mushroom block. The biome is created by using approximately 100 tiles, including mushrooms and mushroom grass. The background will change with the music and you will know you have created the biome.
A second thing you should add to your checklist is to ensure that you have enough money saved up before entering hardmode. I recommend at minimum 5-7 Platinum, if possible. As many NPCs as possible will have great items that you will want, along with your current NPCs receiving new hardmode exclusives items to sell.
Simple guide to making more money
Here – [fandom.com]
Biome spread is already happening when you create the universe. This process takes greatly enhanced once you defeat the Wall of Flesh, and enter Hardmode. The Hallow edition from Hardmode will allow this, along with the crimson, to spread at a much faster rate. However, Plantera will be defeated in Hardmode to slow down the spread of biome corruption (half).
There is no rush to slow the biome spreading down, as it is much slower than we think. But if you don’t pay attention for a while your world could be slowly consumed by your corruption biome.
You can check your world’s status of each biome by talking to the Dryad, who will give you a percentage of pure/corruption/hollow in your world. The Dryad also sells purification powder for 75 copper each. This can be temporary and help with biome corruption spread.
Below are some links that were mentioned throughout this checklist. They may prove useful in your Terraria trip.
This interactive browser guide/checklist, coded by ewauq, takes you step-by step through Terraria from the beginning to its end. It can also be used in conjunction with this guide or as a standalone guide.
[fandom.com] – Herbs
This will give you more information about herbs. This will include information on the blooming conditions, growth and blocks of each herb.
Check out the Checklist
Terraria. This guide on the Wiki will show you which equipment is best for what point in the game. It includes the four main classes: Melee (ranged), Magic, and Summoning. This will come in handy when you enter hardmode. The class becomes more important after that point.
Additional assistance is available for building boss arenas. This is a very comprehensive and descriptive guide to the various scenarios in Terraria.
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