Terraria beginner's guide : Get started right Terraria builds : The best for each class Terraria creations : Ten of the most incredible. Welcome to our roundup of the best Terraria mods. Now Terraria's final big update Journey's End has come and gone, it's a great time to hop into its thousands of user-made mods—a list which spans the suitably sublime to the outright bizarre.
The following Terraria mods offer but a smattering of our favourites, which add new soundtracks, quests, items, settings and overhauls to Re-Logic's two-dimensional adventure playground. Heck, there're even mods in here which transform the game into fully-fledged RPGs, so you're bound to find something that tickles your fancy. Have fun experimenting! For more on Terraria check out our Terraria review. The game has sold more than 20 million copiesand has the honor of featuring in our round up of the strangest patch notes in PC gaming.
Download here. Before trying to download any mods, make sure you have tModLoader installed. TML is an open-source mod manager that has made modding a breeze in Terraria for years. Most mods that you'll find on this list require easy installation through TML.
Others are "standalone" mods that require a bit more doing to get working. Terraria is already a time-sink to rival any RPG, but this entry in our best Terraria mods, N Terraria, turns it into a fully featured roleplaying experience with all of the trappings: classes, races, a level system, NPC companions and even quests.
The grandmaster of Terraria overhauls. Think new bosses, new NPCs, new enemies, new items, a new multiplayer healer class, new just about everything you can think of—this 'un upgrades Terraria's vanilla state in just about every way imaginable. What's more, bosses harness unique attack patterns and have a tendency towards projectile offence, which makes expert mode only suitable for those with the utmost skill and a cool temperament.
Like Tremor and Thorium, Calamity adds a ridiculous amount of new stuff by way of both standard and unique weapons melee, ranged and magicarmour loadouts, items, and accessories.
The mod also flaunts five new types of mineable ores and tiles, not to mention ten new bosses—each with its own distinct strengths and weaknesses. While perhaps not quite as sophisticated as the overhauls noted above, creator MountainDrew runs regular polls on the mod's tModLoader page where he or she asks for suggestions regarding what to add next.
The mod comes complete with DBZ abilities, transformations, animations, a flight system, and more. You can even go on a quest to collect the Dragon Balls and make a wish.Ores are primary crafting materials necessary for game progress. They generally must be crafted into bars at a Furnaceafter which they can craft several essential toolsweaponsarmorand other items. Some items require raw ores themselves, most commonly bricks and potions. Raw ores can also be used as plain blocks for construction.
Ores are generally found as veins of placed blocks in the Underground layer and below, and are mined with a pickaxe or drill. Lower-tier ores can be found among Dirt near the surfaceor within Floating Islands. An Extractinator and Wooden Crates from fishing also provide ores as random rewards.
A world will generally only contain one ore type from each tier, which is chosen at random, for instance; one world may have Copper and Iron Oreswhile another may have Copper and Lead Ores see tables below. Hardmode ore types are chosen at random as soon as the player destroys an Altar. Chlorophyte Ore spawns on its own once Hardmode is triggered, though it cannot be mined before killing all of the Mechanical bossesand Luminite does not occur naturally.
Neither ores are affected by destroyed altars. This content is transcluded from Altars. Players will be able to find these new ores scattered across the Underground layer to near- Underworld levels, with them replacing most blocks created during world generation. They will spawn at random locations in varying quantity, in places explored and unexplored alike. The amount of ore veins generated upon destroying an altar is determined by the following formula: .
The table below visualizes this and shows how many ore veins will be spawned for each altar destroyed. If altars were to be destroyed in one world, all following altars would only spawn one ore vein. All Hardmode ores will avoid spawning in the outer tiles of the world. The amount of altars smashed does not affect the size of ore veins, only the amount.
As the generation of each vein is heavily randomized, it is difficult to give exact high and low values from "optimal" veins.
Instead, a table of "good luck" vein amounts and "bad luck" vein amounts is shown below. Note however, that the above table assumes that all the ore actually replaces blocks. Ore will not spawn if it attempts to spawn over any block not listed below.
In addition to this, Hardmode ores will not generate over Granite BlocksMarble Blocksor any hardened sands, and as such cannot be found in the Granite CaveMarble Caveand Underground Desert biomes. Sign In. Wiki reading hard on the eyes? Try out our Dark Theme! Visit the preferences page while logged in and select Hydra Dark.
From Terraria Wiki. Jump to: navigationsearch. Crafting material. Extra Shiny! Multiple Tier 1 Ores next to each other on the seed "" Copper on the left, Tin on the right.Combining the elements of classic action games with the freedom of sandbox-style creativity, Terraria is one of the best indie games ever made.
It is completely open and what you want to do in any given time is always up to you. The game kept and even grew its player base for 7 years and it is updated frequently even to this day. One of the elements that the game owes its success to is its openness to the modding community.
The game is easily modifiable and the developers always welcomed mod developers. There are hundreds of mods; from quality of life improvements to complete overhauls.
Even if you only played the vanilla game until now, some gameplay mods and overhauls can revitalize the game for you. Here are the best Terraria mods. Terraria does not have a Steam Workshop support, so you will have to install an application called tModLoader. It also keeps your native save files separate from the modded save files. You can download tModLoader here. Unless you are an ultimate hour Terraria veteran, learning the recipes of the hundreds of different items, from the simplest necessities to the more complex items, is not an easy task.
It also has a bestiary and item database. Download here. Terraria is a fun game, but it is also one that requires a lot of grinding. Farming for materials and rare items can sometimes take quite a bit of time and it can get a bit tedious if you do not like grinding. Reduced Grinding mod does what its name suggests.
After a couple of playthroughs, building a basic base every time you start a new game can get a bit boring since early game is quite slow. Start With Base gives you a basic base everytime you start a new game with NPC flats and chest rooms ready. A simple mod, but a time saver for sure.
It lets you craft whatever you want instead of killing the same mobs again and again. It adds a lot of new recipes and also brings some useful items. It also lets you re-summon the bosses you previously defeated if you want to re-live the action. During the hundreds of hours you will spend playing Terraria, you will end up scavenging a lot of items. And keeping their storages in check can get painful after some time.Terraria - [Expert Mode Speedrun] Moonlord in 45 minutes (Seeded ANY% RTA)
Magic Storage lets you construct a central network that allows you to access your items from one single block. If one is not enough, you can even set up multiple access points to use your storage from anywhere in the world. You can also search your storage for items with a certain name or item type if you have an abundance of items. This mod is not an overhaul or a gameplay modification, it is rather a tool that lets you mess around with the assets of the game.
It is a valuable tool for the creative minds and fun to play with for other people. Even though it does not have a cool name like other overhaul mods, Terraria Overhaul actually changes a lot more than other overhauls.
Instead of adding new content to the game like an abundance of items and bosses, it focuses on adding new gameplay mechanics and completely remaking existing ones. You can watch the teaser here to catch a glimpse.Find by name: Back to Full List. Please enjoy! Use the "Query Hovered Item" hotkey to quickly bring up the recipe browser with the hovered item.
Assign it in the keybindings menu, I suggest middle click Click on any Recipe to see details.
Use categories and search filter to find the recipe you want. Alt click on a recipe to pin a recipe. Place an item in the slot to find related recipes. You can view extended crafting options in the Craft menu.
Recipes that can be satisfied with multiple crafting steps will be here. Also try out the Item Catalogue and Bestiary.
There is an integrated Help in the Recipe Browser as well. Assign it in the keybindings menu Use the "Query Hovered Item" hotkey to quickly bring up the recipe browser with the hovered item.
Toggle the checklist with the hotkey assigned to it in the settings. If you would like a mod to be supported, please encourage the modder to add support to this mod.
Introducing the Boss Log, which enhances the traditional boss checklist experience with customization and features with configs.
Improved boss checklist View more information about bosses Set new records for the bosses you fight Boss loot and collectible checklists Boss despawn messages display in chat Boss radar for bosses that are off-screen Respawn timer appears while dead Certain items like treasure bags appear on the map. Press K or whatever hotkey you've assigned to "Toggle Cheat Sheet Hotbar" or click the button at the bottom center of your screen to view the Cheat Sheet Hotbar to access all the items.
With the config, you can set tools to only be available to the host in multiplayer if you wish. All the tools will be limited by the permissions assigned to your user. See below for mod details, please note some buttons have a right-click feature as an addition to left-click.
Item Browser: Click an item to grab a full stack of that item or Shift-click to move a full stack of that item immediately to your inventory. Right click to grab one, hold right click to grab quickly. The category buttons and the search field can be used to filter the list of items. Use categories and search filter to find the NPC you desire. Recipe Browser: Click on any Recipe to see details.
Paint Tools: Click to reveal the Paint Tools shelf. Click and drag to paint a tiled instance of selected tiles. Hold shift while dragging to constrain movement vertically or horizontally. Be very careful, stray clicks will override tiles and there is no undo function yet.
Extra Accessory Slots: These slots appear to the left of your equipment. They will not affect you visually, but do affect stats as normal.
Untested in multiplayer. Quick Clear Menu: Use this menu to quickly clear either: items, projectiles or de buffs. Some features are untested in multiplayer. Vacuum: Left click to vacuum all current items in the world to you. Right click to permanently vacuum items to you until you stop playing or disable.
Quick Waypoints: Left click to browse quick waypoints, this currently includes teleport to: spawn, hell, lihzahrd altar, dungeon and a random place. Please note: temple teleport only works if there's a Lihzahrd Altar. This is programmed to exclude Target Dummies, Banners and Cultist spawned near the dungeon.Keeping your inventory organized is very important when exploring in Terraria, as the goal is usually to fill your inventory with as many valuable items as possible.
In general, the key to inventory management is the ability to tell valuable loot apart from junk. While some loot objectives can be obvious such as Golden Keys in the Dungeon or Souls of Light in the Underground Hallowkeep your eye out for unexpected valuable items.
For example, if you come across a valuable Heart Statue but your inventory is full, you must decide what to throw out in order to make room for it. The following guidelines will help you decide what to bring and what to keep on your adventure. Consider favoriting items if you decide that they deserve a semi-permanent place in your inventory; this will allow you to use "quick stack" and "deposit all" more freely.
These items are a near-must for your inventory in some form or another if you plan to do any serious exploration. Without them, many important activities become extremely inefficient, if not impossible. Weapons are a player's primary means of self-defense, and in order to cover as many different combat situations as possible, it is recommended to carry a variety of them in your hotbar.
Later in the game, it is better to specialize towards one of the four primary damage types melee, ranged, magic, and summon to conserve space but also that most Hardmode -accessories are not multi-class. Summoning weapons can contribute to any character's DPS, even without a dedicated armor set or minion buffs. To reduce inventory clutter, it is important to know when to retire certain weapons.
For example, the Snowball Cannon is a phenomenal weapon in the early stages of the game, but it will see little use after you obtain a Demon or Tendon Bow. If one is not going to multi-class, it is up to the player if they wish to carry a spare weapon or two for the two main combat-classes they do not utilize. Doing so may take up to extra inventory spaces max but ensures they may be able to keep fighting in a tough situation, especially with mages to happen to periodically run out of mana.
Pickaxes are a player's primary means of interacting with the environment and Terraria ensures that you have access to a Pickaxe from the very beginning of the game. You only need one Pickaxe in your inventory, and it will generally be the one with the highest power you have access to but there are several viable exceptions that trade away pickaxe power for mining speed, such as the Bone Pickaxe and Shroomite Digging Claw.
Lighting usually comes in the form of Torches. GlowsticksLight PetsShine Potionsand the Mining Helmet can be used as substitutes, but unlike Torches, they will not permanently illuminate an area. Shine Potions or Mining Helms may still have some level of utility even into Hardmode, whether to conserve inventory space or to trade shine potions in place of torches for more intuitive exploring without having to stop.
Stacks of Wood and Gel can be carried to craft Torches on demand. Aside from modifying the terrain, blocks are useful for blocking the paths of enemies or even trapping them.Before you create a modpack, you will want a general idea of what kind of content you want, and how you want to play.
For example, if you are going to do a melee playthrough, look for a mod that adds some melee class variety. If you are looking for a challenge, try Calamity, and so on. It is important you try to think of what kind of modpack you want to make, before you make it. The first thing you will likely want to do, is choose your major content mod that the modpack will be centered around. Choosing your content mod first will allow you to figure out what smaller mods will balance with your modpack, and which ones wont.
If you are having trouble choosing mods, try to join a Terraria Modding community, or ask a friend. Tell them what you are looking for, and someone will most likely have a great mod for you. When making a modpack, there are a couple important things to keep in mind.
Firstly, this might be an unpopular opinion to many only choose one major content mod. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, if you have multiple large content mods it can become difficult to try to structure your modpack around all of them at the same time. Secondly, major content mods do not mix well. The reason for this is that almost all of them have post-Moon Lord content. The next thing you will want to remember is not to use too many mods.
If you are using the bit version of tModLoader or have a limited amount of RAM, the reason for this is quite obvious. But another reason is, is that if you are using too many mods that add in some content, you can end up with so much content that the game becomes an unfun inventory management and crafting-tree following simulator, instead of a fun and enjoyable game.
Below I have made a step-by-step tutorial on how to construct a modpack. Below I list some quality of life mods or small content mods that can go with any modpack, and truly add to the experience, and how important they are to include in a modpack.
Before starting a serious playthrough with your new modpack, I recommend that you playtest it a bit, to see if it is balanced and fun. If you have friends who play modded Terraria, show them your mod list and ask them what they think of it. My final piece of advice is to use your common sense, and once you complete your modpack, applaud yourself, and most importantly, have fun! By WesleyCody. Add Comment. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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