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In Terraria, is it possible to completely reclaim a Corrupted area?

Well, what I tried to do was completely cleanse a Corruption area. I assumed it's all about the grass, since that seems to be how the Corruption spreads, and other biomes (such as the Underground ...
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Can I sync players and worlds between multiple computers?

I want to play Terraria with the same players and worlds on two different computers. It looks like the files must be in My Documents\My Games\Terraria. Is there a way to sync those files between two ...
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How long does money stay after death?

In Terraria, how long does money you drop from death stay on the ground? I'm wondering if it is worth the risk of another death to try and run for my money.
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What makes plants bloom?

The latest patch for Terraria added in a bunch of new plants (and their seeds) for use in alchemy. I'd like to make a sustainable farm for these new plants, but I'm having trouble determining when ...
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Can I build a NPC house out of Hellstone?

Can NPC homes be built out of Hellstone? Will they settle in? If they do, will they take damage?
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How to make sure that Fighter AI enemies fall into my trap/pit?

Consider this pit: During a Goblin Invasion, I noticed that some of the goblins drop down into it. As you can see, it's too deep for them to jump out of, and a little lava and I'd have myself a ...
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Help, how high am I?

I was watching the trailer for Terraria, and I can see a height/depth indicator on some of the footage - how do you enable this?
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What can I do with all this Ebonstone?

I've been making an underground road across my map from the spawn point to the dungeon, but I've been wondering what I should do with the stacks Ebonstone I picked up on my way through the corruption. ...
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How do I make a thin layer of lava for mob farming?

I've seen videos of people making monster farmers with wires, switches, statues and a thin layer of lava to kill the newly created monster. They always seem to have a perfectly created layer of lava ...
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What is the fastest way to farm Mimics in Terraria?

Mimics look like chests and seem to spawn relatively rarely. Is there an efficient way to farm them for their drops?
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What do the new statues do?

Since the 1.1 update I've retrieved a few statues from underground houses. While I'm pretty sure that the bunny statue spawns bunnies, and the slime statue spawns slimes, I have no idea what the rest ...
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How can I continuously explore in Terraria?

I'm playing Terraria again with the 1.0.6 update so I started a new world for a fresh experience. Unfortunately, I'm running into the same frustrations I've hit before when exploring. Starting from ...
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How do I earn gold?

I want to buy the Mining Helmet from the Merchant, but it costs 8 Gold Coins, and I do not have any. How do I get Gold Coins?
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What is the difference between a Mannequin and a Womennequin?

I wanted to show of some of my coolest gear in Terraria. When I was crafting a Mannequin, I saw a Womannequin crafting recipe. I have no idea what is the difference between both the statues. And so, ...
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How do you destroy walls behind your house?

How can I destroy the blocks I placed to create the 'back wall' behind my house?
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Do plants in clay pots have to be offscreen to grow?

I'm starting a clay pot farm in Terraria with a modest two pots. One's got daybloom, the other moonglow. I didn't see any information that suggested they had to be offscreen to bloom, so I put my pots ...
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How do I defeat the Dungeon Guardian?

So apparently, as of the last update, there is a special "Baby Skeletron Head" pet one can obtain by killing the Dungeon Guardian. Last I checked (or died trying), I died from an instantaneous one ...
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How do I mine safely in the underworld without Ash falling on me?

While mining in the underworld I noticed that ash block behave in a very peculiar way, like a hybrid of sand and solid blocks. They can stay up without needing support by blocks below them, but if you ...
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Where can I find Goblin Scouts?

In Terraria 1.0.6, the Goblin Scout was added — however, he's not part of the Goblin Invasion. Where might I find this elusive beast?
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How can I summon a meteorite?

I've heard people talk (or at least, saw them write on forums) that they summoned meteors to create meteorite weapons and armor. How do I exactly spawn these meteors and what can I make out of meteor?...
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How can I defend my home against hallow/corruption in hard mode?

I'm reasonably close to the point where I would try to trigger hard mode, and I'm making some preparations. As far as I understand, once I trigger hard mode, corruption and hallow will spread quickly. ...
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Is there a way to use an item without placing it on the hotbar first?

Is there a way to use an item (e.g. a mushroom to heal) in Terraria without placing it on the hotbar first? I know about the "use health potion" shortcut but I wonder if there's a general way that ...
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How can I halt the spread of corruption after winning hell?

After defeating the Wall of Flesh, corruption is spreading much faster and bypasses sunflowers. Are there any other methods of halting it than hallowing?
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Can Rocket Boots be found in Chests?

One of the few items I have yet to obtain in Terraria is a pair of rocket boots. Common wisdom is that they drop from the goblin invasions that occur every so often. Scuttlebutt says they also spawn ...
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Can I run multiple copies of Terraria if I bought it on Steam?

I play Terraria a bit with my brother and friends and I am always the one with the server, but sometimes while I am playing it gets a bit boring and I want to play on my own world and character (I do ...
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How do I loot life crystals?

I bumped into these life crystals, which used to be looted with a hammer, but now in 1.2, I cannot do that anymore. How do I loot the crystals?
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Move to a new world

In the Terraria 1.0.5 changelog, I read that parts of the world generation algorithm have been changed. So, I would like to create a new world and move my character there, but how can I easily ...
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How can I drain an area easily? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tunnel through water? I accidentally flooded my mine. I am yet to find sand (early part of the game). How can I easily clear out water which is about 15 deep?
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How do I get Souls?

A lot of the cool new recipes in patch 1.1 I've found out via asking the Guide require some sort of Soul, of which there appear to be numerous different types. For example: Soul of Light Soul of ...
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In Terraria, is there an order in NPC appearance in addition to the minimum requirements for each one?

I noticed a strange thing about Demolitionist that I do not see mentioned on wiki. Practically on my world I created immediately a good number of houses with all requirements needed to accommodate an ...
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Can anything be done to fix the lag in Terraria Multiplayer?

Single player runs just fine, but multiplayer seems to lag for me and my two friends. It doesn't matter who hosts it. Our computers are fairly decent - good video cards, cpu, lots of ram, etc, but ...
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Revert something you crafted to its raw ingredients?

Is it possible to break an item down to its raw ingredients? Such as breaking an Iron Bar into 3 Iron Ore? On a similar note, is it possible to undo something you've built right after building it (...
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What are the conditions for cactus to grow in Terraria?

In my current world, I built a horizontal tunnel from my home to the nearest demon altar, at a depth of 8 feet above sea level. As it happens, this tunnel passed through a relatively large area of ...
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What is the easiest most efficient way to farm Shadow Scales?

I just recently got into Terraria (thanks Steam Summer Sale!) and it has been generally pretty entertaining. I am now trying to create a Nightmare Pickaxe but I first need to get enough Shadow Scales ...
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Does destroying additional demon altars generate more cobalt / mythril / adamantite?

After defeating the Wall of Flesh I headed off to the nearest corruption and destroyed a bunch of demon altars. Upon destroying the fourth one the message "Your world has been blessed with cobalt" ...
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Protecting objects in Terraria

I run a dedicated server for Terraria and have a bit of a problem lately with younger people (such as my brother or a friend's brother) playing and finding it hilarious to: Cheat and give themselves ...
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Does Terraria have any Lore?

Sandbox type games tend to present you with a pristine landscape, allowing you to make up the story as you goes along (cf. Minecraft, Sim City [?], etc.). At first glance, the same should apply to ...
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Should I ever not use a Life Crystal?

In Terraria I've gathered a few Life Crystals and haven't taken the time to use them. Is there ever a time I shouldn't use a Life Crystal right away?
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How do I get rich quick?

I haven't played Terraria in a while and it has changed a lot, so I want to start over again. What should I do to get some good equipment as quick as possible? I don't need to have the epicest ...
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What's the maximum health amount I can have by using Hearts to upgrade my max health?

I'm curious. How high can I get?
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What are these red triangle-shaped things?

I found this red triangle formation while exploring and I am unsure what it is. I don't want to touch it until I know; what is it?
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My silver pickaxe got damaged. How is it possible?

I crafted my first silver pickaxe in Terraria 1.1. I did not examine its stats until some time later. The name color is grey with -14% damage. I have no problem mining with it but killing monsters ...
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Can an iOS user play with pc users?

I have a Mac only, so I am not able to get Terraria through Steam. I was wondering if I can play Terraria on my iPad Mini with a friend who has it on his PC. I was wondering this, because I saw that ...
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Why aren't my guide and other dead NPCs respawning in Terraria?

I am currently in hard mode and during a blood moon, several of my NPCs including my guide and my healer died. it's been several in game "days" now and they have yet to respawn. Is there a way to ...
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Why would I choose a Palladium Drill over a Palladium Pickaxe?

I recently entered hardmode with my new character, and I am being faced with two choices: the Palladium Pickaxe and Palladium Drill. I remember that before 1.2, there were only drills, not pickaxes, ...
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Eater of worlds isn't so world hungry

I spawned the Eater of Worlds twice and both times he mysteriously went below the surface and didn't re-surface. In fact, I eventually received the message "Eater of Worlds has been slain!" What ...
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Should I move my village underground before triggering hardmode?

I would like for my village to continue to be a peaceful place after I kill the Wall of Flesh. With the Hallow/Corruption spreading, is it possible to create an area on the surface that is unaffected ...
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How do I escape a room without a pickaxe?

I have gone through many battles, slain countless enemies, farmed bosses, and gotten to hardmode. Now I'm faced with my greatest challenge... A square room. I have somehow thrown my only pickaxe ...
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How do I join multiplayer servers in Terraria?

I am new to Terraria, and I want to play with my friend. But for some reason, it says 'connecting' for a very long time. I have his IP, and his port, but it will not work.
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How can I gain silver coins quickly?

I am trying to attract the Merchant on my world and according to the wiki, I need at least 50 silver coins. What is the fastest way to farm silver coins in a new world?