The recipe for Emerald Staff says I need Tungsten. Isn't silver supposed to be interchangeable with tungsten? Why should I have to re-make my world just to get a metal...

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    Neither the linked question, nor the answer given give the full details. While you can't make an Emerald Staff, with Silver, you can make a Sapphire Staff which is the same. In my world (first time playing as of 1.2) the Sapphire Staff is functionally the same as the Emerald Staff. – EtherDragon Oct 13 '13 at 0:23
  • You don't have to re-gen your world, that staff is not the most important thing in Terraria. – kotekzot Oct 15 '13 at 13:10

Yes it is possible, only downside is that you can't naturally find the silver, you have to obtain it via the Extractinator.

The Extractinator turns Silt/Slush into ores and gems. There is an 8.1% chance that it will give you silver. You can find it as a rare drop in underground gold chests.


  • Thanks, also I could always try a new world and then go back to my old one. – Jake Oct 12 '13 at 11:19
  • That's also an option. But I wouldn't recommend it since you'll be constantly wasting your time by traveling between worlds. Besides, there is A LOT of silt to collect after you've dug deep enough to reach the Caverns. – VascovdEng Oct 12 '13 at 11:32

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