I'm building a boss arena, and I'm trying to figure out which items I should put in it.

For example, Campfires have a constant aura buff that increases life regeneration, so that's a no-brainer, and the Sharpening Station gives me a 10-minute melee buff whenever I click on it.

Cozy Fire buff screenshot

Are there any other such items that give free buffs?

  • Does asphalt count? – Aequitas Aug 18 '15 at 1:24
  • food also is very easy to get from fishing and lasts 20 minutes (depends) – Aequitas Aug 18 '15 at 1:27
  • I'm looking for items that I can plonk down to provide some sort of benefit, so I guess Asphalt counts? Apparently it's not a buff, but it's in the same vein. – a cat Aug 18 '15 at 1:32
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    There really aren't any buffs that are free. The player is limited to 22 buffs active at one time and each of those takes up a slot. Having static buffs like this just means that there are other buffs that you cannot use. – John Cleaver Aug 18 '15 at 20:10


Star in a bottle gives increased mana regeneration.

Heart Lantern gives increased health regeneration (and stacks with fire)

Dryad increases your defense, you can build a house near your arena and then move her into it

Sunflower's increase movement speed (and decrease monster spawn rate)

Honey improves health regeneration (while or after standing in it) however it will also slow you down so use wisely

Enemy Banners Provide increased damage to and reduced damage from a particular enemy.


Bewitching Table allows you to summon another minion

Ammo Box - 20% chance to not consume ammo

Sharpening Station increases armor penetration of melee weapons

Crystal ball increases magic power


Using Asphalt as the floor will give you an acceleration as well as movement speed bonus

Heart Statues connected to pressure plates can give you a quick small boost to your health every now and then

Star Statues similarly give you a small amount of mana

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  • Star statue for mana – ydobonebi Aug 18 '15 at 12:18
  • If we're going to the point of listing heart statues and star statues, perhaps it might be worth listing a mob statue farm, to drop hearts and stars while fighting? – Waterseas Aug 18 '15 at 14:19
  • Might be worthwhile to mention banners. They aren't for bosses, but if you can use the same arena for invasions and other events, they are very useful. – John Cleaver Aug 18 '15 at 20:09
  • @JohnCleaver Oh yes very good point! – Aequitas Aug 18 '15 at 21:58
  • I would mention teh statues only because nearly all well made farms/arenas I've seen have used them. Personally I haven't yet, but only because I'm lazy. Banners are a good mention as well, for farms anyway as I believe spear traps share bonuses from your equipment (ie: if you have increased crit chance, so will the spear traps) – ydobonebi Aug 19 '15 at 3:51

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