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Top 10 accessories in Terraria

Top 10 accessories in Terraria

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If you're just starting out in Terraria, you might be feeling a bit swamped by all the stuff there is to do in the game. When it comes to accessories, they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are so many different types: movement, construction, not to mention all the informational, combat, and fishing items. The list just goes on and on! Because of that, we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of the top 10 accessories in Terraria for all the new players out there. Find out everything that you need to know below!

What are accessories in Terraria

Accessories in Terraria are items that can be equipped by a player's character to provide stat boosts and special abilities. These items can provide benefits such as increased movement speed, jump height, defence, increased damage, and various other bonuses.

A player can only equip up to 5 accessories at one time. However, there are some items or effects that can provide additional accessory slots, such as the Demon Heart or the Ability Catalyst.

Certain accessories can be upgraded at the Tinkerer's Workshop to create more powerful combined accessories. Some examples of accessories include the Cloud in a Bottle, Rocket Boots, and the Ankh Shield.

What is Pre-Hardmode in Terraria

So, when you first start playing, your world is in what's called Pre-Hardmode. Don't get confused with "player difficulty". So basically, it's a beginner's world with enemies and items that are perfect for newbies. So, when you first start your world, that's when Pre-Hardmode kicks off. It's a wild ride that lasts until you take down the Wall of Flesh. So, once you beat the Wall of Flesh, your world will switch to Hardmode and things will get a bit more challenging. But don't worry, there's also a bunch of new content to explore.

Which are the best accessories in Terraria

Obviously, what's deemed as the "best" is heavily influenced by one's personal taste and gaming approach. It's pretty obvious that the accessories that work best for a melee character won't necessarily be the best fit for a ranged character. Sorting out all those accessories can be a real challenge, let me tell you.

So, we thought about the best accessories in the game and we came up with a list of the top 10 in Terraria. We decided to focus on the ones you can get in Pre-Hardmode, so it's perfect for all the newbies out there.

Alright, let's dive in.

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Obsidian Shield

Obsidian Shield accessory in Terraria

This is a pretty cool Shield accessory that's made by combining the Cobalt Shield and Obsidian Skull. What's neat about it is that it not only gives you some extra defence, but it also combines the functionality of both items. So basically, this item makes you immune to getting knocked back and also protects you from getting burned. Plus, you get an extra 2 defence points.

When you're exploring The Underworld, you must watch out for those pesky enemies that can knock you back and the fiery Hellstone and Hellstone Brick that can really do a number on you. It's just part of the deal down there. Also, If you equip the Obsidian Shield with the Brand of the Inferno, you can totally block attacks and get the Striking Moment buff.

Brain of Confusion

Brain of Confusion

The Brain of Confusion is a piece of equipment in Expert Mode that may be found in the Treasure Bag that the Brain of Cthulhu drops. When an enemy nearby takes damage while wearing the Brain of Confusion, there is a 60% chance that they will be Confused for at least 1.5 seconds.

The Cerebral Mindtrick debuff is applied for four seconds to you and grants you a 16.67% chance of evading an attack. If you are a fan of evasion builds, you should know that the effects of Holy Protection, Black Belt/Master Ninja Gear, and the Brain of Confusion's dodge ability stack.

Shield of Cthulhu

Shield of Cthulhu

The Shield of Cthulhu is a shield item for Expert Mode that can be found in the Treasure Bag that the Eye of Cthulhu drops. If you equip it, you can do a dash move by pressing the Left or Right key twice.

When you dash into an enemy, they take 30 damage and you also make yourself invincible for a short time.

Getting this shield early and using the dash to protect yourself will help you stay alive during boss fights a lot. It will still be a very useful protective tool until more advanced ones come along.

Bundle of Horseshoe Balloons

Bundle of Horseshoe Balloons accessory in Terraria

Combining the functions of both the Bundle of Balloons and the Lucky Horseshoe, we get the Bundle of Horseshoe Balloons.

It boosts your character's luck by 0.05 and enables them to do a quadruple leap (!) while worn. It also enhances their jump height by 33 per cent and their jump speed by 30 per cent.

It's important to remember that each jump has a different effect based on the components that were used to make it: sandstorm jump, blizzard jump, cloud jump. Having this item equipped also keeps the player from getting damaged from falling.

Blue Horseshoe Balloon

Blue Horseshoe Balloon

The Blue Horseshoe Ballon is an accessory that not only will grant you immunity to fall damage (which is a big deal), but it can also increase how high you can jump AND gives you the ability to double-jump. Need I say more about it? Simply put, this is a super useful accessory to have.

Amphibian Boots

Terraria accessory - Amphibian Boots

At a Tinkerer's Workshop, you can make the Amphibian Boots by putting together the Sailfish Boots and the Frog Leg. It has the advantages of both.

When you equip it, you get the following perks:

  • You can now move up to 22.5 tiles per second faster.
  • Lets you auto-jump.
  • Adds 10 tiles to the highest safe distance for falling.
  • Increases Jump speed by 1.6

Worm Scarf

Worm Scarf

The Worm Scarf is an Expert Mode item that lowers the damage you take by 17%. It can be acquired from the Eater of Worlds' Treasure Bag. This item is good in the early stages of the game, but it becomes better and better as you progress further into the game. The reason is this: the percentage damage decrease it offers stays the same across all levels, unlike flat defence. In other words, the higher the incoming damage you get, the more value you get out of this item.



The effects of Magiluminense boost the user's acceleration and deceleration by 75% and maximum movement speed by 15%. The benefit of Hermes Boots and its variations is added to this one. When used underground, it casts a halo of light surrounding the character, which might be helpful.

This is a great early-game item before entering Hardmode due to its simple crafting process, early availability (before any monsters are vanquished), and increased acceleration and light radius.

The acceleration benefit factor from Magiluminescence was lowered to 1.75 from 2 in patch 1.4.4, although it is still an essential item.


Wings accessory in Terraria

The significance of Wings accessories is such that any of them might be chosen for our list. However, since we are discussing pre-hard conditions, we have to talk about the Fledgling Wings, as these are the only Wings available at this stage of the game.

These items can be found in Skyware Chests, Sky Crates and Azure Crates as well as upon the creation of a Journey Mode character.

By pressing and holding the Jump key, the player may momentarily get the ability to fly with the help of these accessories. When the player touches down, the flight timer starts over.

Terraspark Boots

Terraspark Boots

The Terraspark Boots are a pre-Hardmode item made by joining the Frostspark Boots and Lava Waders at a Tinkerer's Workshop. As what usually happens when you craft an item, they have the benefits of both components.

They are the last update for Hermes, Sailfish, Flurry, Dunerider, and Water Walking Boots. Like other boots that let you fly, Terraspark Boots give you an extra bonus on top of the wings you have strapped.

Keep in mind that the Terraspark Boots are better for exploring and going into caves. They aren't as good as the Amphibian Boots in events and boss fights because they don't give you the extra vertical movement that the Amphibian Boots do.

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Mihail Katsoris
Mihail Katsoris
I enjoy playing games ever since I was a kid (which was a long long time ago at this point). Everything started with an Atari 65XE. Then came an Amiga 500+, a Sega Genesis, a 386, a Playstation, a Playstation 2 and so on. Anyway, you get the idea. I consider myself lucky to be able to experience the gaming evolution throughout the years. This is my passion, and what I will continue to do for as long as I can.