If you have made it to hardmode in Terraria, the first thing you want to consider is how to get wings. Wings will open up so much movement potential for your character and they also prevent you from ever taking fall damage. Wings are some of the best accessories in the game. Different wings will have different speeds and heights that they can reach. There are forty six different wings in the game, some are sold by vendors and others are found from treasure bags.
Almost every pair of craftable wings require souls of flight. The end game wings require defeating the moon lord once, every other pair of wings can be found from defeating a certain boss.
- 20 Souls of Flight
- Wing Recipe item
- Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil
Souls of flight are obtained by defeating wyverns. A flying hostile mob that spawns near the skybox. These enemies are very difficult to encounter early on into hardmode, but each one you defeat will drop 5-10 souls of flight.
Each set of wings will require you to find some type of ingredient to match with the souls of flight. This can range from a rare mob drop to souls of light.
To craft wings in the first place you will need to upgrade your anvil. It is very similar to making a regular anvil, you just have to find the appropriate ore that spawned in your world. This can be frustrating as you may find mythril/orichalcum before you find cobalt/palladium, but take note of any ore veins you find along your way.
How to make Wings in Terraria?
First start by tracking down a wyvern high in the sky. Build platforms up or find a floating island to gain some footing in the sky. Wyverns are long worm-type enemies that will take damage along each section of their body.
Use piercing weapons or long range to defeat them quickly. Depending on the difficulty of your world they will drop more or less souls of flight.
Gather at least twenty of these and kill some harpies while you are up here.
Harpies are pre-hardmode flying enemies so they shouldn’t cause you too much grief. Defeating them will drop feathers and possibly even a giant harpy feather. This is a rare drop that can be used to craft harpy wings. If you weren’t lucky enough to get a giant harpy feather, don’t worry you can still craft wings with regular feathers.
Next you will need to gather some souls of light or souls of night. If you just entered hardmode it may be difficult to find an underground hallow or corruption/crimson. It should spread in no time, search caverns you have already been to and dig elevators down to the underworld and listen for the biome music to change.
If you want angel wings head towards the underground hallow, noted by its pink exterior and shiny crystal shards. If you want demon wings head towards your respective evil biome, the corruption or crimson, and defeat mobs while you are under the cave layer.
You do not have to kill a biome specific mob to earn souls of light/night just be in the respective biome to get the souls to drop. You will need twenty five souls of light/night to make angel or demon wings. You should be getting plenty of souls as you are collecting the new hardmode ores.
Use a molten pickaxe to gather some cobalt or palladium, whichever ended up spawning in your world. Use the ores to craft bars and upgrade your pickaxe. Gather enough mythril/orichalcum to craft a mythril/orichalcum anvil. These anvils cost twelve bars or forty eight ores at an iron/lead anvil.
With your anvil placed and your souls ready you can now craft wings! If you were lucky enough to find a giant harpy feather you can use it and twenty souls of flight to make harpy wings, otherwise use your souls of light/night to craft angel or demon wings.
There is no in-game description for which wings are faster or slower than others. Angel and demon wings are the lowest tier of wing, only better than the fledgling wings you get in Journey mode. Try them out for yourself and use the wings that you like best.
How do you make a Demon Wing?
Demon wings are made with twenty souls of flight, twenty five souls of night, and ten feathers at a mythril/orichalcum anvil.
They are on par with angel wings and the souls of night are found in underground crimson/corruption.
What is the easiest way to get wings in Terraria?
The easiest way to get wings would be to hunt down some wyverns for souls of flight. Many wings can be bought, but unfortunately require defeating some hardmode bosses in order to unlock the NPC. If you feel confident enough to tackle and defeat a mechanical boss before you have wings, you can unlock the steampunker. She will sell you a jetpack for forty gold.
Otherwise you can roll the dice with angler quests. There is a 1/70 chance that you can get the fin wings from the angler after ten completed fishing quests in hardmode. This will take, with the very best luck, at least eleven in-game days, but you may be able to get mid-tier wings fairly quickly.
Is the Jetpack better than wings Terraria?
The jetpack is better than seven of the low-tier wings in Terraria. They function similarly to wings, but do not perform nearly as well as some of the high-tier wings. A jetpack will set you back forty gold from the steampunker and you will need to defeat a mechanical boss in order to unlock them in the first place. I tend to skip the jetpack in my playthroughs, but it can be a nice alternative if you already have enough movement to take down a mechanical boss.
Congratulations! It is difficult to survive in hardmode and having the mobility offered by wings really helps keep yourself alive and opens up a lot of the map to you. Wings are an essential accessory and they will stack with any other double-jump or rocket boost you also have equipped. Not only are they practical, they can be a stylish option for your characters. There are forty six different pairs of wings in the game and the wings are dyeable. Play around with different sets to decide on what you like best.