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Master Mode Terraria

Terraria’s Master Mode, What is it and Should you play it?


In a Nutshell:



Master mode is the new ultimate difficulty. It offers little in new content and mostly changes stats and effects to increase the difficulty. Though the few items it does add are rewards for taking down the immensely difficult bosses and receiving all of them is well worth the pain if you’re ready for it.


Master Mode Terraria


The Journey’s End update brought many sweeping changes to Terraria. Wind now affects leaves and vines and falling particles, food items got an overhaul, and on top of them all, a new difficulty was added. Master mode, a difficulty option selected during world creation similar to Classic and Expert mode. It's the new ultimate challenge for Terraria players. Subtitled ‘Game over man, game over!’ in reference to the 1986 film Aliens, this mode is true to both its name and its motto. You must be a master to play this mode and if you aren’t, it's game over.


Effects Shared with Expert Mode


master Mode effects Shared with Expert Mode


Being the difficulty above Expert mode, Master mode shares almost all effects with the old hardest difficulty. Bosses have their Expert mode AI and will still drop treasure bags with their Expert mode exclusive loot. Enemies will scale in health and damage as you progress through the game, getting buffs after the defeat of the Wall of Flesh and Plantera. Enemies have a higher chance to drop rare items as well as dropping more money. Enemies can still steal a dead player's coins by moving over them and will gain new attacks and debuff effects.


New Effects of Master Mode


-Enemy Changes


New Effects of Master Mode- Enemy Changes


As mentioned before, enemies retain their changes from Expert mode but in Master mode they also receive another buff. All enemies get a three times multiplier to their health and damage as well as 20% more knockback. Compared to Expert mode, which buffs enemies by doubling health and damage and only increasing knockback by 10%.


-Player Changes


New Effects of Master Mode- Player Changes


Upon death, players now drop all of their money instead of 75% in Expert mode and 50% in Classic. Many debuffs inflicted on the player last longer.


New Effects of Master Mode- Player Changes


To balance out the new difficulty players gain an extra accessory slot which will stack with the Demon Heart to give a new total amount of accessories being 7. On top of that defense is more effective than in Expert and Classic modes.


Master Mode Exclusive Items


Master Mode Exclusive Items


The biggest changes Master mode makes is its new items. These exclusive items have limited use and are mostly trophies for defeating the challenge of Master mode’s bosses. However some are mounts which prove to be incredibly useful in mobility.


From the King Slime


King Slime Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the King Slime. Reward for defeating the King Slime’s ultimate challenge.


Slime Prince

Royal Delight - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Slime Prince pet to follow the player.


From the Eye of Cthulhu


Eye of Cthulhu Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Eye of Cthulhu. Reward for defeating the Eye of Cthulhu’s ultimate challenge.


Suspicious Eye

Suspicious Grinning Eye - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Suspicious Eye pet to hover beside the player.


From the Eater of Worlds


Eater of Worlds Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Eater of Worlds. Reward for defeating the Eater of Worlds’ ultimate challenge.


Writhing Remains - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Eater of Worms pet to float around the player.


From the Brain of Cthulhu


Brain of Cthulhu Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Brain of Cthulhu. Reward for defeating the Brain of Cthulhu’s ultimate challenge.


Spider Brain

Brain in a Jar - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Spider Brain pet to follow the player.


From the Dark Mage


Dark Mage Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Dark Mage. Reward for defeating the Dark Mage’s ultimate challenge.


Book Mount

Dark Mage’s Tome - A mount item which, when used, summons a Book Mount for the player to ride on. This mount will glide along the ground and allow the player to hover in the air after a jump.


From the Queen Bee


Queen Bee Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Queen Bee. Reward for defeating the Queen Bee’s ultimate challenge.


Honey Bee

Sparkling Honey - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Honey Bee pet to hover around the player.


From Skeletron


Skeletron Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of Skeletron. Reward for defeating Skeletron’s ultimate challenge.


Possessed Skull - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Skeletron Jr. pet to hover around the player.


From the Wall of Flesh


Wall of Flesh Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Wall of Flesh. Reward for defeating the Wall of Flesh’s ultimate challenge.


Goat Skull - A mount item which, when used, summons a Goat Mount for the player to ride on. This mount will behave identically to the Unicorn Mount.


From the Queen Slime


Queen Slime Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Queen Slime. Reward for defeating the Queen Slime’s ultimate challenge.


Slime Princess

Regal Delicacy - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Slime Princess pet to follow the player.


From the Flying Dutchman


Flying Dutchman Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Flying Dutchman. Reward for defeating the Flying Dutchman’s ultimate challenge.


The Black Spot - A mount item which, when used, summons a Pirate Ship Mount for the player to ride on. This mount will hover in the air and can move quickly horizontally.


From the Twins


Twins Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Twins. Reward for defeating the Twins’s ultimate challenge.


Pair of Eyeballs - A pet item which, when equipped, summons the Raz and Spaz pets to hover beside the player.


From the Destroyer


Destroyer Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Destroyer. Reward for defeating the Destroyer’s ultimate challenge.


Deactivated Probe - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Destroyer-Lite pet to float around the player.


From Skeletron Prime


Skeletron Prime Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of Skeletron Prime. Reward for defeating Skeletron Prime’s ultimate challenge.


Robotic Skull - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Mini Prime pet to hover around the player.


From the Ogre


Ogre Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Ogre. Reward for defeating the Ogre’s ultimate challenge.


Ogre’s Club - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Baby Ogre pet to follow the player.


From Plantera


Pantera Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of Pantera. Reward for defeating Pantera’s ultimate challenge.


Plantera Seedling

Plantera Seedling - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Plantera Seedling pet to follow the player.


From Mourning Wood


Mourning Wood Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of a Mourning Wood. Reward for defeating Mourning Wood’s ultimate challenge.


Hexxed Branch - A mount item which, when used, summons a Tree Mount for the player to ride on. This mount will behave identically to the Unicorn mount but cannot double jump.


From the Pumpking


Pumpking Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Pumpking. Reward for defeating the Pumpking’s ultimate challenge.


Jack 'O Lantern

Pumpkin Scented Candle - A light pet item which, when equipped, summons a Jack ‘O Lantern pet to hover beside the player and emit light.


From Everscream


Everscream Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of an Everscream. Reward for defeating Everscream’s ultimate challenge.


Everscream Sapling

Shrub Star - A pet item which, when equipped, summons an Everscream Sapling pet to follow the player.


From Santa NK1


Santa NK1 Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of a Santa NK1. Reward for defeating Santa NK1’s ultimate challenge.


Toy Tank - A mount item which, when used, summons a Santank Mount for the player to ride on. This mount will move quickly across the ground and fire a gatling gun and rocket launcher at enemies in front of it.


From the Ice Queen


Ice Queen Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Ice Queen. Reward for defeating the Ice Queen’s ultimate challenge.


Ice Queen

Frozen Crown - A pet item which, when equipped, summons an Ice Queen pet to hover above the player.


From the Empress of Light


Empress of Light Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Empress of Light. Reward for defeating the Empress of Light’s ultimate challenge.


Fairy Princess

Jewel of Light - A light pet item which, when equipped, summons a Fairy Princess pet to hover above the player and emit light.


From the Golem


Golem Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Golem. Reward for defeating the Golem’s ultimate challenge.


Toy Golem

Guardian Golem - A light pet item which, when equipped, summons a Toy Golem pet to follow the player and emit light.


From Betsy


Betsy Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of Betsy. Reward for defeating Betsy’s ultimate challenge.


Betsy’s Egg - A pet item which, when equipped, summons an Itsy Betsy pet to hover around the player.


From the Martian Saucer


Martian Saucer Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Martian Saucer. Reward for defeating the Martian Saucer’s ultimate challenge.


Cosmic Skateboard - A pet item which, when equipped, summons an Alien Skater pet to follow the player.


From Duke Fishron


Duke Fishron Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of Duke Fishron. Reward for defeating Duke Fishron’s ultimate challenge.


Tiny Fishron

Pork of the Sea - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Tiny Fishron pet to hover around the player.


From the Lunatic Cultist


Lunatic Cultist Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Lunatic Cultist. Reward for defeating the Lunatic Cultist’s ultimate challenge.


Tablet Fragment - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Phantasmal Dragon pet to float around the player.


From the Moon Lord


Moon Lord Relic - A placeable item depicting a gold figure of the Moon Lord. Reward for defeating the Moon Lord’s ultimate challenge.


Moonling

Piece of Moon Squid - A pet item which, when equipped, summons a Moonling pet to hover around the player.


Should you play Master Mode?


Master mode is no joke and it really should be a thought about choice to play it or not. It's important to note that Master mode has far less to offer when it comes to new content than Expert mode does, and the buffs it gives to enemies will make even slimes one or two shot your player throughout the entire game. It can be a grueling experience with little extra help to mitigate the difficulty. It should only be played by those who are truly ready and for those who are correct in their readiness will be rewarded not with items but with glory.


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