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Mining Guides Tips and Tricks

The Best Way to Get Down to Hell in Terraria

Odds are, you’re familiar with the hellevator in Terraria. It’s a pretty quick way of getting down to Hell. But what if I told you that there is an even quicker way? Here’s the best way to get down to Hell in Terraria.

Let’s get started!

First Things First

Before we start, you should what hellevators are, because this method branches off from it.

In case you haven’t, then feel free to check out this guide here.

Now, let’s move on to this “advanced” strategy!

The Hellevator Shortcut

Standard hellevators go straight down.

That way, you don’t have to weave around dirt and stone when using them.

However, this becomes very time consuming to make.

Luckily, you don’t have to do this.

Instead, you can simply utilize pylons!

These will allow you to skip the process of making a narrow hellevator.

Setting Up Your Pylon

To start, you need to get to a far enough spot underground.

This can be done be traveling through random caves, until you eventually get down to a height that you’re happy with.

Then, find a spacious area and build two houses:

After assigning 2 NPCs to live there, you’ll be able to buy an underground pylon from either one.

Here are some of the NPCs you could use:

  • Tavernkeeper
  • Demolitionist
  • Clothier

With this new pylon, you can immediately teleport down near Hell, without the use of a hellevator.

Of course, you’ll still need to get to that height, but that’s far easier than digging straight down for 3 hours.

Improving Your Underground House

The house I showed you above was subpar, to say the least.

If you want to make a more appealing one, then make sure to check out my other guide here.

Conclusion

And that’s the best way to get down to Hell in Terraria!

This is a great way to save some time, so make sure to give it a try!

See you next time!

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Boss Guides

Pointless Bosses That You Need to Skip in Terraria

Bosses are the main progression system in Terraria. Defeating them allows you to get stronger items, and continue through the game. However, there are some that you should just ignore. Here are the pointless bosses that you need to skip in Terraria.

Let’s get started!

King Slime

King Slime is normally one of the first bosses you’ll ever fight.

He can spawn naturally at the edges of the world, during slime rain, or by making a slime crown.

Despite this, he doesn’t drop anything worthwhile.

And since spawning him can take quite a bit of effort, I don’t recommend going out of your way to fight him.

Queen Slime

Similar to King Slime, Queen Slime just isn’t worth fighting.

She isn’t too difficult to summon, given that you only need to find a gelatin crystal in the underground Hallow.

Yet, the items she drops simply aren’t worth the effort.

The arena, potions, and time you use just won’t pay off.

In all honesty, you’re better off skipping Queen Slime, and instead immediately facing the mechanical bosses.

Duke Fishron

Now, this boss is a little different, because Duke Fishron drops extremely powerful weapons.

The catch is that this boss is one of the most difficult ones out there.

His dashes, high damage, and insane speed make Duke Fishron a challenge for all players.

For these reasons, and because Duke Fishron is an optional boss, I recommend ignoring him.

Fighting For Fun

Of course, you can always fight these bosses for the sheer fun of it.

Queen Slime and Duke Fishron are an absolute adrenaline rush to battle.

If you’re interested just for that alone, then you need to know how to make a proper arena.

You’ll need every advantage you can get against those bosses.

Conclusion

These are the pointless bosses that you need to skip in Terraria.

Of course, this is just a recommendation.

Terraria is a game after all, so feel free to play however you wish!

See you next time!

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Armor Guides Tips and Tricks

The Best Way to Easily Get More Armor in Terraria

One of the most important stats in Terraria is armor. It reduces incoming damage, and is basically a necessity when fighting against bosses. In the early game, however, it can be hard to come across. So, here’s the best way to easily get more armor in Terraria!

Let’s get started!

Strings

As you may know, when crafting a weapon/accessory, it has a chance of being made with a modifier.

We can abuse this mechanic to get a bunch of free defense!

All you need to do is make some string.

Using a loom, you can make as many strings as you need, since cobwebs are really abundant.

They can be found anywhere in the underground.

Next, all you need to do is make string until you get a decent modifer:

With the warding modifier, you can get up to 4 more defense with each string!

However, to gain the benefit of multiple strings, you’ll need to use dyes.

This is because the stats of different colored strings will stack onto each other.

The Dye Trader

After collecting dye materials, the Dye Trader will spawn in your world.

Now you can buy the dye vat, which is used to craft different colored strings with the dyes you collect.

Just remember to hold onto those random flowers!

The Goblin Tinkerer

While on the topic of NPCs, the Goblin Tinkerer is also pretty useful.

For only 5 silver, he’ll reforge your string for the chance of getting a better modifier.

This is very cheap, but if you find yourself in need of some quick cash, then check out my other guide here.

You no longer need to craft dozens of strings, which is convenient.

Just keep in mind that you’ll have to defeat the Goblin Army before you can get the Goblin Tinkerer.

The Absolute Limit of Strings

So, just how much can strings do for you?

Well, while playing on Master Mode, and after using a Demon Heart, you will have 7 accessory slots.

Meaning, string can get you up to 28 armor!

Downsides

Some of these NPCs are acquired later on in your game.

This raises the question of how valuable strings are.

Because by that point in the game, you’ll likely have some decent accessories.

So, are strings the right choice for you?

The Verdict

This is by far one of the best ways to easily get armor in Terraria.

For starters, I definitely recommend making the white string.

You don’t need any NPCs, so it could be made during day 1 of Terraria.

As for the colored variants, you should make them if your current accessories are below average.

So, decide for yourself if you need to replace your inventory with a bunch of randomly colored strings.

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Mining Guides

Is Mining a Waste of Valuable Time in Terraria?

Obviously, mining is a huge part of Terraria. However, it is very time consuming during the start of a playthrough. That’s because without a good pickaxe, the progress you make is very limited. But does that make mining a waste of time in Terraria?

Let’s find out!

Mining in the Early Game

When creating a new character, you start with a copper pickaxe.

Put simply, it’s not very good.

It’s so slow that you should use it as little as possible.

However, this doesn’t mean that you should give up on exploring entirely.

For example, if you see an open cavern, don’t ignore it:

Is mining a waste of valuable time in Terraria?

It’s a great idea to hop down and pick up any stray chests.

But it’s important to not go out of your way to mine further down.

That’s because anything in hard-to-reach places becomes inefficient to get.

Simply leave the loot behind, and return at a later date.

Now, this raises an important question. . .

When Should You Start Mining?

Mining becomes more effective the stronger your pickaxe power is, so you should start mining once you get a good pickaxe upgrade.

A pickaxe that I recommend getting is the Reaver Shark.

It’s pretty straightforward to get, as you simply need to fish it from the ocean.

I go into more details in my other guide here.

As a general rule of thumb, you should start mining once you get a pickaxe with at least 55% pickaxe power.

The Big Takeaways

Here are the main things to note from this guide:

  • Mining is inefficient during the start of the game, because of your weak pickaxe
  • It’s still important to explore, just don’t get caught up in aimless mining
  • You should look to getting a pickaxe upgrade, so you can begin mining at a faster rate

Conclusion

And that’s why mining can be a waste of time in Terraria!

If you enjoyed this guide, then make sure to check out my other ones!

See you next time!

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Fishing Guides

Are You Wasting Valuable Time By Fishing in Terraria?

Odds are you have fished before in Terraria. It’s fun from time to time, but very few people commit to the fishing lifestyle. But have you ever thought about the “value” of fishing? Does it have it’s place in getting you better equipment, or are you just wasting valuable time by fishing in Terraria?

Let’s find out!

The Hidden Rule of Fishing

One thing about fishing that not many players know about is the idea behind fishing power.

Of course, it improves your catches and catch rates, but there’s more that.

Fishing power is can only be acquired from certain sources.

These include potions, bait, fishing rods, accessories, and the weather.

However, the best of these items can only be obtained through fishing.

Items like the golden fishing rod, angler armor, and tackle box, all require you to complete dozens of fishing quests.

So basically, the more you fish, the more valuable fishing becomes.

So, Should You Fish?

The short answer is, only if you stick with it.

Without proper equipment, fishing is basically a waste of time.

Ironically, to get better equipment, you need to fish (as previously stated).

Meaning, fishing only rewards you if you complete fishing quests every day, and work to get really strong fishing power.

That way collecting crates, weapons, and other cool items becomes really efficient.

Committing to Fishing

If you decide that you want to go down the fishing route, then I have good news for you!

I have a guide on everything you need to know about completing fishing quests quickly.

You can check out that guide here.

Conclusion

Now you know if you are wasting valuable time by fishing in Terraria!

Of course, fishing doesn’t have to be all about collecting items.

You can simply fish for fun!

Regardless of your stance on fishing, if you enjoyed this guide, then make sure to check out my other ones!

See you next time!