Battle Potion

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Battle Potion
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Use time17 (Very fast)
TooltipIncreases enemy spawn rate
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell2 SC
Research20 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipIncreased enemy spawn rate
Duration7 minutes
"Battle" redirects here. For various battle guides, see Terraria Wiki:Projects/Guides.

The Battle Potion is a buff potion which grants the Battle buff when consumed. The buff doubles the spawn rate of both enemies and critters, and doubles the maximum amount of enemies that can be on-screen at once. This lasts for 7 minutes, but can be canceled at any time by right-clicking the icon (Desktop version), by selecting the icon using Cycle Next/Previous Buff and then pressing Remove Buff (Console version), by selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu (Old-gen console version), by double-tapping the buff icon (Mobile version), or by canceling the buff from the buffs screen (Nintendo 3DS version).



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Battle PotionBattle PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • The effect stacks with those of other items which allows a manual alteration of spawn rates, such as Water Candles. Similarly, items like Sunflowers or Calming Potions moderate the effect. For example, having both a Battle and a Calming Potion active will result in a spawn rate increase of only 54% (instead of 100%, due to the -23% of the Calming Potion) and an increase in the maximum number of enemies on-screen of only 40% (instead of 100%, due to the -30% of the Calming Potion).
  • Spawn rate effects like Battle Potions (and Water Candles) can be used to increase the spawn rates of events that do not have a set spawn rate, like the Blood Moon and Solar Eclipse.
  • Battle Potions and Water Candles cannot be used to increase the spawn rates of events like the Pumpkin and Frost Moon. The spawn rates of these events override spawn rate effects.[1]
  • The Calming Potion has the opposite effect of the Battle Potion but as they are both potions, they are both considered buffs and as such can be canceled early. In contrast, the Water Candle effect is classified as a debuff.
  • The Battle Potion increases the spawn rates of NPCs, such as the Skeleton Merchant and bound Goblin Tinkerer, bound Mechanic, and bound Wizard.
  • The effect stacks between players because each player spawns their own NPCs. It also increases the maximum amount of enemies that can be spawned, allowing multiple players to drink them and spawn enemies at a much faster than intended rate.


  • When using Battle Potions, beware when entering Dungeons, and even more so Hardmode Dungeons. Spawn rates can get out of control and difficult to handle even for the best of players.
  • Battle Potions can be used to farm affected events for rare drops, such as the Money Trough from the Blood Moon, Broken Hero Swords from the Solar Eclipse, and many items from the Pirate Invasion.
  • The Battle Potion is useful for increasing the chances of certain rare enemies and critters to spawn, such as the Martian Probe(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Truffle Worm and Prismatic Lacewing(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).
  • Battle Potions do not seem to affect the spawn rates of Pumpkin Moon or Frost Moon enemies, and thus it is recommended to save them for different scenarios.
  • Battle Potions should not be used during boss fights, as a significantly increased amount of enemies, or many instances of rare but extremely dangerous or annoying enemies spawning can easily overwhelm players while a boss is alive.



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method SpawnNPC() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is