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  • Ectoplasm item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
RarityRarity level: 8
Research25 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Dungeon SpiritDungeon Spirit.pngDungeon Spirit1-2100%
Not to be confused with Ecto Mist.

Ectoplasm is a Hardmode post-Plantera crafting material dropped from Dungeon Spirits in the Dungeon. Dungeon Spirits drop 1–2 Ectoplasm upon death. It is used by Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version players to directly craft the Spectre armor and tools. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, players use Ectoplasm to craft Spectre Bars, which in turn are used to craft Spectre armor and tools.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the player needs to acquire 136 Ectoplasm and 126 Chlorophyte Bars to craft all Spectre equipment including the tools, wings, armor and both forms of headgear. For just all the components of the Spectre armor set (including both forms of headgear), the player will need 66 Ectoplasm.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Spectre BarSpectre Bar (2)Adamantite ForgeAdamantite Forge
Titanium ForgeTitanium Forge
Ghost WingsGhost Wings (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Naughty PresentNaughty Present
Pumpkin Moon MedallionPumpkin Moon Medallion
Spectre HamaxeSpectre Hamaxe (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Spectre HoodSpectre Hood (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Spectre MaskSpectre Mask (Old-gen console version)
Spectre Paint RollerSpectre Paint Roller (Old-gen console version)
Spectre Paint ScraperSpectre Paint Scraper (Old-gen console version)
Spectre PaintbrushSpectre Paintbrush (Old-gen console version)
Spectre PantsSpectre Pants (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Spectre PickaxeSpectre Pickaxe (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Spectre RobeSpectre Robe (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
total: 13 row(s)


  • Due to the difficulty of the Dungeon in Hardmode, Hallowed armor or higher is recommended when farming Ectoplasm. It may take multiple trips to acquire enough for all items.
  • Ectoplasm is a very good source of coins, as each piece of ectoplasm is worth 50.


  • Ectoplasm is a fictitious ethereal substance appearing in fictional works that ghosts and other entities leave in the mortal realm, usually when destroyed.