Gold Water Strider

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Gold Water Strider
  • Gold Water Strider item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Bait Power50%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 3
Research3 required

The Gold Water Strider is a harmless critter. It is a golden recolor of the ordinary Water Strider, with a 0.25*1/400 (0.25%) chance of spawning in place of the ordinary version.

Gold Water Strider has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

Gold Water Strider can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Gold Water Strider Cage). Once crafted, the Gold Water Strider cannot be released again. Gold Water Strider itself or the crafted furniture can be sold for 10.

Gold Water Strider can be used as bait for fishing, with 50% bait power.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer or its upgrades.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold Water Strider CageGold Water Strider CageBy Hand
Golden DelightGolden DelightCooking PotCooking Pot


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Gold Water Strider: "Rarely, critters are found coated entirely in gold! They are worth great coin to shopkeepers and fish absolutely love golden bait!"