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Buckets
  • Empty Bucket.png Water Bucket.png Lava Bucket.png Honey Bucket.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
Use time10 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
    This article is about the miscellaneous tools. For the consumable fishing item obtained during Blood Moons, see Chum Bucket.

    Buckets are tools used to carry water, lava, or honey, allowing them to be removed or placed. With an Empty Bucket, pressing the Use / Attack button on any sufficient body of liquid collects it, which replaces the Empty Bucket with the respective Water Bucket, Lava Bucket, or Honey Bucket. Pressing the Use / Attack button again will deposit the liquid at the location of the cursor, wherein the filled bucket is again replaced with an Empty Bucket. Each bucket holds one tile of liquid.

    The Bottomless Water Bucket and Bottomless Lava Bucket act as infinite water and lava placing buckets, whereas the Super Absorbant Sponge and Lava Absorbant Sponge are essentially infinite Empty Buckets that accept only water or lava, respectively. They also add/remove liquids at a slightly faster speed than their normal bucket counterparts (especially when moving the cursor around while filling/draining). There are no honey variants for these.

    Buckets

    Empty Bucket
    • Empty Bucket item spriteold Empty Bucket item sprite
    • Empty Bucket equipped
    • Empty Bucket equipped (female)
    Auto-use
    Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
    Statistics
    Type
    Defense1
    Body slotHelmet
    Use time15 (Very fast)
    TooltipCan be used to scoop up a small amount of liquid
    RarityRarity level: 0
    Research1 required
    Water Bucket
    • Water Bucket item spriteold Water Bucket item sprite
    Auto-use
    Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
    Statistics
    Type
    Use time15 (Very fast)
    TooltipContains a small amount of water
    Can be poured out
    RarityRarity level: 0
    Research1 required
    Lava Bucket
    • Lava Bucket item spriteold Lava Bucket item sprite
    Auto-use
    Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
    Statistics
    Type
    Use time15 (Very fast)
    TooltipContains a small amount of lava
    Can be poured out
    RarityRarity level: 0
    Research1 required
    Honey Bucket
    • Honey Bucket item spriteold Honey Bucket item sprite
    Auto-use
    Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
    Statistics
    Type
    Use time15 (Very fast)
    TooltipContains a small amount of honey
    Can be poured out
    RarityRarity level: 0
    Research1 required

    Crafting

    Recipes

    ResultIngredientsCrafting station
    Empty BucketEmpty BucketIron AnvilIron Anvil
    or
    Lead AnvilLead Anvil
    total: 1 row(s)

    Used in

    ResultIngredientsCrafting station
    Nebula SinkNebula SinkAncient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
    Solar SinkSolar Sink
    Stardust SinkStardust Sink
    Vortex SinkVortex Sink
    Bone SinkBone SinkBone WelderBone Welder
    Lesion SinkLesion SinkDecay ChamberDecay Chamber
    Flesh SinkFlesh SinkFlesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning Vat
    Glass SinkGlass SinkGlass KilnGlass Kiln
    Honey SinkHoney SinkHoney DispenserHoney Dispenser
    Frozen SinkFrozen SinkIce MachineIce Machine
    Metal SinkMetal SinkIron AnvilIron Anvil
    or
    Lead AnvilLead Anvil
    Lihzahrd SinkLihzahrd SinkLihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd Furnace
    Living Wood SinkLiving Wood SinkLiving LoomLiving Loom
    Skyware SinkSkyware SinkSky MillSky Mill
    Slime SinkSlime SinkSolidifierSolidifier
    Steampunk SinkSteampunk SinkSteampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler
    Bamboo SinkBamboo SinkWork BenchWork Bench
    Blue Dungeon SinkBlue Dungeon Sink
    Boreal Wood SinkBoreal Wood Sink
    Cactus SinkCactus Sink
    Crystal SinkCrystal Sink
    Dynasty SinkDynasty Sink
    Ebonwood SinkEbonwood Sink
    Granite SinkGranite Sink
    Green Dungeon SinkGreen Dungeon Sink
    Marble SinkMarble Sink
    Martian SinkMartian Sink
    Meteorite SinkMeteorite Sink
    Mushroom SinkMushroom Sink
    Obsidian SinkObsidian Sink (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
    Obsidian SinkObsidian Sink (tModLoader version)
    Palm Wood SinkPalm Wood Sink
    Pearlwood SinkPearlwood Sink
    Pink Dungeon SinkPink Dungeon Sink
    Pumpkin SinkPumpkin Sink
    Rich Mahogany SinkRich Mahogany Sink
    Sandstone SinkSandstone Sink
    Shadewood SinkShadewood Sink
    Spider SinkSpider Sink
    Spooky SinkSpooky Sink
    Wooden SinkWooden Sink
    total: 41 row(s)

    Notes

    • When using Empty Buckets on a liquid, the game checks a 3×3-tile square around that tile for more liquid of the same type. If it finds at least half a tile of liquid in that area, each Empty Bucket collects up to a full tile of that liquid. Regardless of whether it collected less than a full tile, an Empty Bucket is always filled completely and is able to pour out a full tile.
    • An Empty Bucket can also be placed in the armor's helmet slot, where it provides +1 defense.
    • Putting an Empty Bucket in the vanity slot and another Empty Bucket in the armor slot will stack the buckets on top of each other: Two buckets (equipped).png Two buckets (equipped) female.png
    • Because the Empty Bucket has no hue, dyes mostly have an unnoticeable effect on its appearance.

    Tips

    Using a Bucket to duplicate all kinds of liquids.
    • Buckets may be utilised when duplicating liquids. When they are placed in a location that causes the liquid to begin flowing, this separates the liquid tile into multiple portions. This combines with the fact that each bucket collected is always full and will place a whole tile of liquid, even when a half tile portion is removed from the world. In other words, a half bucketful portion can be collected which will still place a whole tile and restart the cycle, while the remaining portion accumulates somewhere else. Overall because of this "rounding up" effect more liquid is now present than before. In practice this can be accomplished by either repeatedly using a full bucket on a single tile to place and remove the liquid, or instead splitting the fluid into two separate half tiles and collecting one of them.
      • This is ideally done with one bucket in the inventory, which will switch states immediately as it is used. With a stack of buckets present, the player will have to reselect the appropriate stack of items after each "use" action. Therefore it is best to store extra buckets during the actual duplication process and retrieve them afterwards when all of them can be filled at once.
    • The Empty Bucket "helmet" is of little practical use. While it is much cheaper than a proper Iron Helmet, it is also no more effective an a Wood Helmet, which is far more accessible than the Empty Bucket.
    • While falling, a Water or Honey Bucket can be used as an emergency method to prevent potentially fatal fall damage, although this may require some practice to perform effectively. Water Walking Boots or any of their upgrades prove useful. With protection against lava, e.g. via an Obsidian Skin Potion or Lava Charm (or any of its upgrades), a Lava Bucket can also be used.

    History

    • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
      • Now displays hair underneath when equipped, changing their equipped appearance from Empty Bucket (equipped) (old).png Two buckets (equipped) (old).png Empty Bucket (equipped) female (old).png Two buckets (equipped) female (old).png to Empty Bucket (equipped).png Two buckets (equipped).png Empty Bucket (equipped) female.png Two buckets (equipped) female.png.
      • Now used to craft the Spider, Lesion, Sandstone, Bamboo, Nebula, Solar, Stardust, and Vortex Sinks.
    • Desktop 1.2.4:
      • Fixed bug where the last bucket of a stack would not go into an available stack when used.
      • Fixed bug where buckets do not stack together by themselves when dropped in the world.
      • Fixed exploit where one could duplicate Empty Buckets on Mannequins.
    • Desktop 1.2.3.1: Fixed an issue where placing an Empty Bucket on a Mannequin would eat it whole.
    • Desktop 1.0.5: Filled buckets may no longer be emptied into solid ground.
    • Desktop 1.0.4: Empty Buckets now offer 1 defense to their wearer.