Lava Waders

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Lava Waders
  • Lava Waders item spriteold Lava Waders item sprite
  • Lava Waders equipped
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TooltipProvides the ability to walk on water, honey & lava
Grants immunity to fire blocks and 7 seconds of immunity to lava
Reduces damage from touching lava
RarityRarity level: 7
Research1 required

The Lava Waders are an accessory that allow the player to walk on the surface of all liquids, including water, honey, shimmer and even lava, without taking lava damage or triggering the On Fire! debuff (unlike the Water Walking Boots and Obsidian Water Walking Boots, which only allow walking on water and honey).

Lava Waders also allow the player to submerge in lava safely for 7 seconds (press the ▼ Down key to submerge), without incurring lava damage or triggering the On Fire! debuff. The 7-second countdown is signified by a lava meter that displays over the player's head, similar to the Breath meter, but displaying flame icons instead of bubbles. Lava immunity time is recharged gradually by exiting lava, the same way breathing time is recharged by exiting water (albeit much more slowly).

All liquids, including lava, can be walked on indefinitely while the Lava Waders are equipped. The countdown only applies when submerged in lava, whereas the player can stand on its surface indefinitely.

Lava Waders additionally provide immunity to the Burning debuff incurred from contact with Meteorite, Hellstone or Hellstone Brick. It also reduces lava's base damage from 80 to 35.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Lava WadersLava Waders
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Lava WadersLava Waders

Crafting tree

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Terraspark BootsTerraspark BootsTinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop


  • It is still possible to fall through lava whenever there is a change in its fluid level (e.g. when standing on lava and mining Hellstone).


  • Lava Waders are beneficial for mining Hellstone, and during the Wall of Flesh fight(s), if a walkway has not been built.
  • Equipping the Flipper in addition makes it possible to swim in lava, while being immune to its effects for 7 seconds.
  • Lava Waders let the player walk in thin layers of Lava, such as those used in traps and farms without destroying drops, without using up the 7 second lava immunity.
  • The Lava Charm or Molten Charm or Magma Skull or Molten Skull Rose stack with the Lava Waders to increase lava immunity by 7 seconds, Demonic Hellcart gives an additional 7 seconds to a maximum total of 21 / 14 seconds. Of these, only the Demonic Hellcart is not itself a Lava Charm upgrade.
  • Combining Obsidian Water Walking Boots with either the Molten Charm or the Molten Skull Rose is not recommended as this will result in a waste of an Obsidian Skull. Note that one of the Molten Skull Rose's recipes allows wasting an Obsidian Skull as well.



  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Can now be crafted with a Molten Skull Rose and Water Walking Boots/Obsidian Water Walking Boots.
    • No longer used to craft Hellfire Treads.