Master Mode

From Terraria Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version
Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.
Master mode icon.png
Master Mode-Only Content: This information applies only to Master Mode and Master Mode worlds.
Not to be confused with Hardmode, which is triggered by defeating the Wall of Flesh.
"Master" redirects here. For other uses, see Master (disambiguation).
"Game over man, game over!"

Master Mode is an option that can be selected during world creation. It further increases the difficulty of the game beyond Expert Mode, as well as offering Master Mode–exclusive items. Like Expert Mode, Master Mode begins the moment the Master Mode world has been created, and cannot be altered after that by the player. In Journey Mode, Master Mode can be toggled using the difficulty slider.

All Expert Mode changes also apply to Master Mode, including increased drop chances, modified AIs, etc. All Expert-exclusive content is available in Master Mode.


  • Most enemies have roughly 50% more health and damage and 10% more knockback resistance than in Expert Mode (thus three times as much health and damage and 20% more knockback resistance than in Classic Mode).
    • For example, a Blue Slime has the following stats in the different modes:
Stat Classic mode icon.png Classic Expert mode icon.png Expert Master mode icon.png Master
Max. health 25 50 75
Damage 7 14 21
KB resistance 0% 10% 20%
  • Like in Expert Mode, weaker enemies may get an additional multiplier to the above stats upon entering Hardmode and another after Plantera has been defeated.


  • Bosses gain flat 50% increase in damage and 27.5% in health to their Expert Mode values, rounded up. Similar to Expert Mode, their health is also boosted in multiplayer for each player.
    • Thus, a boss's health in singleplayer and multiplayer can be calculated from its Expert Mode health stat. See Expert Mode § Bosses for Expert Mode health calculation.


  • Players will drop all of their coins upon death instead of 50% / 75%.
  • Players gain an additional accessory slot that is only active while in a Master Mode world. This stacks with the Demon Heart, resulting in the maximum attainable slots to be 7.
  • Damage taken is fully reduced by the player's defense value instead of 50% / 75%.
  • The following debuffs have 250% duration (instead of Expert mode's 200% duration) when inflicted on players:[1]

Master-exclusive items

  • Bosses defeated in Master Mode drop their Treasure Bag, which contains the Expert-exclusive content of the boss. In addition, they drop Master-exclusive items separately, which have the Rarity level: Fiery red rarity.
    • Bosses always drop their respective relic, a shiny statue resembling the boss.
    • They also have a 25% chance of dropping an item which summons a pet, light pet, or mount that either resembles the boss or is closely themed after it.
    • Finally, the Eye of Cthulhu always drops 0x33's Aviators, which – prior to – could only be obtained by defeating it in an Expert world with a Hardcore character.
Pre-Hardmode bosses
Boss Relic Summoning item Summoned entity
King Slime King Slime RelicKing Slime Relic Royal DelightRoyal Delight Slime PrinceSlime Prince
Eye of Cthulhu Eye of Cthulhu RelicEye of Cthulhu Relic Suspicious Grinning EyeSuspicious Grinning Eye Suspicious EyeSuspicious Eye
Eater of Worlds Eater of Worlds RelicEater of Worlds Relic Writhing RemainsWrithing Remains Eater of WormsEater of Worms
Brain of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu RelicBrain of Cthulhu Relic Brain in a JarBrain in a Jar Spider BrainSpider Brain
Queen Bee Queen Bee RelicQueen Bee Relic Sparkling HoneySparkling Honey Honey BeeHoney Bee
Skeletron Skeletron RelicSkeletron Relic Possessed SkullPossessed Skull Skeletron Jr.Skeletron Jr.
Deerclops Deerclops RelicDeerclops Relic Deerclops EyeballDeerclops Eyeball Deerclops (pet)Deerclops
Wall of Flesh Wall of Flesh RelicWall of Flesh Relic Goat SkullGoat Skull Goat MountGoat Mount
Hardmode bosses
Boss Relic Summoning item Summoned entity
Queen Slime Queen Slime RelicQueen Slime Relic Regal DelicacyRegal Delicacy Slime PrincessSlime Princess
The Twins Twins RelicTwins Relic Pair of EyeballsPair of Eyeballs Rez and SpazRez and Spaz
The Destroyer Destroyer RelicDestroyer Relic Deactivated ProbeDeactivated Probe Destroyer-LiteDestroyer-Lite
Skeletron Prime Skeletron Prime RelicSkeletron Prime Relic Robotic SkullRobotic Skull Mini PrimeMini Prime
Plantera Plantera RelicPlantera Relic Plantera SeedlingPlantera Seedling Plantera Seedling (pet)Plantera Seedling
Empress of Light Empress of Light RelicEmpress of Light Relic Jewel of LightJewel of Light Fairy PrincessFairy Princess
(light pet)
Golem Golem RelicGolem Relic Guardian GolemGuardian Golem Toy GolemToy Golem
(light pet)
Duke Fishron Duke Fishron RelicDuke Fishron Relic Pork of the SeaPork of the Sea Tiny FishronTiny Fishron
Lunatic Cultist Lunatic Cultist RelicLunatic Cultist Relic Tablet FragmentTablet Fragment Phantasmal DragonPhantasmal Dragon
Moon Lord Moon Lord RelicMoon Lord Relic Piece of Moon SquidPiece of Moon Squid MoonlingMoonling
Event mini-bosses
Boss Relic Summoning item Summoned entity
Pumpking Pumpking RelicPumpking Relic Pumpkin Scented CandlePumpkin Scented Candle Jack 'O Lantern (light pet)Jack 'O Lantern
(light pet)
Mourning Wood Mourning Wood RelicMourning Wood Relic Hexxed BranchHexxed Branch Tree MountTree Mount
Everscream Everscream RelicEverscream Relic Shrub StarShrub Star Everscream SaplingEverscream Sapling
Santa-NK1 Santa-NK1 RelicSanta-NK1 Relic Toy TankToy Tank Santank MountSantank Mount
Ice Queen Ice Queen RelicIce Queen Relic Frozen CrownFrozen Crown Ice Queen (pet)Ice Queen
Dark Mage Dark Mage RelicDark Mage Relic Dark Mage's TomeDark Mage's Tome Book MountBook Mount
Ogre Ogre RelicOgre Relic Ogre's ClubOgre's Club Baby OgreBaby Ogre
Betsy Betsy RelicBetsy Relic Betsy's EggBetsy's Egg Itsy BetsyItsy Betsy
Flying Dutchman Flying Dutchman RelicFlying Dutchman Relic The Black SpotThe Black Spot Pirate Ship MountPirate Ship Mount
Martian Saucer Martian Saucer RelicMartian Saucer Relic Cosmic SkateboardCosmic Skateboard Alien SkaterAlien Skater


  • In multiplayer, Master Mode-exclusive pet/mount summon items will be determined per player. They will drop for any player that dealt damage to the boss when it is defeated. Relics, on the other hand, will only drop one at a time.


  • Master Mode's descriptive text "Game over man, game over! ", is a quote from the 1986 American science fiction action movie Aliens.
  • In the world selection menu, the text for a Master Mode world is red. Journey Mode world names are pink, Classic world names are white, and Expert world names are orange.
  • Master Mode was originally intended to be unlocked by beating Expert Mode, but it was later decided that it would be made available to all players.



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