Water Walking Potion

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Water Walking Potion
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Use time17 (Very fast)
TooltipAllows the ability to walk on water
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell2 SC
Research20 required
Grants Buff
BuffWater WalkingWater Walking
Buff tooltipPress DOWN to enter water
Duration10 minutes(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
5 minutes(Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
"Water Walking" redirects here. For other uses, see Water Walking (disambiguation).

The Water Walking Potion is a buff potion which grants the Water Walking buff when consumed. The buff allows players to walk on water, honey, lava, and shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). The player can sink in the liquid by pressing ▼ Down. This lasts for (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)10 minutes / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)5 minutes, but can be canceled at any time by right-clicking the icon (Desktop version), by selecting the icon using Cycle Next/Previous Buff and then pressing Remove Buff (Console version), by selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu (Old-gen console version), by double-tapping the buff icon (Mobile version), or by canceling the buff from the buffs screen (Nintendo 3DS version).



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Water Walking PotionWater Walking PotionPlaced BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • Despite the description, players are also able to walk on lava without taking damage and without the need for the Obsidian Skin Potion. This makes it a viable alternative to Obsidian Skin Potions when traversing the Underworld, as the ingredients required are generally safer to obtain (though more time-consuming to gather in bulk). Players should still take care when dropping long distances onto lava, as they may find themselves partially submerged and take damage from the lava.
  • This potion can be used to make the Ocean into a makeshift arena, for fights against the Dreadnautilus(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or Duke Fishron, for instance.
  • While Lava Waders (and their upgrade, the Terraspark Boots(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)) partially combine the functionalities of this potion and the Obsidian Skin Potion, they require an additional accessory slot.
  • Falling onto water will still prevent fall damage.


  • The buff icon appears to depict the Guide.