Well Fed

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Well Fed, Plenty Satisfied, and Exquisitely Stuffed are buffs granted to the player when they consume food, and provide general stat bonuses which vary in potency and duration depending on the food item consumed. Additionally, in Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), life regeneration will only be fully effective while the player is under the effects of one of these buffs. While one of these buffs is active in a Constant(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or Get fixed boi(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) secret world seed, the player will also be temporarily immune to hunger for the buff's duration.

This lasts for 1 to 48 minutes (depending on the item used), 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).

Only one of these buffs may be active at a time and therefore do not stack. The buff that was most recently applied takes priority.

Well Fed

Well Fed grants the following boosts:

The buff icon is a chicken leg and 1 star.

Plenty Satisfied (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Plenty Satisfied grants the following boosts:

The buff icon is a crab and 2 stars.

Exquisitely Stuffed (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Exquisitely Stuffed grants the following boosts:

The buff icon is a whole roast duck and 3 stars.


The complete list of food items that grant these buffs is listed here.


  • On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the more powerful versions generally have shorter durations but are still fairly accessible.
    • For food items that provide Exquisitely Stuffed, Burgers dropped from Crimeras and Eaters of Souls are the easiest ones to obtain from an enemy. Golden Delight, crafted from golden critters, provides 48 minutes of Exquisitely Stuffed, the longest-lasting buff of all Well Fed tiers.
    • Food items that provide Plenty Satisfied are dropped much more commonly, most notably the Banana Split, dropped from most pre-Hardmode Underground Desert enemies. The Bowl of Soup, Pumpkin Pie, and Froggle Bunwich(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) can be easily crafted from more common materials.
    • Food items that provide the Well Fed buff are the easiest to obtain, such as the Cooked Fish being crafted from plentiful catches, and Bunny Stew from Bunnies.
  • On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, this buff is simpler, but is still extremely useful as it is easy to obtain, extremely versatile, and has a long duration.
    • During Halloween, Pumpkins for Pumpkin Pie are plentiful. Other food items can be crafted or picked up from varied sources.
    • Alternatively, a modest amount of fishing for other purposes can provide enough fish to keep a player well-fed despite the shorter duration.
  • Most players should carry a stack of "food" items, and try to keep the buff always active. The movement bonus alone would make that worthwhile, but in Expert Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) food is even more important, as it is required to regenerate health normally. In any mode, the small but broad boost to combat abilities comes in handy.
    • This is especially true in The Constant(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) seed, where the player can die from starving.
  • Exquisitely Stuffed completely negates the defense decrease of the Tipsy debuff, making the effect much more beneficial to the player.
  • Using this buff before boss fights or venturing into dangerous areas can easily afford you a cheap and easy advantage. The movement speed bonus makes it worthwhile even for exploring and mining.


  • The Cooked Marshmallow is currently the only item to have the same duration on all platforms.
  • The buff icon for each food buff is a Roasted Bird(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), a Seafood Dinner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), and a Roasted Duck(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) respectively.
    • Roasted Duck does not give the Exquisitely Stuffed buff, despite its icon usage. Instead, it gives Plenty Satisfied.
  • The stars depicted in the buff icons may be a reference to the Michelin stars, a rating system given to high-level restaurants.


  • Desktop
    • Well Fed sprite updated. Old sprite was: Well Fed (old).png
    • Added Plenty Satisfied and Exquisitely Stuffed buffs.
    • Introduction of many food items. Complete list here.
    • Duration changes: