Wisp in a Bottle

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Wisp in a Bottle
  • Wisp in a Bottle item spriteold Wisp in a Bottle item sprite
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Use time20 (Very fast)
TooltipSummons a Wisp to provide light
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell5 GC50 SC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipA wisp is following you
Summons Light Pet
  • Wisp
Obtained from Obtained from
The Wisp can be controlled using the movement keys.

The Wisp in a Bottle is a Hardmode, post-Plantera light pet-summoning item that spawns a light-providing Wisp that follows the player around. While active, it is similar to the Flickerwick. The Wisp emits cyan light and is brighter and keeps better pace with the player than other light pets, except the Suspicious Looking Tentacle and Jewel of Light(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) which have the same light radius. It moves in accordance with the direction keys the player is pressing, although it is oriented above the player's head by default. The Wisp's movement range appears to be about 7 tiles to the left, right, and below the player's hitbox and 7 tiles above the Wisp's normal starting position. The Wisp in a Bottle has a 1/400 (0.25%) / 799/160000 (0.5%) chance of being dropped by Blue Armored Bones, Rusty Armored Bones, and Hell Armored Bones.


  • The Wisp will often remain deep within the blocks ahead, causing the immediate area around your character to remain dark. To negate this effect, stand still and the Wisp should return.
  • Desktop version Using Jump will not direct the Wisp upward, and falling will not direct it downward. Instead, the ▲ Up or ▼ Down keys must be used, respectively.
  • When the player is far ahead, the Wisp will spin to catch up to the player, giving off less light.
  • The Wisp moves at 26 mph when not spinning, and 61 mph when spinning. The latter is equal to the Unicorn Mount's top speed.
    • If the player's speed exceeds 61 mph, the wisp will teleport to the player when too far away.
  • On the Console version Console version and Mobile version Mobile version, the Wisp is controlled with the right joystick and left joystick, respectively
  • Dye applied to the Wisp does not change the amount or color of light emitted, even if the Wisp is made invisible.


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Robbing the Grave • Obtain a rare treasure from a difficult monster in the dungeon.
Obtain a rare item from an enemy in the post-Plantera Dungeon. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
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  • The Wisp appears to be a flaming skull.
  • Wisp refers to Will-o'-the-wisps, mythological ghost lights reported to lead travelers to their death in swamps.