Terraria’s best pre-hardmode accesories for each class (Non Master Mode)

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Accesories are essential to any player's progression in Terraria, giving players increased buffs to help fend off enemies. In this guide, we will show you the best pre-hardmode set-ups for the 4 main classes: Melee, Ranged, Magic and summoning, to help you on your journey to hardmode.

Every Class

The following acessories are useful for every class in the game:

Cloud in a Balloon

The Cloud in a Balloon is a very useful accessory for movement. In addition to giving the player a 9 block high double jump, it also boosts your jump height by 33% and your jump speed by 30%, giving you a better way to dodge attacks. It is recomended to combine this accesory with wings and other mobility items as they stack.

Ingredients Crafting Station
Shiny Red Balloon
Cloud in a Bottle
Tinkerer’s Workshop

The Shiny Red Balloon can be found in Skyware Chests on floating islands, or alternatively Sky Crates which can be found by fishing in Sky lakes.

The Cloud in a Bottle can be found in Gold Chests in the Cavern and Underground layers.

The Tinkerer’s Workshop can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer for 10 Gold.

  • The Shiny Red Balloon can stack with Wings and the Terraspark Boots.

Terraspark Boots

Terraspark Boots provide the wearer with many buffs like speed and immunity to lava and fire blocks which is essential for fighting the Wall of Flesh. These buffs are:

  • 7 Seconds of Lava immunity when submerged
  • Gives the user the ability to walk on all liquids
  • Reduces Lava damage by half
  • Provides immunity to the Burning debuff on blocks
  • 8% faster movement speed
  • Improve player mobility on ice by reducing sliding. Also prevents thin ice from breaking.
  • A small amount of flight

The Terraspark Boots can be crafted by combining Frostspark Boots and Lava Waders at a Tinkerer’s Workshop

IngredientsWorkshop
Frostspark Boots
Lava Waders
Tinkerer’s Workshop

Frostspark Boots can be crafted by combining Lightning Boots and Ice Skates.

Lava Waders can be crafted by combining a Molten Charm and Obsidian Water Walking Boots.

Here is a table to show all the items you need to craft it from scratch.

Frostspark BootsLava Waders
(Crafts Terraspark Boots)
Lightning Boots
Ice Skates

(Crafts Lightning Boots)
Spectre Boots
Aglet
Anklet of the Wind

(Crafts Spectre Boots)
Rocket Boots
Hermes, Flurry, Sailfish or Dunerider boots
(Crafts Lava Waders)
Water Walking Boots
Obsidian Rose
Molten Charm

(Crafts Molten Charm)
Obsidian Skull
Lava Charm

Fledgling Wings

Fledging Wings are wings that allow the player to fly for a very short distance (maximum of 18 tiles). They can be obtained from Skyware Chests and Skyware Crates found on floating islands.

Fledgling Wings, like any other wings, can stack with the Terraspark Boots and the Cloud in a Balloon.

Stinger Necklace

The Stinger Necklace is an accesory which gives the player 5 armor penetration. It also gives the player the Honey buff (increases rate of life regeneration) and releases 1-4 bees when the user takes damage.

The Stinger Necklace can be crafted by combining the Shark Tooth Necklace with the Honey Comb at a Tinkerer’s Workshop.

Ingredients Crafting Station
Shark Tooth Necklace
Honey Comb
Tinkerer’s Workshop

The Shark Tooth Necklace has a 0.67% chance to be dropped by Blood Zombies and Dripplers during a Blood Moon.

The Honey Comb has a 33% chance to be dropped by the Queen Bee Boss.

The Tinkerer’s Workshop can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer for 10 Gold.

  • The Stinger Necklace can be stacked with the Shark Tooth Necklace, giving the player 10 armor penetration in total.

Melee

Feral Claws

The Feral Claws is an accesory that increases melee attack speed by 12%.

It can be found in an Ivy Chest in a Living Mahogany Tree or as loot from Bramble and Jungle Crates.

Obsidian Shield

The Obsidian Shield gives the user 2 defense, as well as making them immune to knockback and the Burning Debuff. This is especially useful when fighting the Wall of Flesh or exploring the Underworld.

It is crafted by combining a Cobalt Shield with an Obsidian Skull at a Tinkerer’s Workshop.

IngredientsCrafting Station
Obisidan Skull
Cobalt Shield
Tinkerer’s Workshop

The Obsidian Skull can be crafted from 20 Obsidian. Obsidian is created when water comes into contact with lava.

The Cobalt Shield can be found in Gold Chests in the dungeon.

The Tinkerer’s Workshop can be purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer for 10 Gold.

Ranger

Shark Tooth Necklace

The Shark Tooth Necklace increases the player’s armor penetration by 5. This can be stacked with the Stinger Necklace to bump it up to a total of 10 armor penetration.

It can be obtained as a rare drop from Blood Zombies and Dripplers during the Blood Moon. (0.67%)

Magiluminescence

The Magiluminescence increases the player’s movement speed by 20%, and doubles both acceleration and deceleration. This is very useful for dodging attacks, which is essential for boss fights as a Ranger.

It can be crafted with 5 Topaz and 12 Demonite/Crimtane Bars.

IngredientsCrafting Station
Topaz (5)
Demonite Bar or Crimtane Bar (12)
Iron or Lead Anvil

Topaz can be found in caves and can be obtained by mining it with a pickaxe.

Demonite/Crimtane Bars can be obtained by smelting their respective ores at a Furnace. You get the ores by mining them in the evil biomes, or by defeating the Eater of Worlds, Eye of Cthulu or the Brain of Cthulu.

Magic

Band of Regeneration

The Band of Regeneration increases the player’s health regeneration rate by 0.5 health per second, which is useful for the Mage class in particular as they don’t usually have very high defense.

They can be found in Gold Chests Underground and in Living Mahogany trees.

Magiluminescence

Similar to the Ranger class, the Magic class heavily benefits from the increased movement and acceleration that the Magiluminescence provides, helping the player dodge attacks and traverse the world easier.

Mana Flower

The Mana Flower reduces the player’s Mana usage by 8%.

It can be crafted using the Nature’s Gift and a Mana Potion at the Tinkerer’s Workshop.

IngredientsCrafting Station
Nature’s Gift
Mana Potion
Tinkerer’s Workshop

The Nature’s Gift can be obtained by harvesting a blue flower that grows on Jungle grass in the Underground Jungle.

Mana Potions can be obtained either by crafting one with 2 Lesser Mana Potions and a Glowing Mushroom, or as an uncommon drop from crates.

Magic Cuffs

Magic Cuffs increase the player’s maximum mana by 20, and restores mana when the player is damaged.

It can be crafted at a Tinkerer’s Workshop using a Shackle and a Mana Regeneration Band.

IngredientsCrafting Station
Shackle
Mana Regeneration Band
Tinkerer’s Workshop

Shackles have a 2% chance to drop from zombies.

The Mana Regeneration Band can be obtained by combining the Band of Regeneration and the Band of Starpower at the Tinkerer’s Workshop.

The Band of Starpower can be obtained by breaking Shadow Orbs.

Summoner

Amphibian Boots

The Amphibian Boots provide the player with the following buffs:

  • Increased falling distance whithout taking damage (40 blocks)
  • A boost to the player’s running speed (30 mph)
  • Automatic jumps while the jump key is held
  • Increased ascend speed (48%)

The Amphibian Boots can be crafted by combining Sailfish Boots and a Frog Leg at a Tinkerer’s Workshop

IngredientsCrafting Station
Sailfish Boots
Frog Legs
Tinkerer’s Workshop

Sailfish Boots can be found in Wooden Crates and Iron Crates which can be obtained via fishing.

Frog Legs can be caught randomly by fishing.

The Amphibian Boots are usually used as a cheaper alternative to the Terraspark Boots.

Pygmy Necklace

The Pygmy Necklace increases the player’s maxiumum minions by 1.

It can be bought from the Witch Doctor for 20 gold at night.

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