It’s an unwritten rule in Terraria to have an outstanding movement speed for multiple reasons. You may be running away or chasing a monster, unraveling all within your world, and more.
Of course, the idea of equipping speed-altering Accessories may come to you. After all, they give unwavering convenience to your travel. But did you know that an Asphalt Block can offer something similar? Read this guide about the item to learn more!
Asphalt Block – Overview
An Asphalt Block is one of many unique Terraria Blocks. Upon walking on it, you’ll accumulate a considerable speed boost, which stops the running action much faster. In context, the maximum running speed (average) reaches 15 MPH. With no boots, only Asphalt Blocks, you’ll gain a whopping 53 MPH after a three-second delay.
You’ll get a faster running speed when combined with accessories like the Hermes Boots. However, Frostspark Boots remain unaffected, as they’re better off in the Ice Blocks. The same goes for Mounts, but an Asphalt Block still cuts the braking time of a mounted player.
To get the most out of Asphalt Blocks, place one tile over another, and leave the middle empty. Consider equipping Panic Necklace and Lightning Boots, as you can get up to 85 MPH while running on the platform. It’s noteworthy that the speed can outrun several bosses and their projectiles.
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How to Craft Asphalt Blocks
To make Asphalt Blocks, you’ll need the following item:
- Stone Block (2)
- Gel (1)
Combine those items at the Blend-O-Matic. The crafting station costs Gold Coins (10) from the Steampunker. Defeat at least one mechanical boss, and the NPC will spawn in your Town.