Terraria potions: how to make a crafting station

New to Terraria? Here's how to create a crafting station from a variety of flat-surfaced items, and where you can find an alchemy table

Brewing some Terraria potions inside a castle while monsters attack from all sides..

How do you make a crafting station in Terraria and start brewing potions? Although you can find these consumable items in the world hidden in pots, chests, or from enemy drops, it’s always useful to keep some handy. To craft your own potions, you’ll need to make a crafting station.

Terraria potions come in the form of healing or mana recovery, or they can grant special buffs such as decreasing enemy spawn rate or slowing falling speed, especially useful for taking on bosses. There are a few different types of potions – food and drink, recovery, and buffs – which can usually be crafted, found in the world, or bought from an NPC. Flasks are also a type of potion that provide battle effects, such as imbuing your weapon with fire or other elemental damage – you can only create these at an imbuing station.

When you start out in Terraria, having a couple of basic recovery potions is the best way to venture out further into the world, so first, you’ll want to make a crafting station in Terraria. Here’s how.

How to make a crafting station in Terraria

To brew a potion, you’ll need to create a crafting station. To do this, you’ll need one of the following flat-surfaced items:

  • Platform
  • Table
  • Dresser
  • Work Bench
  • Bookcase
  • Piano
  • Fireplace

You’ll then need to place an empty bottle onto the flat piece of furniture, transforming it into a potion crafting station.

How to make an alchemy table in Terraria

An alchemy table is an upgraded version of the crafting station. Unfortunately, you can only find it in the Dungeon, which, as you guessed by the name, is an underground lair full of tough enemies and hazardous traps. To enter the Dungeon, you’ll need to defeat the Skeletron boss first, one of the many Terraria bosses, but it’s worth it, as alchemy tables have a 33.33% chance of not consuming ingredients when creating a potion.

Need somewhere to create your crafting table in Terraria? Check out these cool Terraria house designs to raise your NPCs happiness in Terraria. Or if you’re going to take on the hardmode bosses, check out the best armor and accessories in Terraria.

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