Terraria is a 2D building and survival game with a great combat system at the core of the experience. For a game such as this, an endless water bucket may seem like an odd thing to need. Terraria infinite water mechanics are not only limited to water but with any liquid in the game with just the simplest materials. Meaning that you can effectively multiply any liquid you desire.
Step-by-step guide to getting Terraria Infinite Water, Honey, or Lava with a regular water bucket
The ability to infinitely multiplying liquids is not only useful for building but also has some practical benefits also. Apart from filling your fountains or making the best pools, you can multiply the rarer liquids such as lava and honey. Water and lava are plentiful but Honey is finite since there are only so many beehives in each world.
For the universal and easiest method all you need is a regular water bucket and any building block of your choice. The first step is to build a pool of the size you would like to fill up, and then build a small hook inside. The hook should go two blocks into the pool and one up, with this you are ready to dupe your desired liquid.
Take the bucket of Lava, Water, or Honey and place it on top of the hook, you will see as some liquid goes into the little hook pocket and some into the pool. Now you can scoop up the liquid in the now slightly filled pocket and repeat the process. Go at it until you fill up your pool, and that’s it, you are done and know how to do this for any liquid you need.
Terraria Bottomless Water Bucket guide
To further add to the Terraria infinite water options there exists an item just for that purpose. The bottomless water bucket is an item that does one simple task, as you may guess it serves as an infinite water source. It has the same properties as the regular water bucker with two improvements, a slightly larger reach, and a faster water placement.
This is a great item that saves time for players since it cuts out the requirement to build the ‘’hook’’ and perform the dupe. To acquire it you need to first enter Hardmode and then complete at least one quest from the Angler NPC. It has a fairly low drop rate, with around a 1.43% chance to get it upon finishing a quest.
How does having infinite water help you in Terraria?
The uses for Terraria infinite water are plentiful with some very niche and unique uses. The most common being the use for building, filling up pools, aquariums, and many more. But one use that many overlooks is the production of specific building blocks. The unique mechanic of mixing two liquids produces one block depending on the recipe. Obsidian is the most well-known one and is gained by mixing water and lava, while honey blocks and crisp honey appear when you mix honey with water and lava respectively.
Another use for Terraria infinite water specifically can be to fill up pools you make in different biomes to help you out when fishing. This and a fish finder are very useful for anyone going for the 200 quests for the Angler achievement.
The possibly weirdest way to utilize the infinite water is to build a whole arena filled with it and maximize the buffs Neptune’s Shell grants you. This has the added benefit of slowing down projectiles and some bosses and enemies. If anything this can be a unique way to fight some if not all of the game’s bosses just for the challenge.