There are a few types of buckets, each with its own purpose. Understanding how to make a bucket in Terraria is the first step to being able to use buckets to their fullest.
While buckets may seem simple at surface level, there is a lot more to using buckets than meets the eye. They have many different functions, ranging from healing to traps. Therefore, ultimately, they will become an integral part of your Terraria playthrough.
Additionally, buckets appear in many crafting recipes. This guide will walk you through how to make a bucket in Terraria, the different types of buckets, and their uses.
The Bottomless Lava Bucket is an item that functions similarly to the standard Lava Bucket, except that it never runs out of Lava and can place it slightly faster than a regular lava bucket (especially when moving the cursor around while filling). It is obtained as a rare drop from fishing in lava.
The Empty Bucket is the standard type of bucket in Terraria. As the name suggests, it has no liquid in it – it’s empty.
Empty Buckets can act as a helmet but grant a measly 1 defense. This means that the primary use of an Empty Bucket is scooping up liquids to create other types of buckets.
Like crafting chains, you will need Iron/Lead bars to craft an Empty Bucket – 3 in total are required. It can be crafted at an Iron/Lead Anvil.
Iron and Lead will appear in veins throughout the surface, underground, and cavern layers of your world. Each world is restricted to having either Iron or Lead – not both. Whether you have Iron or Lead is determined at world generation, with a 50% chance for each.
You can also obtain these ores from all types of crates and, occasionally, as a drop from Slimes, but farming Iron/Lead these ways is much less inefficient than going mining for them.
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