Terraria Tips (Corruption vs Crimson)

Terraria is an interesting action-adventure sandbox game developed by Re-Logic and released by Microsoft in 2011. Terraria’s gameplay involves exploring, crafting, building, fighting and mining using a playable character in single-player and multiplayer mode. Corruption and Crimson are evil biomes in Terraria, and you might wonder what the difference between the two is.

So, what is the difference between Corruption and Crimson in Terraria? You can quickly notice the difference between Corruption and Crimson biomes is the world’s color; the corrupt biome is purple while the Crimson biome is red. The Corruption chasms drop straight down while Crimson zones snake their way down and grow organically. Crimson enemies and bosses tend to have higher stats like health, defense, and damage, hence more difficult to defeat compared to enemies and bosses in Corruption.

Corruption and Crimson are sentient forces trying to restore balance in the Terraria world. In Corruption and Crimson Biomes, you will find the toughest enemies and rarest loot.

All gamers who love playing Terraria believe that you can enjoy the game in the Corruption and Crimson biomes. The two evil biomes are generated randomly in your world, and there is a 50% chance of generating Corruption or Crimson. If you are new to the Terraria video game, you might wonder what the difference between Corruption and Crimson is.

There are several differences between Corruption and Crimson, and the first one is their appearance. The Corruption biome is purple, while the Crimson biome is red. The chasms in the Corruption biome drop straight down, unlike those of a Crimson biome which snake or curve their way down.

The weapons you obtain or craft using Corruption materials tend to be much faster than those in Crimson but not that strong. The enemies and bosses in Crimson have higher damage, defense, and health stats compared to those in Corruption.

Both Corruption and Crimson biomes contain chasms, which are underground extensions of the biomes. In Corruption, the chasm is a long vertical pit that begins on the surface and goes straight down without curves.

Sometimes, a horizontal chasm connects the vertical chasms near their bottoms. The walls of the chasm are made of Ebonstone. Crimson chasms also start at the surface, but they snake or zigzag to the bottom. These chasms tend to lead to larger chambers accessible with mid-tier tools or explosives.

The Crimson biome has a red appearance, and all items are red. Some of the materials in your world will be replaced by Crimson materials. If a Crimson biome generates in your world, materials like sand and snow will be replaced by Crimsand and Crimsnow.

The Corruption biomes take up the color purple, thus most items will be purple. When a Corruption biome is generated in your world, the trees will be colored half purple to indicate your world has corruption features.

Since Terraria is an action-adventure game, you will encounter enemies that you must defeat to progress further in the game. The Crimson biome is slightly difficult compared to the Corruption Biome because the enemies have high health, defense, and damage stats. The Crimson tools, weapons, and armor have better stats than those in Corruption to help you defeat the enemies.

Since the Corruption biomes tools are slightly less powerful than those in Crimson biomes, the enemies also have lower health, defense, and damage stats to even the playing field. If the enemies were more powerful, it could be hard for players to defeat or kill bosses in Corruption biomes.

If you want an easy experience playing Terraria, the Corruption biome is the best option for you. Even without altering the difficulty levels, Crimson is arguably the hardest evil biome in Terraria. In Crimson, the brain of Cthulhu is difficult to defeat because it flies around with many minions that will protect it and attack you.

The Eye of Cthulhu is also advanced, and you have to be on constant alert because it can pop out of nowhere and attack you. If you are a gamer who likes a challenge, the Crimson biome is the best option.

Both Corruption and Crimson biomes are generated randomly, hence you do not have a choice of which evil biome will generate in your world. However, you have to play Terraria for some time before you start seeing indicators of an evil biome.

If you do not want to wait for either of the Corruption or Crimson biome to generate, you can artificially create a Crimson or Corruption biome. You need at least three hundred Crimson blocks to generate a Crimson biome successfully. To create an artificial Corruption biome, you need at least two hundred Corruption blocks.

Does the Corruption Spread in Terraria?

The Corruption biome is one of the evil biomes that naturally generate in your world in Terraria. It is colored purple, and it is filled with enemies and hazards that you have to defeat to survive in the game. If you first see the indicators of a Corruption biome, you might be wondering if it will spread across your world.

The Corruption biome does spread in Terraria, meaning that once the first Corruption blocks appear, they will start converting the adjacent normal blocks into Corruption blocks. When Corruption manages to convert a sizable new area, that area will become a Corruption Biome with the Corruption’s theme music, background, and water color.

However, some Corruption features will not appear in Corruption areas formed through spreading. If you do not want the Corruption biome to continue spreading, use the Chlorophyte Ore and Chlorophyte Bricks to limit the spread.

A Corruption biome spread starts immediately upon its world generation and will continue to infect normal blocks until the entire zone becomes a Corruption Biome. Blocks and walls that Corrupt biomes can infect are known as “corruptible,” and those that cannot be infected are known as “non-corruptible”.

In “Pre-Hardmode,” the corruption biome spreads slowly; however, as soon as “Hardmode” begins, the spread becomes first and will eventually take over the entire world if you do not restrict the spread.

For an area to be deemed a Corruption biome, there should be at least two hundred tiles of Corruption blocks or Corrupt grass. Once enough blocks or grass have to be infected, some features of a Corruption biome will start to appear. Dark mummies will appear on the surface, while Dark Lamas, Desert Spirits, and Vile Ghouls will appear underground.

However, some Corruption biome features will not appear in the Corruption area formed through spreading. Chasms, Demon Alters and Shadow Orbs, will only appear in Corruption areas that were formed through world generation.

The Corruption biome will spread faster after defeating the “Wall of Flesh”. The spread becomes more aggressive and takes over “Pure” areas quickly. If you defeat “Plantera” for the first time, the Corruption biome spread will be reduced by half.

However, the Corruption biome spread will still maintain a faster rate during the Hardmode level. If you do not take any steps to limit the spread, the entire world will be converted into a Corruption biome.

You have the option of stopping the spread if you do not want to play the game in the Corruption biome. You can use the Chlorophyte Ore or Chlorophyte Bricks to stop the spread of Corruptions blocks or grass. When a Corruption block or grass tries to convert a “Pure” block or grass next to it, it usually checks for the existence of Chlorophyte.

If there are at least five Chlorophyte blocks, whether made using Ore’s or Brick’s, within a radius of ten blocks, the infection will fail. Therefore, if you want to limit the spread of the Corruption biome in your world, place more than five Chlorophyte blocks within ten radii of each other.

Does the Crimson Spread in Terraria?

The Crimson is another evil biome in the Terraria video game that possesses the red gore theme. There is a 50% chance that it will naturally generate in your world, or you can create it artificially using Crimsons seeds. If a Crimson biome has appeared in your world, you might be wondering if it can spread across your world.

The Crimson biome can spread in Terraria by slowly converting the adjacent tiles to their Crimson variants. When the Crimson items start to infect, the items will change into red; for example, green grass after getting infected with Crimson will turn into red Crimson grass.

However, not all items will appear in the converted Crimson zone since they only appear in world-generated zones. For an area to be considered a Crimson biome in Terraria, there need to be at least three hundred Crimson blocks or Crimson grass.

Crimson biome is the most difficult evil biome in Terraria, and if you let it spread across your world, it will make your gaming experience harder. For example, when the grass in your area gets infected and turns into Crimson grass, “Thorny bushes” will begin to sprout on the grass.

The “Thorny bushes” are dangerous, and if your character comes into contact with them, it causes harm to them. If “Thorny bushes” begin to grow in your world, you should avoid touching them, and if they are too many, you can destroy them using your tools and weapons.

The Crimson biome spread is slow during “pre-Hardmode”; therefore, it will take a lot of time for your entire world to become Crimson biome. When you defeat the “Wall of Flesh,” the spread becomes faster, and your world can become Crimson biome if you do not control its spread.

Defeating the “Wall of Flesh” triggers the “Hardmode” level, making the spread faster. However, you can slow down the Crimson biome spread in “Hardmode” by defeating the “Plantera.” Defeating the “Plantera” for the first will reduce the spread speed by 50%.

Like other evil biomes with the ability to spread themselves, some items or features will not appear in the areas created through spreading. For example, Chasms, Crimson Altars, and Crimson Hearts will only appear in a Crimson biome created through the world generation. Some of the items or features that you will find on a Crimson biome created through spreading include Crimson grass, dirt block, red ice block, and Crimson thorny bushes.

If you do not want to play Terraria in a Crimson biome and want to contain or stop its spread, you can use the Chlorophyte Ore or Chlorophyte bricks. Crimson will always check if the grass or block next to the infected block or grass has Chlorophyte.

However, you should try stopping the spread during the “pre-Hardmode” level; as soon as you activate the “Hardmode” level, there is no way of stopping the Crimson biome. Some gamers have suggested artificially creating the Hallow biome, but even if it stops the spread of Crimson, it will also start to spread and engulf the rest of the “Pure” world.

You can use Crimson Seeds, Blood Water, the “Clentaminator,” and Vicious Powder to generate a Crimson Biome artificially. These items can infect “pure” blocks or grass into their artificial Crimson variants. You will have successfully created a Crimson biome after infecting more than three hundred Crimson blocks.

You should note that the Corruption biome may replace it after creating an artificial Crimson biome. If you still want to play Terraria in a Crimson biome, you can create another Crimson biome in the Corruption zone.

Wrap Up

Terraria is an exciting game that offers players the best gaming experience of surviving in a beautiful but dangerous world. The Crimson and Corruption biomes are among the evil biomes in the game, and they spell danger to your character as soon as they are generated in the world.

These evil biomes are quite different from each other, and you need to be prepared to face the enemies and hazards found in them. If you want to play Terraria in any of the two biomes, you should select the correct weapon and armor before going into the Corruption or Crimson zones.

Both Crimson and Corruption biomes can spread throughout the world and cover the entire world if you do not restrict Crimson or Corrupt blocks or grass from infecting items close to them. You should note that spreading continues even if there are “non-corruptible blocks” near the infected blocks.

For example, one block of wall between a “Pure” block or grass and a Crimson grass or block cannot prevent the infected grass or block from infecting the “Pure” grass or block. If you want to use non-corruptible items to prevent the spread of a biome, you should place at least a three-block-wide item between the infected item and the “Pure” item.

Bal Kang

Bal Kang is a technology expert based in the UK, with experience across a number of technology areas from phones, tablets, computers to gaming.

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