The Best Wings in Terraria (2020)

How to fly away from your problems

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Wings make Terraria a lot easier. They make traversing difficult areas a cakewalk and can help you to avoid some of the nastier ground enemies that can appear in the game. Wings come in just about every shape and size you can think of in Terraria, including standard fairy wings, jetpacks, and dragon wings. Each set of wings is unique, and many have extra abilities that can make your life a fair bit better. Here is a list of the top wings available in Terraria. All of these wings only become available in hard mode after defeating the Wall of Flesh and Queen Bee. Most of these can be crafted, but there are a few that can be purchased from NPCs, so it pays to be nice to your neighbors.

Solar Wings

The solar wings have a flight distance of 325 feet and an acceleration of 9.00, making the most balanced of all of the tier 10 wings available in the game. The wings can be crafted from 10 luminite bars and 14 solar fragments. These are both end game materials, so you won’t be able to find them until you have put quite a bit of time in. The luminite bars are crafted from ore dropped by the Moon Lord. Solar fragments are dropped by the Solar Pillar when it is destroyed.

Stardust Wings

These wings have the highest flight height in the game, with an acceleration of 7.50. These wings have a couple of unique qualities about them. You can hover with these wings by holding the down key while flying. Hovering grants a 150% increase in horizontal movement speed. The wings will also pulse if you are wearing a full set of stardust armor. The wings are made from 10 luminite bars and 14 stardust fragments. The luminite bars cane be smelted from ore dropped by the Moon Lord while the stardust fragments are dropped by the stardust pillar. Because of the rarity of the materials needed, these wings are only available in the late game.

Nebula Mantle

This set of wings, like most of the ones on this list, is an endgame item. Like the Stardust and Solar wings, they require 10 luminite bars and 14 nebula fragments. The luminite bars can be crafted from luminite ore dropped by the Moon Lord boss. The nebula fragments are dropped by the nebula pillar. The wings have a flight height of 236 and have a unique motion shadow.

Fishron Wings

These are incredibly unique wings. They allow the player to travel faster in all liquids, including lava and honey. They are faster than other items with similar effects like the Moon Shell and Flippers. The wings drop exclusively from Duke Fishron in hardmode. Fishron can be found by using a truffle worm as bait when fishing in either of the oceans. The wings have a low drop rate, so if you don’t get them after a few tries, you might be better off going for one of the other wings on this list. The wings have a flight height of 286 and an acceleration of 8.00.

Vortex Booster

While not wings in the strictest sense of the word, this jetpack has a lot to offer to players. It can hover by holding the down key while flying. While hovering, the player gains a 300% increase in horizontal movement speed. These wings have a max height of 113 feet with an acceleration of 12.00, making it one of the two fastest wings available in the game. These wings are crafted from 10 luminite bars and 14 vortex fragments. The luminite bars are crafted from ore dropped by the Moon Lord, and the vortex fragments are dropped by the Vortex Pillar.

Betsy’s Wings

Betsy’s Wings are dropped by the boss of the same name. Betsy only spawns in the last wave of the Old One’s Army event after you have defeated Golem. This is a unique event that acts as a cross over with Dungeon Defenders 2. The event is initiated by purchasing an Eternia Crystal and Eternia Crystal Stand from the Tavernkeep NPC. Place the stand, and the crystal on a flat surface and tower defense game will begin ending with the battle against Betsy. These wings are one of the two fastest in the game, along with the Vortex Booster. They have an acceleration of 12.00 and a flight height of 182. They can also hover by holding the down key while flying. Betsy drops these wings roughly 10% of the time.

Steampunk Wings

These wings have a height of 182 feet and an acceleration of 7.75, making them just slightly better than the Tattered Fairy Wings and the Spooky Wings. These wings are available for purchase from the Steampunker NPC in hardmode after defeating the Golem boss. The NPC only becomes available after killing any of the other mechanical bosses such as Skeletron Prime, The Destroyer, and The Twins. One the boss is defeated, you will need a suitable house for her to move in and begin selling items. Once the Steampunker has moved in, you can summon the Golem by placing a Lihzahrd power cell in a Lihzahrd Altar found in Jungle Temples. The power cell is a rare drop from Lihzahrds, which can also be found in Jungle Temples. The wings can be purchased for one platinum coin.

Fairy/Butterfly/Bee Wings

These three wings all have similar stats with a max height of 135 feet and an acceleration of 6.75. They all require 20 Souls of Flight to be crafted. The souls can be found after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated. They are dropped by Wyverns and Arch Wyverns. The Fairy wings require 100 pixie dust, which is a handy alchemy ingredient dropped by pixies that are only found in The Hallow biome in hardmode. The Bee Wings require one tattered bee wing, which is dropped by Moss Hornets in the Underground Jungle biome in hardmode. Butterfly dust is dropped by Moths in the jungle biome. The tattered bee wings have a very low drop rate while the butterfly dust drops 50% of the time, and the pixie dust drops 100% of the time. Because of the drop rate, it is easier to farm Pixies or Moths, but if you happen to get a tattered bee wing be sure to hang on to it as it is only used for crafting these wings. The Butterfly and Fairy wings also emit a small amount of light when in use.

Leaf Wings

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Leaf Wings have a height of 162 and an acceleration of 6.75. They aren’t the best in the game in terms of their stats but are typically the best and easiest to get early into hardmode.

Leaf Wings have fairly low stats compared to most of the other hardmode wings but are still decent for the game in general. They are also rather easy to get as they can be purchased at night in the Jungle biome from the Witchdoctor NPC. The NPC can be found after you defeat the Queen Bee boss. The boss is found pre-hardmode in the Hive biome or when using an Abeemination summoning item in a Jungle biome. You can craft an Abeemination item using a bottle of honey, five hives, five honey blocks, and one stinger. Use the item or break one of the larva items in the Hive to summon the Queen Bee. Once she is slain, the Witchdoctor NPC becomes available once there is a suitable house for him. You can purchase the Leaf Wings from the Witchdoctor NPC, at night, in a Jungle biome, for one platinum coin.

Demon/Angel Wings

These wings are almost identical to each other, aside from some differences in crafting. The Demon Wings are crafted using 10 feathers, 20 souls of flight, and 25 souls of night. The Angel Wings are crafted using the same materials, except they use 25 souls of light instead of the souls of night. Feathers are dropped by harpies and very useful for both alchemy and crafting. Souls of Flight are one of the seven souls available after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated. These specific souls are dropped by Wyverns and Arch Wyverns. Souls of Light and Night are also dropped after the Wall of Flesh has been defeated. Souls of Light are dropped by any monster that can spawn in the Hallow biome if there are enough pearlstone blocks nearby. The best place to find these souls is in the Underground Hallow biome. Souls of Night are dropped by any monster killed in the vicinity of at least 200 ebonstone or crimsonstone blocks. The best places for these souls to drop are the Underground Corruption or Underground Crimson biomes. Both of these wings have a max height of 104 feet and an acceleration of 6.25.