Terraria - Calamity Mod Progression Guide (2024)

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A guide for anyone looking to try the Calamity Mod! Provides a general outline of progression while being open ended enough to change as you see fit.


The bosses in the mod are the core of progression. While the bosses in each segment of the game can be beaten in any order, I suggest following an order similar to what is suggested by Boss Checklist and the Calamity Mod wiki.


  • King Slime
  • Desert Scourge
  • Eye of Cthulu
  • Crabulon
  • Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulu
  • Queen Bee
  • The Hive Mind/The Perforators
  • Skeletron
  • Slime God
  • Wall of Flesh


  • Cryogen
  • The Twins
  • Brimstone Elemental (Drops little of value for non-melee builds until Providence is dead and can be skipped until then)
  • The Destroyer
  • Aquatic Scourge
  • Skeletron Prime
  • Calamitas
  • Plantera
  • Siren and Leviathan
  • Astrageldon Slime
  • Astrum Deus
  • Golem
  • Plaguebringer Goliath (Drops little of value for melee, mage and summoner builds and can be skipped)
  • Duke Fishron
  • Ravager (Drops cores which are useful but otherwise has no drops of value and can be skipped)

Post Moon Lord

  • Profaned Guardians
  • Providence the Profaned Goddess
  • Sentinels of the Devourer (Order of the Sentinels doesn’t matter)
  • Polterghast (Can be done before Sentinels)
  • Devourer of Gods
  • Bumblebirb
  • Jungle Dragon, Yharon

Post Yharon

  • Supreme Calamitas (Optional Superboss. Mod is considered complete after Yharon is defeated)



You obtain various armours throughout the game.


  • Wulfrum Armour (Obtainable from the moment you spawn in. Shards used in crafting are dropped by Wulfrum Slimes and Wulfrum Drones on the surface.)
  • Victide Armour (Obtainable from the moment you spawn in, although it’s incredibly grindy. Bars are crafted using Seashells, Starfish and Coral along with Victory Shards. All of these are dropped by the Cnidrion and Desert Scourge.)
  • Aerospec Armour (Obtainable after defeating the Hive Mind or Perforators which causes the ore to spawn in your world.)
  • Statigel Armour (Obtainable after deafeating Slime God. Crafted from the Purified Gel dropped by Slime God. Serves as the final Pre-Hardmode armour.)
See also: Terraria Town Slimes


  • Daedalus Armour (Obtainable after Cryonic ore spawns from defeating Cryogen. Until Cryogen is defeated, you will only have access to the vanilla hardmode armours. Worth noting that defeating Cryogen also yields a Frost Core which allows access to easy Frost armour if you prefer.)
  • Reaver Armour (Obtainable after defeating Plantera in which Perennial ore spawns.)
  • Astral Armour (Obtainable after defeating Astrum Deus in which Astral ore becomes minable. Easy to skip armour tier due to only being useful on mage or summoner as well as similar to Reaver armour in stats.)
  • Ataxia Armour (Obtainable after defeating Golem by mining Chaotic ore from the Abyss using a Picksaw. Serves as the final Hardmode armour set.)

Post Moon Lord

  • Xeroc Armour (Obtainable right after defeating Moon Lord. Crafted using Meld bars and Luminite bars.
  • Tarragon Armour (Obtainable after defeating Providence from Uelibloom ore that spawns as a result.)
  • Bloodflare Armour (ObtaInable after defeating Polterghast using Bloodstone Cores and Ruinous Souls.)
  • God Slayer Armour (Obtainable after defeating the Devourer of Gods using Cosmilite bars.)
  • Silva Armour (Obtainable after defeating Yharon’s first phase which allows Darksun Fragments to begin dropping from Mothrons.)
  • Auric Tesla Armour (Obtainable after defeating Yharon in which Auric ore spawns in the world. Serves as end game armour.)

Post Yharon

  • Demonshade Armour (Obtainable after defeating Supreme Calamitas. Serves as a bonus armour set.)

The Abyss

The Abyss is a large biome that spawns past the dungeon in any world. It spans the entire height of a world (excluding the small patch of hell at the absolute bottom) and is a source of powerful items at various points of the game. There are three major points in which you should traverse the abyss.

  • The first trip should be made after defeating Skeletron. At this point you should be hunting down the shadow chests that spawn in the islands all over the Abyss. The weapons that can be inside will last until around Cryogen.
  • The second trip should be made after defeating Plantera. At this point Depth Cells and Lumenyl will begin to drop from some enemies. These are used to craft some powerful weapons that will last for potentially the rest of hardmode.
  • The final trip should be made after defeating Polterghast. This trip will take you to the absolute bottom of the Abyss where the Eidolon Wyrms, Reaper Sharks and Colossal Squids spawn. All of these drop some amazing weapons that are very strong against the Devourer of Gods and may last until Yharon.
See also: Terraria: How to Create the Terra Blade

You will also head down to the Abyss after defeating Golem to gather Chaotic ore however, this is a more minor occurance and so is not considered one of the major points you traverse the Abyss.

In addition to the three mini bosses of the Abyss floor, the Mauler in the Sulphurous Seas above the Abyss will begin to drop a powerful ranged weapon once Polterghast is defeated.

I also recommend you try to craft the Abyssal Diving Suit as it is incredibly helpful for farming Abyss items later in the game.

Weapons and Accessories

There are so many weapons and accessories that I simply suggest you refer to the Calamity Mod wiki for info on them. I’ll still provide a brief overview of core accessories but below will be a link to each page on the wiki for each weapon class and a list of accessories. Sorting these pages by rarity will order them by the point in which they are obtainable.

Core Accessories

  • Angel Treads (An upgrade to Frostspark Boots that can be crafted after defeating the Mechanical Bosses.)
  • Seraph Tracers (An upgrade to Angel Treads that doubles as wings. Obtainable after defeating Moon Lord.)
  • Elysian Tracers (An upgrade to Seraph Tracers. Increases movement speed further and also doubles as wings. Obtainable after defeating the Devourer of Gods.)
  • Celestial Tracers (An upgrade to Elysian Tracers. Obtainable after defeating Yharon. Exclusive to Revengeance Mode.)
  • Counter Scarf (Provides the ability to dash. Taking damage while dashing will perform a dodge granting temporary invincibility as well as a brief boost to all melee stats. Drops from the Eye of Cthulu. Revengeance Mode exclusive.)
  • The Absorber (A powerful defensive accessory that is obtainable from a long crafting tree.)
  • The Sponge (A powerful defensive accessory that combines the powers of the Absorber and the Ambrosial Ampoule.)
  • Draedon’s Heart (Massively increases health regen rate while standing still as well as passively increases rage meter. Revengeance Mode exclusive.)
  • Asgard’s Valor (An upgrade to the Ankh Shield. Grants immunity to a few Calamity Mod debuffs as well as increased health and defense.)
  • Elysian Aegis (A powerful shield dropped by Providence on Expert Mode. Provides immunity to fire blocks and knockback as well as extra health and defense. Grants a dash and has a buff that can be toggled.)
  • Asgardian Aegis (An upgrade to the Asgard’s Valor and Elysian Aegis. Combines the effects of both while granting further defensive bonuses. Expert Mode exclusive.)
  • Astral Arcanum (Useful for mobility and Devourer of Gods fight. Grants immunity to the God Slayer Inferno debuff as well as the ability to teleport to key points in your world.)
  • Core of the Blood God (Boost maximum health by 20% and damage resistance by 10%. Halves a single hit of contact damage every 15 seconds.)
  • The Community (Grants powerful stat boosts that scale with each boss defeated.)

Written by Esefno

Terraria - Calamity Mod Progression Guide (2024)


How to progress fast in Calamity? ›

Attempt no-hitting all bosses in Revengeance Mode, Death Mode or Malice Mode. Complete all Angler fishing quests added by the Calamity Mod. Construct buildings or settings from the Lore such as the Sea Kingdom or the Archmage's castle. Try to beat Revengeance Mode or Death Mode without rage or Adrenaline.

How long is the average Calamity playthrough? ›

94½ Hours
Main Story861h 29m
Main + Extras874h 20m
Completionist5319h 24m
All PlayStyles21127h 47m

What is the hardest boss in the Calamity Mod? ›

Draedon is a master blacksmith and scientist, and the player battles against his Exo Mechs: Ares, Apollo, Artemis, and Thanatos. Alongside Calamitas, they are the final bosses of the Calamity Mod, excluding hidden bosses, and are both arguably the hardest enemies to beat in the mod.

How to spawn Anahita? ›

Spawn. To begin the boss fight, the player has to kill any Ocean enemy with a Wakasagihime, or kill a statue of Anahita which spawns randomly in the Ocean. Doing this will spawn just Anahita at first, and The Leviathan herself will only spawn once Anahita reaches 40% health.

Is Death mode hard Calamity? ›

Death Mode is the second gamemode introduced in the Calamity Mod, serving as an increased difficulty level to Revengeance Mode. It is activated by using the Death item, which can be crafted at any Altar and does not have any ingredients.

How to get unlimited ki crystals in Terraria? ›

The Godly Ki Crystal can be obtained in the Abyss biome after defeating Devourer of Gods. The Unlimited Ki Crystal can be obtained in the Snow biome after defeating Yharon.

Is corruption or crimson better for calamity? ›

Corruption is objectively better for expert. The regen of the Crimson armor is far better than the Corruption armor, and is much better for combat. However, the expert mode exclusive item is far better in the Corruption, while the one in the Crimon is basically usless. and everybody knows eow death mode is sextreme :P.

Is calamity revengeance harder than master? ›

In my experience, it's a lot different from vanilla's Master mode. Difficulty is subjective, and more-so because of what it entails. Calamity has a lot of bullet hell elements, so if you can dodge well, then it might actually be easier than Master mode.

What is the max life in calamity Terraria? ›

It can only be used once, and after that the player must use one of the remaining fruit to increase their maximum life. With all of these, the player's maximum life is capped at 600.

Is Calamity infernum harder than death? ›

Calamity Mod Infernum Mode is an addon mod for the Calamity Mod which introduces an extra difficulty, Infernum Mode. Infernum is intended to be harder than Death Mode and can be activated via the Calamity difficulty selection UI. It is balanced around Expert Mode, and thus can only be activated in Expert worlds.

Is Calamity Mod harder than vanilla? ›

Mostly identical to vanilla, with some additional vanilla changes to the difficulty that are configurable. The intended Calamity experience, introducing new mechanics, boss AI, and other assorted changes. A more difficult challenge for those looking to prove themselves. Not recommended for a first playthrough.

What is the most terrifying boss in Terraria? ›

Moon Lord is the hardest boss undoubtedly within Terraria.

When should you fight Anahita? ›

The Leviathan and Anahita are a duo of bosses that can be fought at any point in the game, but is intended to be fought during Hardmode.

When should you fight Leviathan calamity? ›

The Leviathan and Anahita are a duo of bosses that are usually fought after Plantera, but can be fought anytime during progression.

What is the best weapon against Leviathan? ›

The Bow of faerdhinen is the overall strongest weapon against Leviathan. The Zaryte crossbow is best in slot against Leviathan until it reaches ~440 HP, but only if using Masori armour, a Twisted buckler, and Ruby dragon bolts (e).

Is there a way to speed up time in Calamity? ›

The Cosmolight is a Hardmode tool. Upon use, it instantly changes the time to the next dawn (4:30 AM), noon (12:00 PM), dusk (7:30 PM) or midnight (12:00 AM), whichever is the soonest time after the current time upon the Cosmolight being used.

Is there a way to skip time in Terraria Calamity? ›

Using the Enchanted Sundial, time can be sped up to the end of the current cycle (i.e. to 4:30 AM) once every seven days. Sleeping in Beds makes time pass at five times the normal rate. However, this cannot be done during events or when bosses are alive.

What item speeds up time Calamity? ›

Use time20 Very Fast
TooltipAdvances time immediately to the next dawn, noon, dusk or midnight Does not work while a boss is alive
SellNo value

How do you get through the early game fast in Terraria? ›

  1. Chop Down Trees And Mine Stone. The first thing new players will want to do is gather stacks of wood and stone. ...
  2. Aim To Build At Least Two Houses Early On. ...
  3. Farming For Heart Crystals. ...
  4. Use Potions For Fast Resources. ...
  5. Fishing For Items. ...
  6. Craft A Yoyo For An Effective Melee Weapon. ...
  7. Build A Grappling Hook For Easy Mobility.
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