Top 10 Terraria Mods

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Many reviewers (ourselves included) have called Terraria “2D Minecraft,” only to risk an outpouring of rage from the game’s legion of internet fans. Still, the game has plenty in common with Minecraft: the sandbox world; the pickaxe; the crafting. The two games share another similarity: they’re both super-fun to mod. Below follows our list of the top 10 Terraria mods.

1. Terra Firma (Map Tool)

We’ll start with some more utilitarian options. Terraria is generally a game that involves exploring, but if you can’t be bothered to explore with your character, this mod enables you to pan and zoom around the map to your heart’s content. You can also export it into its own window — a great way to get a full sense of your world.

2. Rom Terraria v2.0

This extensive mod adds things like a minimap, a real-time clock, and weather effects to the game, along with a long list of other changes. One aspect of the modification provides you with the power to “enable infinite blood moon,” which sounds totally bad-ass.

3. Terraria Inventory Editor

Tired of getting all the items you need the old-fashioned way? This inventory editor will enable you to just summon whatever you need right into your inventory. It’s cheating, but hey — it’s easy.

4. Terraria Server Browser

Made by the same people who made the Inventory Editor above, this Server Browser makes finding the right multiplayer game as easy as falling off a long. This stands in stark contrast to the way Terraria multiplayer works without it. Save yourself a headache and download this.

5. TNT Cannon

One fun way to spice up a game about carefully exploring and constructing in a pixelated open world is to give yourself unparalleled, inexhaustible destructive power. The TNT Cannon certainly does that, turning an otherwise staid round of Terraria into an orgy of explosions.

6. Constant Goblins

Terraria has sporadic Goblin invasions to keep things interesting, but if you’d rather have them come for you every day, use this mod. To make it work, you’ll have to start the program with the command line “terraria_modded -moargoblins”.

7. Mob Spawner

If Goblins aren’t particularly your thing, you can use the mod below, allowing yourself to spawn any kind of mob into the game with the simple click of a button. The evil tentacles pictured above will be tempting, but you’ll want to try out all your options.

8-10. Sprite Skins

Enterprising modders have figured out how to customize the player character sprites in Terraria. That means you can tool around the gameworld in the form of:

The Predator!

And, last but not least:

My Little Pony!

Bonus 1. Terraria Mac Wrapper

Unable to play Terraria on your Mac? There’s a mod for that. This Mac Wrapper will allow you to run your PC version of Terraria on a Mac.

Bonus 2: Obsidian’s Mod

This hefty mod adds items, NPCs, and even events to the game. The concept wasn’t to make overpowered items, but rather to add some variety and new mechanics. Monsters are randomized, with additional varieties of each monster; a dozen new NPCs and three new bosses are added; and two brand new invasion events will have you hating hornets and fearing bunnies.

Bonus 3: Omnir’s Modpacks

This collection of mods adds in roughly 100 new creatures, which are mostly based on monsters from the online game Tibia or from Final Fantasy 1, 13 new armors sets, and 15 vanity outfits, as well as many weapons and other items.

Bonus 4: TEdit – Terraria Map Editor

Elegant in its simplicity of concept, this program servers as a stand alone, open source map editor for Terraria. The interface is straightforward, with a feel similar to MS Paint.

Bonus 5: TEdit – Terraria Map Editor

Here’s a mod that adds four new bosses, one new armor, new weapons that include claws, scythes, greatswords, and scimitars, a capture the flag game mode, hallowed Ore for new weapons, bricks and brick walls, as well as accessories and vanity items.

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15 Comments on Top 10 Terraria Mods


On August 11, 2011 at 8:35 am

TerrariViewer is a much better inventory editor then the one you posted. It has an actual GUI that is easy to use.

Michael Russell

On August 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

While I’m happy to be recognized as the #2 best mod, I’m upset that it’s after 1.0.6 came out and you uploaded the version that doesn’t work with 1.0.6, even though the 2.0 RC3 update came out this week at:

Ben Richardson

On August 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Sorry Michael. We’ll fix that. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.


On August 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I was wondering… do you change your skin…??


On November 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

When you download it, where do you put it so you can use it?


On December 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm

nuble sucks, it doesn’t work. dont add it. thanks.


On January 29, 2012 at 3:09 pm

hey peps ip is port 7777 password 123


On February 2, 2012 at 11:41 am

I really like the house at the top of the page whoever built it can u please make a blueprint on how to make it that would help out a lot thanks.

Some Donkus

On May 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

If you guys think THESE are good, you should check out TShock

Liam B

On April 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

is there a way to use bonus mods 2,3 and 5 at once?

sir Legit Toast

On July 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Is there a way to have one of those mods for mac?

Luke the Luke

On August 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm

u forgot the N Terraria,a great non Tconfig mod