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The Dryad is an NPC (Non-playable character) that will move into an empty house once you've defeated either the Eye of Cthulhu, Skeletron, Eater of Worlds, or the Brain of Cthulhu. The Dryad reveals in conversation that she is 500 years old. She's one of six female NPCs, the other ones being the Nurse, the Steampunker, the Party Girl, the Stylist, and the Mechanic. The Dryad can tell you the percentage of Corruption/Crimson vs. Hallow in the world. She does not drop any items upon death.

Dryad's Blessing

The Dryad can bless the player when there are monsters nearby. She makes a large, expanding circle around herself when enemies are near her, and its outer ring seems to be made out of leaves. This buff heals the player with 1 health point per second and increases the player's defense by 8, causes enemies that touch the player to get knocked back and take thorns damage, and damages enemies within the circle a minimum of 1 point per second. This amount is increased for the number of bosses defeated in the world. It is particularly beneficial for homes built to optimize her blessing.

Dryad's Bane

Enemies inside the leaf circle will be instead affected by Dryad's Bane debuff, taking 1 damage per second. The damage is increased with each boss the player has killed.


Item Price Special Conditions
Purification Powder 75 Copper Coin None
Vile Powder 1 Silver Coin Bloodmoon Icon.png (Blood Moon)
Grass Seeds 20 Copper Coin None
Corrupt Seeds/Crimson Seeds 5 Silver Coin Bloodmoon Icon.png (Blood Moon)(Corresponding to the world)
Sunflower 2 Silver Coin None
Acorn 10 Copper Coin None
Dirt Rod 20 Gold Coin None
Pumpkin Seed 2 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin None
Grass Wall 10 Copper Coin None
Flower Wall 10 Copper Coin None
Jungle Wall 10 Copper Coin (Hardmode)
Hallowed Seeds 20 Silver Coin (Hardmode)
Dryad Coverings 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Dryad Loincloth 3 Gold Coin Halloween
Mushroom Grass Seeds 1 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin Dryad must live in a mushroom biome
Sparkly Wings Icon Console.png Icon mobile.png 40 Gold Coin Bloodmoon Icon.png (Blood Moon)
and Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode)
Blinkroot Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Eye of Cthulhu has been defeated
Daybloom Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after King Slime has been defeated
Deathweed Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu has been defeated
Fireblossom Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Wall of Flesh has been defeated
Moonglow Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Queen Bee has been defeated
Shiverthorn Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Skeletron has been defeated
Waterleaf Planter Box Icon pc.png 1 Silver Coin after Skeletron has been defeated
Dryad's Quotes
"What's this about having more 'bark' than bite?"

"So two goblins walk into a bar, and one says to the other, 'Want to get a Goblet of beer?'
"You must cleanse this world of this Corruption."
"The sands of time are flowing. And well, you are not aging very gracefully..."
"Be safe; Terraria needs you!"
"Have you seen the Old Man walking around the dungeon? He doesn't look well at all..." (Only when the Clothier is not present)
"I wish (Arms Dealer Name) would stop flirting with me, doesn't he realize I'm 500 years old?" (Only if Arms Dealer is present)
"Why does (Merchant Name) keep trying to sell me an Angel Statue? Everyone knows that they don't do anything." (Only if Merchant is present)
"I feel like (Truffle Name) is a bit misunderstood, he really is a fun guy." Truffle and Dryad seem to know each other well.

On Blood Moon

"I sell what I want! If you don't like it, too bad."
"Why do you have to be so confrontational during a time like this?"
"Dude, is it just me or is there like a million of zombies out tonight?"
"I don't want you to buy my stuff. I want you to want to buy my stuff, ok?

Corruption vs. Hallow

"You should try harder" (tested at 2% hallow vs 7% corruption, 5%/15%)
"Keep up the good work!" When the world is just hallow. (tested at 17% hallow vs 6% corruption, 50%/4% and 92%/1%)
"Things are grim indeed" (tested at 2% hallow vs 12% corruption, 1%/53% and 1%/92%)
At 0% corruption she will just say "<World> is x% hallowed. Keep up the good work!" (tested at 97% hallow vs 0% corruption)
"We are living in a fairy tale" when the world is really Hallow. (tested at 44% hallow vs 1% corruption and 1% crimson.) and (24% Hallow vs 2% Corrupt)
"You are so close!" (tested at 5% hallow vs. 8% crimson
"The world is in balance." (tested at 18% hallow vs. 17% corrupt)

Dryad's Names
Note: Upon adding a new name, make sure you add it according to the ABC list.
  • Alalia (referencing the Battle of Alalia - an ancient Corsican battle between the Carthageans and Cadmeans)
  • Alura (Possibly a reference to the half-plant, half-girl monster known as Alura Une or Alraune.)
  • Ariella
  • Caelia
  • Calista
  • Celestia (A reference to Princess Celestia from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
  • Chryseis (Greek mythology)
  • Elysia (A reference to the Elysian fields in Hades's Underworld.)
  • Emerenta
  • Evvie
  • Faye (A pun on Fey, a collective name for nature spirits like fairies and of course, Dryads)
  • Felicitae
  • Isis (The Egyptian Goddess of motherhood, magic and fertility)
  • Lunette
  • Nata
  • Nissa
  • Rosalva
  • Shea
  • Tania
  • Tatiana
  • Xylia


  • She appears to be wearing no clothes, but instead vines and leaves.
  • She is the only NPC that the Truffle trusts.
  • No matter if your world has Crimson or Corruption in it, she will always, when asked for the world status, say it is x% corrupt (no longer true due to newer versions).
    • She'll say "You should try harder." even if you have 0% world corrupted and hallowed.
  • In one quote where she calls the Truffle NPC a "fun guy" it is a pun on the word "fungi" since the Truffle is a mushroom, a type of fungi.


  • Sometimes, the Dryad will tell you that your world is 0% corrupt, even when it has Corruption in it.
  • Sometimes, the Dryad will tell you to try harder when your world is 0% corrupt (tested with tablet at 5% hallow and 0% corrupt).

Update Info


  • Gained the ability to buff the player with Dryad's Blessing.


  • Has new quotes when the world is either really corrupt or really hallow.


  • No longer gives Pumpkin Seeds away for free, she sells them for 2 Silver and 50 Copper.




  • Is now assigned a randomly generated name when spawned.

PC release

  • Added to the game.


Angler Head.png Angler Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Clothier.png Clothier NPC Head 16.png Cyborg
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Dryad.png Dryad Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer
GolferHead.png Golfer Guide.png Guide Mechanic.png Mechanic Merchant.png Merchant
Nurse.png Nurse Old Man Small.png Old Man Painter Head.png Painter Party Girl Head.png Party Girl
Pirate Head.png Pirate Santa Face.png Santa Claus Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Stylist Head.png Stylist
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Truffle Head.png Truffle Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Wizard.png Wizard
SkeletonMerchant.png Skeleton Merchant Tax Collector's Head.png Tax Collector Tavernkeep's Head.png Tavernkeep
Purchasable Items
Arms Dealer.png Arms Dealer Empty Bullet · Flintlock Pistol · Illegal Gun Parts Moon CharmNew.png · Minishark · Musket Balls · Shotgun Pwnhammer Icon.png · Silver Bullets Bloodmoon Icon.png/Pwnhammer Icon.png · Unholy Arrow Pwnhammer Icon.png
Clothier.png Clothier Black Thread · Pink Thread · Summer Hat Sun.png · Plumber's Shirt · Plumber's Pants · The Doctor's Shirt · The Doctor's Pants · Familiar Shirt · Familiar Pants · Familiar Wig · Mime Mask Bloodmoon Icon.png · Beanie · Clown Hat · Clown Shirt · Clown Pants · Cowboy Hat · Cowboy Jacket · Cowboy Pants · Tam O' Shanter · Tiara · Princess Dress · Guy Fawkes Mask · Balla Hat · Gangsta Hat
Cyborg Head.png Cyborg Nanites · Proximity Mine Launcher · Rocket I · Rocket II Bloodmoon Icon.png · Rocket III Moon CharmNew.png · Rocket IV Eclipse.png
Demolitionist.png Demolitionist Bomb · Dynamite · Explosive Powder · Grenade · Hellfire Arrow Pwnhammer Icon.png · Land Mine
Dryad.png Dryad Acorn · Corrupt Seeds Bloodmoon Icon.png · Dirt Rod · Flower Wall · Grass Seeds · Grass Wall · Hallowed Seeds Pwnhammer Icon.png · Jungle Wall Pwnhammer Icon.png · Purification Powder · Sunflower · Vile Powder Bloodmoon Icon.png
Dye Trader Head.png Dye Trader Dye Vat · Silver Dye
Goblin Tinkerer.png Goblin Tinkerer Grappling Hook · Rocket Boots · Ruler · Spiky Ball · Tinkerer's Workshop · Toolbelt
Mechanic.png Mechanic Actuator · Blue Pressure Plate · Blue Wrench · Brown Pressure Plate · Lever · Gray Pressure Plate · Green Pressure Plate · Green Wrench · Red Pressure Plate · Switch · Wire · Wire Cutter · Wrench · Yellow Pressure Plate
Merchant.png Merchant Blue Flare · Copper Axe · Copper Pickaxe · Disco Ball Pwnhammer Icon.png · Flare · Glowstick Moon CharmNew.png · Gold Dust Pwnhammer Icon.png · Iron Anvil · Lesser Healing Potion · Lesser Mana Potion · Marshmallow · Mining Helmet · Piggy Bank · Rope · Safe · Shuriken · Throwing Knife Bloodmoon Icon.png · Torch · Wooden Arrow
Painter Head.png Painter Black Paint · Blue Paint · Cyan Paint · Daylight · Evil Presence Bloodmoon Icon.png · First Encounter · Good Morning · Gray Paint · Green Paint · Lime Paint · Orange Paint · Paint Roller · Paint Scraper · Paintbrush · Pink Paint · Place Above The Clouds · Purple Paint · Red Paint · Sky Blue Paint · Teal Paint · The Land of Deceiving Looks · Through the Window · Underground Reward · Violet Paint · White Paint · Yellow Paint
Party Girl Head.png Party Girl Blue Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Bubble Machine · Bubble Wand · Confetti · Confetti Gun Celebration · Green Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Red Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png · Smoke Bomb · Yellow Rocket Pwnhammer Icon.png
Pirate Head.png Pirate Bunny Cannon NPC 208.png · Cannon · Cannonball · Explosive Bunny NPC 208.png · Parrot Cracker · Pirate Hat · Pirate Pants · Pirate Shirt
Steampunker Head.png Steampunker Blend-O-Matic Moon CharmNew.png · Blue Solution · Clentaminator · Cog · Green Solution · Jetpack · Purple Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Red Solution Bloodmoon Icon.png · Solidifier Sun.png · Steampunk Hat · Steampunk Pants · Steampunk Shirt · Teleporter
Stylist Head.png Stylist Hair Dye Remover · Depth Hair Dye · Life Hair Dye · Mana Hair Dye · Time Hair Dye · Biome Hair Dye · Party Hair Dye · Rainbow Hair Dye · Speed Hair Dye · Money Hair DyePlatinum Coin
TravellingMerchant Head.png Travelling Merchant Ammo Box · Angel Halo · Arcane Rune Wall · Blue Dynasty Shingles · Brick Layer · Celestial Magnet · Chalice · Companion Cube · Crimson Cloak · Diamond Ring · DPS Meter · Dynasty Wood · Extendo Grip · Fancy Dishes · Fez · Gatligator Pwnhammer Icon.png · Gi · Gypsy Robe · Katana · Kimono · Magic Hat · Mysterious Cape · Pad Thai · Paint Sprayer · Pho · Portable Cement Mixer · Pulse Bow · Red Cape · Red Dynasty Shingles · Revolver · Sake · Ultrabright Torch · Water Gun · Winter Cape
Truffle Head.png Truffle Autohammer · Dark Blue Solution · Hammush · Mushroom Cap · Mushroom Spear · Strange Glowing Mushroom
Witch Doctor Head.png Witch Doctor Blood Water Fountain · Blowgun · Corrupt Water Fountain · Crimson Water Fountain · Desert Water Fountain · Hallowed Water Fountain · Hercules Beetle · Icy Water Fountain · Imbuing Station · Jungle Water Fountain · Leaf Wings · Pure Water Fountain · Pygmy Necklace Moon CharmNew.png · Tiki Mask · Tiki Pants · Tiki Shirt · Tiki Totem · Stynger Bolt · Vial of Venom
Wizard.png Wizard Bell · Crystal Ball · Greater Mana Potion · Harp · Ice Rod · Music Box · Spell Tome