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Ectoplasm is a crafting material dropped from Dungeon Spirits, which spawn rarely from any mob that has 100 HP or more. This can only occur in Pwnhammer Icon.png (Hard Mode) Dungeon after Plantera has been defeated. Dungeon spirits drop 1-3 Ectoplasm.


Dungeon cage for Ectoplasm Farming.

A good way to farm for Dungeon Spirits is to build a cage in the center of two hallways. This allows a player to pool enemies underneath them, while still being able to see all around themselves. The cage helps fight Necromancers since they move after being hit once. It is advised to make sure you have a weapon that can move through walls (example: Death Sickle). Now it's simple. Just kill the enemies as they spawn and this should, safely, give you around 50 Ectoplasm per hour.


  • Meteor Heads cannot spawn a Dungeon Spirit even in the Dungeon, since only monsters with 100 HP or more can do it. Therefore, the meteorite farm is not a plausible option to farm Ectoplasm.
  • All tools made with Ectoplasm share a common feature, +3 range
  • To make all the of the Ectoplasm items, it would take 129 Ectoplasm. That includes the 5 per Pumpkin Moon Medallion.
  • If a powerful player spends a large amount of time in the Hard-Mode Dungeon, they could easily obtain a reasonable quantity of Ectoplasm.

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  • Added to the game.
Original Metals Alternative Metals

Copper Ore.png Copper Ore

Copper Bar.png Copper Bar

Tin Ore.png Tin Ore

Tin Bar.png Tin Bar

Iron Ore.png Iron Ore

Iron bar1.png Iron Bar

Lead Ore.png Lead Ore

Lead Bar.png Lead Bar

Silver Ore.png Silver Ore

Silver bar1.png Silver Bar

Tungsten Ore.png Tungsten Ore

Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar

Gold Ore.png Gold Ore

Gold Bar.png Gold Bar

Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore

Platinum Bar2.png Platinum Bar

Demonite ore1.png Demonite Ore

Demonite bar.png Demonite Bar

Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore

Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar

Hard Mode Metals

Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Bar

Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore

Palladium Bar.png Palladium Bar

Mythril Ore.png Mythril Ore

Mythril Bar.png Mythril Bar

Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore

Orichalcum Bar.png Orichalcum Bar

Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore

Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar

Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore

Titanium Bar.png Titanium Bar

Chlorophyte Ore.png Chlorophyte Ore

Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar

Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar

Shroomite Bar.png Shroomite Bar

Other Minerals & Materials

Meteorite ore.png Meteorite Ore

Meteorite bar.png Meteorite Bar

Hellstone1.png Hellstone

Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar

Ectoplasm.png Ectoplasm

Obsidian1.png Obsidian