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The Magic Mirror is an item that allows almost instant teleportation back to the world's spawnpoint or to the player's Bed (if the spawn point is set). It can be found in chests located underground. The item has a short delay of about one second; during this time, the player is susceptible to damage.

Be careful: While in the hotbar, the Magic Mirror can be used accidentally while exploring or fighting. This can be avoided by keeping the item out of the hotbar or locking it, although this may hinder the player's ability to use it for escape purposes in a pinch.

Notes

  • Even though it is only considered as tier one and could be acquired in the early stage of the game, many expert players still use this tool to get out of sticky situations.
  • Using a Magic Mirror while the "Horrified" debuff (which only happens naturally while fighting the Wall of Flesh) causes the player to explode, giving the unique death message "[player's name] tried to escape".
  • Simply exiting the world and reloading it can be used as a substitute for the Magic Mirror, though this has the downside of taking longer and causing all items which were on the ground to de-spawn.
  • Since teleporting with the Magic Mirror takes some time, the player can still die while doing it.
  • It can be used to teleport to the Nurse (If the player has set a spawn point in her room) for quick healing.
  • There is an alternative version of it called the "Ice Mirror". The only difference is the way it looks and the name.
  • Most bosses despawn when using this item to teleport home, which may be troublesome in boss fights. However, The Destroyer and Moon Lord will simply teleport to where the player is.
  • If a player is in a bit of a pickle, recall potions may be a better choice, as they teleport the player instantly.

Trivia

  • The particle effect of the Magic Mirror is similar to the Magic Missile's impact particle effect, where it lights up surfaces or enemies while the particles emit.
  • The item may be a reference to the teleporting mirror in "Zelda: A Link to the Past" or "Luigi's Mansion".

Bugs and Glitches

  • Icon mobile.png If the mirror is used, but the player switches to another item before the particle effects dissipate, the item will spin around then disappear.
  • Icon pc.png When using the Magic Mirror in specific biomes, the music for that biome may keep playing even though the player has teleported to another. This can be fixed by saving and exiting, then reloading the world.
  • Icon mobile.png It will sometimes crash the game on use if in water. (Tested on Amazon Version)
  • Getting killed on the frame that the magic mirror teleports you to spawn will cause you to instantly respawn
  • The magic mirror can be used to duplicate items on console by using the mirror, and clicking on an item in your inventory on the frame of teleportation

Update Info

v1.3.1

  • Sprite changed.

v1.3.0.5

v1.2

  • No longer uses mana.

v1.0.5

  • Magic Mirror now requires the use of 20 mana.

PC release

  • Added to the game.
Spells
Pre-Hard Mode Offensive

Item 3377(0).png  Amber Staff

Item 739(0).png  Amethyst Staff

Terraria Aqua Scepter.png  Aqua Scepter

Item 1121(0).png  Bee Gun

Item 1313(0).png  Book of Skulls

Item 1256(0).png  Crimson Rod

Terraria Demon scythe.png  Demon Scythe

Item 744(0).png  Diamond Staff

Item 742(0).png  Emerald Staff

Item 218(0).png  Flamelash

Item 112(0).png  Flower of Fire

Item 113(0).png  Magic Missile

Item 743(0).png  Ruby Staff

Item 741(0).png  Sapphire Staff

Item 127(0).png  Space Gun

Item 740(0).png  Topaz Staff

Item 64(0).png  Vilethorn

Item 165(0).png  Water Bolt

Item 3069(0).png  Wand of Sparking

Hard Mode Offensive

Item 1801(0).png  Bat Scepter

Item 1931o.png  Blizzard Staff

Item 2623(0).png  Bubble Gun

Item 3014(0).png  Clinger Staff

Item 3209(0).png  Crystal Serpent

Terraria Crystal Storm.png  Crystal Storm

Item 3051(0).png  Crystal Vile Shard

Cursed Flames.png  Cursed Flames

Item 726o.png  Frost Staff

Item 1336(0).png  Golden Shower

Item 1295(0).png   Heat Ray

Terraria Ice Rod.png  Ice Rod

Item 1445(0).png  Inferno Fork

Item 2795(0).png

Laser Machinegun

Item 514(0).png  Laser Rifle

Item 3541(0).png  Last Prism

Item 1178(0).png  Leaf Blower

Item 3006(0).png  Life Drain

Item 3570(0).png  Lunar Flare

Magic Dagger.png  Magic Dagger

Magical Harp.png  Magical Harp

Item 1266(0).png  Magnet Sphere

Item 3269(0).png  Medusa Head

Item 3476(0).png  Nebula Arcanum

Item 3542(0).png  Nebula Blaze

Item 788(0).png  Nettle Burst

Item 1244(0).png  Nimbus Rod

Item 1308(0).png  Poison Staff

Item 1260(0).png  Rainbow Gun

Terraria Rainbow Rod.png  Rainbow Rod

Item 2622(0).png  Razorblade Typhoon

Item 1930(0).png  Razorpine

Item 1444(0).png  Shadowbeam Staff

Item 3053(0).png  Shadowflame Hex Doll

Item 1446(0).png  Spectre Staff

Item 1296(0).png  Staff of Earth

Item 683(0).png  Unholy Trident

Item 2188o.png  Venom Staff

Item 1155(0).png  Wasp Gun

Utility

Item 3124(0).png  Cell Phone

Dirt Rod1.png  Dirt Rod

Item 3199(0).png  Ice Mirror

Terraria Ice Rod.png  Ice Rod

Item 50(0).png  Magic Mirror

Item 1326(0).png  Rod of Discord

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