Terraria’s expansive sandbox features multiple modes of travel. While some require you to craft certain items, others can be as simple as pressing a single button. Speed matters the most when choosing these travel methods.
The mounting system works as a great means of traveling from one place to another. While you can choose to add dimensional portals, they still limit you in terms of moving freely. Besides, sneaking a mount through these portals doesn’t sound bad.
Mounts are one of the fastest ways of travel in Terraria. They are simplistic and easy to use while providing the necessary movement speed to reach a destination as fast as possible. The game houses a total of 26 mounts with variable movement speeds.
Choosing from such a wide pool can come with its own set of challenges. Therefore, analyzing each mount to find its pros and cons is important.
1. Pirate Ship Mount
This item has a 25% chance of being dropped by the Flying Dutchman in the Master Mode of Terraria. For those unaware, the Flying Dutchman is a Hardmode Mini-Boss that comes during a hardmode Pirate Invasion event. Depending on your current strength, you can ignore or kill it.
That said, the mount has the rarity of Firey Red and deals 100 bases of summon damage.
This mount can be obtained before defeating a mechanical boss. However, it is quite challenging given the general difficulty of the Master Mode. Therefore, proceed at your own risk.
2. UFO Mount
This amount can be summoned using a Cosmic Cak Key that allows the player to hover in the air as long as he/she wants. This key can be dropped during a Martian madness event and has a 16.67% drop rate from the Martian Saucer. The Rarity for this vehicle is yellow, and it features a top vertical speed of 41 mph.
The UFO Mount can go up to 58 mph diagonally, at the same speed as the Dungeon Guardian. Which is pretty fast but not the fastest.
3. Witch’s Broom
This broom is a flying mount that can be obtained from the Mourning Wood in expert mode. These Mourning Woods can be found during the Halloween event and are generally considered quite hard to beat. The rarity of the said weapon is Rainbow and can be considered as a faster replica of the UFO mount.
4. Cute Fishron Mount
The Cute Fishron is a miniature version of the Duke Fishron mount and can be used to fly as much as you want. While the mount is rather slow on lands with a base speed of 40 mph, this value more than doubles in the water.
The Cute Fishron Mount can reach 105% (82 mph), cementing itself as the fastest flying water mount. When the rider’s health falls below half, the player gains a 15% increase in damage.
This mount has a Rainbow rarity and can only be obtained from Duke Fishron’s Treasure Bag in the Expert Mode. This item has a 100% dropping chance and can come with other cool weapons, such as the Razorblade Typhoon and Tempest Staff,
5. Drill Containment Unit
Drill Containment Unit, or DCU, is arguably the most useful unit in the game as it lets players mine blocks at an insane speed. The mount can mine any material in the world and is arguably the fastest controllable miner in the game.
However, this comes with its set of limitations. You cannot use weapons and items while sitting in a Drill Containment Unit. Therefore, you need to be ready to get out at a moment’s notice.
The rarity of this flying mount is a steep yellow and can be crafted using the following list of materials:
Consequently, you will need four stations to mine these ores into bars. The Chlorophyte and Spectre Bars require a Hardmode Forge, while the Shroomite Bar needs an Autohammer. Consequently, you must build an Ancient Manipulator for the Lumunite Bars and a Mythril or Orichalcum Anvil to build the DCU.