Does this sound familiar? “You’re going about your day in Terraria, having a jolly old time. You get home when suddenly you realize that your house is covered in fog.” Yeah, me too. Luckily for you, though, I’ve figured out why your house is foggy in Terraria.
If your house is foggy in Terraria, chances are that gravestones are turning the area into a mini graveyard biome. The graveyard is a mini-biome that appears when five or more gravestones are close to each other. This biome has several different effects, one of which is the spawning of fog that increases in intensity as the number of gravestones in the area increases.
How to Get Rid of the Fog in Terraria 1.4
What’s you’re experiencing as the fog is actually called Ecto Mist. For all intents and purposes, though, it might as well be fog.
As we said, it occurs when several gravestones are in close proximity to each other. So, naturally, you need to get rid of those gravestones to get rid of the mist.
Take a pickaxe to any stones or grave markers in the area. Once you break enough of them, the Ecto Mist is going to dissipate and provided you don’t let any gravestones build up again, will never return.
It’s worth pointing out that while it may be annoying to look at, this fog does actually come with a few benefits to the player, namely in the form of enabling unique craftable items.
However, it also spawns a number of different enemy types that can be difficult to deal with, especially for newer players.
What is the Mist in Terraria Used for?
The most you’re going to get out of the Ecto Mist in Terraria is the ability to craft certain items that are not normally available. Specifically, it enables you to make walls and blocks that are naturally generated rather than dropping when destroyed.
The list of items that the mist gives you access to is extensive, but here are the things that you can’t make with it:
- Crystal HeartsCoin Stashes
- Gem Stashes
- Enchanted Sword Rocks
- Ambient Objects
- Plant Blocks
You don’t need to be touching the mist to get access to the recipes that it offers. Being in a graveyard biome is enough to suffice.
Should I Get Rid of the Mist in Terraria?
Now that you know what the mist is, the question of whether or not you should get rid of it is worth asking yourself.
The range of item recipes you get access to greatly expands your creative building palette. However, you’re going to have to contend both with the monsters that spawn in the mist, as well as the annoying visual effect itself.
If you’re playing on a new world, or you’re a newer player in general, it’s worth destroying the gravestones so that you don’t have to deal with those enemies. You can always take advantage of the mist spawning once you’re better equipped to handle it.
Alternatively, you could use the mist to craft whatever items you want and then immediately get rid of them. It’s a simple problem to fix, so don’t feel pressured by it.