Corruption or Crimson? Which do you prefer? (2024)

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  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #1

Personally I think Crimson is creepier but it's better to me,


because of the fact that you can acquire the most useful weapon; Vampire Knives. But I like it alot for other reasons too, like how the chasms are relatively small, making it easy to clentaminate. The landscape & the music also gives an overwhelming feeling of anxiety, which is a great feature I love in games. And one last thing, making the Golden Shower, a REALLY useful weapon, I wouldn't have shredded through those hardmode bosses if it wasn't for Golden Shower! So what do you prefer? Corruption or Crimson? Why?


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #2

Crimson . Because gore

Terra B Welch

Empress of Light
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #3

I like the crimson myself, mainly because I think the brain of cthulhu is a far funner fight then the eater of worlds, also I like the music more. Ever since 1.2 I stopped taking corruption worlds just because I found the Eater of Worlds too easy.

Paradox Sandwich

  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #5

Corruption is easier to handle but overall Crimson has the cooler items.


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #6

Corruption. Personally I prefer Shadow Armor/other corrupted items over crimson items, plus the music.
My god, the music is perfection.
It's fun and sounds adventurous.
The Crimson, however, is just.. gross. Call me a pussbag, but I have to take breaks every now and then when I'm in the Crimson, just because of the sheer grossness of everything. The music doesn't help.

tl;dr: I like Corruption because it's fun and not gross.


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #7

Corruption, the terrain is more dangerous and more fun to navigate, imo.
Plus nostalgia, so...


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #8

I prefer the CRIMSON because it is a lot creepier than the CORRUPTION. Not only that, but I really like the vampire knives lol.
But if you were to ask for other reasons, I would say because I wouldn't have to deal with all the random chasms throughout the world. Giant holes when I can't fly or jump that far? No thank you.

Not only that, but it seems like there was a lot more thought and consideration put into Crimson rather than Corruption.

Kreuz Drache

Official Terrarian
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #9

Crimson, simply because it feels like it has an actual theme(fleshy, gore, living.) Corruption honestly just feels like a generic evil spreading.

Cerikeno Drananoki

  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #10

When it comes to theme and exploration, Corruption. However, the equipment sucks.
When it comes to equipment, Crimson. However, it's really gross.

Eh.. Vampire Knives aside, I'm gonna say Corruption.

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Official Terrarian
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #11

It was a tough choice, but I'd go for Corruption.

The Crimson... ahh. It's a better designed set of terrain, that I admit, but I just enjoy the tension of exploring the Corruption Chasms more. And the Devourers feel like a much greater threat than any of the Crimson mobs in my opinion.

Items-wise, the Rotted Fork and Panic Necklace are both great but I'd have to say they're both outweighed by the awesome Musket VS the sort of lame Undertaker. Aside from that, though, Crimson items are all better across the board.

Crimson melee weapons have much better range than their corrupt counterparts, as well as damage. Crimtane armour is outright ridiculous. And yet, I prefer Corruption simply because the Shadow set and gear feels a lot more in-keeping with progression, whereas I feel Crimson stuff makes the Dungeon section feel far too easy; at least to me. Overall, they're both good and I definitely like changing things up every playthrough, but I'd say I enjoy the Corruption that bit more, just for the sake of a smoother experience.


Empress of Light
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #12

I always go for crimson myself, not just because of the fantastic color of it, but because of the vampire knives.


Headless Horseman
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #13

I like both.
But if I have to choose one, it depends on my mood.

If my mood is being evil, I will choose Corruption.
If my mood is being a sick gore, I will choose Crimson. I wish the next update has more gory animals like the preview crimson bunny Corruption or Crimson? Which do you prefer? (14).


Duke Fishron
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #14

Corruption for nostalgia, crimson for loot.

Terra B Welch

Empress of Light
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #15

Also the crimson has herplings. Corruption or Crimson? Which do you prefer? (17)


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #16

Crimson, because the items are better than corruption.


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #17

I prefer Crimson because the gear there is better than the Corruption's.
The Corruption's music is better though.


Duke Fishron
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #18

I prefer the Crimson because it has awesome loot and cool looking armor!


  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #19

I always found the Crimson to be more amazing. Corruption feels evilier, but Crimson feels somewhat creepier.
Also both the enemies and the loot are better so i choose Crimson.
I'm glad that it's getting more attention in 1.3.


Eye of Cthulhu
  • Sep 27, 2014
  • #20

Crimson, because alternate stuff is always better, though it's gore and creepy.

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Is it better to have corruption or crimson? ›

It's a matter of opinion. Crimson armor gives you the Health Regen, and some good items are the Crimson Cloud and Panic Necklace. Corruption armor gives you a Melee speed Boost, and some good items are the Vilethorn and Band of Starpower.

Is there a way to get both corruption and crimson? ›

They won't spawn at the same time, but it is possible to spread the other in your world. Just take a corrupt or crimson stone, and place it somewhere. It'll spread. You'll even get the corrupt or crimson enemies to spawn in the area!

Why is crimson better? ›

Crimson comes with an open arena to fight in. The unique drops are better for more classes (Panic Necklace vs Band of Starpower, Spear better than flail.) Extra unique fish (Heartreach potion fish). Crimson Armor (HP regen & 6% more damage; good for all classes).

Can you turn corruption into crimson? ›

It is possible to create an artificial Crimson biome in a Corrupt world without the use of another world. To do so, one must buy Crimson Seeds from the Dryad while in a Graveyard in Hardmode, and vice versa for Corruption in Crimson worlds.

Should I get rid of crimson? ›

As desirable as completely eliminating the spread might sound, leaving a part of the world with Corruption/Crimson and Hallow is not a bad idea if contained properly, since there are a lot of items exclusive to these biomes the player may need later, such as Souls and Biome mimics.

Which evil is easier in Terraria? ›

As for their bosses, Crimson is definitely the easier one. with the brain of Cthulhu, especially in harder difficulties like legendary modes. As for their special drops, the crimson winds in my mind, since the brain of confusion has three different. extremely useful effects, unlike the worm scarf.

Does killing Plantera stop the corruption? ›

Killing that rampaging plant will greatly reduce the rate at which those biomes spread. Its hard to do early but if you beat Plantera and Golem, spread slows down and you get The Picksaw to easily dig around the whole thing.

Should I worry about corruption in Terraria? ›

If you've played some Terraria, you've likely come across a corrupted or "evil" biome in your world. Evil biomes will spread if they're not contained and cleansed, which can make the game much more difficult and potentially impossible if you lose a specific biome that you need resources from.

Can you fight the Brain of Cthulhu in corruption? ›

It is however still possible to summon the Brain of Cthulhu in a world that generated with Corruption by artificially creating a Crimson biome and then using the Bloody Spine within that.

How to stop the spread of corruption in Terraria? ›

To prevent the spread of Terraria Corruption early on, you can dig a 3-tile wide trench on the edge of biomes.It will grow into a quarantine zone that will cease the further spread when lined with non-corruptible tiles such as wood. Purified corrupted blocks can be made using the Clentaminator in Hardmode.

Does crimson spread slower than corruption? ›

All three grass variants spread in an equal manner, hence there is none that is "faster" or "stronger", for example. However, Hallowed grass has the ability to overtake Crimson grass. In Hardmode, Corrupt, Crimson, and Hallowed grass will still grow to Dirt Blocks and infect other grass as described above.

Can you get vampire knives in a corruption world? ›

It is impossible to obtain the Vampire Knives on Corruption worlds, as these lack a Crimson Chest. Instead, the Dungeon has a Corruption Chest containing a Scourge of the Corruptor. Reflected knives (such as by a closed Biome Mimic) that hit the player will not trigger the healing effect.

Should I have corruption or crimson? ›

The tools, weapons, and armor obtained via Crimson material generally have minor advantages over those obtained via Corruption materials; however, Corruption tools are slightly faster. Crimson enemies tend to have slightly higher stats, such as health, defense, and damage.

Do sunflowers stop corruption? ›

Sunflowers provide the following functions: The two tiles directly underneath them cannot become Corrupted, Crimsoned, or Hallowed, even in Hardmode. In some cases, this can prevent Corrupted and Crimson grass from spreading sideways. Each Sunflower decreases an area's total Corruption rating by 5 tiles.

Should I get rid of the corruption in Terraria? ›

Remove it if you don't want anything spreading. Before you remove the corruption however, remember to get some corruption seeds for the corruption and make a mini-biome above ground, like a mushroom biome, in case you need something that drops from the enemies there.

Can you fight the brain of Cthulhu in corruption? ›

It is however still possible to summon the Brain of Cthulhu in a world that generated with Corruption by artificially creating a Crimson biome and then using the Bloody Spine within that.

How to stop corruption from spreading in Terraria? ›

There are no more other enemies that spread Corruption, Crimson, or Hallow. With this being the case, good planning would involve making a four-tile barrier around your base with any material but stone, sand, ice, or dirt. Usually, you do it by building the quarantine tunnel around your entire perimeter.


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