Effigy of Decay

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Effigy of Decay
  • Effigy of Decay.png
  • Effigy of Decay placed graphic
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
PlaceableTango Tick1.png
Dimensions2 wide × 4 high
Use time15 Average
TooltipWhen placed down, nearby players can breathe underwater
This effect does not work in the abyss
Nearby players are also immune to the sulphuric poisoning
Grants BuffEffigy of Decay (buff)Effigy of Decay
Buff durationInfinite (while in vicinity)
Buff tooltipThe sulphuric waters empower you
Grants immunity toSulphuric Poisoning
Map color#715A47 ●
RarityRarity Level: 3
Sell 1 Gold Coin.png 80 Silver Coin.png
Research1 required
Dropped by
Rusty Chest1100%

The Effigy of Decay is a craftable Pre-Hardmode furniture item that can also be found in Rusty Chests within the Sulphurous Sea. When placed down, all nearby players are granted water-breathing while underwater however the effect does not work in the Abyss. It also grants immunity to the Sulphuric Poisoning debuff.



Crafting Station
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Sulphuric ScaleSulphuric Scale20
Effigy of DecayEffigy of Decay1


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Now only grants underwater breathing while underwater.
  • Now found in the Rusty Chest deep below an island located at the edge of the world.
    • No longer uses Rusty Lockpick in its recipe.
    • Fixed a grammar error in its tooltip.