We know Terraria is marked by two evil biomes, their names – Crimson and Corruption. While creating a new world along with numerous other options you have the option to choose whether you want your new world to spawn the Crimson biome or the Corruption biome. This choice isn’t an easy one to make, especially if you’re a new player and aren’t quite sure what you’re getting into. That’s why we decided to make this guide which will analyze the differences, pros, and cons of both Crimson and Corruption.
The main differences between Crimson and Corruption are related to aesthetics, difficulty, creatures, and items they spawn. Overall, Crimson is the better biome between the two. Crimson is more suited for experienced players since it is the harder biome, in turn, it also drops more powerful and valuable items. Corruption is more suited for players new to the game since it’s easier.
Now that we know what the main differences between Crimson and Corruption are it’s time to analyze them. If you want to know more about these two evil biomes in Terraria keep reading!
Crimson and Corruption have overall the same horror themes with strikingly different aesthetics. The Crimson biome is predominantly red, meant to mimic a “diseased wound” that your world is dealing with. It has blood-red waters, red trees, and an ominous red filter covering your entire screen. Every biome that Crimson spreads to takes on the primary “fleshy” features and structures of Crimson. It can spread to deserts, underground, and ice biomes.
Alternatively, the Corruption biome is also inspired by horror, but has a purple pallette and is meant to represent the “death” of the world. Its trees are purple, everything is purple in fact, and reminiscent of twilight or graveyards. Just like the Crimson biome, Corruption can spread to other biomes as well and they will take on the primary features and aesthetics of Corruption.
The creatures spawning on both biomes are equally horrific as well but are visually different. The creatures inhabiting the Crimson are generally regarded as more difficult to fight against. The main themes that inspired the creatures seem to be “blood” “flesh” and “infections” since most creatures take on the forms of bloodsuckers or organs. Just some of the creatures inhabiting Crimson are: Blood Crawler, Face Monster, Brain of Cthulhu, Tainted Ghoul, and many others!
Corruption is inhabited by nightmarish creatures inspired by centipedes, slimes, bugs, bats, mummies everything that can be even slightly connected to horror and death. Just some of the creatures spawning in Corruption are Eater of souls, Corrupt Goldfish, Corrupt Slime (Hardmode), and Dark Mummy, but there are many more. Plus if you’re playing on Hard Mode additional new creatures will start spawning in both biomes. Spawns in Corruption are generally regarded as easier to defeat which makes Corruption the easier of the two biomes in general.
Both crimson and corruption spawn certain specific biome-specific items. some of the Crimson items are as follow Undertaker, Rotted Fork, Crimson Rod, Panic Necklace, and Crimson Heart. Naturally occurring crafting stations called Crimson Altar can be found as well, but those are the direct equivalent of similar altars that can be found in Corruption. Items in Crimson are generally regarded as rare, better, and more powerful. Crimson armor and vampire knives are generally better and more superior than the equivalents that can be found in the Corruption biome.
When it comes to Corruption, some of the unique items that can be found are Musket, Musket Balls, Ball O’ Hurt, Vilethorn, Band of Starpower, Ancient Shadow Armor, etc. Musket that drops in Corruption is better as well as Worm Scarf. Also, Shadow orbs are easier to farm and collect than their Crimson counterparts, Crimson Hearts.
We’ve already stated that Corruption is the easier of the two biomes and it’s true. Both biomes have their pros and cons and while Corruption is advised as the best choice for new players it has its drawbacks too. It’s difficult to navigate since it’s filled with chasms. While the same cannot be said for Crimson. Crimons’ caves are far easier to navigate. So when it comes to that aspect of the environment Corruption is actually harder. But when it comes to spawns, it’s easier, not by much but generally, it’s easier. Even though Corruption has its fair share of powerful items, and some are even more powerful than their Crimson equivalent, Crimson overall has better items which makes it a better biome.
And that’s it, we’ve covered everything there is to cover about both Crimson and Corruption. The choice is ultimately yours and it comes down to your skill, and preferences when it comes to aesthetics.