Due to its immense power, you’ll want to find Shimmer in Terraria. It lets you transmute loads of common items into those of more use—such as Life Crystals! However, Shimmer is incredibly rare and can only be found in one mini-biome.
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How to Find Shimmer
Shimmer is found naturally underground within the rare Aether biome, which only spawns once in a world. However, Shimmer only naturally appears in worlds created after the Terraria 1.4.4 update. You’ll know as soon as you hit an Aether biome, because it has a starry Space background, with gem trees, Faelings, and a large pool of Shimmer in the center.
Another key point is that Aether biomes spawn in the outer fifth of the world—close to the Oasis biome, so make sure you dig around this area. Furthermore, they’re always on the same side as your Jungle. Keep an eye out for Faelings, as they’ll explicitly let you know you’re close to finding Shimmer.
How to Use Shimmer
In essence, throwing certain objects in Shimmer will automatically transform them into something else. With this purpose in mind, throwing crafted items into Shimmer will transmute them back into its base crafting materials. Unfortunately for players, they cannot use Shimmer to craft the Zenith!
Living objects are also transformable by Shimmer. When critters and mobs walk into Shimmer, they become little flying sprites called Faelings. While Faelings have no real purpose, they can be bottled up and placed in your house. Any Slime that bounces in Shimmer will also become a Shimmer Slime!
While Shimmer does not transform the player, it does make them travel through the ground until they reach an Underground opening. When doing this, the player will become invulnerable to damage and unable to use any items.
Now that you know how to use Shimmer, we’ll go over a Shimmer Transmutation guide.
|Adamantite Ore||Orichalcum Ore|
|Adhesive Bandage||Bezoar||This works both ways.|
|Alchemy Table||Bewitching Table|
|Angel Statue||Aether Monolith|
|Angler Earring||Tackle Box|
|Any Coins (Copper, Silver Gold, Platinum)||Coin Luck Counter Increase|
|Any Torches||Aether Torches|
|Any Other Wood Types||Wood (Normal)|
|Blindfold||Pocket Mirror||This works both ways.|
|Bottomless Shimmer Bucket||Bottomless Water Bucket||This works both ways.|
|Can of Worms||Herb Bag||This works both ways.|
|Chlorophyte Ore||Titanium Ore|
|Clentaminator||Terraformer||Only available after defeating the Moon Lord.|
|Cobalt Ore||Platinum Ore|
|Copper Ore||Stone Brick|
|Discount Card||Lucky Coin|
|Fast Clock||Trifold Map||This works both ways.|
|Fisherman's Pocket Guide||Sextant|
|Gold Ring||Discount Card|
|Gem Critter||Respective Gem Type|
|Gold Ore||Tungsten Ore|
|Gold Worm||Gummy Worm|
|High Test Fishing Line||Angler Earring|
|Iron Ore||Tin Ore|
|Jungle Grass Seeds||Mushroom Grass Seeds||This works both ways.|
|Lead Ore||Iron Ore|
|Life Crystal||Vital Crystal|
|Life Fruit||Aegis Fruit|
|Lucky Coin||Gold Ring|
|Magma Stone||Lava Charm|
|Mana Crystal||Arcane Crystal|
|Megaphone||Nazar||This works both ways.|
|Mythril Ore||Palladium Ore|
|Palladium Ore||Cobalt Ore|
|Pharaoh's Mask||Sandstorm In A Bottle|
|Pharaoh's Robe||Flying Carpet|
|Pink Pearl||Galaxy Pearl|
|Platinum Ore||Gold Ore|
|Rod of Discord||Rod of Harmony||Only available after defeating the Moon Lord.|
|Spell Tome||Advanced Combat Techniques: Volume Two|
|Star Cloak||Chromatic Cloak|
|Tackle Box||High Test Fishing Line|
|Titanium Ore||Adamantite Ore|
|Tungsten Ore||Silver Ore|
|Water Bucket||Lava Bucket|
|Weather Radio||Fisherman's Pocket Guide|
The Best Terraria Shimmer Seed
In reality, finding Shimmer on your own can be time-consuming and involve endless digging. Not to worry, though, because this Shimmer seed is tried and tested. In the Terraria seed generator menu, enter 18.104.22.1689838345, and select a Small World and Crimson. You should eventually load into a Forest biome with Sunflowers nearby.
Secondly, you should run East from the World Spawn Point, past the Jungle biome, towards the Oasis biome. At this point, between the palm trees at 3632 East, go against your Terraria morals and dig straight down. At 565 Caverns, you will eventually land in a large, dark Aether cavern with a huge pool of Shimmer to use!
Shimmer is a fun, new addition to Terraria; it adds a much-needed dimension to the game. It lets you transmute ore you’ve stockpiled into ones you’re lacking, and even gives your town NPCs a much-needed makeover. Become the alchemist you’ve always wanted to be!