Not to be confused with Stagnant Water, a less common variety of water found in Lake Caverns.

Swamp Water
Transparency Yes
Luminance No
Blast Resistance 500.0
Tool N/A
Renewable No
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable No
Compostable No
ID swamp_water

Swamp Water ingame


Swamp Water while underwater

Swamp Water is the primary water liquid of The Betweenlands. It generates in vast quantities in Deep Waters, Coarse Islands, and Patchy Islands biomes, and in smaller quantities in Marsh, Swamplands, and Sludge Plains biomes. It also generates underground in Lake Caverns below a certain layer.

Coloration Edit

Swamp Water takes on different water colors depending on what biome it is located in.

Particles Edit

Small particles resembling fish will occasionally swim in Swamp Water.

Physics Edit

Swamp Water acts similarly to vanilla Water, flowing at the same speed and capable of creating infinite source blocks.

Drowning Edit

Swamp Water will begin drowning players and mobs that are completely submerged in it, after draining their breath meter. It deals 2 damage (Heart) per drowning tick.

Water Plants Edit

Swamp Water supports the placement and/or growth of certain water-based plants under the right conditions, such as Swamp Reeds, Swamp Kelp, Water Weeds, Bog Beans, Golden Clubs, Marsh Marigolds, Mire Coral, Deep Water Coral, and Bladderworts.

Tar Edit

Upon contacting Tar, Swamp Water will form Solid Tar.

Collection Edit

Swamp Water can be collected with a Weedwood or Syrmorite Bucket.

Purifier Edit

When collected in a Bucket, Swamp Water can be used to fill the Purifier, which is required in order to purify items. One Purifier can be filled with up to four Buckets worth of water, and consumes one Bucket worth per four purified items.

Events Edit

During the Winter event, the surface of Swamp Water will slowly freeze over from land edges, turning into Black Ice. When the event ends, this Black Ice will eventually melt back into Swamp Water. Swamp Water is also left behind when Black Ice is broken.

Crafting Uses Edit

Result Ingredients Recipe
Plant Tonic Any Bucket (Swamp Water) + Ball of Sap
Plant Tonic

Sounds Edit


History Edit

  • Alpha 3.1.0:
    • Now freezes over during the Winter event.
    • Now created from broken or melted Black Ice.
  • Beta 2.0.0: Added Syrmorite Bucket variation.
  • Beta 1.0.0: Introduced.
The Betweenlands Blocks
Plants, Fungi, and Corals AlgaeArrow ArumBlack Hat MushroomBladderwortBlue Eyed GrassBlue IrisBog BeanBonesetBottlebrush GrassBroomsedgeBulb-Capped Mushroom (CapStalk) • Button BushCardinal FlowerCattail (Tall) • Cave GrassCopper IrisDead GrassDead Weedwood BushDeep Water CoralFlathead MushroomGolden ClubHanger • Leaves (FallenHearthgroveNibbletwigRubber TreeSap TreeWeedwood) • Lichen • Logs (HearthgroveHollowNibbletwigRubber TreeSap TreeWeedwood) • Marsh HibiscusMarsh MallowMarsh MarigoldMilkweedMire CoralMoss (Cave) • NettlePeatPhragmitesPickerel WeedPitcher PlantPoison IvyPortal FrameRoot (Giant) • Rotten Bark • Saplings (HearthgroveNibbletwigRubber TreeSap TreeWeedwood) • Shelf FungusShootsSludgecreepSoft RushSundewSwamp GrassSwamp KelpSwamp PlantSwamp ReedSwamp Tallgrass (Double) • ThornsVenus Fly TrapVolarpadWater WeedsWeedwoodWeedwood BushWeeping Blue
Crops Aspectrus PlantWhite Pear PlantYellow Dotted Fungus
Minerals Betweenlands BedrockBetweenstoneCragrock (Mossy BottomMossy Top) • Dentrothysts (GreenOrange) • Life Crystal StalactiteLimestone • Middle Gem Ores (AquaCrimsonGreen) • MudOctine OrePitstoneScabyst OreSiltSlimy Bone OreSludgy DirtSolid TarStalactiteSulfur OreSyrmorite OreSwamp Dirt (Coarse) • Valonite Ore
Liquids PuddleRubberStagnant WaterSwamp WaterTar
Manufactured Betweenstone Bricks (CrackedMossy) • Betweenstone PillarBetweenstone Tiles (CrackedMossy) • Block of CompostBlock of OctineBlock of SulfurBlock of SyrmoriteBlock of ValoniteChiseled BetweenstoneChiseled CragrockChiseled LimestoneChiseled PitstoneCragrock BricksCragrock PillarCragrock TilesDamp TorchDeep Water Coral BlockFencesLimestone Bricks (CrackedMossy) • Limestone PillarLimestone Tiles • Middle Gem Blocks (AquaCrimsonGreen) • Mire Coral BlockMud BricksMud Brick Flower PotPitstone BricksPitstone PillarPitstone Tiles • Planks (Giant RootRubber TreeWeedwood) • Polished Dentrothysts (GreenGreen PaneOrangeOrange Pane) • Polished LimestonePurified Swamp DirtRoofsRubber BlockSilt Glass (Pane) • SlabsSlimy Bone BlockSmooth Betweenstone (Mossy) • Smooth CragrockSmooth PitstoneStairsThatchWallsWeedwood Chip PathWeedwood Walkway
Utility AlembicAnimatorAspect VialsButtonsClimbing RopeCompost BinDark Druid AltarDentrothyst VialsDoorsDug Swamp Dirt (Purified) • Dug Swamp Grass (Purified) • Fence GatesGecko CageInfuserItem ShelfMortarMoss BedPressure PlatesPurifierRepeller • Rubber Taps (SyrmoriteWeedwood) • Sulfur Furnace (Dual) • Sulfur TorchSyrmorite HopperTrapdoorsWeedwood ChestWeedwood Crafting TableWeedwood JukeboxWeedwood LadderWeedwood LeverWeedwood Sign
Generated Angry BetweenstoneBetweenstone Bricks MirageBlack IceEnergy BarrierGlowing Betweenstone TileGlowing Smooth CragrockItem CageMonster SpawnerPossessed BlockPot of ChancePresentRune StoneSludgeSnowSpike TrapWeak Betweenstone Tiles (Mossy) • Weak Polished LimestoneWisp
Currently Unused Circle Bricks (BronzeGoldSilver) • Corrupt BetweenstoneDungeon TileDungeon WallSlimy DirtSlimy GrassTemple Bricks (BloodyChiseledCrackedMossySmooth) • Temple PillarTotem Block