Can you create artificial marble and granite biomes? (2024)

ED209

Plantera
  • Dec 10, 2017
  • #1

If so, how many blocks does it take? There's nothing on the wiki about it.

Thanks!!

Creeper da Snek

Plantera
  • Dec 10, 2017
  • #2

Without sownthing like TEdit, no. Maybe and Granite Biomes rely on their backwalls, similarly to the Dungeon and UG Desert; That means that monsters can only spawn in front of the natural backwalls. Any walls you harvest, place, or craft don’t spawn monsters.

ED209

Plantera
  • Dec 10, 2017
  • #3

I read somewhere that people were placing blocks and getting monsters, but nothing confirmed...

r4v1n6

Terrarian
  • Dec 11, 2017
  • #4

When I built my implementation of the Ultimate Mob Autofarm (DicemanX) I got marble/granite mobs spawning. Unfortunately they spawned even when the surfaces were actuated, so I ended up removing those surfaces.

So marble/granite mobs do spawn if you have a few blocks of marble/granite. The spawn rules aren't the same as with other blocks though.

ED209

Plantera
  • Dec 11, 2017
  • #5

r4v1n6 said:

When I built my implementation of the Ultimate Mob Autofarm (DicemanX) I got marble/granite mobs spawning. Unfortunately they spawned even when the surfaces were actuated, so I ended up removing those surfaces.

So marble/granite mobs do spawn if you have a few blocks of marble/granite. The spawn rules aren't the same as with other blocks though.

I'll be building a staging area with a teleporter to each biome, so it should be OK, correct?

  • Dec 12, 2017
  • #6

ED209 said:

I'll be building a staging area with a teleporter to each biome, so it should be OK, correct?

It should be, as long each biome is large enough that there are suitable spawn surfaces for mobs.

BTW undergound desert will be a thing in a future update. THAT biome requires sandstone backwalls for desert mobs to spawn, so that biome can't be artificially created except by using a tool like TEdit.

ED209

Plantera
  • Dec 12, 2017
  • #7

r4v1n6 said:

BTW undergound desert will be a thing in a future update. THAT biome requires sandstone backwalls for desert mobs to spawn, so that biome can't be artificially created except by using a tool like TEdit.

Good to know, thanks. Does the whole biome have background walls then? Or are their patches without it?

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Mental Mouse

Terrarian
  • Dec 13, 2017
  • #8

According to the Wiki, Marble mobs will spawn if you're even standing on marble blocks in the Cavern layer. I can believe that Granite would be the same, and it's clear that you don't actually have to be standing on the blocks. (I could believe a distance-weighted system.) In contrast, Underground Desert, Spider Nests, and the Dungeon are all dependent on their "natural" walls -- breaking those irreversibly removes the biome from that spot.

ED209

Plantera
  • Dec 13, 2017
  • #9

I've built a spider nest farm and 3 dungeon farms ( 1 for each wall type) on my current worlds, but I didn't know about the underground desert. Good thing too; my usual means of excavation is to AFK the rocket launcher with rocket IV, whic would have knocked out the UD walls too.

ED209

Plantera
  • Feb 8, 2018
  • #10

Forgot to post this before, but you can indeed create marble/granite biomes.

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Terraria 123

Terrarian
  • Aug 31, 2019
  • #11

ED209 said:

If so, how many blocks does it take? There's nothing on the wiki about it. Can you create artificial marble and granite biomes? (10)

[doublepost=1567275879,1567275741][/doublepost]That a question was going to ask but I wanted to know if I could build my own somewhere around the spawn point

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Mental Mouse

Terrarian
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #12

r4v1n6 said:

It should be, as long each biome is large enough that there are suitable spawn surfaces for mobs.

BTW undergound desert will be a thing in a future update. THAT biome requires sandstone backwalls for desert mobs to spawn, so that biome can't be artificially created except by using a tool like TEdit.

Actually, over on the wiki, we accidentally discovered a possible way to create Underground Deserts... I haven't tested it yet (my current game isn't advanced enough), but it turns out that when a background wall gets converted by an infectious biome (including via the Clentaminator), it gets reset to "natural" status! That should allow creation of a synthetic Underground Desert biome.

BrusselSprouts693

Retinazer
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #13

Mental Mouse said:

Actually, over on the wiki, we accidentally discovered a possible way to create Underground Deserts... I haven't tested it yet (my current game isn't advanced enough), but it turns out that when a background wall gets converted by an infectious biome (including via the Clentaminator), it gets reset to "natural" status! That should allow creation of a synthetic Underground Desert biome.

How would you get a natural underground desert wall though? I might be stupid, I'll go check the wiki.

Laluzi

Skeletron
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #14

You absolutely can. The presence of nearby rough marble/granite blocks causes the monsters to spawn - they don't require the block surface or background walls to spawn. I was getting my first granite monsters with only 5-20 blocks placed, though increasing the number of blocks increases the frequency of the enemy relative to other spawns.

As for the underground desert, there's no way to place a player-placed sandstone wall variant, so no, one can't create an artificial underground desert.

M

Mental Mouse

Terrarian
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #15

TheWorfer27 said:

How would you get a natural underground desert wall though? I might be stupid, I'll go check the wiki.

Try putting up sandstone or hardened-sand walls, then use thrown water or the Clentaminator to convert them to Evil/Hallow, then convert them back.

BrusselSprouts693

Retinazer
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #16

Mental Mouse said:

Try putting up sandstone or hardened-sand walls, then use thrown water or the Clentaminator to convert them to Evil/Hallow, then convert them back.

Yeah, but sandstone walls are unobtainable
Sandstone Walls

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Mental Mouse

Terrarian
  • Sep 1, 2019
  • #17

casuallycasualing

Terrarian
  • May 27, 2024
  • #18

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