There are a large number of hats in Terraria. Some act as armour, some give bonuses to characteristics, while others are even worn for beauty. These include masks, which in this article we will compare with the Specter Hood.
You will be able to familiarize yourself with the main parameters and characteristics of these two types of hats, as well as find out the difference between the advantages and disadvantages in relation to each other.
The Spectre Hood is the healing-focused headpiece of the Spectre Armor set.
The set consists of the Spectre Robe and Spectre Pants, with either the Spectre Hood or Spectre Mask headpiece.
Spectre Hood has 6 points of protection and is worn in the head armour slot. It has a yellow rarity and is worth 7 gold and 50 silver when sold. When equipped, gives 40% decreased magic damage. A full set of Spectre Hood armour grants the following bonus: Magic damage done to enemies heals the player with the lowest total health by 20% rounded down. Crafting it requires Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil as a crafting station and 12 Spectre Bars.
Mask in Terraria
Mask is a vanity item dropped by all non-event bosses, except those from the Old One’s Army. This is a non-armour piece of headgear that is used as an ornament. All masks are put on in the social head slot. Each boss has a 14.29% chance to drop its mask. Some of them can be purchased from merchants during events or found in the world.
There are 49 masks in the game, 48 of which are available in the PC version of Terraria.
The cost of all masks is 75 silver coins, and the rarity is estimated in blue.
Spectre Hood vs Mask in Terraria
Having learned the basic information about these two types of armour, we can compare them between each other and highlight the similarities and differences.
First of all, it should be noted that these are two headdresses worn in the head slot. However, if the Spectre Hood can be worn in both the armour slot and the social slot, then the Mask can be worn exclusively in the social slot. The second common property is bonuses given when equipping. Spectre Hood gives the player the effect described above, while Mask does not provide any buffs or debuffs.
Their methods of obtaining are also different. If the player can craft Spectre Hood, having the necessary resources, then the Mask can be obtained only after killing the corresponding boss. At the same time, the guaranteed receipt of the Spectre Hood when crafting as opposed to 1/7 of the chance of dropping the Mask.
Summing up, we can conclude that these are two completely opposite pieces of equipment of the same type. If the player wants to look unusual in the first place or brag about the trophy received from the boss, then he can wear the Mask. However, if he primarily needs armour and its effects, then he must wear the Spectre Hood. It should be borne in mind that the player can easily put on both of these items at once, however, in this case, only the social headdress will be outwardly visible, in this case – the Mask. It is important that the Mask does not interfere with the bonuses and protection received from the head armour.