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A sample of the blocks present in 1.2.4, laid in 3x3 squares. Click for more info.

Blocks are the main components a Terraria world is made of. They almost entirely make up the game's foreground objects, the majority of them being usable as items. There are many types of blocks, both natural and crafted ones, and the presence of certain blocks are what largely determine biomes. The most common blocks are Dirt and Stone. Almost all block types have a wall version which also can be reverted back to the block it was made of.

As of 1.2, nearly all blocks can be collected with a Pickaxe or Drill (Drills are not available until the world enters Hardmode). Unusual blocks may require higher-grade Tools to mine. Blocks can also be transformed into bottom half-blocks and 45 Degree Right angled triangles with a Hammer.

The only blocks that cannot be mined with a Pickaxe or Drill are any blocks directly below a Tree, Chest or Demon Altar/Crimson Altar. In these cases the tree would have to be removed with an Axe, the chest with a Pickaxe or Drill (after emptying it), and the altar with a Pwnhammer (or any stronger hammer) first. Additionally, every Block with any kind of Grass or Moss growing on it cannot be mined before the vegetation is destroyed and only the Dirt, Mud, or Stone it grew on remains. With powerful Pickaxes/Drills, this happens so fast that grassy blocks appear to be mineable.

As of 1.2.4.1, all block types except for the Teleporter blocks stack to 999.

Stone Block.png Naturally Occurring Blocks[edit]

These blocks are created when the world is spawned. Though few of them are renewable, more can always be found by generating new worlds.

Dirt Block.png Soils[edit]

Soils are the most accessible type of block in the game, and they make up the majority of the world. Many of them grow Plants naturally. All soils can be mined with a Copper Pickaxe or Tin Pickaxe (except for the Stone variants as noted below). Soils are the only blocks that can be converted by the Corruption, Crimson, and Hallow. All soils are destroyed by explosives.

Soils
  • Pumpkin.png Grown Blocks[edit]

    These blocks drop when their respective plant is looted from the environment using the necessary tool. Once in the player's inventory, they can be placed like other blocks and looted with a Pickaxe like all other blocks. Once placed, they can be destroyed by explosives and mined with any Pickaxe or Drill.

    Grown Blocks
  • Block Dropped By Environment Notes
    Wood.png Wood Trees Forests, Can be grown manually with Acorns on Grass. All tree types can be harvested with an Axe or Chainsaw.
    Boreal Wood.png Boreal Wood Snowy Trees Snow Biomes Can be grown manually with Acorns on Snow.
    Palm Wood.png Palm Wood Palm Trees Ocean Biomes Can be grown manually with Acorns on Sand.
    Rich Mahogany.png Rich Mahogany Jungle Trees Jungle, Underground Jungle Grows naturally on Jungle Grass.
    Ebonwood.png Ebonwood Corrupt Trees The Corruption Can be grown manually with Acorns on Corrupt Grass as of 1.2.3.
    Shadewood.png Shadewood Crimson Trees The Crimson Can be grown manually with Acorns on Crimson Grass as of 1.2.3.
    Pearlwood.png Pearlwood Hallowed Trees The Hallow Can be grown manually with Acorns on Hallowed Grass.
    Glowing Mushroom.png Glowing Mushroom Glowing Mushrooms, Giant Glowing Mushrooms Mushroom Biome Giant Glowing Mushrooms must be harvested with an Axe or Chainsaw, but regular ones can be looted like all other plants. All glowing mushrooms spawn naturally on Mushroom Grass.
    Hay.png Hay Grass All Biomes that feature Grass variants. Hay is harvested by using a Sickle on tall Grass ( Short Grass Plants.png ).
    Cactus.png Cactus Cactus All Deserts Can be harvested with a Pickaxe, Axe, or Chainsaw. Though Cacti in Corrupt, Crimson, and Hallowed Desert has a different appearance, they all drop the same block when harvested.
    Pumpkin.png Pumpkin Grass Pumpkin Can be harvested with a Pickaxe. Up to 10 blocks can be harvested per plant. The amount depends on how developed the plant is.
  • Sunplate Block.png Other Found Blocks[edit]

    These blocks are found in different parts of the world.

    Other Found Blocks
  • Block Environment Lootable Craftable Notes
    Living Wood.png Living Wood Giant Tree Tango Cross1.png* Tango Cross1.png* Living Wood will turn into regular Wood when broken, however, that Wood can be placed as Living Wood with the Living Wood Wand.
    Leaf Block.png Leaf Block Giant Tree Tango Cross1.png* Tango Cross1.png* Leaf Blocks do not drop anything when broken, but they can be placed at the cost of 1 Wood with the Leaf Wand.
    Thin Ice.png Thin Ice Snow, Underground Snow Tango Cross1.png Tango Cross1.png Often found on top of Water. Easily breaks upon player or grappling hook contact.
    Cloud.png Cloud Floating Island Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png* As of 1.2.3, Cloud Walls can be crafted into Clouds.
    Rain Cloud.png Rain Cloud Floating Island Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png Raindrops will appear to fall beneath this cloud. These raindrops are purely decorative and do not generate Water.
    Sunplate Block.png Sunplate Block Floating Island Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Hive.png Hive Bee Hive Tango Tick1.png* Tango Cross1.png When looting a piece of Hive, it may spawn Honey, in which case nothing will be dropped. These blocks also have the chance to spawn Bees when broken. Additionally, though they can be held in the player's inventory, Hive can only be placed using the Hive Wand.
    Honey Block.png Honey Block Underground Jungle Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png* Honey Blocks are created when Water comes into contact with Honey. The chance of this occurring naturally is rather slim. Honey Blocks will slow the movement of the player and significantly reduce jump height.
    Crispy Honey Block.png Crispy Honey Block Underground Jungle Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png* Crispy Honey Blocks are created when Lava comes into contact with Honey. The chance of this occurring naturally is rather slim.
    Cobweb.png Cobweb Underground
    Cavern
    Spider Nest
    Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png Cobwebs will greatly reduce the player's movement speed. Cobwebs are not solid blocks - the player will sink through them and eventually fall.
  • Dart Trap.png Trap Blocks[edit]

    Trap blocks are likewise found throughout the world. Unlike other blocks they feature special abilities which can be activated by a trigger through Wire. All trap blocks can be destroyed by explosives.

    Trap Blocks
  • Block Environment Lootable Craftable Notes
    Active Stone Block.png Active Stone Block Traps Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Can be turned into Inactive Stone Blocks and vice versa.
    Inactive Stone Block.png Inactive Stone Block Traps Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Blocks will not naturally generate as Inactive Stone Blocks, but can be looted from the environment if their trap is triggered by the player. Unlike most blocks, Inactive Stone Blocks are background objects. They cannot be placed onto each other unless the player first places them as Active Stone Blocks and then inactivates them.
    Explosives.png Explosives Traps Tango Tick1.png Tango Tick1.png Explosives is the rarest form of trap. In most cases it will blow up before the player gets a chance to discover it. It can not be placed on the side or below other blocks; only on top. Despite its function, Explosives do not explode when destroyed by other explosives.
    Dart Trap.png Dart Trap Underground, Cavern, Dungeon Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Super Dart Trap.png Super Dart Trap Lihzahrd Temple Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Spear Trap.png Spear Trap Lihzahrd Temple Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Spiky Ball Trap.png Spiky Ball Trap Lihzahrd Temple Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Flame Trap.png Flame Trap Lihzahrd Temple Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png
    Spike.png Spike Dungeon Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png Spikes will cause damage to players on contact, but not mobs or friendly NPCs.
    Wooden Spike.png Wooden Spike Lihzahrd Temple Tango Tick1.png Tango Cross1.png Wooden Spikes function like Spikes, but deal more damage.
  • Demonite Ore.png Ores[edit]

    Ores are found underground, some types only in certain biomes. They are used in the crafting of Bars, which in turn are used to craft Weapons, Armor, Furniture, and more. Many are used to make Bricks or other blocks.

    Ores
  • Block Mined With Destroyed By
    Explosives
    Notes
    Copper Ore.png Copper Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Tin Ore.png Tin Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Iron Ore.png Iron Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Lead Ore.png Lead Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Silver Ore.png Silver Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Tungsten Ore.png Tungsten Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Gold Ore.png Gold Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Platinum Ore.png Platinum Ore Copper or Tin Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png
    Meteorite.png Meteorite Silver or Tungsten Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png Inflicts Burning on unprotected players.
    Demonite Ore.png Demonite Ore Gold or Platinum Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png Can be mined with any pickaxe above ground level
    Crimtane Ore.png Crimtane Ore Gold or Platinum Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png Can be mined with any pickaxe above ground level
    Obsidian.png Obsidian Nightmare or Deathbringer Pickaxe Tango Tick1.png Obsidian is created when Water comes into contact with Lava. Unlike other ores it is only found where this has happened, forming a barrier between the two liquids.
    Hellstone.png Hellstone Nightmare or Deathbringer Pickaxe Tango Cross1.png / Tango Tick1.png Spawns lava when mined and inflicts Burning on unprotected players. After defeating the Wall of Flesh, Hellstone will no longer be immune to explosives.
    Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore Molten Pickaxe or Reaver Shark Tango Cross1.png
    Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore Molten Pickaxe or Reaver Shark Tango Cross1.png
    Mythril Ore.png Mythril Ore Cobalt or Palladium Pickaxe Tango Cross1.png
    Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore Cobalt or Palladium Pickaxe Tango Cross1.png
    Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore Mythril or Orichalcum Pickaxe Tango Cross1.png
    Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore Mythril or Orichalcum Pickaxe Tango Cross1.png
    Chlorophyte Ore.png Chlorophyte Ore Drax or Pickaxe Axe Tango Cross1.png
  • Sapphire Block.png Gem Blocks[edit]

    Gems are valuable materials that can be found in veins underground. They can be found in two forms; as gem blocks embedded in Stone Blocks or on the sides of Stone Blocks, or as background objects placed onto Stone Blocks. Mining either version will provide the respective gem type. Gem blocks cannot be created by the player as placing a mined gem will always create the background version.

    Amber is also a gem, but can only be obtained from Silt or Slush.

    Gem Blocks
  • Gem Mined With Destroyed By Explosives
    Amethyst Block.png Amethyst Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
    Topaz Block.png Topaz Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
    Sapphire Block.png Sapphire Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
    Emerald Block.png Emerald Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
    Ruby Block.png Ruby Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
    Diamond Block.png Diamond Any pickaxe or drill. Tango Tick1.png
  • Red Brick.png Bricks[edit]

    Bricks are a specific type of crafted block with a repeating rectangular pattern. Though many bricks are crafted from ores and soils, some can only be looted from the environment (or in one case, monsters). All Bricks have the word 'Brick' in their name except for the Mudstone Block.

    Bricks have no sell value. All crafted bricks are made using a Furnace.

    Bricks
  • Adamantite Beam.png Crafted Blocks[edit]

    These blocks are solely obtained through crafting at a crafting station.

    Crafted Blocks
  • Block Recipe Crafting Station Notes
    Glass.png Glass Sand Block.png Sand Block ×2 Furnace.png Furnace
    Gray Stucco.png Gray Stucco Silt Block.png Silt Block + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace
    Red Stucco.png Red Stucco Silt Block.png Silt Block + Clay Block.png Clay Block Furnace.png Furnace
    Green Stucco.png Green Stucco Silt Block.png Silt Block + Stone Block.png Stone Block + Green Thread.png Green Thread Furnace.png Furnace
    Yellow Stucco.png Yellow Stucco Silt Block.png Silt Block + Sand Block.png Sand Block Furnace.png Furnace
    Cobalt Brick.png Cobalt Brick Cobalt Ore.png Cobalt Ore + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace
    Palladium Column.png Palladium Column Palladium Ore.png Palladium Ore + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace The Palladium Ore's equivalent of a Brick.
    Bubblegum Block.png Bubblegum Block Orichalcum Ore.png Orichalcum Ore + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace The Orichalcum Ore's equivalent of a Brick.
    Adamantite Beam.png Adamantite Beam Adamantite Ore.png Adamantite Ore + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace The Adamantite Ore's equivalent of a Brick.
    Titanstone Block.png Titanstone Block Titanium Ore.png Titanium Ore + Stone Block.png Stone Block Furnace.png Furnace The Titanium Ore's equivalent of a Brick.
    Slime Block.png Slime Block Gel.png Gel Solidifier.png Solidifier Walking or landing on Slime Blocks produces blue droplet particles.
    Frozen Slime Block.png Frozen Slime Block Slime Block.png Slime Block + Ice Block.png Ice Block Solidifier.png Solidifier The player will maintain momentum while on Frozen Slime Blocks.
    Asphalt Block.png Asphalt Block Stone Block.png Stone Block ×2 + Gel.png Gel Blend-O-Matic.png Blend-O-Matic The player will move much faster on Asphalt.
    Flesh Block.png Flesh Block Crimstone.png Crimstone ×2 Meat Grinder.png Meat Grinder
    Stone Slab.png Stone Slab Stone Block.png Stone Block Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
    Sandstone Slab.png Sandstone Slab Sand Block.png Sand Block Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
    Tin Plating.png Tin Plating Stone Block.png Stone Block + Tin Ore.png Tin Ore Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
    Copper Plating.png Copper Plating Stone Block.png Stone Block + Copper Ore.png Copper Ore Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench
    Lavafall Block.gif Lavafall Block Glass.png Glass Crystal Ball.png Crystal Ball + Lava.png Lava
    Waterfall Block.gif Waterfall Block Glass.png Glass Crystal Ball.png Crystal Ball + Water.png Water
    Confetti Block.gif Confetti Block Glass.png Glass + Confetti.png Confetti Crystal Ball.png Crystal Ball
    Midnight Confetti Block.gif Midnight Confetti Block Glass.png Glass + Confetti.png Confetti Crystal Ball.png Crystal Ball
    Amethyst Gemspark Block.png Amethyst Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Amethyst.png Amethyst Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls purple. Can be toggled on or off.
    Topaz Gemspark Block.png Topaz Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Topaz.png Topaz Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls yellow. Can be toggled on or off.
    Sapphire Gemspark Block.png Sapphire Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Sapphire.png Sapphire Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls blue. Can be toggled on or off.
    Emerald Gemspark Block.png Emerald Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Emerald.png Emerald Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls green. Can be toggled on or off.
    Ruby Gemspark Block.png Ruby Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Ruby.png Ruby Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls red. Can be toggled on or off.
    Diamond Gemspark Block.png Diamond Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Diamond.png Diamond Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls white. Can be toggled on or off.
    Amber Gemspark Block.png Amber Gemspark Block ×20 Glass.png Glass ×20 + Amber.png Amber Work Bench.png Work Bench Can be used to color waterfalls orange. Can be toggled on or off.
  • Cog.png Other Blocks[edit]

    Blue Dynasty Shingles.png Purchased Blocks[edit]

    These blocks are bought from NPCs.

    Purchased Blocks
  • Block Purchased From Price Notes
    Dynasty Wood.png Dynasty Wood Travelling Merchant 50 Copper Coin All Dynasty items are only sold at the same time as other Dynasty items.
    Blue Dynasty Shingles.png Blue Dynasty Shingles Travelling Merchant 50 Copper Coin All Dynasty items are only sold at the same time as other Dynasty items.
    Red Dynasty Shingles.png Red Dynasty Shingles Travelling Merchant 50 Copper Coin All Dynasty items are only sold at the same time as other Dynasty items.
    Cog.png Cog Steampunker 7 Silver Coin If enough Cogs are combined they will feature small animated gears and gizmos.
    Teleporter.png Teleporter Steampunker 2 Gold Coin The Teleporter is a furniture item which actually consists of three inseparable blocks. Each of them behaves like other blocks; they can be actuated and shaped with a hammer. However, the furniture aspect makes it unable to be placed in mid-air.
  • Candy Cane Block.png Looted Blocks[edit]

    These blocks are obtained in various ways, mostly as drops from monsters.

    Looted Blocks
  • Block Source Notes
    Candy Cane Block.png Candy Cane Block Present The Candy Cane Block is the most common present drop.
    Green Candy Cane Block.png Green Candy Cane Block Present The Green Candy Cane Block drops from Presents about half as often as the Candy Cane Block.
    Pine Tree Block.png Pine Tree Block Present The shape and image of the tree formed by these blocks will change as more blocks are placed.
    Bone Block.png Bone Block Bone Bone Blocks are placed from regular Bones using the Bone Wand, but are looted as Bone Blocks after being placed.
    Rainbow Brick v2.gif Rainbow Brick Rainbow Slimes Included here for completion, Rainbow Bricks are dropped by Rainbow Slimes.
    Spooky Wood.png Spooky Wood Pumpkin Moon Spooky Wood is dropped by Splinterlings and Mourning Wood, both of which appear during the Pumpkin Moon event.
    Living Fire Block.png Living Fire Block Underworld monsters (Hardmode) Living Fire Blocks have a small chance to be dropped by Underworld monsters once the world is in Hardmode. They are background objects like the Inactive Stone Block, but unlike it they can be placed without problem. When Living Fire Blocks are placed they become animated ( Living Fire Block.gif ).
    Coralstone Block.png Coralstone Block Angler Coralstone Blocks are sometimes given as rewards for completing Angler quests.
  • Ice Block-Ice Rod.png Summoned Blocks[edit]

    Summoned Blocks
  • Block Summoned By Notes
    Ice Block-Ice Rod.png Ice Ice Rod.png Ice Rod A temporary block only lasting a few seconds before shattering into nothing. Can be summoned in mid-air which makes it convenient for climbing.
    Demonite Brick.png Demonite Brick Wall of Flesh.png Wall of Flesh Included here for completion, Demonite Bricks are summoned as a box around the items dropped by the Wall of Flesh to prevent them from falling into lava.
    Sand Block.png Sand Block Sand Ball.png Sand Ball ( Antlion.png Antlion, Sandgun.png Sandgun) Included here for completion, Sand Blocks are summoned from sand "projectiles" fired by Antlions and the Sandgun. The latter will also summon a Sand Block when it hits an enemy in addition to the ground.
    Snow Block.png Snow Block Snow Balla.pngSnow Ball Included here for completion, Snow Blocks are summoned from snow ball "projectiles" thrown from Snow Ballas during the Frost Legion invasion. The snow ball may become a Snow Block when it comes into contact with another block.
  • Bugs[edit]

    Bug.png Bug : Shooting a projectile into a right angled block may cause the projectile to behave unexpectedly, such as a Meteor Shot not ricocheting or a shot from a Diamond Staff going through the wall. Projectiles shot through stacked half-blocks work as expected, moving past any opening in the block texture if it can fit.
    Bug.png Bug : If you throw a big enough item outside of your inventory, and you are near a 1 block wall, the item will go through the block wall.

    See Also[edit]

    History[edit]

    • 1.2:
      • Bricks, wood, stone and glass all now blend together.
      • Changed item and tile image to be unique to others.
      • Several new blocks added.
    Tiles: Stone Block.png Blocks ( Red Brick.png Bricks) • Wood Wall.png Walls ( Cobalt Brick Wall.png Brick Walls)