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Chest.png Gold Chest.png Shadow Chest.png
Type Furniture
Placeable Yes
Dimensions 2 wide ˣ 2 high
Max stack 99
Use time 14
Tool Pickaxe

Chests are storage items that hold up to 40 item stacks in rows of 10x4. They can only be freed and picked up when empty, which is done using a Pickaxe. It is impossible to destroy the blocks underneath the chest while it still has items in it.

In addition to being craftable, chests also occur naturally in random map locations and contain various loot.

Natural Chests[edit]

Placed chests, with other storage items
Type Found In Notes
Chest.png Chest Surface Basic crafted Chest. See below for loot.
Gold Chest.png Gold Chest Underground (unlocked)
Dungeon (locked)
Locked Golden Chests require one Gold Key each.
Ice Chest.png Ice Chest Snow Biomes
Water Chest.png Water Chest Oceans and, rarely, other water bodies
Living Wood Chest.png Living Wood Chest Living Trees
Ivy Chest.png Ivy Chest Jungle Shrines
Web Covered Chest.png Web Covered Chest Spider Nests
Skyware Chest.png Skyware Chest Floating Islands
Shadow Chest.png Shadow Chest Underworld Requires the Shadow Key.
Jungle Chest.png Biome Chest Dungeon Requires one Biome Key each.
Lihzahrd Chest.png Lihzahrd Chest Lihzahrd Temple


  • Before opening a chest outside of a dungeon in a hardmode world, it would be advisable to use a ranged weapon on it. If the chest is really a mimic, it will take damage and start chasing the player.

Craftable Chests[edit]

  • All crafted Chests can be sold for 1 Silver Coin, except: The Dynasty Chest, Steampunk Chest, and Honey Chest, which all sell for 5 Silver Coin; and the Glass Chest, which sells for 60 Copper Coin.
  • Any Chest whose ingredients specify Iron Bars can alternatively be crafted using Lead Bars.
Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Chest.png Chest Wood.png Wood (8) Work Bench.png Work Bench
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Boreal Wood Chest.png Boreal Wood Chest (Pc only.png) Boreal Wood.png Boreal Wood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Cactus Chest.png Cactus Chest (Pc only.png) Cactus.png Cactus (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Dynasty Chest.png Dynasty Chest (Pc only.png) Dynasty Wood.png Dynasty Wood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Ebonwood Chest.png Ebonwood Chest Ebonwood.png Ebonwood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Mushroom Chest.png Mushroom Chest (Pc only.png) Glowing Mushroom.png Glowing Mushroom (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Obsidian Chest.png Obsidian Chest (Pc only.png) Obsidian.png Obsidian (6)
Hellstone.png Hellstone (2)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Palm Wood Chest.png Palm Wood Chest (Pc only.png) Palm Wood.png Palm Wood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Pearlwood Chest.png Pearlwood Chest Pearlwood.png Pearlwood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Pumpkin Chest.png Pumpkin Chest (Pc only.png) Pumpkin.png Pumpkin (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Rich Mahogany Chest.png Rich Mahogany Chest Rich Mahogany.png Rich Mahogany (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Shadewood Chest.png Shadewood Chest Shadewood.png Shadewood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Spooky Chest.png Spooky Chest (Pc only.png) Spooky Wood.png Spooky Wood (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Pink Dungeon Chest.png Pink Dungeon Chest (Pc only.png) Pink Brick.png Pink Brick (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Blue Dungeon Chest.png Blue Dungeon Chest (Pc only.png) Blue Brick.png Blue Brick (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Green Dungeon Chest.png Green Dungeon Chest (Pc only.png) Green Brick.png Green Brick (8)
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Glass Chest.png Glass Chest (Pc only.png) Glass.png Glass (8) Glass Kiln.png Glass Kiln
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Bone Chest.png Bone Chest (Pc only.png) Bone.png Bone (8) Bone Welder.png Bone Welder
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Honey Chest.png Honey Chest (Pc only.png) Honey Block.png Honey Block (8) Honey Dispenser.png Honey Dispenser
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Flesh Chest.png Flesh Chest (Pc only.png) Flesh Block.png Flesh Block (8) Flesh Cloning Vat.png Flesh Cloning Vat
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Slime Chest.png Slime Chest (Pc only.png) Slime Block.png Slime Block (8) Solidifier.png Solidifier
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)
Steampunk Chest.png Steampunk Chest (Pc only.png) Cog.png Cog (8) Steampunk Boiler.png Steampunk Boiler
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar (2)

Surface loot[edit]

Ordinary Chests that occur naturally on the Surface contain various loot that the player can take and place in their own inventory. Each chest contains a single "rare item" and an assortment of randomly chosen common items.

Rare Items
Item Amount
Spear.png Spear 1
Wooden Boomerang.png Wooden Boomerang 1
Blowpipe.png Blowpipe 1
Glowstick.png Glowstick 50-74
Throwing Knife.png Throwing Knife 25-49
Aglet.png Aglet 1
Climbing Claws.png Climbing Claws 1
Umbrella.png Umbrella 1
Common Items
 % Chance Items Amount
33% 1 in 3 Grenade.png Grenade 3-5
50% 1 in 2 Copper Bar.png Copper Bar 3-10
Tin Bar.png Tin Bar
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar
Lead Bar.png Lead Bar
67% 2 in 3 Wooden Arrow.png Wooden Arrow 25-50
Shuriken.png Shuriken
50% 1 in 2 Lesser Healing Potion.png Lesser Healing Potion 3-5
50% 1 in 2 Ironskin Potion.png Ironskin Potion 1-3
Shine Potion.png Shine Potion
Night Owl Potion.png Night Owl Potion
Swiftness Potion.png Swiftness Potion
50% 1 in 2 Torch.png Torch 10-20
Bottle.png Bottle
50% 1 in 2 Rope.png Rope 50-100
50% 1 in 2 Silver Coin.png Silver Coin 10-29


Bug.png Bug : Clicking an NPC while it is in front of a chest will make it so that you can not open that chest until the world is reset or another chest is open by the player that gliched it. Only tested on PC.
Bug.png Bug : Magic Mirroring while renaming a chest soft locks the keyboard controls, but this can be fixed by going into the settings menu.
Bug.png Bug : When renaming a chest, if you enter another chest before saving the name, the new chest will receive the name and the other will reset.
Anomaly.png Anomaly: Putting inventory hacked items in chests and changing to another character will make the items in it inaccessible and will have their ID's for names.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Placing items in a chest (or a Piggy Bank) can suddenly make all items disappear the next time you open it.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Placing weapons with modifiers ex. Legendary Terra Blade will change the item to its state prior to the reforge.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Sometimes, if you break locked chest (Works with shadow chests) with a corner gone or something missing, it will drop a chest even though it's locked. And it will still be there. You can farm chests because it doesn't go away.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Rarely, after picking up or crafting a chest, the player will not be able to place any kind of chest, or open any chest.
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png Dropping an item from a chest menu may cause it to disappear.
Bug.png Bug : Rarely, if a chest is placed next to a door, upon reloading the world, the chest sprite will only half appear, the absent half towards the door. When the door is opened from the other side, a chest will be dropped, and the original chest and its contents will be unaffected. Repeating the action with rare chests and selling the drops is a profitable farm.(Confirmed on console and mobile)
Bug.png Bug : Mobile only.png In Multiplayer, when two or more players take the same item at the same time, both players will obtain the item.

{{Bugl Mobile only.png Sometimes the chest go in half and duplicate if there are nearby doors.}}


    • Biome Chests have recipes.
    • Right-clicking to open a chest, Piggy Bank or Safe will no longer pick up an item from the stack where the cursor is.
    • Added Glass Chest.
  • 1.2.4: Fixed the crash when a chest is placed above but not directly on a Boulder.
    • Added more chests.
    • Fixed a bug where Chests could not be placed on 2x1 tiles. There had to be a solid tile to the right of the chest to place it.
    • Fixed bug where opening a chest with a sign open would lock the inventory.
    • Fixed the problem with altars/pots/chests spawning in bugged conditions.
    • Chests should no longer lose their names in multiplayer.
  • 1.2.3:
    • Shadewood, ebonwood, rich mahogany and pearlwood sprites updated.
    • Added more chests.
    • Placed chests can now be renamed. Hovering the mouse cursor over a renamed chest will show its name. The default chest is shown for ANY chest (even ones that were renamed) called "Chest".
    • Boulders with Chests on them no longer crash the game if the boulder is hit.
    • Fixed bug where chests could be placed in bad positions (e.g. ice blocks or sloped tiles in worldgen).
    • Fixed a crash when you destroy a teleporter with a chest on top.
  • Opening a chest can no longer grab items from it automatically on a small screen.
  • People playing on small screens should no longer auto equip an item from a chest or pick it up.
  • Chests, crystal hearts, and statues should no longer spawn on ice (Thin Ice).
  • 1.2:
    • Now broken with a pickaxe.
    • All chests have doubled capacity
    • Music box/chest duplicating no longer works.
    • Active blocks will no longer become inactive with a chest on them.
    • Chests now have larger loot tables.
  • 1.1.1: Fixed an issue that caused stacked coins to go missing from chests during multiplayer.
  • No longer contain stacks of empty item.
  • 1.0.6: All wooden Chests generated in the Dungeon now contain Golden Keys, needed to open the locked Gold Chests.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Chests now spawn on the Surface, containing items to help new players survive.
    • Chests now contain loot based on the level they spawn in.
    • Most of the pre-generated chests replaced with Gold Chests.
  • 1.0.1: Sand directly under a chest no longer falls due to gravity.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
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