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Crystal Shard

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Crystal Shard
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Crystal Shard inventory icon

Crystal Shard placed graphic
Type Crafting materialFurniture
Placeable Tango Tick1.png
Dimensions 1 wide ˣ 1 high
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Sell 16 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 502
Internal Tile ID: 129

Crystal Shards are a common Hardmode crafting material found in the Underground Hallow, where they grow on Pearlstone Blocks and Pink Ice Blocks. They respawn randomly on Pearlstone and Pink Ice blocks in the Cavern layer and below, making farming possible. They emit a small glow, similar to Demonite Ore and Crimtane Ore.

Crystal Shards are also placeable in nearly any position (on walls, floors, and ceilings), though they are not nearly luminous enough to replace other light sources, and placement has no other functional effect. Although new Crystal Shards will only spawn on Pearlstone blocks in the Cavern layer, once harvested they can be placed anywhere. Crystal Shards will not spread Hallow on their own.

Crafting all items, including only one color of Phasesaber, but excluding Crystal Bullets, Greater Healing Potions, and Super Mana Potions requires 105 Crystal Shards. Factor in 250 Crystal Shards for all the other Phasesaber colors, three Crystal Shards for the Super Mana Potion, one Crystal Shard for the Greater Healing Potion, and one per 50 Musket Balls for 50 Crystal Bullets.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Crystal Shards will grow even in Water or Lava.
  • They will grow in the Underworld, given Pearlstone to grow on.
  • Unlike most other resources that "grow", Crystal Shards can grow in any direction (i.e. on any side of a block).
  • They are randomly colored either pink, purple, or blue when grown or placed. Their color has no functional effect.
  • They cannot be painted.
  • Mobile only.png They will always be dropped by Arch Demons, even before hardmode.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Crystal farm with wiring
  • Crystal Shards have an unusually high sell value relative to their commonness, so farming them can be one of the most effective ways of making money throughout Hardmode. A full stack is worth more than 1 Platinum Coin.
  • For farming, place single horizontal rows of Pearlstone, separated by three tile-wide gaps for walking and harvesting. The farm must be in the cavern layer or below. It may be worth sealing the farm using an outer frame of Clay Blocks or Wood followed by a three-block gap to prevent Hallow from spreading. Actuators can be used to switch Pearlstone to an inactive state, causing all Crystal Shards to drop for easy harvesting.
  • Crystal Shards emit a glow, so getting rid of light sources makes it much easier to spot them.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Greater Healing Potion.png Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust (3)
Bottle (crafting station).png Placed
Alchemy Table.png Alchemy
Bottled Water.png Bottled Water (3)
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (1)
Super Mana Potion.png Greater Mana Potion.png Greater Mana Potion (15)
Fallen Star.png Fallen Star
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (3)
Crystal Storm.png Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (20) Bookcase.png Bookcase
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (15)
Spell Tome.png Spell Tome (1)
Crystal Bullet.png Musket Ball.png Musket Ball (100) Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil /
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard
Crystal Dart.png
Crystal Dart (100)(Pc only.png)
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard
Magical Harp.png Harp.png Harp
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (25)
Soul of Night.png Soul of Night (12)
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight (20)
Rainbow Rod.png Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight (15)
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (8)
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust (10)
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn (2)
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (10)
Chik (Pc only.png)
Wooden Yoyo.png Wooden Yoyo
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (15)
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (10)
Purple Phasesaber.png Purple Phaseblade.png Purple Phaseblade Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil /
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Yellow Phasesaber.png Yellow Phaseblade.png Yellow Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Blue Phasesaber.png Blue Phaseblade.png Blue Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Green Phasesaber.png Green Phaseblade.png Green Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Red Phasesaber.png Red Phaseblade.png Red Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
White Phasesaber.png White Phaseblade.png White Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Crystal Block.png Stone Block.png Stone Block (5) Titanium Forge.png Titanium Forge /
Adamantite Forge.png Adamantite Forge
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (1)

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: Used to craft Super Mana Potions.
  • 1.2: Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
  • 1.1.1: Now give off light in retro and white color mode.
  • 1.1: Introduced.
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Thrown Weapons

High Velocity Bullet.png Ammunition • Jungle Grass Seeds.png Seeds • Fallen Star.png Materials ( Feather.png Drops • Copper Ore.png Ores • Iron Bar.png Bars) • Silver Coin.png Other
Furniture: Iron Anvil.png Crafting Stations • Candle.png Light Sources • Chest.png Storage Items • Pure Water Fountain.png Other Items