Crystal Shard

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Crystal Shard
Crystal Shard.png
Type Crafting material – Furniture
Placeable Yes
Dimensions 1 wide ˣ 1 high
Max stack 999
Rarity Rarity Level: 1
Use time 14
Tool Pickaxe
Sell 16 Silver Coin
Internal Item 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, even when submerged in Water or Lava. They can be dropped by Arch Demons in The Underworld before Hardmode on Mobile and Console. They respawn randomly on Pearlstone and Pink Ice blocks in the Cavern layer and below, making farming possible. They emit a small amount of light, similar to Demonite Ore.

Crystal Shards are also placeable in nearly any position (on walls, floors, and ceilings) as background Furniture, 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.

Crafting all items, including only one color of Phasesaber, but excluding Crystal Bullets and Greater Healing Potions, requires 135 Crystal Shards. Add 250 to this number for one of each color Phasesaber.


  • Crystal Shards are randomly colored either pink, blue, or cyan when grown or placed. Their color has no functional effect.
  • Unlike most other resources that "grow", Crystal Shards can grow in any direction (i.e. on any side of a block).
  • Mobile only.png It is also a drop from Arch Demons in hard and normal mode.
  • Crystals cannot be painted.


  • Crystal Shards always appear in the Cavern and Underground layers --(with the exception of mobile version, in which it can be obtained as a drop) and are part of actual Underground Hallow, as opposed to Hallow entities having strayed into other biomes.
    • They will grow in the Underworld, given Pearlstone to grow on. If you build your Hellbridge for fighting the Wall of Flesh out of stone, any section of it that gets converted to Pearlstone when hardmode is initiated will be a ready-made crystal shard farm.
  • 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. Single horizontal rows of Pearlstone, separated by three tile-wide gaps for walking and harvesting, make farming easy. 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.
  • Crystal farm with wiring
    Another option for farming crystals shards is to use actuators and pearlstone/pink ice. Once the pearlstone blocks are in the deactive state, any crystal shards on them will fall off. Two possible ways of doing this are pictured to the right.
  • Crystal Shards emit a glow, so getting rid of light sources makes it much easier to spot them.
  • Crystal Shards take time to grow; it takes a significant amount of days after entering Hardmode to start finding them in massive quantities.
  • In mobile version, killing an Arch Demon without hard mode will give you a good chance of getting a few crystal shards. Find an Arch Demon in Hell or make an Arch Demon farm.


Used in[edit]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Greater Healing Potion.png Greater Healing Potion Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust (3) Alchemy Station.png Alchemy Station
Bottled Water.png Bottled Water (1)
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (1)
Super Mana Potion.png Super Mana Potion (15) 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 Storm Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (30) Bookcase.png Bookcase
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (15)
Spell Tome.png Spell Tome (1)
Crystal Bullet.png Crystal Bullet (50) Musket Ball.png Musket Ball (50) Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil /
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard
Magical Harp.png Magical Harp 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 Rainbow Rod Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight (20)
Soul of Light.png Soul of Light (10)
Pixie Dust.png Pixie Dust (60)
Unicorn Horn.png Unicorn Horn (4)
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (30)
Purple Phasesaber.png Purple Phasesaber 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 Phasesaber Yellow Phaseblade.png Yellow Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Blue Phasesaber.png Blue Phasesaber Blue Phaseblade.png Blue Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Green Phasesaber.png Green Phasesaber Green Phaseblade.png Green Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
Red Phasesaber.png Red Phasesaber Red Phaseblade.png Red Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)
White Phasesaber.png White Phasesaber White Phaseblade.png White Phaseblade
Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard (50)


  • 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 Consumable 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