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Jungle Temple

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Map view of a Jungle Temple. The entrance to this one is at the top-left, though is sometimes at the top-right (it's always near a top corner). The door requires one Temple Key, which is consumed on use.
Not to be confused with Jungle Shrine.

The Jungle Temple, otherwise known as the Lihzahrd Temple, is a Hardmode, post-Plantera structure that can be considered the Jungle's relatively small version of the Dungeon. Each generated world contains one Temple. It resembles a Mayan pyramid, though it is located in the Underground Jungle, or Caverns layer of the jungle. and has no surface entrance.

Within the Temple are Trap-filled corridors leading down to a large room containing the Lihzahrd Altar. The Altar can be used to summon the Golem boss at the cost of one Lihzahrd Power Cell. One Power Cell can be found in each of the Temple's Lihzahrd Chests, and are dropped rarely by Lihzards in the Temple.

In order to access the Temple, one must first defeat Plantera to get the Temple Key, used to open the Lihzahrd Door at the Temple's entrance or you can use an explosive to blow open the door. The Temple itself is constructed from Lihzahrd Bricks, which can be mined with the Picksaw dropped randomly by Golem or a better pickaxe. You can no longer blow up the door with explosives. However you still can rarely enter with a teleportation potion which makes speedrunning easier.

The Jungle Temple contains unique Lihzahrd enemies, and Lihzahrd-themed furniture. Its Lihzahrd Chests have a chance to contain a Lihzahrd Furnace, for crafting further Lihzahrd furniture.

The Temple is filled with several types of Traps, including Flame Traps, Spear Traps, Spiked Ball Traps, and Super Dart Traps. Traps occur much more frequently in the Temple than in the Dungeon, and are far more damaging. They are activated by Lihzahrd Pressure Plates, which only respond to players (enemies walk on them freely without triggering traps). Like Dungeon traps, all Temple Traps, Pressure Plates, and Wires can be looted by the player for use in player-built Mechanisms.

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Jungle Temple
Characters Unique Treasures Unique Drops
Lihzahrd.png Lihzahrd
Flying Snake.png Flying
Golem.png Golem

From Lihzahrd Chests:
Lihzahrd Furnace.png Lihzahrd
Pc only.png Console only.png
Lihzahrd Power Cell.png Lihzahrd
Power Cell
Solar Tablet.png Solar Tablet
Pc only.png
Solar Tablet Fragment.png Solar Tablet
Pc only.png

From Enemies:

Lihzahrd Banner.png Lihzahrd
Flying Snake Banner.png Flying Snake
Lizard Egg.png Lizard Egg
(very rare)
Lihzahrd Power Cell.png Lihzahrd
Power Cell
Solar Tablet Fragment.png Solar Tablet
Pc only.png

Through Plundering:

Lihzahrd Brick.png Lihzahrd Brick
Lihzahrd Brick Wall.png Lihzahrd
Brick Wall
Lihzahrd Pressure Plate.png Lihzahrd
Pressure Plate
Spiky Ball Trap.png Spiky Ball
Flame Trap.png Flame Trap
Through Plundering (continued):
Spear Trap.png Spear Trap
Super Dart Trap.png Super Dart
Wooden Spike.png Wooden Spike
Lihzahrd Door.png Lihzahrd Door
Lihzahrd Statue.png Lihzahrd Statue
Lihzahrd Guardian Statue.png Lihzahrd Guardian
Lihzahrd Watcher Statue.png Lihzahrd Watcher
Lihzahrd Chest.png Lihzahrd Chest
Lihzahrd Work Bench.png Lihzahrd
Work Bench
Lihzahrd Table.png Lihzahrd Table
Lihzahrd Chair.png Lihzahrd Chair
Lihzahrd Altar.png Lihzahrd Altar
From Golem:
Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk Pc only.png Console only.png
Stynger.png Stynger
Stynger Bolt.png Stynger Bolt
Possessed Hatchet.png Possessed
Sun Stone.png Sun Stone
Eye of the Golem.png Eye of
the Golem
Picksaw.png Picksaw
Heat Ray.png Heat Ray
Staff of Earth.png Staff of Earth
Golem Fist.png Golem Fist
Golem Trophy.png Golem Trophy
Golem Mask.png Golem Mask Pc only.png Console only.png

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • There is a chance that a Jungle Temple will spawn without Traps.
  • Even before entering Hardmode, Lihzahrds and Flying Snakes can spawn outside the temple, if the player is standing directly in front of a Lihzahrd Brick Wall (in the temple's entrance, for example). These pose a very high threat to players without late-game equipment.
  • Rarely, the Golem Spawner will spawn on spikes, enabling the player to remove the Lihzahrd Altar without a Picksaw.
  • A Jungle Shrine spawned on the side of the Temple will cause a 4 block opening to get through the Temple without a key. The door will still be locked.
  • It is possible for Lihzahrd Chests to spawn close enough to the door to be opened before defeating Plantera.
  • If all the wires in the temple are collected, the player can easily get more than 1000 wires.
  • Traps may spawn outside the temple's door, allowing them to be harvested as early as before hardmode.
  • It is possible for the temple door to spawn on top of a dart trap, allowing for temple entrance pre-Plantera. This is possible in any version.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For info about entering the Temple without the Temple Key, see Guide:Skipping Stones#Jungle Temple.
  • While Lihzahrd Bricks and the Lihzahrd Altar can only be mined with a Picksaw, most other objects in the temple, including the traps, can be removed with ordinary tools.
  • An effective way of avoiding the traps in the Temple is to hold a wire-related item (Wire Cutter, Wrench, Dart Traps, Pressure Plates, or any trap from inside the Temple) to make placed wires visible. The Dangersense Potion is also extremely useful, as it illuminates all traps, spikes and Pressure Plates. Bringing a Wire Cutter is extremely useful as it allows you to disable the traps before you can get tricked into them.
  • Mining Lihzahrd Bricks and several Jungle Temple furniture items requires a Picksaw or better, however a Laser Drill works as well. Defeating Golem once makes this item available through Martian Madness, meaning one need not necessarily re-summon Golem multiple times in order to acquire the Picksaw for Jungle Temple mining.
  • It is possible to enter the Temple without defeating Plantera, using a platform below any part of the floor that is only one block wide.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: The Golem boss room in new worlds is now slightly larger.
    • The world generator now checks to make sure a Lihzahrd Altar spawns inside the temple.
  • You can no longer teleport into the Jungle Temple (this is still possible as of given Lihzahrd Walls are removed from target location).
  • Lihzahrd walls can be harvested.
  • The Chlorophyte Drill can no longer be used to destroy Lihzahrd blocks.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Surface Layers Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • The Corruption • The Crimson • The Hallow • Space
Underground Layers Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground Desert • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Meteorite • Floating Island • Granite Cave • Marble Cave • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple
Other Living Tree • Enchanted Sword Shrine • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany Tree • Ruined House