Lihzahrd Temple

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Map view of a Lihzahrd 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.

The Lihzahrd Temple (also known as the Jungle 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 deep in the Underground Jungle, and has no surface entrance.

Within the Temple are Trap-filled corridors leading down to a large room containing the Lihzahrd Altar, used to summon the Golem boss. Unlike the Dungeon, the Temple contains no naturally-placed light sources. The Lihzahrd Altar requires one Lihzahrd Power Cell to activate, several of which can be found in Lihzahrd Chests throughout 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. The Temple itself is constructed from Lihzahrd Bricks, which can only be mined with the Picksaw dropped by the Golem.

The Lihzahrd 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. Like Dungeon traps, all Temple Traps, Pressure Plates, and Wires can be looted by the player for use in player-built Mechanisms.


Lihzahrd Temple
Characters Unique treasures Unique drops
Lihzahrd.png Lihzahrd
Flying Snake.png Flying Snake
Golem.png Golem (boss)

From Lihzahrd Chests
Lihzahrd Furnace.png Lihzahrd Furnace
Lihzahrd Power Cell.png Lihzahrd Power Cell

From Enemies:

Lihzahrd Banner.png Lihzahrd Banner
Flying Snake Banner.png Flying Snake Banner
Lizard Egg.png Lizard Egg (very rare)
Lihzahrd Power Cell.png Lihzahrd Power Cell

From Golem:

Beetle Husk.png Beetle Husk Pc only.png
Stynger.png Stynger
Stynger Bolt.png Stynger Bolt
Possessed Hatchet.png Possessed Hatchet
Sun Stone.png Sun Stone
Eye of the Golem.png Eye of the Golem
Picksaw.png Picksaw
From Golem (continued):
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

From terrain:

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 Trap
Flame Trap.png Flame Trap
Spear Trap.png Spear Trap
Super Dart Trap.png Super Dart Trap
From terrain (continued):
Wooden Spike.png Wooden Spike
Lihzahrd Door.png Lihzahrd Door
Lihzahrd Statue.png Lihzahrd Statue
Lihzahrd Guardian Statue.png Lihzahrd Guardian Statue
Lihzahrd Watcher Statue.png Lihzahrd Watcher Statue
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


A Flying Snake spawned before Hardmode.
  • If you manage to enter the Temple before Plantera's defeat, or even before Hardmode, it still will function as it normally would, though Golem cannot be summoned.
  • In worlds generated prior to patch 1.2, no Temple will be present, even after defeating Plantera. The Temple must be generated at world creation, and worlds generated prior to 1.2 did not include Temples.
  • Even before entering Hardmode, Lihzahrds and Flying Snakes can spawn outside of the temple, on exposed Lihzahrd Brick, if the player is standing directly in front of a Lihzahrd Brick Wall (in the temple's entrance, for example). These monsters pose a very high threat to ill-equipped players.
  • You cannot enter the Temple using a Rod of Discord.


For info about entering the Temple without the Temple Key, see Lihzahrd Door.
  • One easy way to find the Lihzahrd Temple is to turn into a Ghost and explore the underground jungle
  • The Lihzahrd Temple can be difficult to find, especially in a large world. If you're getting frustrated looking for it, you can use a map viewer to find it.
  • One 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 see where the Pressure Plates are. This is extremely useful for ranged and magic players who don't have enough defense to survive the traps.
  • Another effective way to getting rid of traps is to grapple to the top, light the current surrounding, and mine the traps (most are attached to the ceiling).
  • Since none of the enemies nor their attacks can pass through walls (with the exception of Golem), it is possible to set up AFK farms.
  • Each Temple is guaranteed to contain some Lihzahrd Power Cells in the Chests (roughly 4-9 on average). Farming the Golem is most easily accomplished by gathering Power Cells from Chests in newly-generated worlds, rather than waiting for Lihzahrds to drop them. Temples in newly-generated worlds are easily entered and looted with a Picksaw, but if you don't have one, Plantera will need to be defeated multiple times to accumulate Temple Keys for entry.
  • Some useful weapons for traversing the Temple and its dense enemy spawns are the Magnet Sphere and Shadowbeam Staff for magic users, Chlorophyte ammo or Piranha Gun for ranged users, and Scourge of the Corruptor or Vampire Knives for melee users. All of these are effective with large groups of enemies or in closed spaces, without risking losing a lot of HP.
  • Taking the traps in the temple can make very effective Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon arenas, or AFK farms.
  • The Dangersense Potion is a extremely useful, as it illuminates all traps, spikes and buttons, allowing you to avoid them with ease.
  • You can also use teleporters sold by the Steampunker to get inside of the temple but, the Golem cannot be summoned. You can use this to clear the temple of its traps an use it as an arena to kill plantera.


An altar in a small room which is not the boss room.
An altar just before the boss room.
Door spawned outside the entrance corridor, making it impossible to enter without cheating or using the Rod of Discord.
Uncommon shape of Lihzahrd Temple, probably a bug. (TEdit)
An altar spawned in an inaccessible room above the boss room.

Bugs allowing early access to the Temple, or to Temple items[edit]

Bug.png Bug : Sometimes a chest, statue, or trap will appear near the outer Temple wall, or outside the Temple entirely.
Bug.png Bug : If the player waits long enough, if a skeleton is present, it is possible to have the skeleton break down the temple door if the player is in pre-hardmode. (Not recommended for new players, as the enemies by themselves could kill a new character in practically one hit.)
Bug.png Bug : Console only.png On the console version you can break the door using any pickaxe, which doesn't need to be hardmode or specific percentage, or the Nightmare pickaxe.
Bug.png Bug : The Lihzahrd Temple can generate with an alternate opening, other than the Lihzahrd Door.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes, blocks will spawn where the Lihzahrd Door is supposed to be, allowing the player to destroy it and gain access without having to defeat Plantera.
Bug.png Bug : You can glitch yourself through the door with upside-down slopes pre-hardmode. Doing this can provide access to items ordinarily only available in hardmode.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes Spike balls will spawn close to the edge of the temple, allowing them to hit nearby players.

Bugs blocking access[edit]

Bug.png Bug : Sometimes there is no Lihzahrd Brick below the Lihzahrd Door without the Temple Key, so the door will not open.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes Lihzahrd Bricks can be generated in front of the door, blocking it.
Bug.png Bug : If you enter the Lihzard Temple without the Temple Key, and acquire the Picksaw, you can break the block directly above and/or below the door of the temple, and the door will not break.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the Lihzahrd temple may not spawn

Altar bugs[edit]

Bug.png Bug : Sometimes, the altar will spawn in a smaller room not in the boss room.
Bug.png Bug : The boss room can sometimes be sealed off by Lihzahrd Bricks.
Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the altar is spawned in an inaccessible location making it impossible to summon the Golem without previously defeating him and acquiring the Picksaw

Other bugs[edit]

Bug.png Bug : Sometimes the Lihzahrd door will only be 2 blocks high without a top, this allows the player to gain infinite torches.
Bug.png Bug : If a heart spawns on a Lihzahrd Workbench, removing the workbench will crash the game


  • The name "Lihzahrd" is a deliberate corruption of the word "lizard". The fact that lizards are the primary enemies of the temple is not a coincidence.
  • The Temple resembles an underground Mayan Pyramid.


  • 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 Lihzahrd (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.
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