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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Meteorite inventory icon
Meteorite placed graphic
Type OreCrafting material
Damage 20
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Sell 2 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 116
Internal Tile ID: 37
This article is about the ore. For the biome, see Meteorite (biome).

Meteorite is an uncommon type of ore mined from meteorite crash sites. Crash sites are not generated on world creation, but instead generate throughout the game based on certain conditions. Mining Meteorite requires at least a Tungsten, Gold, or Platinum Pickaxe. Meteorite also has a 2% chance of being dropped by a Meteor Head, which spawn in Meteorite crash sites.

Crash sites can occur anywhere, accompanied by a message signifying the event. Three Meteorite ores are required to make a Meteorite Bar at a Furnace.

Contact with Meteorite blocks causes burning damage, unless the player has the Obsidian Skull, Obsidian Shield, Obsidian Horseshoe, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, Lava Waders, or Ankh Shield equipped, or is using an Obsidian Skin Potion. Meteorite can be mined without these defenses, so long as the player doesn't come into contact with the blocks except through use of the Pickaxe. The ore is safe to collect once mined.

Any area with 50 Meteorite blocks in close proximity becomes a Meteorite Biome, including the natural crash site, which will spawn Meteor Heads until fewer than 50 Meteorite blocks are present.

Meteorite crash sites begin having a chance to generate in a world once a player destroys a Crimson Heart or Shadow Orb in that world. See Meteorite (biome) for more information.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Meteorite Bar.png Meteorite.png Meteorite (3) Furnace.png Furnace
Meteorite Brick.png Meteorite.png Meteorite (1)
Stone Block.png Stone Block (1)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When a Fallen Star lands on a meteorite ore block, it will be destroyed.
  • Water will not prevent damage from a Meteorite block.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Turning the ore into Meteorite Bars and selling them is 133% more profitable than selling the raw ore itself.
  • Blocks between the player and a Meteorite block will prevent damage. A layer of Sand or a similar gravity-affected block can effectively negate much of the danger of mining Meteorite.
  • If a Player places at least 50 pieces of Meteorite, they can create an artificial Meteorite Biome, where all enemy spawns are replaced by Meteor Heads. This can be strategically beneficial in some cases, such as in The Underworld. Meteorite cannot override Ocean biome enemies, ie. if a Meteorite falls into Ocean, there will still be Sharks and Crabs, with very few Meteor Heads. A Meteorite will also not override a Goblin Invasion, Harpies, nor the Hardmode Dungeon.
  • In Hardmode on the console and mobile versions of Terraria, Meteor Heads still drop Souls in Underground Corruption or Underground Hallow, however in the PC version of Terraria, Meteor Heads will no longer drop anything upon entering Hardmode.
  • Dynamite can be used to mine as an alternative to pickaxes.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Placed Meteorite has a new texture. Meteorites spawn in larger chunks.
  • 1.2:
    • No longer causes invincibility frames when touched. Instead burns for 10 damage every tick.
    • Increased stack limit from 250 to 999.
    • Now takes fewer hits with a pickaxe to mine. A Nightmare Pickaxe, for example, now takes 2 hits to mine Meteorite instead of 4.
  • 1.0.5: Now have a sparkle effect.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Meteorite.png Ore • Meteorite Bar.png Bar • Meteorite Brick.png Brick Pc only.png • Meteorite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall Pc only.png • Meteor Hamaxe.png Hamaxe • Red Phaseblade.png Phaseblade • Space Gun.png Space Gun • Star Cannon.png Star Cannon • Meteor Suit.png Armor • Meteor Staff.png Meteor Staff Pc only.png • Meteor Shot.png Shot • Meteor Head.png Meteor Head
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