Editors, please note: When updating information for items that existed prior to 1.3, remember that there are other, non-PC editions of the game to which the old information still applies. Try not to remove this older information as you add new 1.3 information.

Sand Block

From Terraria Wiki
(Redirected from Sand)
Jump to: navigation, search
Sand Block
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Sand Block inventory icon
Sand Block placed graphic
Type BlockCrafting material
Damage 20
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Internal Item ID: 169
Internal Tile ID: 53

Sand Blocks are soil blocks that are subject to gravity (in addition to Slush Blocks and Silt Blocks) and deal damage to any player or enemy they fall on. If the amount of sand falling on the player is significant, the Suffocation debuff will be inflicted until the player escapes.

Sand Blocks are usually found in vast quantities in Desert biomes, and at the bottom of Oceans. Sand in these areas often extends far underground. Sand is a common crafting material, and serves as Ammunition for the Sandgun. It can be stored in the inventory's ammo slots, and has a default damage value of -1, reducing the Sandgun's actual damage by 1. They are also shot as projectile weapons by Antlions.

During Hardmode, any Hallowed, Corrupt, or Crimson block will convert regular Sand Blocks that are up to three tiles away into their respective Hardmode variants: Pearlsand, Ebonsand, and Crimsand. These blocks can also occur pre-Hardmode if the infected biome crosses over into a desert.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Glass.png Sand Block.png Sand Block (2) Furnace.png Furnace
Sandstone Brick.png Sand Block.png Sand Block (1)
Yellow Stucco.png Sand Block.png Sand Block (10)
Silt Block.png Silt Block (1)
Sandstone Slab.png Sand Block.png Sand Block (1) Heavy Work Bench.png Heavy Work Bench

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its mechanics, and the fact that it is usually found in large quantities, Sand is especially easy to harvest. Mining any Sand Block supporting additional Sand Blocks will cause an entire stack of Sand Blocks to fall onto the the surface below it. As a result, the player can simply hold down at a single point to harvest a column of Sand
  • The ease with which Sand Blocks are harvested makes them prime candidates for making money.
  • Sand can be used to create traps for both enemies and players. Sand Blocks can be placed over a Cobweb and when it is destroyed, it releases them. This can be done with other environmental objects besides Cobwebs, like the top of trees or items like Torches.
  • Sand is useful in the creation of safe mining shafts. While digging downward, it can be used to create protective walls lining a cave before actually entering.
  • Using the Sandgun in conjunction with any armor that provides ammo conservation, or the buff from the Ammo Box, can duplicate Sand Blocks.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: Fixed bug where falling Sand Blocks did not unslope tiles.
  • 1.2: Stack limit was raised from 250 to 999.
  • 1.0.5:
    • Falling Sand clumps are no longer carried by Magic Missiles/Flamelash.
    • Tweaked the way sand is created during world gen.
  • 1.0.2:
    • Sand duplicating bug fixed.
    • Sand no longer spawns within a certain distance of the spawn location, This should remove the chance of spawning in a desert with no wood to use.
  • 1.0.1: Sand directly under a chest no longer falls due to gravity.
  • Pre-Release: Introduced.
Tiles: Stone Block.png Blocks ( Red Brick.png Bricks) • Wood Wall.png Walls ( Cobalt Brick Wall.png Brick Walls)