Cell Phone

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Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time90 Snail
Tool speed90
TooltipDisplays everything
Allows you to return home at will
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell80000*8 Gold Coin.png
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting a Cell Phone.

The Cell Phone is an informational item that displays fishing power, weather, moon phase, elevation, distance from the center of the world, time, nearest valuable environment item, player speed, current DPS, total kills of the last enemy attacked, rare creatures nearby, and total number of nearby enemies. It can also teleport the player home, similar to a Magic Mirror. The Cell Phone has the most complex crafting tree in Terraria using 13 base items (and 7 crafting operations), narrowly beating the Ankh Shield which uses 11.

Information displayed by a Cell Phone.

Unlike most other informational items, the Cell Phone does not double as an accessory, and cannot be equipped in accessory slots. It instead functions solely from the player's ordinary inventory slots.

While the inventory screen is open, Cell Phone information is hidden. Instead, an icon is displayed for each information type, each of which can be clicked to toggle their display on or off.

In multiplayer, information from the Cell Phone will be shared with other nearby players on the same team.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Cell Phone's nature as a single "catch-all" device parallels the multifunctionality of real modern smartphones, which have largely rendered once-common appliances like watches, compasses, timers, radios, and atlases obsolete in most cases. The usage of a mirror in the recipe could also be a reference to cameras, specifically ones that point back at the user's face. Although the Cell Phone features buttons which are common for today's smartphones (like the Home and the volume buttons), it cannot be identified as a particular real-life device.
  • The function of returning home using the Cell Phone could be a possible nod to the Home Button that is generally shared on smartphones. It could also be because the ingredient with the same function is a mirror and thus double as a screen, which all smartphones have!
  • Although it is a powerful item and has a rarity of Rarity level: 7, the Cell Phone can be acquired pre-Hardmode, since all ingredients can be obtained prior to defeating the Wall of Flesh.
  • The Cell Phone, sharing the Magic Mirror's use time, is one of the few items qualifying with "snail" speed.

Crafting Guide Video[edit | edit source]

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