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Crates

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Crates
  • Wooden Crate.png   Iron Crate.png   Golden Crate.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
TypeGrab bagFurniture
PlaceableYes
TooltipRight click to open

Crates are grab bag-type items that can be hooked while Fishing, containing random loot such as Ores, Bars, Potions, Accessories, and other items. In addition, biome-specific crates can contain biome-specific loot. They can be right-clicked within the player's inventory to unload their contents. Desktop VersionConsole Version They can also be placed. Each Crate can be stacked up to 99 in a single inventory slot.

If fishing in Water with Fishing Power high enough to prevent junk catches (fishing power of 50) and the line does not break there is a 10% chance to harvest crates normally and 20% when fishing with a Crate Potion.

The kind of crate the player gets is dependent on the Fishing Power, with higher Fishing Power the probabilities of rarer Crates are raised. E.g with a Fishing Power of 100 in a Corrupted Biome the probabilities would be: Golden Crate: 6.57%; Corrupt Crate: 8.90%; Iron Crate: 28.37%; Wooden Crate: 56.16% [1]

Rarer crate types contain more valuable loot, and the biome crates can have items otherwise found only in the matching biome chests. When fishing in an area with multiple biomes, the crate priority is, from highest to lowest, Corruption > Crimson > Hallowed > Dungeon > Jungle > Sky. For example, when a Floating Island is corrupted and changes to The Corruption, Sky Crates will no longer be harvested.

The Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version currently only have Wooden Crates, Iron Crates and Golden Crates.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Type Value Rarity Biome
Wooden CrateWooden Crate
Internal Item ID: 2334
10 Silver Coin Rarity Level: 1 Any
Iron CrateIron Crate
Internal Item ID: 2335
50 Silver Coin Rarity Level: 2 Any
Jungle CrateJungle CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3208
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Jungle
Sky CrateSky CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3206
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Sky
Corrupt CrateCorrupt CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3203
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Corruption
Crimson CrateCrimson CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3204
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Crimson
Hallowed CrateHallowed CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3207
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Hallow
Dungeon CrateDungeon CrateDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3205
1 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 2 Dungeon
Golden CrateGolden Crate
Internal Item ID: 2336
2 Gold Coin Rarity Level: 3 Any

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Xbox 360Xbox One On Xbox, Left Trigger opens crates (instead of the B button which is the equivalent Desktop version Desktop's right-click) as stated in the tooltip for the crates.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Only Wooden crates will contain ores, though any crate can have bars. While the bars will do for most crafting, the ores can be used to craft various blocks.
  • Crates collected before Hardmode, but saved to open during Hardmode, will yield Hardmode ores and bars. Stockpiling them while the fishing is a lot safer can give you a big head start when entering Hardmode.
  • The metals supplied will be (on average) evenly split between both alternate metals in each pair, regardless of which ore (if any) has been generated in the world. This applies to both ore or bar form of the metals. For instance, a Wooden Crate can yield Platinum Ore, even if the world is generated with Gold Ore instead of Platinum. Likewise in Hardmode, a crate is as likely to provide Adamantite as Titanium. Crates do not contain the "advanced" metals such as Meteorite or Chlorophyte.
  • The Wooden, Iron, and Golden crates also offer a chance for the Enchanted Sundial if opened in Hardmode. The "evil" biome crates can also contain Souls of Night and Ichor/Cursed Flames. The Hallowed crates can't be stockpiled before Hardmode, but they do offer Souls of Light and Crystal Shards.
  • Less Junk means more crates, so increase your fishing power as much as you can by using a better rod, fishing potions etc.
  • As soon as you have enough Iron Bars, replace your Wood Fishing Pole with a Reinforced Fishing Pole.
  • Pick your bait: Worms are easy to come by on a rainy day, but a few Butterflies and Jungle critters are more powerful. Use the best bait you have available. If you have Fallen Stars to spare, you might want to create Enchanted Nightcrawlers.
  • Both the Angler and crates will provide better bait over time, and will also provide useful potions:
    • As noted above, a Crate Potion doubles the base chance of catching a crate;
    • A Fishing Potion boosts your fishing power;
    • A Sonar Potion saves time and bait, by letting you reject anything but crates and interesting fishes.
  • Eventually, the Angler will also provide equipment that can still further boost your fishing power.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Terraria game code (Desktop version Desktop 1.3.1), in the function FishingCheck() in Projectile

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • New biome crates introduced: Jungle, Sky, Corrupt, Crimson, Hallowed, and Dungeon Crates.
    • Now placeable.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • New biome crates introduced: Jungle, Sky, Corrupt, Crimson, Hallowed, and Dungeon Crates.
    • Now placeable.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced Wooden, Iron, and Golden Crates.