Crimson Heart

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Crimson Heart
Crimson Heart (animated).gif
Statistics
Type Background object
Max Life 2 hits to destroy with Pwnhammer

also destroyed with bombs

Item (Quantity) Rate
The Undertaker.png
20%Desktop only.png/25%Console only.pngMobile only.png
Musket Ball.png
Musket Ball 
• 100
100%(with The Undertaker)
Crimson Heart (item).png
20% (Desktop only.png)
Panic Necklace.png
20%Desktop only.png/25%Console only.pngMobile only.png
Crimson Rod.png
20%Desktop only.png/25%Console only.pngMobile only.png
The Rotted Fork.png
20%Desktop only.png/25%Console only.pngMobile only.png
This article is about the environment object. For the usable light source, see Crimson Heart (item).

Crimson Hearts are floating, pulsing red hearts found deep in the branches of the Crimson. A world with Crimson features several Crimson Hearts, and destroying some of them is often a crucial step in game advancement. This can be done using any Hammer, or any explosive. Crimson Hearts release a fair amount of their own flickering light, similar to Crimson Altars, which helps players spot them underground.

Crimson Hearts are usually located at the ends of the branches that split from the main circular room of a Crimson area, kept inside small rooms of Crimstone Blocks. In order to reach them the player may use a Nightmare Pickaxe, Deathbringer Pickaxe or better pickaxe, explosives, or Purification Powder.

Crimson Hearts are the Crimson counterpart to the Corruption's Shadow Orbs. Like Shadow Orbs, the third one destroyed will summon a boss, the Brain of Cthulhu.

Consequences of destruction[edit | edit source]

  • Each Crimson Heart drops items when destroyed.
  • The first Crimson Heart you break on any given map will always drop an Undertaker and some Musket Balls. Carrying the Undertaker or Musket Balls will fulfill the criteria for the Arms Dealer to arrive.
  • The first Crimson Heart broken also fulfills one of the two criteria for a Goblin Army to attack, which has a 1/15 chance of occurring on each subsequent day (you will also need to have at least one player that has 200 or more health in order for the Army to begin invading)
  • Each Crimson Heart destroyed carries a chance of causing a Meteorite to land. If destroyed between midnight (12:00am) and dawn (4:30am), there is a 50% chance that a Meteorite will fall at the next midnight. If destroyed between midnight and dawn, there's a 50% chance that a Meteorite will fall immediately.
  • The third Crimson Heart destroyed summons the Brain of Cthulhu, which spawns immediately and attacks the player. The Brain of Cthulhu is re-summoned with every third Crimson Heart destroyed,
    • If the Player is outside of the Crimson or Corruption biome when the third Crimson Heart is destroyed, the Brain of Cthulhu will spawn, but will then sink through the map and despawn. This can be accomplished with Purification Powder, the Clentaminator, or careful use of Dynamite.
  • Once a Crimson Heart is destroyed, the Traveling Merchant has a chance to sell the Revolver.

Messages[edit | edit source]

The following messages appear upon destruction of Crimson Hearts:

  • First Heart: "A horrible chill runs down your spine..."
  • Second Heart: "Screams echo around you..."
  • Third Heart: "Brain of Cthulhu has awoken!"

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Smashing Poppet.png Smashing, Poppet!"Using explosives or your trusty hammer, smash a Shadow Orb or Crimson Heart in the evil parts of your world."
Smash your first Crimson Heart. Desktop only.png

History[edit | edit source]

Furniture: Iron Anvil.png Crafting Stations • Candle.png Light Sources • Chest.png Storage Items • Pure Water Fountain.png Other Items