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Crystal Shard

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Crystal Shard
  • Crystal Shard item sprite
  • Crystal Shard placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Research25 required

Crystal Shards are a common Hardmode (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions) crafting material found in the Underground Hallow, where they naturally grow on any side of Pearlstone Blocks and Pink Ice Blocks. Due to their constant regrowth, they can be farmed. Crystal Shards emit a small glow, similar to Demonite Ore and Crimtane Ore. They do not spread the Hallow.

On the 3DS version 3DS version, Crystal Shards are available pre-Hardmode, as they are always dropped by Arch Demons in stacks of 3–4.

Crystal Shards are also placeable in nearly any position (on walls, floors, and ceilings), though they are often not luminous enough to replace other light sources, and placement has no other functional effect. Although natural Crystal Shards can only grow on Pearlstone and Pink Ice, once harvested, they can be placed anywhere.

Crafting all items, including only one color of Phasesaber (excluding consumables), requires a total of 115 Crystal Shards. Add 250 for all the other Phasesaber colors.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Crystal BlockCrystal BlockDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions (5)Adamantite ForgeAdamantite Forge
Titanium ForgeTitanium Forge
Crystal StormCrystal Storm (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)BookcaseBookcase
Crystal StormCrystal Storm (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Crystal DartCrystal DartDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions (100)By Hand
Shifting Pearlsands DyeShifting Pearlsands DyeDesktop, Console, and Mobile versionsDye VatDye VatDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions
Blue PhasesaberBlue Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Green PhasesaberGreen Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Purple PhasesaberPurple Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Red PhasesaberRed Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)
White PhasesaberWhite Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Yellow PhasesaberYellow Phasesaber (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Blue PhasesaberBlue Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
ChikChikDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Crystal BulletCrystal Bullet (100) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Crystal BulletCrystal Bullet (50) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Green PhasesaberGreen Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Magical HarpMagical Harp (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Magical HarpMagical Harp (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Orange PhasesaberOrange PhasesaberDesktop version
Purple PhasesaberPurple Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rainbow RodRainbow Rod (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rainbow RodRainbow Rod (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Red PhasesaberRed Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
White PhasesaberWhite Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Yellow PhasesaberYellow Phasesaber (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Greater Healing PotionGreater Healing Potion (3)Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy TableDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Super Mana PotionSuper Mana PotionDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions (15)
total: 27 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Crystal Shards can grow in liquids and in front of background walls.
  • They do not require an actual Underground Hallow biome to grow. Any Pearlstone or Pink Ice Block in or below the cavern layer qualifies as a source block.
  • A Crystal Shard can only grow if there are less than two other Crystal Shards within a 13×13-tile rectangle centered on the target tile.
  • Crystal Shards are randomly colored either pink, purple, or blue when grown or placed. Their color has no functional effect.
  • They cannot be painted.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Crystal Shards have an unusually high sell value relative to their commonness, so farming them can be one of the most effective ways of making money throughout Hardmode. A full stack is worth 1598400*15984.
  • With Pixie Dust (otherwise worth less than 10000*1/stack) available, crafting and selling Greater Healing Potions multiplies the payoff on a few crystals to 3000*30/crystal. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions The Alchemy Table's bonus raises that further, to about 4500*45/crystal. A stack of 99 Pixie Dust with 33 crystals (and 100 sand for bottles), crafted at the Alchemy Table, yields about 148500*1485, a 137% increase over selling the ingredients.
  • Crystal Shards can be farmed with an appropriate layout. See Guide:Farming Resources#Crystal shards for details.
  • Since they emit a glow, getting rid of light sources makes it easier to spot them.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.1.1: Now gives off light in retro and white color mode.
  • Mobile No longer obtainable pre-Hardmode, as Arch Demons have been removed.