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Depth Meter

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Depth Meter
  • Depth Meter item spriteold Depth Meter item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipDisplays depth Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Shows depth Old-gen console version3DS Version
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell2500*25 Silver Coin.png Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
2000*20 Silver Coin.png Old-gen console version3DS Version
Research1 required

The Depth Meter is an informational accessory that displays the player's depth. It is required to craft the GPS, which can then be used to craft the PDA and the Cell Phone. The Depth Meter is dropped by Cave Bats, Giant Bats, Jungle Bats, Spore Bats, and Ice Bats, with a 1 in 100 chance (1%) in the Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile versions, and a 1 in 200 chance (0.5%) in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS versions. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, it also drops from Salamanders, Giant Shellys, and Crawdads, with a 1.25% chance to drop. In the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, the Depth Meter may also be crafted.

Depth is measured relative to the boundary between the Surface and Underground layers, which has a depth of 0 and is displayed as "Level"; the grassy surface of the Forest is generally around 64 blocks upward from this line.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Depth MeterDepth Meter
(Old-gen console version)
TableTable and ChairChair
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
GPSGPSDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This content is transcluded from Informational Accessories/note.Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Unlike most accessories, informational accessories such as the Depth Meter do not need to be equipped in an accessory slot. The Depth Meter may be carried in the player's inventory without loss of functionality, unless equipped to a social slot. Additionally, the info it provides will be shared with nearby players of the same team in multiplayer. Keep in mind modifiers will no longer apply to the player when not equipped, however.
  • Depth is measured at the level of the player's feet.
  • The Depth Meter will not work if equipped in a vanity slot.
  • The Depth Meter will drop from bat spawned from statues.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Depth Meter is useful for finding biomes that are generated at specific elevation ranges, such as Floating Islands, the Underground Jungle, and the Underworld. It also helps with locating the first three tiers of Hardmode ores.
  • The Depth Meter can be used to avoid spawning Dungeon Guardians by staying above 0 depth.
  • Old-gen console version The Depth Meter can only be crafted with Copper, Silver, and Gold, so it might be inevitable to create another world. However, if the world count is full, you can jump through worlds.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Fixed displaying incorrect height biome when using camera-moving items
  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Sell value increased from 2000*20 Silver Coin.png to 2500*25 Silver Coin.png.
    • Tooltip changed from "Shows depth" to "Displays depth".
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • Sell value increased from 2000*20 Silver Coin.png to 2500*25 Silver Coin.png.
    • Tooltip changed from "Shows depth" to "Displays depth".