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  • Explosives item sprite
  • Explosives placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipExplodes when activated
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Research5 required
This article is about the explosive Blocks. For the explosives weapon class, see Explosives (class).

Explosives are a placeable, consumable Mechanism that can be triggered using wiring. Triggering them causes a large explosion that covers a radius of ten tiles (up to 314 blocks total), destroying most placed blocks and items (except for explosion-proof items), and inflicting around 500 damage to entities — meaning they can kill or very severely damage even players with endgame maxed-out health capacity and minimal defense and no other damage-reducing buffs or accessories.

Natural Explosive traps wired to Pressure Plates or Detonators can be found rarely underground, usually next to a vein of ores. Explosives can also be crafted.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
ExplosivesExplosivesBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Explosives cannot be placed on top of each other. However, other blocks can be placed on them, and more Explosives can be placed on those.
  • Multiple Explosives triggered at once on the same enemy will not stack damage.
  • Explosives can destroy most placed objects, including coins.
  • Prior to, if a player is killed by an Explosives trap they detonate, they will not lose their coins.
  • An Explosives block within the blast radius of another will not be activated, therefore chain reactions cannot be created with Explosives. Rather, the second Explosives will simply drop, as with other blocks.
  • Explosives which have been actuated (via Actuation Rod or TEdit) will still explode upon signal.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Explosives appear to resemble TNT.
  • The death message, when killed by naturally spawned explosives, will read that they were killed by their own explosives.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Dying to Explosives should now handle mass item drops more efficiently and will preserve item drops in Mediumcore.
  • Desktop Fixed a bug where Explosives counted as PVP damage, resulting in Coins not dropping when you were killed by them.