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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Glowstick inventory icon
Type Crafting materialLight Source
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Velocity 6
Tooltip Works when wet
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell 10 Copper Coin / Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 282

The Glowstick is a light source that can be held or be tossed a fair distance, and works underwater, but cannot be placed on a wall or floor like the Torch can (though the Sticky Glowstick will stick to surfaces they are thrown against). Glowsticks will emit light for a lengthy period of time after being thrown, and have a 1:3 chance to be recoverable after 5 minutes. Glowsticks can be purchased from the Merchant for 10 Copper Coin each during the Night or from the Skeleton Merchant for 10 Copper Coin during the day, if there was no full Moon. Glowsticks are also dropped by all Jellyfish, and can be found commonly in Pots and Chests.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Sticky Glowstick.png Gel.pngGel By Hand
Glowstick.pngGlowstick (5)
Bouncy Glowstick.png
Bouncy Glowstick (5)(Desktop versionDesktop versionConsole version
Pink Gel.pngPink Gel
Glowstick.pngGlowstick (5)

Uncraftable[edit | edit source]

Name Obtainable by:
Spelunker Glowstick.png Spelunker Glowstick Desktop versionConsole version Sold by the Skeleton Merchant

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Glowsticks are thrown by being used (that is, left clicking when the glowstick is selected). They are not thrown by pressing the T key; trying to do that will drop the entire stack, and the stack will only travel a few tiles away from the player.
  • After being thrown, Glowsticks will disappear if you exit the world.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Glowstick can be used as a moving light source while mining directly downward, as it will continue to drop along with the player when the blocks underneath it are mined away.
  • Glowsticks, unlike torches, can be thrown to light an area from a distance.
  • Just like boomerangs, a Glowstick can pass through a 1 block thick wall if thrown at the right angle.

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionDesktop version
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Buy and sell prices reduced from 20 Copper Coin / Copper Coin to 10 Copper Coin / Copper Coin.
    • Brightness increased.
Console versionConsole version
Mobile versionMobile version
3DS version3DS version
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