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Platforms
  • Wood platform item sprite
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time10 (Very fast)
Max stack999 Desktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions / 99 3DS Version
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
This article is about the furniture item. For systems that can run Terraria, see game platform.

Platforms are an alternative to blocks that can be walked on, but which also allow movement through the space they occupy. The player normally stands and walks on platforms as if they were ordinary blocks. Players can move down through a platform by pressing the ▼ Down key while standing on one. Players can also walk or jump horizontally through the space occupied by platforms, only treating the platform as "solid" when landing on them from above.

Walking enemies can similarly walk on or pass through platforms. Flying enemies like bats will fly up through them, but not down. Other enemies, including Harpies, ignore them entirely. NPCs will always climb up platforms.

Weapons and their projectiles will travel through Platforms. Any hook will grab them, and grappling while attached to the platform will ignore it and adjacent platforms, allowing you to grapple to other things. Liquids flow through platforms, and lava will destroy all platforms upon contact, with the exception of Obsidian Platforms. Sand will be supported by platforms.

Because of the high mobility a player has while on them, platforms can be used in a variety of ways: as a bridge across gaps that players can descend through without destroying, for roof access that keeps some enemies from getting through, or to create a fighting area above most enemies that players can fire down through while keeping out of reach of enemies, or bosses. Also, since Piggy Banks, chests, crafting stations and most other furniture can be placed on them (exceptions include gems and Crystal Shards), they can be used as a shelving to pack furniture into a confined space without restricting player movement.

Positioning Platforms[edit | edit source]

Platforms have four distinct positions, and can be cycled through them by hitting them with a hammer:

  1. In the default or "top" position, they occupy the top half of a block space. Only in this position can furniture be placed on top of them. This includes a Bottle (or similar), which will count as a Placed Bottle for crafting potions.
  2. After one hammer blow, they will change to the slanted Stairs form, oriented toward the player. They may also show "struts" beneath the slanted part depending on adjacent blocks, but this is purely visual.
  3. A second hammer blow will switch them to Stairs facing the other way.
  4. A third hammer blow will move them to their "bottom" position, horizontal but lowered to the bottom half of the block. Only in this position, banners (and perhaps some other hanging items) can be attached beneath them (assuming there is room). However, chandeliers or lanterns will not attach there.

A fourth hammer blow will cycle the platform back to its default position. Only one platform can occupy a single block space, so you cannot have top and bottom platforms in the same space.

Stairs[edit | edit source]

Placed craftable platforms. Click the image to view a summary of each row.

Stairs can face either direction, regardless of what side of a block they are on. Walking up stairs in the direction they face will raise the player as expected, but walking towards stairs facing away from the player will not have any effect. As with normal platforms, pressing ▼ Down will cause stairs to be ignored.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone PlatformBone Platform
Internal Item ID: 634
(2) (Console versionMobile version)
Bone WelderBone WelderDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Bamboo PlatformBamboo PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4580
(2)
By Hand
Bone PlatformBone Platform
Internal Item ID: 634
(2) (Desktop version)
Boreal Wood PlatformBoreal Wood PlatformDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2566
(2)
Cactus PlatformCactus Platform
Internal Item ID: 2744
(2) (Desktop version)
Crystal PlatformCrystal PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3903
(2)
Dynasty Wood PlatformDynasty Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3905
(2)
Ebonwood PlatformEbonwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 631
(2)
Flesh PlatformFlesh PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3907
(2)
Frozen PlatformFrozen PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3908
(2)
Glass PlatformGlass Platform
Internal Item ID: 1702
(2) (Desktop version)
Granite PlatformGranite PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3146
(2)
Honey PlatformHoney Platform
Internal Item ID: 2630
(2) (Desktop version)
Lesion PlatformLesion PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3957
(2)
Lihzahrd PlatformLihzahrd PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3906
(2)
Marble PlatformMarble PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3145
(2)
Martian PlatformMartian PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2822
(2)
Meteorite PlatformMeteorite PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 3144
(2)
Mushroom PlatformMushroom Platform
Internal Item ID: 2549
(2) (Desktop version)
Nebula PlatformNebula PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4201
(2)
Obsidian PlatformObsidian Platform
Internal Item ID: 1457
(2)
Palm Wood PlatformPalm Wood PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2518
(2)
Pearlwood PlatformPearlwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 633
(2)
Pumpkin PlatformPumpkin Platform
Internal Item ID: 1796
(2) (Desktop version)
Rich Mahogany PlatformRich Mahogany Platform
Internal Item ID: 632
(2)
Sandstone PlatformSandstone PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4311
(2)
Shadewood PlatformShadewood Platform
Internal Item ID: 913
(2)
Skyware PlatformSkyware Platform
Internal Item ID: 2628
(2) (Desktop version)
Slime PlatformSlime PlatformDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2581
(2)
Solar PlatformSolar PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4159
(2)
Spider PlatformSpider PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3945
(2)
Spooky Wood PlatformSpooky Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 1818
(2)
Stardust PlatformStardust PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4222
(2)
Steampunk PlatformSteampunk Platform
Internal Item ID: 2627
(2) (Desktop version)
Stone PlatformStone PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4416
(2)
Vortex PlatformVortex PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4180
(2)
Wood PlatformWood Platform
Internal Item ID: 94
(2)
Honey PlatformHoney Platform
Internal Item ID: 2630
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)
Honey DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Living Wood PlatformLiving Wood PlatformDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Internal Item ID: 2629
(2)
Living LoomLiving LoomDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Skyware PlatformSkyware Platform
Internal Item ID: 2628
(2) (Console versionMobile version)
Sky MillSky MillDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Steampunk PlatformSteampunk Platform
Internal Item ID: 2627
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Cactus PlatformCactus Platform
Internal Item ID: 2744
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)
Work BenchWork Bench
Glass PlatformGlass Platform
Internal Item ID: 1702
(2) (Console versionMobile version)
Mushroom PlatformMushroom Platform
Internal Item ID: 2549
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)
Pumpkin PlatformPumpkin Platform
Internal Item ID: 1796
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)
total: 45 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
BoneBone (Console versionMobile version)Bone WelderBone WelderDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
BambooBambooDesktop VersionBy Hand
BoneBone
Boreal WoodBoreal WoodDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
CactusCactus (Desktop version)
CogCog
Crystal BlockCrystal BlockDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Dynasty WoodDynasty WoodDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
EbonwoodEbonwood
Flesh BlockFlesh Block
GlassGlass (Desktop version)
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom (Desktop version)
Gray BrickGray Brick
Honey BlockHoney Block (Desktop version)
Ice BlockIce Block
Lesion BlockLesion BlockDesktop Version
Lihzahrd BrickLihzahrd Brick
Martian Conduit PlatingMartian Conduit PlatingDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Meteorite BrickMeteorite BrickDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Nebula BrickNebula BrickDesktop Version
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick
Palm WoodPalm WoodDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
PearlwoodPearlwood
PumpkinPumpkin (Desktop version)
Rich MahoganyRich Mahogany
ShadewoodShadewood
Slime BlockSlime Block
Smooth Granite BlockSmooth Granite BlockDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Smooth Marble BlockSmooth Marble BlockDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Smooth SandstoneSmooth SandstoneDesktop Version
Solar BrickSolar BrickDesktop Version
Spider Nest BlockSpider Nest BlockDesktop Version
Spooky WoodSpooky Wood
Stardust BrickStardust BrickDesktop Version
Sunplate BlockSunplate Block (Desktop version)
Vortex BrickVortex BrickDesktop Version
WoodWood
Honey BlockHoney Block (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)Honey DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
WoodWoodLiving LoomLiving LoomDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
Sunplate BlockSunplate Block (Console versionMobile version)Sky MillSky MillDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
CogCog (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)Steampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile Versions
CactusCactus (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)Work BenchWork Bench
GlassGlass (Console versionMobile version)
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)
PumpkinPumpkin (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)
total: 45 row(s)

On the 3DS version 3DS version, platforms are crafted from only one block of their respective type.

Noncraftable Platforms[edit | edit source]

Placed noncraftable platforms. Click the image to view a summary of each row.

Team Platforms are sold by the Traveling Merchant. Golden Platforms are dropped during the Pirate Invasion. All other noncraftable platforms are found in the Dungeon.

Platform Notes
Dungeon Shelf Dungeon Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1418
Found in the Dungeon.
Wood Shelf Wood Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1389
Found in the Dungeon.
Metal Shelf Metal Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1387
Found in the Dungeon.
Brass Shelf Brass Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1388
Found in the Dungeon.
Blue Brick Platform Blue Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1384
Found in the Dungeon.
Pink Brick Platform Pink Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1385
Found in the Dungeon.
Green Brick Platform Green Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1386
Found in the Dungeon.
Red Team Platform Red Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3622
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Green Team Platform Green Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3638
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Blue Team Platform Blue Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3639
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Yellow Team Platform Yellow Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3640
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Pink Team Platform Pink Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3641
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
White Team Platform White Team PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3642
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Golden Platform Golden PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3904
Dropped by Pirates.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Nearly all platform variants are functionally identical, and are differentiated only by their appearance and their crafting recipes. Obsidian Platforms are one exception, in that they do not break upon contact with lava the way most platforms do, although they will still disintegrate if dropped or thrown into it.
    • Team platforms can be broken by lava, however due to their Rarity they cannot burn.
  • Wraiths cannot fly up using platforms but are able to hover on top of them.
  • With correct placement, a player is able to glitch through a locked Jungle Temple door by running towards the platform and pressing down.
  • The player will fall through platforms while in a Minecart.

Tips[edit | edit source]

An NPC-proof door. The stairs (and the platforms below) act as a divider between each "House cell". Everything can go through this entryway but NPCs see it as a solid wall so they turn around.
A Stair elevator. Walk into it holding ▲ Up and Jump to use it.
  • Platforms can be used to prevent enemies from spawning (see Guide:Gardening).
  • Stairs are a key part of many advanced movement techniques, such as hoiks, NPC-proof doors, elevators, enemy traps, and so on.
  • Running up stairs (especially with Hermes Boots, Spectre Boots, Lightning Boots, or Frostspark Boots) is much faster than horizontal travel. When fighting the Dungeon Guardian, this is very useful. If one made enough staircases, they could even possibly outrun the Dungeon Guardian.
  • Smart cursor can be used to place stairs without having to hammer the platforms into the correct state.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.4: Fixed an issue where if the entire top of your world was covered with platforms, it would prevent meteors from spawning.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Spider, Lesion, Sandstone, Stone, Bamboo, Nebula, Solar, Stardust, and Vortex Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.3.5: Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Team Platforms added.
    • Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms added, but unimplemented.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Added Granite, Marble, Meteorite, and Martian Platforms.
    • Stack size increased from 99 to 999.
    • Doubled output of crafting and made reverse crafting possible.
    • Added recipe for Obsidian and Bone Platforms.
    • Can now place torches on platforms.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Palm Wood, Mushroom, Boreal Wood, Slime, Steampunk, Skyware, Living Wood and Honey Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.2: Pearlwood, Ebonwood, Shadewood, Dungeon Shelf, Metal Shelf, Brass Shelf, Wood Shelf, Pink Brick, Green Brick, and Blue Brick Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.0.1: Torches now work correctly when being placed on wooden platforms.