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  • Hellstone item sprite
  • Hellstone placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 65%
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity02*Rarity level: 2
Research100 required
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipLosing life and slowed movement
The underworld is made of a material called hellstone. It's perfect for making weapons and armor.

The Guide

See also: Hellstone Crate
For strategies on mining Hellstone, see Guide:Mining Techniques § Mining Hellstone.

Hellstone is an ore that can be found in The Underworld. Mining it requires at least a Nightmare/Deathbringer Pickaxe, and it cannot be mined with explosives Pre-Hardmode. Hellstone in the Underworld emits a faint glow and releases a half-tile of lava when mined. Hellstone tools are among the most powerful that can be acquired in Pre-Hardmode, rivaled only by two fish themed tools that can be caught from fishing, the Sawtooth Shark, Rockfish and Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version Reaver Shark.

Hellstone inflicts the Burning debuff on players who touch it. Items that protect the player from fire blocks (including the Obsidian Skull, Obsidian Shield, Obsidian Horseshoe, Obsidian Water Walking Boots, Lava Waders, and Obsidian Skin Potions) will allow players to touch it without incurring fire damage. NPCs and Enemies do not receive damage from Hellstone.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Hellstone BrickHellstone BrickFurnaceFurnace
Hellstone BarHellstone BarHellforgeHellforge
Flask of FireFlask of Fire (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Imbuing StationImbuing Station
Flask of FireFlask of Fire (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Obsidian ToiletObsidian ToiletDesktop and Mobile versionsSawmillSawmill
Obsidian ChestObsidian ChestDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versionsWork BenchWork Bench
Obsidian SinkObsidian Sink (Console version)
Obsidian SinkObsidian Sink (Desktop versionMobile version)
Cinder WallCinder Wall (4) (Desktop versionMobile version)
  • HellstoneHellstone
Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
Ember WallEmber Wall (4) (Desktop versionMobile version)
  • HellstoneHellstone
Magma WallMagma Wall (4) (Desktop versionMobile version)
  • HellstoneHellstone
Smouldering Stone WallSmouldering Stone Wall (4) (Desktop versionMobile version)
  • HellstoneHellstone
total: 12 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Hellstone will not create lava if mined outside of the Underworld.
  • The Spelunker buff will not light up Hellstone, and the Metal Detector (and upgrades) will also not show Hellstone nearby. However, the Dangersense buff will. Nevertheless, it can be found easily due to the sparks it produces and its contrast to the Ash Blocks.
  • In Hardmode, Hellstone can be destroyed with Dynamite and Bombs.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Lava can be farmed by repeatedly mining and placing Hellstone in The Underworld.
  • Placing gravity-affected Blocks such as Sand Blocks on top of Hellstone before mining will keep the Hellstone from inflicting damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hellstone, Meteorite, Luminite, and Obsidian are the only ores that do not have "ore" in the name.
  • It is the only ore whose bar requires a material in addition to its ore.
  • In the real world, silver nitrate is sometimes called "Hellstone".
  • Hellstone has a special immunity to lava in the code, despite its rarity (Green) stopping that anyway.
    • This is because before update 1.1, it had a rarity of White, so it needed that code to prevent it from burning.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
    • No longer causes invincibility frames when touched, instead giving the Burning Debuff.