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Life Crystal

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Life Crystal
  • Life Crystal item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Heals Health20
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipPermanently increases maximum life by 20
RarityRarity level: 2
Research10 required
Not to be confused with Heart or Crystal Heart.

A Life Crystal is an item that drops when a Crystal Heart is broken with a Pickaxe or Drill. When used, it permanently increases the player's health capacity by 20, adding a red heart to the player's health bar, while also restoring 20 health. Life Crystals are consumed upon use. It can be found in the Underground and Cavern layers. Desktop version Desktop version It also has a 1/10 chance to drop from a pre-hardmode Golden Crate, and 1/15 from a hardmode Titanium Crate.

Up to 15 Life Crystals can be used, increasing health capacity by 300 (15 hearts). Added to the 100 health new players begin with (5 hearts), a total of 400 health (20 hearts) can be achieved. Additional Life Crystals can no longer be used at that point, and attempting to do so will not consume the item. Extra Life Crystals acquired thereafter can be sold for coins, or used to craft Heart Lanterns.

After a world converts to Hardmode, and after the 400 health maximum is reached from consuming Life Crystals, Life Fruits can then be used to increase health capacity further, to a maximum of 500 (20 Life Fruits).

Life Crystals Used
(100 Health)
1 used:
(120 Health)
15 used:
(400 Health)

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Heart LanternHeart Lantern
By Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The maximum number of Crystal Hearts that can generate is 100 on a small world, 230 on a medium world, or 403 on a large world. Occasionally, a Crystal Heart will fail to generate causing there to be slightly fewer than the maximum number in the world, but the total will not exceed these amounts.
  • There are certain maximum health thresholds for specific events to occur. See Health § Notes for details.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Life Crystals can be considered the health counterpart to Mana Crystals.
  • As of the update on desktop, Life Crystals have a 1 in 10 chance (10% chance) to be found in Golden Crates when fishing.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Due to the addition of Life Fruit, hearts are now all red; from 420 health and onward, hearts are smaller like the other versions, and gold hearts represent Life Fruit.
  • Mobile 1.1.5536: Can now be used up to 400 HP, instead of the former 200 HP. From 420 health and onward, hearts are represented by a gold layer on top of existing hearts (as if the player had used Life Fruits).