Jungle Temple

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Map view of a Jungle Temple. The entrance to this one is at the top-left, though is sometimes at the top-right (it's always near a top corner). The door requires one Temple Key, which is consumed on use.
Not to be confused with Jungle Shrine.

The Jungle Temple, otherwise known as the Lihzahrd Temple, is a structure that can be considered the Jungle's relatively small version of the Dungeon. The Jungle Temple can only be opened in Hardmode. A generated world might not contain a Temple, but creating another world will help. The temple is located in the Underground Jungle, and has no surface entrance.

Within the Temple are trap-filled corridors leading down to a large room containing the Lihzahrd Altar. The Altar can be used to summon the Golem boss at the cost of one Lihzahrd Power Cell. One Power Cell can be found in each of the Temple's Lihzahrd Chests, and are dropped rarely by Lihzahrds and Flying Snakes in the Temple.

In order to access the Temple, one must first defeat Plantera to get the Temple Key. This key is used to open the Lihzahrd Door at the Temple's entrance in any world and is consumed in the process. The Temple itself is constructed from Lihzahrd Bricks, which require a pickaxe with 210 or greater mining power to mine- the first available to the player being the Picksaw, dropped by the Golem inside the temple. Killing Plantera also allows the player to use Actuators on Lihzahrd bricks.

The Jungle Temple contains unique Lihzahrd enemies, and Lihzahrd-themed furniture. Its Lihzahrd Chests have a chance to contain a Lihzahrd Furnace, for crafting other types of Lihzahrd-themed furniture.

The Temple is filled with several types of traps, including Flame Traps, Spear Traps, Spiked Ball Traps, and Super Dart Traps. Traps occur much more frequently in the Temple than in the Dungeon, and are far more damaging. They are activated by Lihzahrd Pressure Plates, which only respond to players (enemies walk on them freely without triggering traps). Like Dungeon traps, all Temple Traps, Pressure Plates, and Wires can be taken by the player for use in player-built Mechanisms.

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Jungle Temple
Characters Unique Treasures Unique Drops
Lihzahrd.pngLihzahrd
Flying Snake.pngFlying Snake
Golem.pngGolem(boss)
From Lihzahrd Chests:
Lihzahrd Furnace.pngLihzahrd FurnaceDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Lihzahrd Power Cell.pngLihzahrd Power Cell
Solar Tablet.pngSolar TabletDesktop VersionConsole Version
Solar Tablet Fragment.pngSolar Tablet FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Enemies:

Lihzahrd Banner.pngLihzahrd Banner
Flying Snake Banner.pngFlying Snake Banner
Lizard Egg.pngLizard Egg(very rare)
Lihzahrd Power Cell.pngLihzahrd Power Cell
Solar Tablet Fragment.pngSolar Tablet FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

Through Plundering:

Lihzahrd Brick.pngLihzahrd Brick
Lihzahrd Brick Wall.pngLihzahrd Brick Wall
Lihzahrd Pressure Plate.pngLihzahrd Pressure Plate
Spiky Ball Trap.pngSpiky Ball Trap
Flame Trap.pngFlame Trap
Through Plundering (continued):
Spear Trap.pngSpear Trap
Super Dart Trap.pngSuper Dart Trap
Wooden Spike.pngWooden Spike
Lihzahrd Door.pngLihzahrd Door
Lihzahrd Statue.pngLihzahrd Statue
Lihzahrd Guardian Statue.pngLihzahrd Guardian Statue
Lihzahrd Watcher Statue.pngLihzahrd Watcher Statue
Lihzahrd Chest.pngLihzahrd Chest
Lihzahrd Work Bench.pngLihzahrd Work Bench
Lihzahrd Table.pngLihzahrd Table
Lihzahrd Chair.pngLihzahrd Chair
Lihzahrd Altar.pngLihzahrd Altar
From Golem:
Beetle Husk.pngBeetle Husk
Stynger.pngStynger
Stynger Bolt.pngStynger Bolt
Possessed Hatchet.pngPossessed Hatchet
Sun Stone.pngSun Stone
Eye of the Golem.pngEye of the Golem
Picksaw.pngPicksaw
Heat Ray.pngHeat Ray
Staff of Earth.pngStaff of Earth
Golem Fist.pngGolem Fist
Golem Trophy.pngGolem Trophy
Golem Mask.pngGolem MaskDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Even before entering Hardmode, Lihzahrds and Flying Snakes can spawn outside the Temple, if the player is standing directly in front of a Lihzahrd Brick Wall (in the Temple's entrance, for example). These pose a very high threat to players without late-game equipment.
  • The Lihzahrd Chest can sometimes generate outside of the doors of the Temple, allowing loot to be obtained without entering the Temple itself.
  • In some extremely uncommon cases, the door of the Temple may lead to a wall and the rest of the entrance to the Temple may be located below the door.
  • There are some instances where the Temple can be entered pre-Plantera:
    • If a Granite Cave overlaps the Temple, the player can mine the Granite to gain access.
    • If a Living Mahogany Tree grows above the Temple, the roots, which can be mined with any pickaxe, will override the Lihzahrd Bricks.
    • Console Version On the Console version, it's possible for the temple to spawn with an opening in the roof.
    • If the area from the surface to the temple's roof has been completely mined clear, a meteorite strike in that location will convert the Lihzahrd Bricks to meteorite blocks, which can be mined with early pre-hardmode pickaxes.
  • While Lihzahrd Bricks and the Lihzahrd Altar can only be mined with a Picksaw, most other objects in the Temple, including traps, can be removed with low-tier tools. In the Mobile version Mobile version, a Picksaw or explosives are required.
  • The wires of the Jungle Temple appear to have their colors based upon the horizontal position of the Pressure Plate they originate from.
  • It is possible for the Lihzahrd Altar room to be too small to fit the Golem. This will cause the Golem to clip through walls, and it will be unable to attack, making for easy farming.
  • On some rare occasions, the last chamber will be blocked by Lihzahrd Bricks, thus getting to fight Golem will be impossible. This can be countered by bringing a Picksaw (or better), using a hoik, or actuating the blocks in the way.
  • Using an item like the Crimson Rod to extend the reach of your cursor can allow you to reach Lihzahrd Chests from the outside of the temple in certain areas (e.x. The lowest/boss room)

Tips[edit | edit source]

For tips on entering the Temple without the Temple Key, see Guide:Skipping Stones#Jungle Temple.
  • You can't use a Rod of Discord to teleport into the temple before Plantera is killed.
  • The Jungle Temple is densely Wired. Collecting all Wires in the Temple (using the Wire Cutter) can net a player over 1000 Wires.
  • An effective way of avoiding the traps in the Temple is to hold a wire-related item (Wire Cutter, Wrench, Dart Traps, Pressure Plates, The Grand Design, or any trap from inside the Temple) to make placed wires visible, or use a Mechanical Lens. The Dangersense Potion is also useful for this, as the buff also highlights Wooden Spikes in addition to traps and pressure plates.
  • Since all tricks with Rod of Discord and Teleporters have been negated, the only ways to enter the Temple are to: beat Plantera and get the key, mine through the temple blocks with a Picksaw, use a hoik, or find a rare glitch which causes a few temple bricks to be missing, allowing easy access. The only benefits to having early access to the temple include being able to loot the chests and traps within, and being able to easily farm for Solar Tablet FragmentsDesktop VersionConsole Version.
  • Lihzahrd Bricks can be affected by actuators (after killing Plantera), or a hoik method can be used on the door - place three Wooden Platforms on the door and turn them upside down with a hammer. Step on the bottom platform, and hold down to fall through the platform (and door).
  • The Lihzahrd Furnace can be sold for Gold Coin, and since every chest inside the temple has one inside, you can easily get gold by selling the excess.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Temple Raider.png Temple Raider • "Breach the impenetrable walls of the jungle temple."
Mine Lihzahrd Bricks from the Jungle Temple.Desktop VersionConsole Version

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.1.2: You can no longer teleport in front of Jungle Temple walls.
  • Console 1.08: Players can no longer pass through the Lihzahrd Door while it is locked.
  • Console 1.03: The Lihzahrd Door can no longer be broken with a Drax.
  • Mobile 1.2.12773: Fixed a similar bug where players were teleported into the temple before defeating Plantera.
  • Mobile 1.2.12715: Fixed a bug where players might get teleported into the temple before defeating Plantera.
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