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, also 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. 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, which permanently unlocks the door and consumes the Temple Key. 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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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 Blocks above the Temple's roof have been removed, a Meteorite strike in that location will convert the Lihzahrd Bricks to Meteorite, which can be mined with Pre-Hardmode Pickaxes.
    • A Hoik can be used to glitch through the walls and into the temple, since Lizhahrd Bricks can be hammered into slopes even before killing Plantera.
  • 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).

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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 2 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 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.