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Meteorite

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Meteorite
  • Meteorite item sprite
  • Meteorite placed
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 50%
Type
PlaceableYes (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Rarity0*Rarity level: 0
Sell200*2
Research100 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffBurningBurning
Debuff tooltipLosing life and slowed movement
This article is about the ore. For the biome, see Meteorite (biome).

Meteorite is an uncommon type of ore mined from Meteorite crash sites. Crash sites are not generated upon world creation, but instead generate throughout the game based on certain conditions. Mining Meteorite requires a Tungsten Pickaxe or better. Meteorite also has a 2% chance of being dropped by Meteor Heads, which spawn in the Meteorite biome.

Crash sites can occur anywhere, accompanied by a message signifying the event. Meteorite is required to craft Meteorite Bars.

Contact with Meteorite blocks causes the player to be inflicted with the Burning debuff, unless the player has the Obsidian Skull accessory (or its upgrades) equipped, or is using an Obsidian Skin Potion. Meteorite can be mined without these defenses, and the ore is safe to collect once mined.

Any area with at least 75 Desktop version / 50 Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version / 23 3DS version Meteorite blocks in close proximity (e.g. a natural crash site) becomes a Meteorite biome, which will spawn Meteor Heads.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Turning Meteorite into Meteorite Bars and selling them is 133% more profitable than selling the raw Meteorite itself.
  • Blocks between the player and a Meteorite block will prevent damage. A layer of Sand or a similar gravity-affected block can effectively negate much of the danger of mining Meteorite.
  • If a player places at least 50 Console versionOld-gen console versionNintendo SwitchMobile version / 75 Desktop version / 23 3DS version pieces of Meteorite, they can create an artificial Meteorite biome, where all enemy spawns are replaced by Meteor Heads.
  • While Water/Honey will not prevent the damage from Meteorite blocks, they will cancel the On Fire! debuff that Meteor Heads have a chance to inflict, meaning that they can still be useful to bring when mining in a Meteorite biome.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Changed item texture from Meteorite (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Meteorite.png.
    • Changed block texture from Meteorite (placed) (pre-1.3.0.1).png to Meteorite (placed).png.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • No longer causes invincibility frames when touched. Instead burns for 10 damage every tick.
    • Increased stack limit from 250 to 999.
    • Now takes fewer hits with a pickaxe to mine. A Nightmare Pickaxe, for example, now takes 2 hits to mine Meteorite instead of 4.