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  • Minecart item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TypeMount summon
TooltipLet's ride the rails
RarityRarity level: 1
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Grants Buff
Buff tooltipRiding in a minecart
Summons Mount

Minecarts allow a player to ride on Minecart Tracks.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version DS version (with the exception of Wii U Wii UVerify), the Minecart is the default Minecart and is not an obtainable item.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the default Minecart is a slightly inferior one called Mount Minecart (wooden).png Wooden Minecart. It is not an obtainable item. On these versions, the Minecart is a craftable item which needs to be equipped in the Minecart equipment slot, overriding the use of the Wooden Minecart. It is the second tier Minecart, being worse than the Mechanical Cart, but better than the Wooden Minecart.

On the Desktop version Desktop and 3DS version DS versions, if the player is within a few blocks of placed Minecart Track, they can press the Desktop version mount hotkey (R by default) or 3DS version to grapple to the track and appear on a Minecart. The hook will appear as the default grey Grappling Hook, even if the player has a different hook equipped.

A player riding in a minecart

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
(Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Minecart has a maximum speed of 48.4 blocks per second, or 66 mph, which is reached in about 5 seconds. The Wooden Minecart's maximum speed is 37.4 blocks per second or 51 mph, taking 6 seconds to reach maximum speed.
  • If a Minecart hits an enemy (or another player when PvP is activated) while at maximum speed, that entity will take 70–110 damage.
  • The Minecart has a minimum travel speed of 5 mph while the Wooden Minecart has a minimum travel speed of 6 mph.
  • Using the Umbrella and jumping off the Minecart Track will maintain vertical velocity.
  • The Minecart can be dyed. The Wooden Minecart can be dyed as well, without an item in the slot.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Vehicular Manslaughter.png
Vehicular Manslaughter • "Defeat an enemy by running it over with a minecart."
Kill an enemy by running over it with a Minecart. Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The Minecart is capable of reaching speeds faster than all pre-Hardmode bosses and most Hardmode bosses, making it a valuable escape tool if absolutely necessary.
    • Its high speed can allow going faster than a Wyvern, for example, letting the player attack it at no risk for easy collection of Souls of Flight.

History[edit | edit source]