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Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Vortex Monolith.png Nebula Monolith.png Stardust Monolith.png Solar Monolith.png
Type FurnitureMechanism
Placeable Yes
Dimensions 2 wide ˣ 3 high
Rarity Rarity Level: 9
Sell 20 Gold Coin
Internal Tile ID: 410
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
Every placed Monolith in their on and off state.

Monoliths are Hardmode, post-Lunatic Cultist mechanisms that change the background to their respective Celestial Tower's background when active. They can be activated via right-click, or via wire. There are four different Monoliths, all of which are crafted from the Ancient Manipulator, for 15 Celestial Fragments. Monoliths have a range of 70 blocks.

Monoliths do not stack their effects. Only the one placed in the spot furthest to the bottom right will affect a given area. They provide large amounts of light in the area they're activated in, which can be useful for situations in events like the Solar Eclipse.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Vortex Monolith.png
Vortex Monolith Desktop only.png
Internal Item ID: 3536
Vortex Fragment.pngVortex Fragment (15) Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Nebula Monolith.png
Nebula Monolith Desktop only.png
Internal Item ID: 3537
Nebula Fragment.pngNebula Fragment (15)
Stardust Monolith.png
Stardust Monolith Desktop only.png
Internal Item ID: 3538
Stardust Fragment.pngStardust Fragment (15)
Solar Monolith.png
Solar Monolith Desktop only.png
Internal Item ID: 3539
Solar Fragment.pngSolar Fragment (15)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The effects of the Monoliths can cause some framerate issues.
  • The far right of the screen while a monolith is activated sometimes continues to display the original background.
  • The Monoliths will not spawn any enemies from that specific Tower.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If a Monolith is left active when exiting a world, the background will remain when selecting a character and world for single player. Exiting the game returns the background to normal.
  • The Monoliths appear to be miniature versions of the Celestial Pillars.
  • When used during a Blood Moon it will override the red tint.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.5: Fixed Vortex Monolith not selling for as much as it should.
  • Introduced.
Luminite Desktop only.png
Luminite.png Ore • Luminite Bar.png Bar • Luminite Brick.png Brick • Luminite Brick Wall.png Brick Wall  • Solar Flare Pickaxe.png Vortex Pickaxe.png Nebula Pickaxe.png Stardust Pickaxe.png Pickaxes  • Solar Flare Drill.png Vortex Drill.png Nebula Drill.png Stardust Drill.png Drills  • Solar Flare Hamaxe.png Vortex Hamaxe.png Nebula Hamaxe.png Stardust Hamaxe.png Hamaxes  • Solar Flare Hammer.png Vortex Hammer.png Nebula Hammer.png Stardust Hammer.png Hammers  • Solar Flare Chainsaw.png Vortex Chainsaw.png Nebula Chainsaw.png Stardust Chainsaw.png Chainsaws  • Armor (Vortex Breastplate.png Vortex  • Nebula Breastplate.png Nebula  • Stardust Plate.png Stardust  • Solar Flare Breastplate.png Solar)  • Vortex Booster.png Nebula Mantle.png Stardust Wings.png Solar Wings.png Wings  • Luminite Arrow.png Arrow • Luminite Bullet.png Bullet
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