Platforms

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Platform
  • Wood Platform.png Shadewood Platform.png Metal Shelf.png
Statistics
TypeBlockFurniture
PlaceableYes
Dimensions1 wide × 1 high
Use time14 Very Fast
Max stack999 Desktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console version / 99 Mobile Version3DS version
RarityRarity Level: 0
This article is about the furniture item. For systems that can run Terraria, see game platform.

Platforms are an alternative to blocks that can be walked on, but which also allow movement through the space they occupy. The player normally stands and walks on platforms as if they were ordinary blocks. Players can move down through a platform by pressing the ▼ Down key while standing on one. Players can also walk or jump horizontally through the space occupied by platforms, only treating the platform as "solid" when landing on them from above.

Walking enemies can similarly walk on or pass through platforms. Flying enemies like bats will fly up through them, but not down. Other enemies, including Harpies, ignore them entirely. NPCs will always climb up platforms.

Weapons and their projectiles will travel through Platforms. Any hook will grab them, but grappling while attached to the platform will only re-grapple it. Liquids flow through platforms, and lava will destroy most platforms upon contact. Sand will be supported by platforms.

Because of the high mobility a player has while on them, platforms can be used in a variety of ways: as a bridge across gaps that players can descend through without destroying, for roof access that keeps some enemies from getting through, or to create a fighting area above most enemies that players can fire down through while keeping out of reach of enemies, or Bosses. Also, since Piggy Banks, Chests, Crafting stations and most other Furniture can be placed on them (exceptions include gems and Crystal Shards), they can be used as a shelving to pack furniture into a confined space without restricting player movement.

Positioning Platforms[edit | edit source]

Platforms have four distinct positions, and can be cycled through them by hitting them with a Hammer:

  1. In the default or "top" position, they occupy the top half of a block space. Only in this position can furniture can be placed on top of them. This includes a Bottle (or similar), which will count as a Placed Bottle for crafting Potions.
  2. After one hammer blow, they will change to the slanted Stairs form, oriented toward the player. They may also show "struts" beneath the slanted part depending on adjacent blocks, but this is purely visual.
  3. A second hammer blow will switch them to Stairs facing the other way.
  4. A third hammer blow will move them to their "bottom" position, horizontal but lowered to the bottom half of the block. Only in this position can hanging items (Chandeliers, Lanterns, Banners, etc) be attached beneath them.

A fourth hammer blow will cycle the platform back to its default position. Only one platform can occupy a single block space, so you cannot have top and bottom platforms in the same space.

Stairs[edit | edit source]

Placed craftable platforms.

Stairs can face either direction, regardless of what side of a block they are on. Walking up stairs in the direction they face will raise the player as expected, but walking towards stairs facing away from the player will not have any effect. As with normal Platforms, pressing ▼ Down will cause stairs to be ignored.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone PlatformBone PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 634
(2)
Bone WelderBone WelderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Boreal Wood PlatformBoreal Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2566
(2)
By Hand
Crystal PlatformCrystal PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3903
(2)
Dynasty PlatformDynasty PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3905
(2)
Ebonwood PlatformEbonwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 631
(2)
Flesh PlatformFlesh PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3907
(2)
Frozen PlatformFrozen PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3908
(2)
Granite PlatformGranite PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3146
(2)
Lihzahrd PlatformLihzahrd PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3906
(2)
Marble PlatformMarble PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3145
(2)
Martian PlatformMartian PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 2822
(2)
Meteorite PlatformMeteorite PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3144
(2)
Obsidian PlatformObsidian Platform
Internal Item ID: 1457
(2)
Palm Wood PlatformPalm Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2518
(2)
Pearlwood PlatformPearlwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 633
(2)
Rich Mahogany PlatformRich Mahogany Platform
Internal Item ID: 632
(2)
Shadewood PlatformShadewood Platform
Internal Item ID: 913
(2)
Slime PlatformSlime PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2581
(2)
Spooky PlatformSpooky Platform
Internal Item ID: 1818
(2)
Wood PlatformWood Platform
Internal Item ID: 94
(2)
Honey PlatformHoney PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2630
(2)
Honey DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Living Wood PlatformLiving Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2629
(2)
Living LoomLiving LoomDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Skyware PlatformSkyware PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2628
(2)
Sky MillSky MillDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Steampunk PlatformSteampunk PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2627
(2)
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Cactus PlatformCactus Platform
Internal Item ID: 2744
(2)
Work BenchWork Bench
Glass PlatformGlass PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 1702
(2)
Mushroom PlatformMushroom Platform
Internal Item ID: 2549
(2)
Pumpkin PlatformPumpkin Platform
Internal Item ID: 1796
(2)
total: 28 row(s)

Used in[edit | edit source]

Noncraftable Platforms[edit | edit source]

Placed noncraftable platforms.

Team Platforms are sold by the Traveling Merchant. Golden Platforms are dropped during the Pirate Invasion. All other noncraftable platforms are found in the Dungeon.

Platform Notes
Dungeon Shelf Dungeon Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1418
Found in the Dungeon.
Wood Shelf Wood Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1389
Found in the Dungeon.
Metal Shelf Metal Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1387
Found in the Dungeon.
Brass Shelf Brass Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1388
Found in the Dungeon.
Blue Brick Platform Blue Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1384
Found in the Dungeon.
Pink Brick Platform Pink Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1385
Found in the Dungeon.
Green Brick Platform Green Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1386
Found in the Dungeon.
Red Team Platform Red Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3622
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Green Team Platform Green Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3638
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Blue Team Platform Blue Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3639
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Yellow Team Platform Yellow Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3640
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Pink Team Platform Pink Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3641
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
White Team Platform White Team PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3642
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Golden Platform Golden PlatformDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 3904
Dropped by Pirates.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Nearly all platform variants are functionally identical, and are differentiated only by their appearance and their crafting recipes. Obsidian Platforms are one exception, in that they do not break upon contact with lava the way most platforms do, although they will still disintegrate if dropped or thrown into it.
  • Wraiths cannot fly up using platforms but are able to hover on top of them.
  • The player will fall through platforms while in a Minecart.

Tips[edit | edit source]

An NPC-proof door. The stairs (and the platforms below) act as a divider between each "House cell". Everything can go through this entryway but NPCs see it as a solid wall so they turn around.
A Stair elevator. Walk into it holding ▼ Down and Jump to use it.
  • Platforms can be used to prevent enemies from spawning (see Guide:Gardening).
  • Stairs are a key part of many advanced movement techniques, such as hoiks, NPC-proof doors, elevators, enemy traps, and so on.
  • Running up stairs (especially with Hermes Boots, Spectre Boots, Lightning Boots, or Frostspark Boots) is much faster than horizontal travel. When fighting the Dungeon Guardian, this is very useful. If one made enough staircases, they could even possibly outrun the Dungeon Guardian.
    • Hoiks can also be used to fight the Dungeon Guardian, but for players who do not want to go through the trouble of making one, this is the best strategy (along with using wings).

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.5: Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms implemented.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Team Platforms added.
    • Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms added, but unimplemented.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Added Granite, Marble, Meteorite, and Martian Platforms.
    • Stack size increased from 99 to 999.
    • Doubled output of crafting and made reverse crafting possible.
    • Added recipe for Obsidian and Bone Platforms.
    • Can now place torches on platforms.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Palm Wood, Mushroom, Boreal Wood, Slime, Steampunk, Skyware, Living Wood and Honey Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.2: Pearlwood, Ebonwood, Shadewood, Dungeon Shelf, Metal Shelf, Brass Shelf, Wood Shelf, Pink Brick, Green Brick, and Blue Brick Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.0.1: Torches now work correctly when being placed on wooden platforms.