Platform

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Platform
  • Wood Platform.png Shadewood Platform.png Metal Shelf.png
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.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 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 torches, 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]

A Stair elevator. Walk into it holding and to use it.
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 will cause stairs to be ignored.


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.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Placed craftable platforms.
ResultIngredientsCrafting station












Wood Platform.pngWood Platform
Internal Item ID: 94
 (2)
    By Hand
    Boreal Wood Platform.pngBoreal Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
    Internal Item ID: 2566
     (2)
      Palm Wood Platform.pngPalm Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
      Internal Item ID: 2518
       (2)
        Ebonwood Platform.pngEbonwood Platform
        Internal Item ID: 631
         (2)
          Shadewood Platform.pngShadewood Platform
          Internal Item ID: 913
           (2)
            Pearlwood Platform.pngPearlwood Platform
            Internal Item ID: 633
             (2)
              Rich Mahogany Platform.pngRich Mahogany Platform
              Internal Item ID: 632
               (2)
                Spooky Platform.pngSpooky Platform
                Internal Item ID: 1818
                 (2)
                  Slime Platform.pngSlime PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
                  Internal Item ID: 2581
                   (2)
                    Granite Platform.pngGranite PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
                    Internal Item ID: 3146
                     (2)
                      Marble Platform.pngMarble PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
                      Internal Item ID: 3145
                       (2)
                        Meteorite Platform.pngMeteorite PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
                        Internal Item ID: 3144
                         (2)
                          Obsidian Platform.pngObsidian Platform
                          Internal Item ID: 1457
                           (2)
                            Martian Platform.pngMartian PlatformDesktop VersionConsole Version
                            Internal Item ID: 2822
                             (2)
                              Crystal Platform.pngCrystal PlatformDesktop Version
                              Internal Item ID: 3903
                               (2)
                                Dynasty Platform.pngDynasty PlatformDesktop Version
                                Internal Item ID: 3905
                                 (2)
                                  Lihzahrd Platform.pngLihzahrd PlatformDesktop Version
                                  Internal Item ID: 3906
                                   (2)
                                    Flesh Platform.pngFlesh PlatformDesktop Version
                                    Internal Item ID: 3907
                                     (2)
                                      Frozen Platform.pngFrozen PlatformDesktop Version
                                      Internal Item ID: 3908
                                       (2)


                                        Cactus Platform.pngCactus Platform
                                        Internal Item ID: 2744
                                         (2)
                                          Work Bench.pngWork Bench
                                          Pumpkin Platform.pngPumpkin Platform
                                          Internal Item ID: 1796
                                           (2)
                                            Mushroom Platform.pngMushroom Platform
                                            Internal Item ID: 2549
                                             (2)
                                              Glass Platform.pngGlass PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
                                              Internal Item ID: 1702
                                               (2)
                                                Living Wood Platform.pngLiving Wood PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                Internal Item ID: 2629
                                                 (2)
                                                  Living Loom.pngLiving LoomDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                  Steampunk Platform.pngSteampunk PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
                                                  Internal Item ID: 2627
                                                   (2)
                                                    Steampunk Boiler.pngSteampunk BoilerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                    Skyware Platform.pngSkyware PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
                                                    Internal Item ID: 2628
                                                     (2)
                                                      Sky Mill.pngSky MillDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                      Honey Platform.pngHoney PlatformDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                      Internal Item ID: 2630
                                                       (2)
                                                        Honey Dispenser.pngHoney DispenserDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
                                                        Bone Platform.pngBone PlatformDesktop Version
                                                        Internal Item ID: 634
                                                         (2)
                                                          Bone Welder.pngBone WelderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version

                                                          Used in[edit | edit source]

                                                          Desktop versionConsole version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop and Console versions of Terraria.

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

                                                          • 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.
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