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A pyramid, the top sticking out of the sand in a desert.
A map view of a Pyramid tunnel.
Pyramids can stop abruptly.

A Pyramid is a Desert structure composed of Sandstone Brick. Pyramids are rare, and most generated worlds will not contain any.

The bulk of the Pyramid is buried underground, with its tip usually protruding slightly from the Desert surface. Pyramids contain a single zigzagging tunnel leading to a treasure room, which can contain unique loot. In addition to unique treasures, they are furnished with unique decorative banners and a variety of pots and coin stashes.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Unique Treasures Unique Drops
Flying Carpet.png Flying Carpet
Sandstorm in a Bottle.png Sandstorm in a Bottle
Pharaoh's Mask.png Pharaoh's Mask
Pharaoh's Robe.png Pharaoh's Robe

Through plundering:

Snake Banner.png Snake Banner
Omega Banner.png Omega Banner
Ankh Banner.png Ankh Banner

From terrain:

Sandstone Brick.png Sandstone Brick
Sandstone Brick Wall.png Sandstone Brick Wall
Gold Chest.png Gold Chest

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible, though very rare, for up to 4 Pyramids to generate in a single world.
  • A Pyramid's natural tunnel sometimes ends abruptly.
  • An experiment generating one hundred small worlds using version showed an 83% chance of having no pyramids, a 15% chance of having one pyramid, and a 2% chance of having two pyramids. However, Pyramids are slightly more common since version 1.2.3.
  • Another experiment generating one hundred small, medium and large worlds using version 1.3.5 showed a 16% chance in small worlds, 42% chance in medium worlds and 39% chance in large worlds of having one or multiple pyramids. It also showed that there can be a maximum of one pyramid in small worlds, 3 in medium worlds and 4 in large worlds.
  • In the Mobile only.pngMobile version, mummies can sometimes spawn when pots are broken in pyramids.
  • In the  Mobile only.pngMobile version, Pyramids can sometimes contain two rooms, each with a Gold Chest. The second chest will contain standard pyramid loot, and above it an orange torch will spawn, along with two Ankh Banners.
Rarely, pyramids will spawn in the underground desert.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.2.3: Made slightly more common.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
Biomes and Structures
Surface Layers Forest • Desert • Ocean • Snow • Jungle • Mushroom • Evil Biome (The Corruption • The Crimson) • The Hallow • Space
Underground Layers Underground • Cavern • Underground Snow • Underground DesertDesktop Version • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Meteorite • Granite CaveDesktop Version • Marble CaveDesktop Version • Spider Nest • Bee Hive • Dungeon • Lihzahrd Temple
Structures and Other Biomes Living Tree • Enchanted Sword ShrineDesktop Version • Floating Island • Underground Cabin • Chasm • Pyramid • Jungle Shrine • Living Mahogany TreeDesktop Version • Jungle SanctumMobile only.png • Ruined House • Heart ShrineMobile only.png