Pyramid

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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.

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Pyramid
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

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  • 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 1.2.0.3.1 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.
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, mummies can sometimes spawn when pots are broken in pyramids.
  • In the  Mobile version Mobile version, Pyramids contain two rooms. One is along the standard path, the other is completely enclosed. The one along the path always has a Gold Chest while the second one will sometimes. If the second one does contain a Gold Chest, it will contain standard pyramid loot. The second room will also contain an orange torch and two Pyramid Banners.
Rarely, pyramids will spawn in the underground desert.
A second room in a pyramid found in the Mobile version Mobile version.

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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 VersionConsole Version • Underground Jungle • Underground Mushroom • Underground Corruption • Underground Crimson • Underground Hallow • The Underworld
Special Biomes Bee Hive • Dungeon • Granite CaveDesktop VersionConsole Version • Lihzahrd Temple • Marble CaveDesktop VersionConsole Version • Meteorite • Spider Nest
Structures and Other Biomes Chasm • Enchanted Sword ShrineDesktop VersionConsole Version • Floating Island • Heart ShrineMobile Version • Jungle Shrine/Jungle SanctumMobile Version • Living Tree (Living Mahogany TreeDesktop VersionConsole Version) • Pyramid • Ruined House • Underground Cabin
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