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Torch
  • Torch.png
    Purple Torch.png Yellow Torch.png Blue Torch.png Green Torch.png Red Torch.png Orange Torch.png White Torch.png Pink Torch.png Ice Torch.png
    Cursed Torch.png Ichor Torch.png Demon Torch.png Rainbow Torch.png Ultrabright Torch.png Bone Torch.png
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Statistics
TypeFurnitureLight Source
PlaceableYes
Dimensions1 wide × 1 high
Use time14 Very Fast
TooltipProvides light
RarityRarity Level: 0
You want apples? You want carrots? You want pineapples? We got torches.

— The Merchant

A Torch is a furniture item that produces light when placed, held, or dropped (T key), and is crucial at all stages of gameplay as a primary light source. Torches provide light permanently, and are never consumed. Regular torches can be found randomly in Chests and Pots, as a bonus drop from Slimes, or purchased from the Merchant for 50 Copper Coin each. They can also be purchased from the Skeleton Merchant for 50 Copper Coin, during the second half of every in game minute.

Torches can be placed on the sides or tops of most blocks, and can be placed on background walls. They can also be placed on the sides of trees and Wooden Beams. In the PC version they can be placed on any type of Platform. A placed Torch can be retrieved by right-clicking on it or by freeing it with a Pickaxe or Drill. When the block a Torch is attached to is broken, the Torch will attach itself to any other block or wall directly adjacent to it. If all adjacent blocks surrounding a Torch are removed (left, right, and bottom), and no wall exists behind it, it drops like any other item.

Torches are also mechanisms that can be toggled on and off via Wire.

Types[edit | edit source]

Light range and color of the torches with Color lighting mode. From top to bottom:
-Torch (regular)
-Orange
-Red
-Purple
-Blue
-Green
-Yellow
-White
-Ice
-Ultrabright
-Demon
-Cursed
-Ichor

Torch[edit | edit source]

Standard Torches produce an orange flame, and cannot be placed in liquids. They are crafted with Wood and Gel, but can also be purchased from the Merchant or the Skeleton Merchant for 50 Copper Coin each.

Colored Torches[edit | edit source]

Purple, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White and Orange Torches can be made by combining standard Torches with Gems. There are eight available colors, one for each of the seven Gem colors, plus the Pink Torch crafted as a regular torch but with Pink Gel. With the exception of their colors and light levels, these function identically to a standard Torch.

Ice Torch[edit | edit source]

Ice Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Ice Blocks, and give off a pale blue light. The Ice Torch has a slightly different graphic to the rest of the colored torches, and can be used to make Frostburn Arrows.

Demon Torch[edit | edit source]

Demon Torches can be crafted by combining standard torches with Obsidian. They can also be taken from the Ruined Houses in the Underworld, where they occur naturally. They function identically to standard, colored and Ice Torches, except that they cycle smoothly between red, purple, and blue flame colors.

Cursed and Ichor Torches[edit | edit source]

These Torches become available during Hardmode, and emit a bright green or yellow light, respectively. They are unique in that they can be held or placed in liquids and still function normally there. They are crafted by combining standard Torches with Cursed Flames (Corruption only) or Ichor (Crimson only).

Ultrabright Torch[edit | edit source]

Ultrabright Torches cannot be crafted, but sometimes they are sold by Traveling Merchant. They shine brighter than normal torches when held.

Bone Torch Desktop VersionConsole Version[edit | edit source]

Bone Torches are sold by the Skeleton Merchant during the first half of every in-game minute (a real-world second), the time when he is not selling ordinary Torches.

Types list[edit | edit source]

Type Color (RGB) Sell Notes
Torch Torch
Internal Item ID: 8
1, 0.95, 0.8 10 Copper Coin Standard Torch.
Purple Torch Purple Torch
Internal Item ID: 430
0.9, 0, 0.9 40 Copper Coin
Yellow Torch Yellow Torch
Internal Item ID: 432
0.9, 0.9, 0 40 Copper Coin
Blue Torch Blue Torch
Internal Item ID: 427
0, 0.1, 1.3 40 Copper Coin Appears dim.
Green Torch Green Torch
Internal Item ID: 429
0, 1, 0.1 40 Copper Coin Can be found naturally in Jungle Shrines.
Red Torch Red Torch
Internal Item ID: 428
1, 0.1, 0.1 40 Copper Coin
Orange Torch Orange Torch
Internal Item ID: 1245
1, 0.5, 0 40 Copper Coin Mobile Version Can be found naturally in Pyramids.
White Torch White Torch
Internal Item ID: 431
1.3, 1.3, 1.3 1 Silver Coin Brightest torch.
Pink Torch Pink TorchDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3114
1, 0, 1 16 Copper Coin Can be used to craft Peace Candles.
Ice Torch Ice Torch
Internal Item ID: 974
0.7, 0.85, 1 12 Copper Coin Sometimes found in Ice Chests.
Cursed Torch Cursed Torch
Internal Item ID: 523
0.85, 1, 0.7 60 Copper Coin Functions under both Water and Lava. Placeable in either. Rarity Level: 1 rarity.
Ichor Torch Ichor Torch
Internal Item ID: 1333
1.25, 1.25, 0.8 66 Copper Coin Functions under both Water and Lava. Placeable in either. Rarity Level: 1 rarity.
Demon Torch Demon Torch
Internal Item ID: 433
0.5-1, 0.3, 1-0.5 60 Copper Coin Can be found naturally in The Underworld. Cycles color linearly.
Rainbow Torch Rainbow TorchDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3045
Rainbow 1 Silver Coin They cycle through various colors. Rarity Level: 1 rarity.
Ultrabright Torch Ultrabright TorchDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2274
0.75, 1.28, 1.2 60 Copper Coin Sold randomly by Traveling Merchant. Very bright when held, but dimmer when placed.
Bone Torch Bone TorchDesktop VersionConsole Version
Internal Item ID: 3004
0.95, 0.65, 1.3 20 Copper Coin Sold by the Skeleton Merchant for 1 Silver Coin during the second half of every minute (equivalent to one real-world second).


Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Standard Torch[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone CandelabraBone CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile VersionBone WelderBone WelderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Bone ChandelierBone ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Bone LampBone LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Bone LanternBone LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Blue TorchBlue Torch (3)By Hand
(Desktop versionConsole version) CampfireCampfire
(Old-gen console versionMobile version3DS version) CampfireCampfire
Cursed TorchCursed Torch (33)
(Desktop versionConsole version) Demon TorchDemon Torch (3)
(Desktop versionConsole version) Flaming ArrowFlaming Arrow (10)
(Old-gen console versionMobile version3DS version) Flaming ArrowFlaming Arrow (5)
Green TorchGreen Torch (3)
Ice TorchIce Torch (3)
Ichor TorchIchor Torch (33)
(Old-gen console versionMobile version) Molotov CocktailMolotov CocktailDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version (10)
(Desktop versionConsole version) Molotov CocktailMolotov CocktailDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version (5)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (3)
Purple TorchPurple Torch (3)
Rainbow TorchRainbow TorchDesktop VersionConsole Version (3)
Red TorchRed Torch (3)
White TorchWhite Torch (3)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch (3)
Flesh CandelabraFlesh CandelabraFlesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning VatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Flesh CandleFlesh Candle
Flesh ChandelierFlesh Chandelier
Flesh LampFlesh LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Flesh LanternFlesh Lantern
Glass CandelabraGlass CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile VersionGlass KilnGlass KilnDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Glass CandleGlass CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Glass ChandelierGlass ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Glass LampGlass LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Glass LanternGlass LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Honey CandelabraHoney CandelabraHoney DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Honey CandleHoney Candle
Honey ChandelierHoney Chandelier
Honey LampHoney LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Honey LanternHoney Lantern
Copper ChandelierCopper ChandelierIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Crystal ChandelierCrystal ChandelierDesktop Version
Ebonwood ChandelierEbonwood Chandelier
Glass KilnGlass KilnDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Gold ChandelierGold Chandelier
Granite ChandelierGranite ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole Version
(Old-gen console versionMobile version3DS version) Hellfire ArrowHellfire Arrow (25)
Lamp PostLamp Post
Marble ChandelierMarble ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian ChandelierMartian ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meteorite ChandelierMeteorite ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole Version
Mushroom ChandelierMushroom Chandelier
Palm Wood ChandelierPalm Wood ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pearlwood ChandelierPearlwood Chandelier
Platinum ChandelierPlatinum Chandelier
Pumpkin ChandelierPumpkin ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Rich Mahogany ChandelierRich Mahogany Chandelier
Shadewood ChandelierShadewood Chandelier
Silver ChandelierSilver Chandelier
Tin ChandelierTin Chandelier
Tungsten ChandelierTungsten Chandelier
Lihzahrd CandelabraLihzahrd CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile VersionLihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd FurnaceDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Lihzahrd CandleLihzahrd CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Lihzahrd ChandelierLihzahrd ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Lihzahrd LampLihzahrd LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Lihzahrd LanternLihzahrd LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Living Wood CandelabraLiving Wood CandelabraLiving LoomLiving LoomDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Living Wood CandleLiving Wood Candle
Living Wood ChandelierLiving Wood Chandelier
Living Wood LampLiving Wood LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Living Wood LanternLiving Wood Lantern
Skyware CandelabraSkyware CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile VersionSky MillSky MillDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Skyware CandleSkyware CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Skyware ChandelierSkyware ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Skyware LampSkyware LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Skyware LanternSkyware LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Slime CandelabraSlime CandelabraSolidifierSolidifier
Slime CandleSlime Candle
Slime ChandelierSlime Chandelier
Slime LampSlime LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Slime LanternSlime Lantern
Steampunk CandelabraSteampunk CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile VersionSteampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Steampunk CandleSteampunk CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Steampunk ChandelierSteampunk ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Steampunk LampSteampunk LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Steampunk LanternSteampunk LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Cactus CandelabraCactus CandelabraWork BenchWork Bench
Cactus CandleCactus Candle
Cactus ChandelierCactus Chandelier
Cactus LampCactus LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Cactus LanternCactus Lantern
CandelabraCandelabra
CandleCandle
Chinese LanternChinese Lantern
Crystal CandelabraCrystal CandelabraDesktop Version
Crystal CandleCrystal CandleDesktop Version
Crystal LampCrystal LampDesktop Version
Crystal LanternCrystal LanternDesktop Version
Dynasty CandleDynasty CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Dynasty LampDynasty LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Dynasty LanternDynasty LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Ebonwood CandelabraEbonwood Candelabra
Ebonwood CandleEbonwood Candle
Ebonwood LampEbonwood LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Ebonwood LanternEbonwood Lantern
FireplaceFireplaceDesktop VersionConsole Version
FurnaceFurnace
Granite CandelabraGranite CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole Version
Granite CandleGranite CandleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Granite LampGranite LampDesktop VersionConsole Version
Granite LanternGranite LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version
Hanging Jack 'O LanternHanging Jack 'O Lantern
Jack 'O LanternJack 'O Lantern
JackelierJackelier
Large Dynasty CandleLarge Dynasty CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Large Dynasty LanternLarge Dynasty LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Marble CandelabraMarble CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole Version
Marble CandleMarble CandleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Marble LampMarble LampDesktop VersionConsole Version
Marble LanternMarble LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Hover CandleMartian Hover CandleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian LamppostMartian LamppostDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian LanternMartian LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version
Martian Table LampMartian Table LampDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meteorite CandelabraMeteorite CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meteorite CandleMeteorite CandleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meteorite LampMeteorite LampDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meteorite LanternMeteorite LanternDesktop VersionConsole Version
Mushroom CandelabraMushroom Candelabra
Mushroom CandleMushroom Candle
Mushroom LampMushroom LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Mushroom LanternMushroom Lantern
Palm Wood CandelabraPalm Wood CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Palm Wood CandlePalm Wood CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Palm Wood LampPalm Wood LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Palm Wood LanternPalm Wood LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pearlwood CandelabraPearlwood Candelabra
Pearlwood CandlePearlwood Candle
Pearlwood LampPearlwood LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pearlwood LanternPearlwood Lantern
Platinum CandelabraPlatinum Candelabra
Platinum CandlePlatinum Candle
Pumpkin CandelabraPumpkin CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pumpkin CandlePumpkin CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pumpkin LampPumpkin LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Pumpkin LanternPumpkin LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Rich Mahogany CandelabraRich Mahogany Candelabra
Rich Mahogany CandleRich Mahogany Candle
Rich Mahogany LampRich Mahogany LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Rich Mahogany LanternRich Mahogany Lantern
Shadewood CandelabraShadewood Candelabra
Shadewood CandleShadewood Candle
Shadewood LampShadewood LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Shadewood LanternShadewood Lantern
Skull LanternSkull Lantern
Spooky CandelabraSpooky CandelabraDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Spooky CandleSpooky CandleDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Spooky ChandelierSpooky ChandelierDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Spooky LampSpooky LampDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Spooky LanternSpooky LanternDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Tiki TorchTiki Torch
total: 158 row(s)

Ice Torch[edit | edit source]

Pink Torch[edit | edit source]

Cursed Torch[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Cursed CampfireCursed CampfireDesktop VersionConsole VersionBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Ichor Torch[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Ichor CampfireIchor CampfireDesktop VersionConsole VersionBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Demon Torch[edit | edit source]

Rainbow Torch[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Rainbow CampfireRainbow CampfireDesktop VersionConsole VersionBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Ultrabright Torch[edit | edit source]

Bone Torch[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone CampfireBone CampfireDesktop VersionBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • With the exception of the Cursed Torch and Ichor Torch, Torches do not function under Water. A Torch thrown into Water will not emit light once it submerges, and if a player enters Water with a Torch selected in the Hotbar, the Torch will not be visible and will emit no light. Placed Torches are freed when Water touches them, and drop as items.
  • Holding the Auto-Select key (default: Left Shift) with the cursor over empty space will automatically prepare the torches in your inventory, allowing for quick placement or easy access to light.
  • White Torches appear to produce the most light of any light source in the game.
  • Torches provide more light when placed than they do when held or dropped, with the exception of the Ultrabright.
  • Torches are the only item where you can throw (via the T key) just one of the item. For all other items the entire stack gets thrown.
  • If you use T to throw a torch it will only go a few tiles forwards before falling straight down. If you want a light source that can be tossed farther, use Glowsticks or Flares (though note that glowsticks are thrown by selecting them and then left-clicking, not by pressing T).
  • Despite appearing dim, Blue Torches can reach a respectable distance with the "Trippy" Lighting mode selected, which is extended even farther under the effects of a Night Owl Potion. This can make it useful for exploring Underground Snow biomes.
  • While in smart cursor mode, you can only place torches in dark places.
  • Pausing the game won’t stop the torches from flickering.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Orange Torches were apparently added because of a "really persistent nagging brit" in reference to the Youtuber ChippyGaming AKA James Bennett.[1]
  • If you tab out of the game window, while the game itself is paused, the torch animation still plays
  • If you place a block above a torch, the torch will lower. If there is no block above it, the torch gets higher. This can be seen best using a trapdoor and opening/closing it,

References[edit | edit source]

  1. www.reddit.com ➝ thread: I am Redigit - Creator of Terraria. Ask Me Anything! ➝ question: What made you add such a fantastic item like the Orange torch (asked by user chippygaming) ➝ answer: This really persistent nagging brit. :P

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Demon Torches can now be crafted.
    • Introduced Rainbow, Bone and Pink Torches.
    • Can now be placed on any Platforms.
  • Desktop 1.2.3.1: Fixed torches being able to be placed on wrong sides of slopes (that leaves them in air).
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Introduced Ultrabright Torches.
    • Fixed exploit where you could throw torches to activate Hotbar items without costs.
    • Fixed issue where Ice Torch would not emit light when thrown on the ground.
    • Fixed torch duplication bug.
  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Torches are now animated.
    • Updated all Colored Torch sprites.
    • Can now be placed on background walls.
    • Introduced Ice, Orange, and Ichor Torches.
  • Desktop 1.1:
    • Can now be toggled on and off by Wire.
    • Introduced Colored, Cursed, and Demon varieties.
  • Desktop 1.0.1: Torches now work correctly when placed on wooden platforms.