- Internal Tile ID: 4
You want apples? You want carrots? You want pineapples? We got torches.
— The Merchant
Torches are furniture items that produce light when placed, held, or dropped (via the Throw key), and are crucial at all stages of gameplay as primary light sources. 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 or Skeleton Merchant for
Torches can be placed on the sides or tops of most blocks, on background walls, and on the sides of trees and Wooden Beams. In the Desktop version they can be placed on any type of platform. A placed torch can be retrieved by pressing the ⚷ Open / Activate key 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.
- 1 Types
- 2 Types list
- 3 Crafting
- 4 Notes
- 5 Trivia
- 6 History
- 7 References
Types[edit | edit source]
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 (always) or the Skeleton Merchant (during the second half of every in-game minute) for
50*50 each. Besides being used to craft various other light sources, they are also used to craft Flaming Arrows and Molotov Cocktails .
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 nine available colors, one for each of the seven gem colors, plus the Pink Torch crafted with Pink Gel and the Rainbow Torch crafted with Rainbow Brick. With the exception of their colors and light levels, these function identically to a standard Torch. The Rainbow Torch cycles through various colors. The Pink Torch is used to craft the Peace Candle , and the Rainbow Torch is used to craft the Rainbow Campfire .
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. Besides being used to craft the Frozen Campfire and various Frozen and Boreal light sources, they are also used to craft Frostburn Arrows.
Bone Torch [edit | edit source]
Bone Torches are sold by the Skeleton Merchant for
100*1 each during the first half of every in-game minute (a real-world second), other times he sells ordinary Torches. They are used to craft Bone Campfires .
Ultrabright Torch [edit | edit source]
Ultrabright Torches cannot be crafted, but are sometimes sold by the Traveling Merchant for
300*3 each. They shine brighter than normal torches when held. They are used to craft Ultra Bright Campfires and Living Ultrabright Fire Blocks .
Demon Torch[edit | edit source]
Demon Torches can be taken from the Ruined Houses in the Underworld, where they occur naturally. On Desktop, Console, and Mobile, they can also be crafted by combining standard torches with Obsidian. They function identically to standard, colored and Ice Torches, except that they cycle smoothly between red, purple, and blue flame colors. They are used to craft Demon Campfires and Living Demon Fire Blocks .
Cursed and Ichor Torches[edit | edit source]
These torches become available in 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 (Cursed Torches) or Ichor (Ichor Torches). They are used to craft Cursed Campfires and Ichor Campfires , respectively.
Types list[edit | edit source]
|Type||Tile ID||Color alteration (RGB)||Sell||Notes|
|4 (4)||-100%||-||-90%||Can be found naturally in Jungle Shrines.|
|4 (6)||+30%||+30%||+30%||Brightest torch.|
|4 (10)||-30%||-15%||-||Sometimes found in Ice Chests.|
|4 (14)||-5%||-35%||+30%||Sold by the Skeleton Merchant for |
|4 (13)||-25%||+28.25%||+20%||Sold randomly by Traveling Merchant for |
|4 (8)||-50%||-70%||-||Can be found naturally in The Underworld. Cycles color linearly; values displayed on the left are the base values.|
|4 (9)||-15%||-||-30%||Functions under both water and lava. Placeable in either. rarity.|
|4 (12)||+25%||+25%||-20%||Functions under both water and lava. Placeable in either. rarity.|
|4 (15)||varies||Cycles through various colors. rarity.|
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Recipes[edit | edit source]
Used in[edit | edit source]
Standard Torch[edit | edit source]
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Ice Torch[edit | edit source]
Pink Torch[edit | edit source]
Bone Torch[edit | edit source]
Ultrabright Torch[edit | edit source]
Demon Torch[edit | edit source]
Cursed Torch[edit | edit source]
Ichor Torch[edit | edit source]
Rainbow Torch[edit | edit source]
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 with the cursor over empty space will automatically prepare the torches in the player's 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 it is possible to throw (via the Throw key) just one of the item. For all other items the entire stack gets thrown.
- Throwing a torch will cause it to only go a few tiles forwards before falling straight down. For a light source that can be tossed farther, Glowsticks or Flares should be used (though note that Glowsticks are thrown by selecting them and then pressing the ⚒ Use / Attack button, not by pressing Throw).
- 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.
- While in Smart Cursor mode, the player can only place torches in dark places.
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.
- Torch flame animations continue to play while the game is paused.
- If a block is placed 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 Trap Door and opening/closing it.
History[edit | edit source]
- Desktop 1.3.1: Torches can now be placed on actuated tiles.
- Desktop 126.96.36.199: Fixed a torch duplication bug.
- Desktop 188.8.131.52:
- Demon Torches can now be crafted.
- Introduced Rainbow, Bone and Pink Torches.
- Can now be placed on any platforms.
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: 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 1.0.5: Dropped Torches no longer emit light underwater.
- Desktop 1.0.1: Torches now work correctly when placed on wooden platforms.
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Switch 1.0.711.6: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.
References[edit | edit source]
- Only valid for the "Color" and "Trippy" lighting modes.
- Information taken from the Desktop 220.127.116.11 source code, function
- This column represents the color alteration of the torch if it was applied to a completely lit, white tile. Note that this is merely a theoretical attempt at visualizing said color alteration; in-game colors are nearly always much darker and dimmer and less shiny.
- 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"