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  • Amber item spriteold Amber item sprite
  • Amber placed
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Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research15 required
This article is about the gem obtained from the Extractinator or found in Underground Deserts. For the pet summon, see Amber Mosquito.
Main article: Gems

Amber is a gem acquired by placing Silt, Slush, or Desert Fossil into an Extractinator, by finding an Amber Gem Tree, or by searching through Underground Deserts.

Like all other gems, Amber can be placed on blocks. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, they can be crafted into their Stony block forms at a Heavy Work Bench in a Graveyard and can be obtained by cutting down an Amber Gem Tree, dropping 0-5 of its respective gems.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Amber GemcornAmber GemcornBy Hand
Orange TorchOrange Torch (20) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Amber Gem LockAmber Gem LockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Amber Stone BlockAmber Stone BlockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
Amber HookAmber HookIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Amber StaffAmber Staff
Large AmberLarge Amber
Orange PhasebladeOrange Phaseblade
Amber RobeAmber RobeLoomLoom
Crate PotionCrate Potion (3DS version)Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
Crate PotionCrate Potion (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile version)
Amber Gemspark BlockAmber Gemspark Block (20)Work BenchWork Bench
Orange Stained GlassOrange Stained Glass (20)
total: 14 row(s)


  • Amber's original purpose, Orange Torches, were apparently added because of a "really persistent nagging brit", in reference to Youtuber ChippyGaming, AKA James Bennett[1]
  • Amber is strangely absent from the Sandgun's crafting recipe, instead using Topaz. This is likely because the Sandgun was introduced before Amber was.
  • In real life, amber is fossilized tree resin, making it different from other gems' real-life counterparts in the fact that it is much younger and made of organic material. Such resin is called copal.


  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


  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Inventory sprite updated.
    • Now used to craft the Large Amber and the Amber Gem Lock.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Inventory sprite updated to match Desktop 1.3.1.
    • Now used to craft the Amber Staff.