The Chest is a piece of Furniture that can be placed and used for public storage. They can hold a maximum of 40 stacks of items at one time. You can collect empty Chests with a standard pickaxe, while Chests with any items in them are completely unbreakable. Chests can be placed on Wood Platforms. Chests can be found in most Biomes.
Terraria - Chest Farming

Terraria - Chest Farming

But be careful! If you are in Hard Mode, chests aren't always what you think they are. You might find a chest that is trying to kill you! (See Mimic)


  • Blocks beneath a chest cannot be mined; thus, the player also cannot collect chests by mining the blocks under them.
  • If placed on top of actuator blocks, and the blocks are turned off afterwards, they will not disappear as expected.
  • Chests can be seen when using a Spelunker Potion, making finding chests in caves very easy.
  • There are only three places Chests cannot spawn, in Lava, in mid-air and inside blocks.
  • Since characters keep their inventory through worlds, chests can be used to give new characters high level weapons or other objects.
  • Empty or not, a chest that is placed on sand or silt will prevent those blocks from falling until it is removed.
  • As of 1.0.1, The Barrel only takes 1 Iron Bar to craft, making it more cost effective to build than a Chest.
  • As of 1.2, the Chest requires a pickaxe instead of the previously required hammer. As of 1.2 it is also more profitable than the barrel, since it's double the size.
  • As of 1.2.3, you can rename a chest and easily find a specific chest by hovering over it.



  • If you place a chest on Ice spawned by the Ice Rod, place anything in it and leave and reenter the world, you can duplicate any Chest endlessly.
  • When swinging a 'Very Slow Speed' Sword like Fiery Greatsword and opening a Chest before the swing ends with autopause on you won't be able to obtain the first item in the Chest.
  • Chests with an item in them and the ground under them cannot be destroyed, but if a chest with an item is placed on an Active Stone Block, toggling the blocks will make it rain 3 - 5 chests (version 1.1.2). The chest will remain suspended in midair on an Inactive Stone Block; this is probably the only way to have a chest that you can't stand on. This bug was fixed in 1.2.
  • On Mobile, sometimes if armor is moved from a chest directly onto the player, the armor disappears completely. (Android v1.02)
  • On mobile, if you place a chest next to a door then open the door the chest will dupilcate into 2.
  • Sometimes chests may appear broken, if bombs thrown to chest will drop 2 chests. (Tested on mobile)

Update Info


  • Chests can now be renamed.


  • Capacity increased from 20 to 40, Ice, Water, Hallowed, Dungeon and Crimson Chest added.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

See Also

Items Requiring Iron
Tools Chain · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer · Iron Pickaxe
Weapons Flamethrower · Iron Bow · Iron Broadsword · Iron Shortsword
Armor Iron Helmet · Iron Chainmail · Iron Greaves
Potions Ironskin Potion
Crafting Stations Cooking Pot · Glass Kiln · Heavy Work Bench · Iron Anvil · Sawmill
Furniture Barrel · Bathtub · Blacksmith Rack · Blue Dungeon Chest · Bone Chest · Bone Clock · Boreal Wood Chest · Boreal Wood Clock · Cactus Chest · Cactus Clock · Carpentry Rack · Chest · Dynasty Bathtub · Dynasty Chest · Dynasty Clock · Ebonwood Chest · Ebonwood Clock · Flesh Chest · Flesh Clock · Frozen Clock · Glass Chest · Glass Clock · Grandfather Clock · Green Dungeon Chest · Helmet Rack · Honey Chest · Honey Clock · Iron Door · Iron Fence · Lamp Post · Living Wood Clock · Lihzahrd Clock · Mushroom Chest · Mushroom Clock · Obsidian Chest · Palm Wood Chest · Palm Wood Clock · Pearlwood Chest · Pearlwood Clock · Pink Dungeon Chest · Pumpkin Chest · Pumpkin Clock · Rich Mahogany Chest · Rich Mahogany Clock · Shadewood Chest · Shadewood Clock · Slime Chest · Slime Clock · Spear Rack · Spooky Chest · Spooky Clock · Steampunk Chest · Steampunk Clock · Sunplate Clock · Sword Rack · Toilet · Trash Can
Other Empty Bucket · Inlet Pump · Iron Bar · Mechanical Eye · Mechanical Skull · Mechanical Worm · Minecart Track · Outlet Pump
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