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Dirt Block
  • Dirt Block item spriteold Dirt Block item sprite
  • Dirt Block placed
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Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required

Check out my dirt blocks; they are extra dirty.

The Merchant

Dirt Blocks are one of the most common block types in Terraria, covering the majority of the world's surface.

Dirt Blocks may be covered by regular grass, Corrupt grass, Crimson grass, or Hallowed grass, which spreads from nearby grass-covered Dirt Blocks. It can also be turned into regular grass by using the Staff of Regrowth.

  • In all cases, the grass applies to the block as a whole, and will appear on all exposed surfaces.
  • If a grass block is covered by blocks on its four sides, the grass will remain and show as markings on the block. However, if the block is completely surrounded with eight blocks, the grass is lost and the block will revert to regular dirt.

Dirt blocks emit little dusty particles when walked or landed on.

Dirt occurs naturally almost everywhere throughout the world. All caves above the elevation of 0 ft are made of dirt. Below 0 ft, in the underground layer, the caves are made of roughly 50% dirt. Small patches of dirt can be found in the cavern layer, though it is mostly made of stone.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Dirt BlockDirt BlockWork BenchWork Bench
Dirt BlockDirt Block (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto Mist
total: 8 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Dirt BombDirt BombBy Hand
Sticky Dirt BombSticky Dirt Bomb
Floret Protector HelmetFloret Protector HelmetLoomLoom
Floret Protector PantsFloret Protector Pants
Floret Protector ShirtFloret Protector Shirt
Mud BlockMud BlockWaterWater
Dirt WallDirt Wall (4)Work BenchWork Bench
Cave Dirt WallCave Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Work BenchWork Bench and Ecto Mist
Cracked Dirt WallCracked Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Crumbling Dirt WallCrumbling Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Layered Dirt WallLayered Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rocky Dirt WallRocky Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rough Dirt WallRough Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Wavy Dirt WallWavy Dirt Wall (4) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
total: 14 row(s)


  • Dirt Blocks are one of the most fragile blocks in the game. A single hit from most pickaxes will successfully mine them, but Dirt Blocks with any kind of grass on them will take an additional hit.
  • In Hardmode, the evil biomes are capable of converting nearby Mud Blocks to Dirt Blocks, and Chlorophyte Ore is capable of doing the reverse.
  • Dirt Blocks can be moved around freely with a Dirt Rod.


  • Dirt Blocks are without doubt the most accessible block type to new players, making them useful for building a rudimentary shelter to take refuge during the first night.
  • Replacing dirt with non-corruptible blocks during Pre-Hardmode near your base will help a lot to prevent any possible contamination from The Crimson or The Corruption.


  • In some of his quotes, the Merchant claims to sell dirt, despite not actually selling it.


  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Stack limit was raised from 250 to 999.
    • Can now be crafted back from Dirt Walls.