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  • Glowstick item sprite
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipWorks when wet
Max stack999 / 99
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Projectile created
  • Glowstick
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
ChestChestChest40–748.33*1/12 (8.33%)
9.09*1/11 (9.09%)
12.5*1/8 (12.5%)
Blue JellyfishBlue Jellyfish.pngBlue Jellyfish1-4100%
Green JellyfishGreen Jellyfish.pngGreen Jellyfish1-4100%
Pink JellyfishPink Jellyfish.pngPink Jellyfish1-4100%
Shadow ChestShadow ChestShadow Chest15–2925*1/4 (25%)

The Glowstick is a light source that can be held or be tossed a fair distance, and works underwater, but cannot be placed on a wall or floor like the Torch can (though the Sticky Glowstick will stick to surfaces they are thrown against). Glowsticks will emit light for a lengthy period of time after being thrown, and have a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance to be recoverable after 5 minutes. Glowsticks can be purchased from the Merchant for 10 each during the Night or from the Skeleton Merchant for 10 during the day, if there was no full Moon. Glowsticks are also dropped by all Jellyfish, and can be found commonly in Pots and Chests.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bouncy GlowstickBouncy Glowstick (5)By Hand
Sticky GlowstickSticky Glowstick (5)
  • GlowstickGlowstick (5)
  • GelGel
total: 2 row(s)


Name Obtainable by:
Spelunker GlowstickSpelunker Glowstick Sold by the Skeleton Merchant
Fairy GlowstickFairy Glowstick Sold by the Zoologist


  • Glowsticks are thrown by being used (that is, left clicking when the glowstick is selected). They are not thrown by pressing the T key; trying to do that will drop the entire stack, and the stack will only travel a few tiles away from the player.
  • After being thrown, Glowsticks will disappear if you exit the world.


  • The Glowstick can be used as a moving light source while mining directly downward, as it will continue to drop along with the player when the blocks underneath it are mined away.
  • Glowsticks, unlike torches, can be thrown to light an area from a distance.
  • Just like boomerangs, a Glowstick can pass through a 1 block thick wall if thrown at the right angle.
  • Since they work underwater, they can be a good, cheap substitute to torches.


  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Buy and sell prices reduced from 20 / 4 to 10 / 2.
    • Brightness increased.