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Lava Charm
  • Lava Charm item spriteold Lava Charm item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipProvides 7 seconds of immunity to lava
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Hellstone CrateHellstone CrateHellstone Crate15*1/20 (5%)
2.5*1/40 (2.5%)
Obsidian CrateObsidian CrateObsidian Crate15*1/20 (5%)
2.5*1/40 (2.5%)

The Lava Charm is an accessory that grants immunity to lava for 7 seconds. It is found in Chests in the Cavern layer, as well as from Hellstone Crates and Obsidian Crates with a 5*1/20 (5%) chance (only while fishing in lava on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version).

When the Lava Charm is equipped and the player comes into contact with lava, a 7-second countdown begins, signified by a lava meter that displays over the player's head. It operates similarly to the Breath meter, but displays flame icons instead of bubbles. Lava immunity time is recharged gradually by exiting lava, the same way breathing time is recharged by exiting water (albeit much more slowly).


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Lava WadersLava Waders (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
Lava WadersLava Waders (Desktop version)
Molten CharmMolten Charm
total: 3 row(s)


  • Unlike permanent immunity charms, equipping the Lava Charm does not give immediate protection; equipping it after falling into lava will not help.
  • Unlike most necklaces, it is not visible when equipped to players or mannequins. This also applies to the Molten Charm.


  • To clarify, the "lava layer" includes the lower portion of the Caverns where lava can naturally spawn, not the Underworld (Hell) biome. To search for a lava charm, try to rapidly explore a wide area of this layer. Bombs, naturally spawning minecart tracks, and Spelunker Potions can help search a wide area quickly.
  • This accessory will make the mining of Hellstone easier.
  • It will also help if the player gets pushed into the lava in The Underworld.
  • The Lava Waders, Molten Charm, Hellfire Treads, Terraspark Boots, and Demonic Hellcart stack with the Lava Charm to increase lava immunity by 7 seconds each to a maximum total of 42 / 14 seconds. Of these, only the Demonic Hellcart is not itself a Lava Charm upgrade.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Doubled spawn rate from 2.5*1/40 (2.5%) to 5*1/20 (5%).
  • Desktop
    • No longer found in Chests above the lava layer.
    • Now used to craft the Molten Charm.
    • Can now be found in Obsidian and Hellstone Crates.
  • Desktop
    • Lava immunity timer now appears over the player's head.
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was Lava Charm (old).png.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Lava immunity timer now appears over the player's head.
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop