Life Crystal

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Life Crystal
  • Life Crystal item spriteold Life Crystal item sprite
  • Life Crystal placed
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Statistics
Type
Placeable (2 wide × 2 high)
Heals Health20
Use time30 (Average)
TooltipPermanently increases maximum life by 20
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell150
Research10 required
Not to be confused with Heart.

A Life Crystal is a consumable item that permanently increases the player's health capacity by 20, adding a red heart to the player's health bar, while also restoring 20 health.

Up to 15 Life Crystals can be used per player, increasing health capacity by 300 (15 hearts). Added to the 100 health new players begin with (5 hearts), a total of 400 health (20 hearts) can be achieved. Additional Life Crystals can no longer be used at that point, and attempting to do so will not consume the item.

Life Crystals can be found naturally placed in any area in the Underground layer and below, though they are fairly uncommon. They cannot be found in the The Underworld or the Dungeon, unless on Old-gen console version Old-gen console. Desktop and Mobile versions They also have 6.67*1/15 (6.67%) chance to drop from a Golden or Titanium Crate.

After a world converts to Hardmode, and after the 400 health maximum is reached from consuming Life Crystals, Life Fruits can then be used to increase health capacity further, to a maximum of 500 (20 Life Fruits).

Life Crystals used
None:
(100 health)
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1 used:
(120 health)
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15 used:
(400 health)
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Two Life Crystals found in close proximity in a Glowing Mushroom biome.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Heart LanternHeart LanternBy Hand
Panic NecklacePanic Necklace (Desktop version)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The maximum number of Life Crystals that can generate is 100 on a small world, 230 on a medium world, and 403 on a large world.[1] Occasionally, a Life Crystal will fail to generate causing there to be slightly fewer than the maximum number in the world, but the total will not exceed these numbers.
  • The Life Crystal is not a healing potion in the traditional sense. It only restores health when used if below 400 maximum health.
  • There are certain maximum health thresholds for specific events to occur. See Health § Notes for details.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Heart Breaker.png
Heart Breaker • “Discover and smash your first heart crystal underground.”
Find and break a Life Crystal. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Life Crystals can be considered the health counterpart to Mana Crystals.
  • Life Crystals are one of the few tiles which still obviously borrow from the Stone Block sprite, even in the final game version. Other blocks which did this, such as Ebonstone/Pearlstone prior to 1.2 or all original ores prior to 1.3.0.1Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions, eventually had their sprites revamped.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Due to the addition of Life Fruits, hearts are now all red; from 420 health and onward, hearts are smaller like the other versions, and gold hearts represent Life Fruit.
  • Mobile 1.1.5536: Can now be used up to 400 HP, instead of the former 200 HP. From 420 health and onward, hearts are represented by a gold layer on top of existing hearts (as if the player had used Life Fruits).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method GenerateWorld() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.2.