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Minecarts
  • Minecart.png Mechanical Cart.png Digging Molecart.png
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Type
Research1 required

A player riding in a minecart.

Minecarts are mounts that allow players to ride on Minecart Tracks. There are currently 25 / 3 / 1 different Minecarts.

On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, Switch version Switch, and tModLoader version tModLoader, Minecarts need to be equipped in the Minecart equipment slot, overriding the use of the Wooden Minecart. On Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS3DS version, the ordinary Minecart is the default and it cannot be changed.

When the player is near a Minecart Track, pressing the Quick Mount hotkey or pressing the Open / Activate key on a point on the track causes a Minecart to spawn, which the player is automatically placed in. Once inside, the ▶ Right and ◀ Left direction keys either accelerate, decelerate, or reverse the cart's movement. The cart will maintain its current speed and direction if no keys are pressed and no obstacles are reached. The cart can also "jump" with the Jump key.

To exit the Minecart (which causes the Minecart to despawn), the player can use a hook, press the Quick Mount hotkey, or cancel the buff (Desktop version right-clicking the icon, Console versionOld-gen console version selecting the icon and canceling it in the equipment menu, Mobile version double-tapping the icon, or 3DS version canceling the buff from the buffs screen). The Minecart will also despawn if the player jumps off the tracks, lands on blocks, and attempts to move sideways.

Upon colliding with an enemy, the Minecart will do damage not amplified by any damage amplifiers. The critical chance used by the collision is equal to the highest critical chance out of the player's Melee, Ranged, or Magic critical chance. Knockback is equal to (5 + 25 * Speed), Damage is equal to (25 + 55 * currentSpeed) unless stated otherwise, modified by the random damage variation.

Weapons and tools, as well as most other items except hooks, can be used while riding a Minecart.

Types[]

Minecart Buff Mount Tooltip Source Rarity Notes
Wooden Minecart Wooden Minecart
Wooden Minecart (buff).png
Wooden Minecart (mount).png
- Press Quick Mount near (or Open / Activate) on a Minecart Track. n/a
  • Deals (15 + 30 * currentSpeed) damage upon collision.
  • This is the default minecart.
Minecart Minecart
Internal Item ID: 2343
Minecart
Minecart
Let's ride the rails Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version: 15 Any Iron Bar + 10 Any Wood ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
: Press Open / Activate on a Minecart Track.
Rarity level: 1
  • This is the default and only minecart.
Mechanical Cart Mechanical Cart
Internal Item ID: 3353
Minecart
Minecart
- Mechanical Wheel Piece + Mechanical Wagon Piece + Mechanical Battery Piece ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil ) Rarity level: Rainbow
  • Deals (50 + 100 * currentSpeed) damage upon collision.
  • Fires lasers at nearby enemies dealing 60 damage each.
  • Provides a defense boost that gradually increases depending on its current speed: +2 at a standstill, up to +7 at top speed.
  • Expert Mode-exclusive.
Desert Minecart Desert Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4066
Minecart
Minecart
-
  • Sandstone Chest
Rarity level: 1
Minecarp Minecarp
Internal Item ID: 4067
Minecart
Minecart
Allows quick travel in water
'Deal with it'
Received as a quest reward from the Angler. Rarity level: 1
  • Does not slow down in water.
Bee Minecart Bee Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4426
Minecart
Minecart
-
  • Ivy Chest
Rarity level: 1
  • The wings flap.
Ladybug Minecart Ladybug Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4427
Minecart
Minecart
-
  • Living Wood Chest
Rarity level: 1
Pigron Minecart Pigron Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4428
Minecart
Minecart
'Powered by Bacon!'
  • Pigron
Rarity level: 1
Sunflower Minecart Sunflower Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4429
Minecart
Minecart
-
  • Living Wood Chest
Rarity level: 1
Demonic Hellcart Demonic Hellcart
Internal Item ID: 4443
Minecart
Minecart
Provides 7 seconds of immunity to lava
  • Shadow Chest
Rarity level: 1
  • 7 seconds lava immunity.
    • The effect stacks with other lava immunity accessories, to a maximum total of 42 seconds.
  • Emits glowing purple particles from the eyes at low speeds/when stopped.
Shroom Minecart Shroom Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4450
Minecart
Minecart
'The shroom goes vroom' Found in Mushroom Chests. Rarity level: 1
  • Emits very low light.
Amethyst Minecart Amethyst Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4451
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Amethyst ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Topaz Minecart Topaz Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4452
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Topaz ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Sapphire Minecart Sapphire Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4453
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Sapphire ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Emerald Minecart Emerald Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4454
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Emerald ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Ruby Minecart Ruby Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4455
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Ruby ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Diamond Minecart Diamond Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4456
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Diamond ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Amber Minecart Amber Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4467
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + Large Amber ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
  • Sparkles.
Beetle Minecart Beetle Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4468
Minecart
Minecart
- Minecart + 8 Beetle Husk ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil ) Rarity level: 1
Meowmere Minecart Meowmere Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4469
Minecart
Minecart
'brrrrrow'
  • Moon Lord
  • Treasure Bag (Moon Lord)
Rarity level: 10
  • Emits a rainbow trail. Meows when jumping.
Party Wagon Party Wagon
Internal Item ID: 4470
Minecart
Minecart
'All aboard the party wagon!'
Rarity level: 1
  • Emits a multicolored trail. The player is shown holding three balloons that bob up and down.
The Dutchman The Dutchman
Internal Item ID: 4471
Minecart
Minecart
-
  • Flying Dutchman
Rarity level: 1
  • The flag begins fluttering when moving, blowing faster with increasing speed.
Steampunk Minecart Steampunk Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4472
Minecart
Minecart
'Steam powered!'
Rarity level: 1
  • Emits smoke particles, that resemble the smoke of a train.
    • The smoke changes color based on the dye applied to it.
  • The wheel rotation resembles train wheels.
Coffin Minecart Coffin Minecart
Internal Item ID: 4745
Minecart
Minecart
- 5 Any Iron Bar + 10 Any Wood + 10 Rotten Chunk ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil & Ecto Mist )
or
5 Any Iron Bar + 10 Any Wood + 10 Vertebra ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil & Ecto Mist )
Rarity level: 1
Digging Molecart Digging Molecart
Internal Item ID: 4763
Digging Molecart
Minecart
Will dig through blocks and lay new track if carrying minecart tracks
Only digs when underground
Rarity level: 1
  • Creates track in front of the player.
    • The player must have Minecart Tracks in their inventory.
  • Digs through blocks in front of the player.
    • The player must have a pickaxe or drill in their inventory.

Notes[]

  • With the exception of the default cart given when the player does not have a Minecart equipped, the Mechanical Cart, and the Digging Molecart, all Minecart variants have the same acceleration and max speed.[1]
Type Max speed Acceleration Time to reach
max speed
Digging MolecartDigging Molecart 31 mph (22.5 tiles/second) 4.5 tiles/second²
(6 mph/second)
5 seconds
Wooden MinecartWooden Minecart 51 mph (37.5 tiles/second) 6.75 tiles/second²
(9 mph/second)
5.56 seconds
Other MinecartsOther MinecartsOther MinecartsOther Minecarts 66 mph (48.75 tiles/second) 9 tiles/second²
(12 mph/second)
5.42 seconds
Mechanical CartMechanical Cart 102 mph (75 tiles/second) 22.5 tiles/second²
(31 mph/second)
3.33 seconds

Achievements[]

Achievement Vehicular Manslaughter.png
Vehicular Manslaughter • Defeat an enemy by running it over with a minecart.
Kill an enemy by running over it with a Minecart.

Trivia[]

The original teaser for the Minecarp.

  • The hook fired when Quick Mount is pressed is identical to the Grappling Hook in appearance.
  • The Minecarp's name is a portmanteau, combining the words Minecart and carp fish.
    • Its tooltip is a reference to the original teaser it was first shown in.
  • The Mechanical Cart is the only Expert-exclusive item that must be crafted.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Now equippable, dyeable and has a sell value.
    • Added 2 new variants.

References[]

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, functions Initialize() in Terraria.Mount.cs and HorizontalMovement() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.2.3.

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