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Platforms
  • Wood platform item sprite
Statistics
Type
Placeable (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time10 (Very fast)
Max stack999 / 99
RarityRarity level: 0
This article is about the furniture item. For systems that can run Terraria, see Game platform.

Platforms are a special type of block that can be walked on, but also allow movement through the space they occupy. The player normally stands and walks on platforms as if they were ordinary blocks, and they can move down through a platform by pressing the ▼ Down key while standing on one. Players can also walk or jump horizontally through the space occupied by platforms, only treating the platform as "solid" when landing on them from above.

Walking enemies can similarly walk on or pass through platforms. Flying enemies like bats will fly up through them, but not down. Other enemies, including Harpies, ignore them entirely. NPCs will always climb up platforms.

Weapons and their projectiles will travel through platforms. Liquids flow through platforms, and lava will destroy all platforms upon contact, with the exception of Obsidian and Stone Platforms. Gravity-affected blocks like Sand will be supported by platforms.

Because of the high mobility provided by platforms, they can be used in a variety of ways: as a bridge across gaps that players can descend through without destroying, for roof access that keeps some enemies from getting through, or to create a fighting area above most enemies that players can fire down through while keeping out of reach. Also, since Piggy Banks, Chests, crafting stations and most other furniture can be placed on them like on ordinary blocks (exceptions include gems and Crystal Shards), they can be used as a shelving to pack furniture into a confined space without restricting player movement.

Positioning platforms[]

A platform has four distinct positions, which can be cycled through by hitting it with a hammer, similarly to an ordinary block:

  1. In the default or "top" position, it occupies the top half of a block space. Only in this position can furniture be placed on top of it. This includes a Bottle (or similar), which will count as a Placed Bottle for crafting potions.
  2. After one hammer blow, it will change to the slanted stairs form, facing right. It may also show "struts" beneath the slanted part depending on adjacent blocks, but this is purely visual.
  3. A second hammer blow will switch it to stairs facing left.
  4. A third hammer blow will move it to its "bottom" position, horizontal but lowered to the bottom half of the block. Only in this position, banners (and some other hanging items) can be attached beneath them. However, chandeliers or lanterns will not attach there.

A fourth hammer blow will cycle the platform back to its default position. Only one platform can occupy a single block tile, so there cannot be top and bottom platforms in the same tile.

Stairs[]

Stairs can face either direction, regardless of what side of a block they are on. Walking up stairs in the direction they face will raise the player as expected, but walking towards stairs facing away from the player will not have any effect. As with normal platforms, pressing ▼ Down will cause stairs to be ignored. Nothing can be placed on stairs. Smart Cursor can be used to place stairs without having to hammer the platforms into the correct state.

Crafting[]

Placed craftable platforms. Click/tap the image to view a summary of each row.

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone PlatformBone Platform
Internal Item ID: 634
(2) (Console version)
Bone WelderBone Welder
Bamboo PlatformBamboo Platform
Internal Item ID: 4580
(2)
By Hand
Bone PlatformBone Platform
Internal Item ID: 634
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Boreal Wood PlatformBoreal Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 2566
(2)
Cactus PlatformCactus Platform
Internal Item ID: 2744
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Crystal PlatformCrystal Platform
Internal Item ID: 3903
(2)
Dynasty Wood PlatformDynasty Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 3905
(2)
Ebonwood PlatformEbonwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 631
(2)
Flesh PlatformFlesh Platform
Internal Item ID: 3907
(2)
Frozen PlatformFrozen Platform
Internal Item ID: 3908
(2)
Glass PlatformGlass Platform
Internal Item ID: 1702
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Granite PlatformGranite Platform
Internal Item ID: 3146
(2)
Honey PlatformHoney Platform
Internal Item ID: 2630
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Lesion PlatformLesion Platform
Internal Item ID: 3957
(2)
Lihzahrd PlatformLihzahrd Platform
Internal Item ID: 3906
(2)
Marble PlatformMarble Platform
Internal Item ID: 3145
(2)
Martian PlatformMartian Platform
Internal Item ID: 2822
(2)
Meteorite PlatformMeteorite Platform
Internal Item ID: 3144
(2)
Mushroom PlatformMushroom Platform
Internal Item ID: 2549
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Nebula PlatformNebula Platform
Internal Item ID: 4201
(2)
Obsidian PlatformObsidian Platform
Internal Item ID: 1457
(2)
Palm Wood PlatformPalm Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 2518
(2)
Pearlwood PlatformPearlwood Platform
Internal Item ID: 633
(2)
Pumpkin PlatformPumpkin Platform
Internal Item ID: 1796
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Rich Mahogany PlatformRich Mahogany Platform
Internal Item ID: 632
(2)
Sandstone PlatformSandstone Platform
Internal Item ID: 4311
(2)
Shadewood PlatformShadewood Platform
Internal Item ID: 913
(2)
Skyware PlatformSkyware Platform
Internal Item ID: 2628
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Slime PlatformSlime Platform
Internal Item ID: 2581
(2)
Solar PlatformSolar Platform
Internal Item ID: 4159
(2)
Spider PlatformSpider Platform
Internal Item ID: 3945
(2)
Spooky Wood PlatformSpooky Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 1818
(2)
Stardust PlatformStardust Platform
Internal Item ID: 4222
(2)
Steampunk PlatformSteampunk Platform
Internal Item ID: 2627
(2) (Desktop versionMobile version)
Stone PlatformStone Platform
Internal Item ID: 4416
(2)
Vortex PlatformVortex Platform
Internal Item ID: 4180
(2)
Wood PlatformWood Platform
Internal Item ID: 94
(2)
Honey PlatformHoney Platform
Internal Item ID: 2630
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version)
Honey DispenserHoney Dispenser
Living Wood PlatformLiving Wood Platform
Internal Item ID: 2629
(2)
Living LoomLiving Loom
Skyware PlatformSkyware Platform
Internal Item ID: 2628
(2) (Console version)
Sky MillSky Mill
Steampunk PlatformSteampunk Platform
Internal Item ID: 2627
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler
Cactus PlatformCactus Platform
Internal Item ID: 2744
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
Work BenchWork Bench
Glass PlatformGlass Platform
Internal Item ID: 1702
(2) (Console version)
Mushroom PlatformMushroom Platform
Internal Item ID: 2549
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version)
Pumpkin PlatformPumpkin Platform
Internal Item ID: 1796
(2) (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
total: 45 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
BoneBone (Console version)Bone WelderBone Welder
BambooBambooBy Hand
BoneBone (Desktop versionMobile version)
Boreal WoodBoreal Wood
CactusCactus (Desktop versionMobile version)
CogCog (Desktop versionMobile version)
Crystal BlockCrystal Block
Dynasty WoodDynasty Wood
EbonwoodEbonwood
Flesh BlockFlesh Block
GlassGlass (Desktop versionMobile version)
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom (Desktop versionMobile version)
Gray BrickGray Brick
Honey BlockHoney Block (Desktop versionMobile version)
Ice BlockIce Block
Lesion BlockLesion Block
Lihzahrd BrickLihzahrd Brick
Martian Conduit PlatingMartian Conduit Plating
Meteorite BrickMeteorite Brick
Nebula BrickNebula Brick
Obsidian BrickObsidian Brick
Palm WoodPalm Wood
PearlwoodPearlwood
PumpkinPumpkin (Desktop versionMobile version)
Rich MahoganyRich Mahogany
ShadewoodShadewood
Slime BlockSlime Block
Smooth Granite BlockSmooth Granite Block
Smooth Marble BlockSmooth Marble Block
Smooth SandstoneSmooth Sandstone
Solar BrickSolar Brick
Spider Nest BlockSpider Nest Block
Spooky WoodSpooky Wood
Stardust BrickStardust Brick
Sunplate BlockSunplate Block (Desktop versionMobile version)
Vortex BrickVortex Brick
WoodWood
Honey BlockHoney Block (Console versionOld-gen console version)Honey DispenserHoney Dispenser
WoodWoodLiving LoomLiving Loom
Sunplate BlockSunplate Block (Console version)Sky MillSky Mill
CogCog (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)Steampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler
CactusCactus (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)Work BenchWork Bench
GlassGlass (Console version)
Glowing MushroomGlowing Mushroom (Console versionOld-gen console version)
PumpkinPumpkin (Console versionOld-gen console version3DS version)
total: 45 row(s)

On the 3DS3DS version version, platforms are crafted from only one block of their respective type.

Noncraftable platforms[]

Placed noncraftable platforms. Click/tap the image to view a summary of each row.

Team Platforms are sold by the Traveling Merchant. Golden Platforms are dropped during the Pirate Invasion. All other noncraftable platforms are found in the Dungeon.

Platform Notes
Dungeon Shelf Dungeon Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1418
Found in the Dungeon.
Wood Shelf Wood Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1389
Found in the Dungeon.
Metal Shelf Metal Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1387
Found in the Dungeon.
Brass Shelf Brass Shelf
Internal Item ID: 1388
Found in the Dungeon.
Blue Brick Platform Blue Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1384
Found in the Dungeon.
Pink Brick Platform Pink Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1385
Found in the Dungeon.
Green Brick Platform Green Brick Platform
Internal Item ID: 1386
Found in the Dungeon.
Red Team Platform Red Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3622
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Green Team Platform Green Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3638
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Blue Team Platform Blue Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3639
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Yellow Team Platform Yellow Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3640
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Pink Team Platform Pink Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3641
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
White Team Platform White Team Platform
Internal Item ID: 3642
Sold by the Traveling Merchant.
Golden Platform Golden Platform
Internal Item ID: 3904
Dropped by Pirates.

Notes[]

  • Nearly all platform variants are functionally identical, and are differentiated only by their appearance and their crafting recipes. Obsidian and Stone Platforms are an exception, in that they do not break upon contact with lava the way most platforms do, although they will still disintegrate if dropped or thrown into it.
    • Team Platforms can be broken by lava; however, they cannot be destroyed due to their rarity.
  • Hooks can attach to platforms. While grappling to a platform on the Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and 3DS3DS version version, it is impossible to grapple to anything else, regardless of the direction the hook is fired in. On the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, the hook will ignore all platforms covered by the player's body.
  • The player will fall through platforms while in a Minecart.
  • Wraiths cannot fly up using platforms but are able to hover on top of them.

Tips[]

An NPC-proof door. The stairs (and the platforms below) act as a divider between each "house cell". Everything can go through this entryway but NPCs see it as a solid wall so they turn around.

A stair elevator made of Frozen Platforms. Walk into it holding ▲ Up and Jump to use it.

  • Stairs are a key part of many advanced movement techniques, such as hoiks, NPC-proof doors, elevators, or enemy traps.
  • Similarly to ordinary blocks, it is possible to remove every second platform in a row of platforms without movement disadvantages, as the player is two tiles wide and will not fall through.

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.4: Fixed an issue where if the entire top of the world was covered with platforms, it would prevent meteors from spawning.
  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Spider, Lesion, Sandstone, Stone, Bamboo, Nebula, Solar, Stardust, and Vortex Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.3.5: Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.3.1:
    • Team Platforms added.
    • Crystal, Golden, Lihzahrd, Flesh, Frozen and Dynasty Platforms added, but unimplemented.
  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Added Granite, Marble, Meteorite, and Martian Platforms.
    • Stack size increased from 99 to 999.
    • Doubled output of crafting and made reverse crafting possible.
    • Added recipe for Obsidian and Bone Platforms.
    • Can now place torches on platforms.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: Palm Wood, Mushroom, Boreal Wood, Slime, Steampunk, Skyware, Living Wood and Honey Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.2: Pearlwood, Ebonwood, Shadewood, Dungeon Shelf, Metal Shelf, Brass Shelf, Wood Shelf, Pink Brick, Green Brick, and Blue Brick Platforms added.
  • Desktop 1.0.1: Torches now work correctly when being placed on wooden platforms.
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