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Shell Pile
  • Shell Pile item sprite
  • Shell Pile placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research100 required
Projectile created
  • Shell Pile
    Shell Pile
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Ocean CrateOcean CrateOcean Crate20–5033.33*1/3 (33.33%)
Seaside CrateSeaside CrateSeaside Crate20–5033.33*1/3 (33.33%)

Shell Piles are a decorative block found naturally in the Ocean biome in large clumps. They are affected by gravity and will fall if supporting blocks are removed, dealing damage to any player or enemy they land on. They can also be found in Ocean Crates or in Seaside Crates.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Shell PileShell Pile (4)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
total: 6 row(s)


  • Falling Shell Pile blocks will not land on platforms, like most other falling blocks. The only exception are Sand Blocks.
  • Since Shell Piles are affected by gravity, they can Block Swap Sand and other gravity-affected blocks.
  • Because Shell Piles randomly generate near oceans, they have no value to NPCs, even though shells have a value between 5 to 1.
  • Shell Pile is considered a soft tile by the Gravedigger's Shovel.