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  • Tombstone item spriteold Tombstone item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0

A Tombstone drops when a player dies. It can then be retrieved and used much like a sign or as a form of decoration. By default, they contain the death message generated based on how the player died. Additionally, Tombstones created in 1.4 () and later show the real life date the player died.

Upon death, a Tombstone will bounce around until it lands on a 2×2 empty space, at which point it will place itself. Two Tombstones cannot land on each other, nor can they be retrieved if they fail to place themselves (e.g., due to lack of suitable space). If a tombstone can not find a place to land, it will eventually despawn.

Variants are chosen randomly upon death. Golden Tombstones drop when the player had more than 10 in their inventory.

In 1.4, having 4-8 Tombstones placed in close proximity will gradually darken and desaturate the environment. Five / !!Error: Invalid EICONS input! four or more Tombstones placed in close proximity will generate a Graveyard mini-biome. Breaking a Tombstone may spawn a Ghost offscreen.

The Strange Looking TombstoneStrange Looking Tombstone is a 3DSNintendo 3DS version-exclusive Tombstone variant dropped when the Worm Pet is active at death. Its tooltip is "A Tombstone that kinda looks like a worm, right?". It can be re-placed after being mined.

In hardcore, Tombstones cannot be easily obtained because death is permanent. In, NPCs in worlds with hardcore characters will now drop Tombstones when they are killed. This makes it possible to build Graveyards without the need for a non-hardcore character. Variants are still chosen randomly, all NPCs drop a normal tombstone except Merchant and Tax Collector who drop a golden variant.

Because Tombstones create Graveyards, and mark a place where a player had died, they are highlighted by Dangersense Potions.


Tombstone Tombstone
Internal Item ID: 321
Grave Marker Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 1173
Cross Grave Marker Cross Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 1174
Headstone Headstone
Internal Item ID: 1175
Gravestone Gravestone
Internal Item ID: 1176
Obelisk Obelisk
Internal Item ID: 1177
Golden Tombstone Golden Tombstone
Internal Item ID: 3230
Golden Grave Marker Golden Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 3231
Golden Cross Grave Marker Golden Cross Grave Marker
Internal Item ID: 3229
Golden Headstone Golden Headstone
Internal Item ID: 3233
Golden Gravestone Golden Gravestone
Internal Item ID: 3232
Strange Looking Tombstone Strange Looking Tombstone
Internal Item ID: 5062



  • Tombstones can be easily farmed by placing Hellstone or Meteorite directly under the spawn and then creating a new character. The player will die and respawn continuously, creating a Tombstone each time. Alternatively, it can be done by digging straight down from the spawn so the player will die from fall damage.
    • The spawn point can also be flooded with water to drown the player, but it is less efficient than other methods.
  • In Journey Mode, even when the enemy spawn rate is set to 0× the normal rate, mining up Tombstones may still cause Ghosts to spawn.


  • Golden Tombstones, like all other tombstones, have no sell value.
  • On the Xbox 360 Xbox 360 version, before an unspecified patch, certain terms which could be considered profanity or sexual content written on tombstones would have resulted in the tombstone saying "(Censored)".
  • There is no golden variant of the Obelisk in any version of the game.
  • The Strange Looking Tombstone is part of the Worms 3 crossover.


  • Desktop
    • Breaking Tombstones has a chance for a Ghost to spawn.
    • NPCs now drop Tombstones on death in Hardcore worlds.
    • Tombstones are now used to create a Graveyard minibiome.
    • Tombstones now show a player's date of death.
  • Desktop
    • Golden variants of all tombstones except Obelisks added.
    • Updated Tombstone, Grave Marker, Cross Grave Marker and Obelisk sprites.
  • Desktop 1.2: Cross Grave Marker, Grave Marker, Gravestone, Headstone, and Obelisk variants added and chosen randomly on death.
  • Desktop 1.1: Is now dropped by characters on any difficulty.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Golden variants of all tombstones except Obelisks added.
    • Sprites updated to match Desktop
  • Console 1.02: Cross Grave Marker, Grave Marker, Gravestone, Headstone, and Obelisk variants added and chosen randomly on death.
  • Mobile
    • Golden variants of all tombstones except Obelisks added.
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • Strange Looking Tombstone removed, replaced with Tombstone.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508: Cross Grave Marker, Grave Marker, Gravestone, Headstone, and Obelisk variants added and chosen randomly on death.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced along with Strange Looking Tombstone and variants from Desktop 1.2.