|Placeable||✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)|
|Use time||15 (Very fast)|
|Max stack||999 / 99|
- Internal Tile ID: 4
You want apples? You want carrots? You want pineapples? We got torches.
— The Merchant
Torches are furniture items that produce light when placed, held, or dropped (via the Throw key), and are crucial at all stages of gameplay as primary light sources. Torches provide light permanently, and are never consumed. Regular torches can be found randomly in chests and Pots, as a bonus drop from slimes, or purchased from the Merchant or Skeleton Merchant for 50 each.
Torches can be placed on the sides or tops of most blocks, on background walls, and on the sides of trees and Wooden Beams. In the Desktop version they can be placed on any type of platform. A placed torch can be retrieved by pressing the ⚷ Open / Activate key on it or by freeing it with a pickaxe or drill. When the block a torch is attached to is broken, the torch will attach itself to any other block or wall directly adjacent to it. If all adjacent blocks surrounding a torch are removed (left, right, and bottom), and no wall exists behind it, it drops like any other item.
Placing at least 100 torches in close proximity, at a depth of at least 200 below surface level in any biome, will start the Torch God mini-event. This will grant the Torch God's Favor, which will allow the player to automatically convert ordinary torches to one of the biome types. This can produce Desert, Jungle, Ice, Hallowed, Crimson, or Corrupt Torches in the respective biomes; it can also produce Bone Torches in the Dungeon, and Demon Torches in the Underworld.
- 1 Types
- 2 Types list
- 3 Luck
- 4 Crafting
- 4.1 Recipes
- 4.2 Used in
- 5 Notes
- 6 Trivia
- 7 History
- 8 References
Standard Torches produce an orange flame, and cannot be placed in liquids. They are crafted with Wood and Gel, but can also be purchased from the Merchant (always) or the Skeleton Merchant (during the second half of every in-game minute) for 50 each. Besides being used to craft various other light sources, they are also used to craft Flaming Arrow, Molotov Cocktails, and the Flaming Mace.
Purple, Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, White and Orange Torches can be made by combining standard Torches with gems. There are nine available colors, one for each of the seven gem colors, plus the Pink Torch crafted with Pink Gel and the Rainbow Torch crafted with Rainbow Brick. With the exception of their colors and light levels, these function identically to a standard Torch. The Rainbow Torch cycles through various colors. The Pink Torch is used to craft the Peace Candle, and the Rainbow Torch is used to craft the Rainbow Campfire.
Ice Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Ice Blocks or in Desktop, Console, and Mobile Pink Ice Blocks, Purple Ice Blocks or Red Ice Blocks and give off a pale blue light. The Ice Torch has a slightly different graphic to the rest of the colored torches. Besides being used to craft the Frozen Campfire and various Frozen and Boreal light sources, they are also used to craft Frostburn Arrows.
Bone Torches are sold by the Skeleton Merchant for 1 each during the first half of every in-game minute (a real-world second), other times he sells ordinary Torches. They are used to craft Bone Campfires. Bone Torches regularly produce long-lasting sparks which can map out a fair distance below them.
Another way of acquiring Bone Torches is placing and immediately breaking Torches in the Dungeon with the Torch God's Favor. These can be used anywhere outside the Snow biome, Desert, Jungle, Corruption, Crimson, Hallow, Dungeon or Jungle Temple biomes for extra luck, and especially in the Underworld for increased fishing chances.
Ultrabright Torches cannot be crafted, but are sometimes sold by the Traveling Merchant for 3 each. They shine brighter than normal torches when held. They are used to craft Ultra Bright Campfires and Living Ultrabright Fire Blocks.
Demon Torches can be taken from the Ruined Houses in the Underworld, where they occur naturally. On Desktop, Console, Mobile, Switch, and tModLoader, they can also be crafted by combining standard torches with Obsidian. They function identically to standard, colored and Ice Torches, except that they cycle smoothly between red, purple, and blue flame colors. They are used to craft Demon Campfires and Living Demon Fire Blocks.
Cursed and Ichor Torch
These torches become available in Hardmode, and emit a bright green or yellow light, respectively. They are nearly unique in that they can be held or placed in liquids and still function normally there. They are crafted by combining standard Torches with Cursed Flames (Cursed Torches) or Ichor (Ichor Torches). They are used to craft Cursed Campfires and Ichor Campfires, respectively.
Desert Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Hardened Sand Blocks, Hardened Crimsand Blocks, Hardened Ebonsand Blocks or Hardened Pearlsand Blocks. They are used to craft Desert Campfires.
Coral Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Coral. The Coral Torch has a slightly different graphic to the rest of the colored torches. They can be placed in Water and still function normally there. They are used to craft Coral Campfires.
These torches become available in Hardmode. Hallowed Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Pearlstone Blocks, Hardened Pearlsand Blocks or Pink Ice Blocks. They are used to craft Hallowed Campfires.
|Type||Tile ID||Color alteration (RGB)||Sell||Notes|
Internal Item ID: 8
Internal Item ID: 430
Internal Item ID: 432
Internal Item ID: 427
Internal Item ID: 429
|4 (4)||-100%||-||-90%||40||Can be found naturally in Jungle Shrines.|
Internal Item ID: 428
Internal Item ID: 1245
Internal Item ID: 431
|4 (6)||+40%||+40%||+40%||1||Brightest torch.|
Internal Item ID: 974
|4 (10)||-25%||-15%||+40%||12||Sometimes found in Ice Chests.|
Internal Item ID: 3114
Internal Item ID: 3004
|4 (14)||-5%||-25%||+30%||20||Sold by the Skeleton Merchant for 1 each during the second half of every minute (equivalent to one real-world second).|
Internal Item ID: 2274
|4 (13)||-25%||+35%||+50%||60||Sold randomly by the Traveling Merchant for 3 each. Very bright when held, but dimmer when placed.|
Internal Item ID: 433
|4 (8)||-50%||-70%||-||60||Cycles color linearly; can be found naturally in The Underworld.|
Internal Item ID: 523
|4 (9)||-||+60%||-50%||30||Placeable and functional under both water and lava; rarity.|
Internal Item ID: 1333
|4 (12)||+40%||+40%||-30%||32||Placeable and functional under both water and lava; rarity.|
Internal Item ID: 3045
|4 (15)||-||-100%||-100%||50||Cycles through those colors linearly; rarity.|
Internal Item ID: 4383
Internal Item ID: 4384
|4 (18)||-75%||+30%||-20%||12||Placeable and functional under water.|
Internal Item ID: 4385
Internal Item ID: 4386
Internal Item ID: 4387
Internal Item ID: 4388
By placing or holding Torches in the correct locations, players can gain an increase of up to 0.2 to their luck.
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