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Torches
  • Torch.png
    Purple Torch.png Yellow Torch.png Blue Torch.png Green Torch.png Red Torch.png Orange Torch.png White Torch.png Pink Torch.png Ice Torch.png Cursed Torch.png
    Ichor Torch.png Demon Torch.png Rainbow Torch.png Ultrabright Torch.png Bone Torch.png Desert Torch.png Coral Torch.png Corrupt Torch.png Crimson Torch.png Hallowed Torch.png Jungle Torch.png
Statistics
Type
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipProvides light
Max stack999 / 99
RarityRarity level: 0

You want apples? You want carrots? You want pineapples? We got torches.

— The Merchant

Torches can be picked from the wall by pressing the Open / Activate key and used to light up the region around the player.

Torches held by the player will be put out upon entering water, even if the water is waist level and would not reach it.

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 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.

Torches are also mechanisms that can be toggled on and off via Wire.

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.

Types[]

Light range and color of the torches with "Color" lighting mode. From top to bottom:
-Torch (regular)
-Orange
-Red
-Purple
-Blue
-Green
-Yellow
-White
-Ice
-Ultrabright
-Demon
-Cursed
-Ichor

Standard Torch[]

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.

Colored Torch[]

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 Torch[]

Ice Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Ice Blocks or in Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version 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 Torch[]

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 Torch[]

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 Torch[]

Demon Torches can be taken from the Ruined Houses in the Underworld, where they occur naturally. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, Switch version Switch, and tModLoader version 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 Torch[]

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 Torch[]

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.

Corrupt Torch[]

Corrupt Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Ebonstone Blocks, Hardened Ebonsand Blocks or Purple Ice Blocks. They are used to craft Corrupt Campfires.

Crimson Torch[]

Crimson Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Crimstone Blocks, Hardened Crimsand Blocks or Red Ice Blocks. They are used to craft Crimson Campfires.

Hallowed Torch[]

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.

Jungle Torch[]

Jungle Torches are crafted by combining standard torches with Jungle Spores. They are used to craft Jungle Campfires.

Types list[]

Type Tile ID Color alteration (RGB)[1][2] Sell Notes
R G B Applied[3]
on
Applied
on
Torch Torch
Internal Item ID: 8
4 - -5% -20% 10 Standard Torch.
Purple Torch Purple Torch
Internal Item ID: 430
4 (5) -10% -100% -10% 40
Yellow Torch Yellow Torch
Internal Item ID: 432
4 (7) -10% -10% -100% 40
Blue Torch Blue Torch
Internal Item ID: 427
4 (2) -100% -90% +30% 40
Green Torch Green Torch
Internal Item ID: 429
4 (4) -100% - -90% 40 Can be found naturally in Jungle Shrines.
Red Torch Red Torch
Internal Item ID: 428
4 (3) - -90% -90% 40
Orange Torch Orange Torch
Internal Item ID: 1245
4 (11) - -50% -100% 12
White Torch White Torch
Internal Item ID: 431
4 (6) +40% +40% +40% 1 Brightest torch.
Ice Torch Ice Torch
Internal Item ID: 974
4 (10) -25% -15% +40% 12 Sometimes found in Ice Chests.
Pink Torch Pink Torch
Internal Item ID: 3114
4 (16) - -100% - 16
Bone Torch Bone Torch
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).
Ultrabright Torch Ultrabright Torch
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.
Demon Torch Demon Torch
Internal Item ID: 433
4 (8) -50% -70% - 60 Cycles color linearly; can be found naturally in The Underworld.
+50% -70% -100%
Cursed Torch Cursed Torch
Internal Item ID: 523
4 (9) - +60% -50% 30 Placeable and functional under both water and lava; Rarity level: 1 rarity.
Ichor Torch Ichor Torch
Internal Item ID: 1333
4 (12) +40% +40% -30% 32 Placeable and functional under both water and lava; Rarity level: 1 rarity.
Rainbow Torch Rainbow Torch
Internal Item ID: 3045
4 (15) - -100% -100% 50 Cycles through those colors linearly; Rarity level: 1 rarity.
- - -100%
-100% - -100%
-100% - -
-100% -100% -
- -100% -
Desert Torch Desert Torch
Internal Item ID: 4383
4 (17) +40% -15% -45% 12
Coral Torch Coral Torch
Internal Item ID: 4384
4 (18) -75% +30% -20% 12 Placeable and functional under water.
Corrupt Torch Corrupt Torch
Internal Item ID: 4385
4 (19) -5% -60% +40% 12
Crimson Torch Crimson Torch
Internal Item ID: 4386
4 (20) +40% -30% -50% 12
Hallowed Torch Hallowed Torch
Internal Item ID: 4387
4 (21) +25% -40% +20% 12
Jungle Torch Jungle Torch
Internal Item ID: 4388
4 (22) -25% +45% -10% 12

Luck []

Main article: Luck § Torches

By placing or holding Torches in the correct locations, players can gain an increase of up to 0.2 to their luck.

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Blue TorchBlue Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
Blue TorchBlue Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Coral TorchCoral Torch
Corrupt TorchCorrupt Torch (3)
Crimson TorchCrimson Torch (3)
Cursed TorchCursed Torch (33)
Demon TorchDemon Torch (3) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Desert TorchDesert Torch (3)
Green TorchGreen Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Green TorchGreen Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Hallowed TorchHallowed Torch (3)
Ice TorchIce Torch (3)
Ice TorchIce Torch (3) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Ichor TorchIchor Torch (33)
Jungle TorchJungle Torch (25) (Desktop version)
Jungle TorchJungle Torch (15) (Console versionMobile version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (20) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Pink TorchPink Torch (3)
Purple TorchPurple Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Purple TorchPurple Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Rainbow TorchRainbow Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rainbow TorchRainbow Torch (3) (Switch version)
Red TorchRed Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Red TorchRed Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
TorchTorch (3)
White TorchWhite Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
White TorchWhite Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
total: 41 row(s)

Used in[]

Standard Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Nebula CandelabraNebula CandelabraAncient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Nebula CandleNebula Candle
Nebula ChandelierNebula Chandelier
Nebula LampNebula Lamp
Nebula LanternNebula Lantern
Solar CandelabraSolar Candelabra
Solar CandleSolar Candle
Solar ChandelierSolar Chandelier
Solar LampSolar Lamp
Solar LanternSolar Lantern
Stardust CandelabraStardust Candelabra
Stardust CandleStardust Candle
Stardust ChandelierStardust Chandelier
Stardust LampStardust Lamp
Stardust LanternStardust Lantern
Vortex CandelabraVortex Candelabra
Vortex CandleVortex Candle
Vortex ChandelierVortex Chandelier
Vortex LampVortex Lamp
Vortex LanternVortex Lantern
Bone CandelabraBone CandelabraBone WelderBone Welder
Bone ChandelierBone Chandelier
Bone LampBone Lamp
Bone LanternBone Lantern
Blue TorchBlue Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)By Hand
Blue TorchBlue Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
CampfireCampfire (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
CampfireCampfire (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Coral TorchCoral Torch
Corrupt TorchCorrupt Torch (3)
Crimson TorchCrimson Torch (3)
Cursed TorchCursed Torch (33)
Demon TorchDemon Torch (3) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Desert TorchDesert Torch (3)
Flaming ArrowFlaming Arrow (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Flaming ArrowFlaming Arrow (5) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Flaming MaceFlaming Mace
Green TorchGreen Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Green TorchGreen Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Hallowed TorchHallowed Torch (3)
Hanging BrazierHanging Brazier
Ice TorchIce Torch (3)
Ice TorchIce Torch (3) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Ichor TorchIchor Torch (33)
Jungle TorchJungle Torch (25) (Desktop version)
Jungle TorchJungle Torch (15) (Console versionMobile version)
Molotov CocktailMolotov Cocktail (10) (Old-gen console version)
Molotov CocktailMolotov Cocktail (5) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (20) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Orange TorchOrange Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Purple TorchPurple Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Purple TorchPurple Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Rainbow TorchRainbow Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Rainbow TorchRainbow Torch (3) (Switch version)
Red TorchRed Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Red TorchRed Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
White TorchWhite Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
White TorchWhite Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Yellow TorchYellow Torch (3) (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Lesion CandelabraLesion CandelabraDecay ChamberDecay Chamber
Lesion CandleLesion Candle
Lesion ChandelierLesion Chandelier
Lesion LampLesion Lamp
Lesion LanternLesion Lantern
Flesh CandelabraFlesh CandelabraFlesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning Vat
Flesh CandleFlesh Candle
Flesh ChandelierFlesh Chandelier
Flesh LampFlesh Lamp
Flesh LanternFlesh Lantern
Glass CandelabraGlass CandelabraGlass KilnGlass Kiln
Glass CandleGlass Candle
Glass ChandelierGlass Chandelier
Glass LampGlass Lamp
Glass LanternGlass Lantern
Honey CandelabraHoney CandelabraHoney DispenserHoney Dispenser
Honey CandleHoney Candle
Honey ChandelierHoney Chandelier
Honey LampHoney Lamp
Honey LanternHoney Lantern
Bamboo ChandelierBamboo ChandelierIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Cactus ChandelierCactus Chandelier (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Copper ChandelierCopper Chandelier
Crystal ChandelierCrystal Chandelier
Ebonwood ChandelierEbonwood Chandelier
Glass KilnGlass Kiln
Gold ChandelierGold Chandelier
Granite ChandelierGranite Chandelier
Hellfire ArrowHellfire Arrow (25) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Lamp PostLamp Post
Marble ChandelierMarble Chandelier
Martian ChandelierMartian Chandelier
Meteorite ChandelierMeteorite Chandelier
Mushroom ChandelierMushroom Chandelier
Palm Wood ChandelierPalm Wood Chandelier
Pearlwood ChandelierPearlwood Chandelier
Platinum ChandelierPlatinum Chandelier
Pumpkin ChandelierPumpkin Chandelier
Rich Mahogany ChandelierRich Mahogany Chandelier
Sandstone ChandelierSandstone Chandelier
Shadewood ChandelierShadewood Chandelier
Silver ChandelierSilver Chandelier
Spider ChandelierSpider Chandelier
Spooky ChandelierSpooky Chandelier (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)
Tin ChandelierTin Chandelier
Tungsten ChandelierTungsten Chandelier
Lihzahrd CandelabraLihzahrd CandelabraLihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd Furnace
Lihzahrd CandleLihzahrd Candle
Lihzahrd ChandelierLihzahrd Chandelier
Lihzahrd LampLihzahrd Lamp
Lihzahrd LanternLihzahrd Lantern
Living Wood CandelabraLiving Wood CandelabraLiving LoomLiving Loom
Living Wood CandleLiving Wood Candle
Living Wood ChandelierLiving Wood Chandelier
Living Wood LampLiving Wood Lamp
Living Wood LanternLiving Wood Lantern
Skyware CandelabraSkyware CandelabraSky MillSky Mill
Skyware CandleSkyware Candle
Skyware ChandelierSkyware Chandelier
Skyware LampSkyware Lamp
Skyware LanternSkyware Lantern
Slime CandelabraSlime CandelabraSolidifierSolidifier
Slime CandleSlime Candle
Slime ChandelierSlime Chandelier
Slime LampSlime Lamp
Slime LanternSlime Lantern
Steampunk CandelabraSteampunk CandelabraSteampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler
Steampunk CandleSteampunk Candle
Steampunk ChandelierSteampunk Chandelier
Steampunk LampSteampunk Lamp
Steampunk LanternSteampunk Lantern
Bamboo CandelabraBamboo CandelabraWork BenchWork Bench
Bamboo CandleBamboo Candle
Bamboo LampBamboo Lamp
Bamboo LanternBamboo Lantern
Cactus CandelabraCactus Candelabra
Cactus CandleCactus Candle
Cactus ChandelierCactus Chandelier (Old-gen console version3DS versionSwitch version)
Cactus LampCactus Lamp
Cactus LanternCactus Lantern
CandelabraCandelabra
CandleCandle
Chinese LanternChinese Lantern
Crystal CandelabraCrystal Candelabra
Crystal CandleCrystal Candle
Crystal LampCrystal Lamp
Crystal LanternCrystal Lantern
Dynasty CandleDynasty Candle
Dynasty LampDynasty Lamp
Dynasty LanternDynasty Lantern
Ebonwood CandelabraEbonwood Candelabra
Ebonwood CandleEbonwood Candle
Ebonwood LampEbonwood Lamp
Ebonwood LanternEbonwood Lantern
FireplaceFireplace
FurnaceFurnace
Granite CandelabraGranite Candelabra
Granite CandleGranite Candle
Granite LampGranite Lamp
Granite LanternGranite Lantern
Hanging Jack 'O LanternHanging Jack 'O Lantern
Jack 'O LanternJack 'O Lantern
JackelierJackelier
Large Dynasty CandleLarge Dynasty Candle
Large Dynasty LanternLarge Dynasty Lantern
Marble CandelabraMarble Candelabra
Marble CandleMarble Candle
Marble LampMarble Lamp
Marble LanternMarble Lantern
Martian Hover CandleMartian Hover Candle
Martian LamppostMartian Lamppost
Martian LanternMartian Lantern
Martian Table LampMartian Table Lamp
Meteorite CandelabraMeteorite Candelabra
Meteorite CandleMeteorite Candle
Meteorite LampMeteorite Lamp
Meteorite LanternMeteorite Lantern
Mushroom CandelabraMushroom Candelabra
Mushroom CandleMushroom Candle
Mushroom LampMushroom Lamp
Mushroom LanternMushroom Lantern
Palm Wood CandelabraPalm Wood Candelabra
Palm Wood CandlePalm Wood Candle
Palm Wood LampPalm Wood Lamp
Palm Wood LanternPalm Wood Lantern
Pearlwood CandelabraPearlwood Candelabra
Pearlwood CandlePearlwood Candle
Pearlwood LampPearlwood Lamp
Pearlwood LanternPearlwood Lantern
Platinum CandelabraPlatinum Candelabra
Platinum CandlePlatinum Candle
Pumpkin CandelabraPumpkin Candelabra
Pumpkin CandlePumpkin Candle
Pumpkin LampPumpkin Lamp
Pumpkin LanternPumpkin Lantern
Rich Mahogany CandelabraRich Mahogany Candelabra
Rich Mahogany CandleRich Mahogany Candle
Rich Mahogany LampRich Mahogany Lamp
Rich Mahogany LanternRich Mahogany Lantern
Sandstone CandelabraSandstone Candelabra
Sandstone CandleSandstone Candle
Sandstone LampSandstone Lamp
Sandstone LanternSandstone Lantern
Shadewood CandelabraShadewood Candelabra
Shadewood CandleShadewood Candle
Shadewood LampShadewood Lamp
Shadewood LanternShadewood Lantern
Skull LanternSkull Lantern
Spider CandelabraSpider Candelabra
Spider CandleSpider Candle
Spider LampSpider Lamp
Spider LanternSpider Lantern
Spooky CandelabraSpooky Candelabra
Spooky CandleSpooky Candle
Spooky ChandelierSpooky Chandelier (Old-gen console version)
Spooky LampSpooky Lamp
Spooky LanternSpooky Lantern
Tiki TorchTiki Torch
total: 229 row(s)

Ice Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Frostburn ArrowFrostburn Arrow (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionSwitch version)By Hand
Frostburn ArrowFrostburn Arrow (5) (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Frozen CampfireFrozen Campfire
Frozen CandelabraFrozen CandelabraIce MachineIce Machine
Frozen CandleFrozen Candle
Frozen ChandelierFrozen Chandelier
Frozen LampFrozen Lamp
Frozen LanternFrozen Lantern
Boreal Wood ChandelierBoreal Wood ChandelierIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Boreal Wood CandelabraBoreal Wood CandelabraWork BenchWork Bench
Boreal Wood CandleBoreal Wood Candle
Boreal Wood LampBoreal Wood Lamp
Boreal Wood LanternBoreal Wood Lantern
total: 13 row(s)

Pink Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Peace CandlePeace CandleWork BenchWork Bench
total: 2 row(s)

Bone Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bone CampfireBone CampfireBy Hand
total: 1 row(s)

Ultrabright Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Ultrabright CampfireUltrabright CampfireBy Hand
Living Ultrabright Fire BlockLiving Ultrabright Fire Block (20)Crystal BallCrystal Ball
total: 2 row(s)

Demon Torch[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Demon CampfireDemon CampfireBy Hand
Living Demon Fire BlockLiving Demon Fire Block (20)