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Item 48
Type Item
Sub-Type Storage
Placeable Yes
Max Stack 99
Quality Tier 0 (White)
Found In All Biomes
Sell Value 1 SilverCoin Small 
Crafted With 8 Wood
2 Iron Bars/Lead Bars
Crafted At Work Bench

A Chest is a piece of Furniture that can be placed and used for public storage. They can hold a maximum of 40 stacks of items at one time. You can collect empty Chests with a standard pickaxe , while Chests with any items in them are completely unbreakable. Chests can be placed on Wood Platforms. Chests can be found in most Biomes.

Terraria - Chest Farming(00:39)

But be careful! If you are in Hard Mode, chests aren't always what you think they are. You might find a chest that is trying to kill you! (See Mimic).


  • Blocks beneath a chest cannot be mined; thus, the player also cannot collect chests by mining the blocks under them.
  • Chests can be seen when using a Spelunker Potion, making finding chests in caves very easy.
  • There are only three places Chests cannot spawn, in Lava, in mid-air and inside blocks.
  • Since characters keep their inventory through worlds, chests can be used to give new characters high level weapons or other objects.
  • Empty or not, a chest that is placed on sand or silt will prevent those blocks from falling until it is removed.
  • As of 1.0.1, The Barrel only takes 1 Iron Bar to craft, making it more cost effective to build than a Chest.
  • As of 1.2, the Chest requires a pickaxe instead of the previously required hammer. As of 1.2 it is also more profitable than the barrel, since it's double the size.
  • As of 1.2.3, you can rename a chest and easily find a specific chest by hover over it.


  • In earlier versions, 3 Iron Bars were required for crafting.
  • There is a cap of 1000 Chests that can be in a World. This includes Gold and Shadow Chests.


  • If you place a chest on Ice spawned by the Ice Rod, place anything in it and leave and reenter the world, you can duplicate any Chest endlessly.
  • When swinging a 'Very Slow Speed' Sword like Fiery Greatsword and opening a Chest before the swing ends with autopause on you won't be able to obtain the first item in the Chest.
  • Chests with an item in them and the ground under them cannot be destroyed, but if a chest with an item is placed on an Active Stone Block, toggling the blocks will make it rain 3 - 5 chests (version 1.1.2). The chest will remain suspended in midair on an Inactive Stone Block; this is probably the only way to have a chest that you can't stand on. This bug was fixed in 1.2
  • On Mobile, sometimes if armor is moved from a chest directly onto the player, the armor disappears completely. (Android v1.02)

Update Info


  • Chests can now be renamed.


  • Capacity increased from 20 to 40, Ice, Water, Hallowed, Dungeon and Crimson Chest added.


  • Introduced.

See Also

Items Requiring Iron
Tools Grappling Hook · Iron Axe · Iron Hammer · Iron Pickaxe
Armor Iron Helmet · Iron Chainmail · Iron Greaves
Furniture Bathtub · Chest · Cooking Pot · Lamp Post · Toilet · Barrel · Trash Can · Iron Door
Weapons Iron Bow · Iron Broadsword · Iron Shortsword · Flamethrower
Crafting Stations Iron Anvil · Sawmill
Other Iron Bar · Iron Chain · Empty Bucket · Inlet Pump Outlet Pump · Mechanical Eye · Mechanical Skull · Mechanical Worm
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