This article is about the item. For the item group, see Explosives.
Explosives are an item that works like placeable Dynamite. They can only be detonated remotely by use of wire, and explode for 500-800 damage in roughly a 10-block radius.
Explosives can be found underground in traps, where they will be connected to a pressure plate. Such traps are especially dangerous when playing in Mediumcore Mode: if a player dies from an explosive trap, then their items are dropped before the block items are. Since the item limit is only 200, many of a player's items may be replaced by blocks created by the explosion. Because of this, explosive traps can be more harmful than lava, which cannot destroy items which are at or above blue quality.
While Explosives have the largest blast radius of any item in the game, they are still not able to destroy Hardmode Ores.
Be careful, placeable items can be deleted with the explosion (v188.8.131.52).