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v Explosives
Item 580
Type Weapon
Sub-Type Explosive
Damage? ≈500-800
Max Stack 999
Quality Tier 1
Tooltip Explodes when activated
Found In The Underground
Sell Value No Value
Crafted With 3 Dynamite
1 Wire
Crafted At Anywhere
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 (v1.3.0.4).

Update Info


  • Max stack increased from 250 to 999.


  • Added to the game.


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