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v29Life Crystal
Item 29   LifeCrystal
Type Item
Sub-Type Consumable
Max Stack 99
Quality Tier 2
Tooltip Permanently increases maximum life by 20
Found In Heart Crystal
Sell Value 1 GoldCoin Small 50 SilverCoin Small
This item cannot be crafted.
Material In Heart Lantern

The Life Crystal is an item dropped after breaking a Heart Crystal. It is used to increase the amount of maximum Life the player has. When this item is consumed, it increases the player's maximum HP by 20 Heart (one heart) up to a maximum of 400 Heart (which requires 15 hearts). Additional Life Crystals collected can be used to make Heart Lanterns. To get higher amounts of health, one must collect Life Fruit in the Hard Mode Jungle.


  • Obtaining and using a Life Crystal is required to get the Nurse NPC.
  • A common way to quickly get max life is to create multiple worlds to gather Life Crystals.


  • In the Alpha version of the game, Eye of Cthulhu used to drop a single Life Crystal on death. This has been changed in the Beta version.
  • If one somehow manages to attack a monster with a Life Crystal (use it while close to a monster) it will do 1 damage.
  • It is likely that Heart Crystals and the Health Bar could be a reference to Heart Containers and the health bar in the Legend of Zelda franchise, seeing that the health bar in Zelda looks identical in Terraria, and Zelda and Terraria use heart shaped items to increase health. Also, Terraria uses 16-bit graphics for the game as well as Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System having the same set of graphics, where Zelda: A Link to the Past is played on the SNES system


  • Icon mobile It is possible to spam Life Crystals on the mobile version of Terraria. To do this, players can simply use the item and, right before it disappears, place it in their inventory.

Update Info


PC release

  • Added to the game.


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