|Quality||Tier 2 (Mint)|
|Tooltip||Permanently increases maximum life by 20|
|Found In||Heart Crystal|
|Sell Value||1 50|
|This item cannot be crafted.|
|Material In||Heart Lantern|
A Life Crystal is an item dropped after breaking a Heart Crystal. It is used to increase the amount of maximum Life the player has. As of the 1.2 update a Pickaxe must be used to destroy the Heart Crystal and harvest the Life Crystal. When this item is consumed, it increases the player's maximum HP by 20HP (one heart) up to a maximum of 400HP (which requires 15 hearts), after which the crystal no longer gives health and can only be used for their sound effect and animation (which do not make the crystal disappear). To get higher amounts of health, one must collect Life Fruit in the Jungle.
- On a medium map, it is likely that by the time you acquire high-tier equipment, you will have found enough crystals to bring at least 3 characters to max health.
- Obtaining and using a Life Crystal is required to get the Nurse NPC.
- Life Crystals are more common in the underworld.
- 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.