The Metal Detector is an item introduced in 1.3. It is an accessory that tells the player the name of the most valuable ore type nearby. It detects most objects that a Spelunker Potion would highlight, so this may include pots, chests, and other treasures.

An example of the Metal Detector detecting something.


  • The Metal Detector does not locate gems or Hellstone.
  • It has a high priority for Life Crystals, thus it's advisable for a player to break those in order to get the detector to scan for other objects, such as Chests.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.