Wikia

Terraria Wiki

Torch

Comments114
3,902pages on
this wiki
v8Torch
Item 8
Information
Type Item
Sub-Type Light Source
Placeable Yes
Max Stack 99
Found In Pots
Chests
Gold Chests
Purchase From Merchant
Purchase Value 50 CopperCoin Small 
Sell Value 10 CopperCoin Small 
Crafting
Material In Cursed Torch
Ichor Torch
Ice Torch
Campfire
Flaming Arrow
Hellfire Arrow
Chinese Lantern
Tiki Torch
Lamp Post
Skull Lantern
Jack 'O Lantern
Hanging Jack 'O Lantern
Jackelier
Furnace
Chandelier
Candle
Candelabra
Platinum Candle
Platinum Candelabra
Molotov Cocktail
Colored Torches:
Blue
Green
Purple
Red
White
Yellow
Orange
Crafted With 1 Gel
1 Wood
Crafted At Anywhere
The Torch is the most basic form of usable light in Terraria. It can be placed on nearly any surface, and can also be held in the player's hand for a portable light source. A regular torch, unlike a Cursed Torch, will not produce light when submerged in water.
Terraria - Colored Torches Terraria HERO00:58

Terraria - Colored Torches Terraria HERO

Torches stay lit and do not extinguish over time. This is valuable when exploring underground because it helps to identify that have already explored. Torches can be picked up using a pickaxe or by right clicking on them. Torches can be placed on trees.

They can be thrown to cast light into dark areas below the player by pressing the throw button. If you have a torch in your inventory you may take it out at any time by pressing and holding the shift key (default), you may also place torches using this method, eliminating the need to keep torches in your hotbar.

You can also use different types of gems to color the lights the same way as Phaseblades. Also, torches can be upgraded to Cursed Torches and Ichor Torches by combining them with Cursed Flames and Ichor respectively: this allows the torches to emit a green/yellow light and be placed underwater.

Torches can also be switched on or off when wired to a Timer, a Switch, a Lever or a Pressure Plate.

On top of their primary purpose, they can be used to mark interesting places on the minimap since torches reliably show up as bright yellow pixels, making torch "pixel art" easy to find on the map. It is a good idea to make a square, arrow etc. (anything that stands out on the map) of torches at each of the four locked chests in the Dungeon to find them more easily once you get the respective keys.

Torch

A player standing near a Torch

Bugs

  • On the iOS version of Terraria, Torches will occasionally break for no reason.

Update Info

v1.2.4

  • Became an ingredient in Molotov Cocktail.

v1.2

  • Torches can now be placed on backgrounds.

v1.1

v1.0.5

v1.0.0

  • Introduced.
Torches
Colored
Purple Torch Purple Torch Yellow Torch Yellow Torch Blue Torch Blue Torch Green Torch Green Torch
Red Torch Red Torch White Torch White Torch
Other
Torch1 Torch Demon Torch Demon Torch Cursed Torch Cursed Torch Ichor Torch Ichor Torch
Purchasable Items
Arms Dealer Arms Dealer Empty Bullet · Flintlock Pistol · Illegal Gun Parts Moon Charm Icon · Minishark · Musket Balls · Shotgun Pwnhammer Icon · Silver Bullets Bloodmoon Icon/Pwnhammer Icon · Unholy Arrow Pwnhammer Icon
Clothier Clothier Black Thread · Pink Thread · Summer Hat Sun · Plumber's Shirt · Plumber's Pants · The Doctor's Shirt · The Doctor's Pants · Familiar Shirt · Familiar Pants · Familiar Wig · Mime Mask Bloodmoon Icon · Beanie · Clown Hat · Clown Shirt · Clown Pants · Cowboy Hat · Cowboy Jacket · Cowboy Pants · Tam O' Shanter · Tiara · Princess Dress · Guy Fawkes Mask · Balla Hat · Gangsta Hat
Cyborg Head Cyborg Nanites · Proximity Mine Launcher · Rocket I · Rocket II Bloodmoon Icon · Rocket III Moon Charm Icon · Rocket IV Eclipse
Demolitionist Demolitionist Bomb · Dynamite · Explosive Powder · Grenade · Hellfire Arrow Pwnhammer Icon · Land Mine
Dryad Dryad Acorn · Corrupt Seeds Bloodmoon Icon · Dirt Rod · Flower Wall · Grass Seeds · Grass Wall · Hallowed Seeds Pwnhammer Icon · Jungle Wall Pwnhammer Icon · Purification Powder · Sunflower · Vile Powder Bloodmoon Icon
Dye Trader Head Dye Trader Dye Vat · Silver Dye
Goblin Tinkerer Goblin Tinkerer Grappling Hook · Rocket Boots · Ruler · Spiky Ball · Tinkerer's Workshop · Toolbelt
Mechanic Mechanic Actuator · Blue Pressure Plate · Blue Wrench · Brown Pressure Plate · Lever · Gray Pressure Plate · Green Pressure Plate · Green Wrench · Red Pressure Plate · Switch · Wire · Wire Cutter · Wrench · Yellow Pressure Plate
Merchant Merchant Blue Flare · Copper Axe · Copper Pickaxe · Disco Ball Pwnhammer Icon · Flare · Glowstick Moon Charm Icon · Gold Dust Pwnhammer Icon · Iron Anvil · Lesser Healing Potion · Lesser Mana Potion · Marshmallow · Mining Helmet · Piggy Bank · Rope · Safe · Shuriken · Throwing Knife Bloodmoon Icon · Torch · Wooden Arrow
Painter Head Painter Black Paint · Blue Paint · Cyan Paint · Daylight · Evil Presence Bloodmoon Icon · First Encounter · Good Morning · Gray Paint · Green Paint · Lime Paint · Orange Paint · Paint Roller · Paint Scraper · Paintbrush · Pink Paint · Place Above The Clouds · Purple Paint · Red Paint · Sky Blue Paint · Teal Paint · The Land of Deceiving Looks · Through the Window · Underground Reward · Violet Paint · White Paint · Yellow Paint
Party Girl Head Party Girl Blue Rocket Pwnhammer Icon · Bubble Machine · Bubble Wand · Confetti · Confetti Gun · Green Rocket Pwnhammer Icon · Red Rocket Pwnhammer Icon · Smoke Bomb · Yellow Rocket Pwnhammer Icon
Pirate Head Pirate Bunny Cannon NPC 208 · Cannon · Cannonball · Explosive Bunny NPC 208 · Parrot Cracker · Pirate Hat · Pirate Pants · Pirate Shirt
Steampunker Head Steampunker Blend-O-Matic Moon Charm Icon · Blue Solution · Clentaminator · Cog · Green Solution · Jetpack · Purple Solution Bloodmoon Icon · Red Solution Bloodmoon Icon · Solidifier Sun · Steampunk Hat · Steampunk Pants · Steampunk Shirt · Teleporter
Stylist Head Stylist Hair Dye Remover · Depth Hair Dye · Life Hair Dye · Mana Hair Dye · Time Hair Dye · Biome Hair Dye · Party Hair Dye · Rainbow Hair Dye · Speed Hair Dye · Money Hair Dye PlatinumCoin Small
TravellingMerchant Head Travelling Merchant Ammo Box · Angel Halo · Arcane Rune Wall · Blue Dynasty Shingles · Brick Layer · Celestial Magnet · Chalice · Crimson Cloak · Diamond Ring · Dynasty Wood · Extendo Grip · Fancy Dishes · Fez · Gatligator · Gi · Gypsy Robe · Katana · Kimono · Magic Hat · Mysterious Cape · Pad Thai · Paint Sprayer · Pho · Portable Cement Mixer · Pulse Bow · Red Cape · Red Dynasty Shingles · Revolver · Sake · Ultrabright Torch · Water Gun · Winter Cape
Truffle Head Truffle Autohammer · Dark Blue Solution · Hammush · Mushroom Cap · Mushroom Spear · Strange Glowing Mushroom
Witch Doctor Head Witch Doctor Blood Water Fountain · Blowgun · Corrupt Water Fountain · Crimson Water Fountain · Desert Water Fountain · Hallowed Water Fountain · Hercules Beetle · Icy Water Fountain · Imbuing Station · Jungle Water Fountain · Leaf Wings · Pure Water Fountain · Pygmy Necklace Moon Charm Icon · Tiki Mask · Tiki Pants · Tiki Shirt · Tiki Totem · Stynger Bolt · Vial of Venom
Wizard Wizard Bell · Crystal Ball · Greater Mana Potion · Harp · Ice Rod · Music Box · Spell Tome

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki