Terraria: How To Craft The Ankh Shield?

Craft the Ankh Shield and say goodbye to the knockback effect in Terraria!

If you’ve played Terraria for any length of time, then I don’t even have to tell you how utterly annoying knockback can be in the game. It’s fun when it happens to your enemies, but when a random monster manages to push you off a tall ledge and kill you, then tempers start to flare. Well, that’s where the Terraria Ankh Shield comes into play.

This is a Hardmode shield that imbues the player with knockback immunity and provides them with eleven other additional resistances on top of that.

Key Takeaways
  • Terraria has a mechanism of knockbacks where you can get knockback by enemies and you can also knockback them.
  • Players can however counter knockbacks by the use of shields and they also provide protection.
  • One of the shields that you can get is called the “Ankh Shield” and this shield is hard mode exclusive.
  • Crafting this shield also requires a series of unique items such as: 
    • Obsidian Skull.
    • Cobalt Shield.
    • Armor Bracing.
    • Blindfold.
    • Medicated Bandage.
    • Countercurse Mantra.
    • The Plan.
  • After that craft, the two in Tinkerer’s workshop and you will have your Ankh Shield.

Ankh Shield

Terraria Ankh Shield
Ankh Shield [Screenshot by eXputer]
Type Defense Rarity Ingredients Immunity Crafting Station
  • Shield
  • Accessory
4 Lime Obsidian Shield, Ankh Charm Knockback, Slow, Darkness, Burning, Chilled, Silenced, Cursed, Broken Armor, Weak, Poisoned, Confused and Bleeding Tinkerer’s Workshop

This Shield has one of the most complex crafting trees in Terraria, which is only surpassed by two other items in the game.

Crafting this shield also requires you to invest a significant amount of time and resources into your playthrough, but hopefully, this guide can help you accomplish your goal as quickly and efficiently as possible.

How To Craft The Ankh Shield

The Ankh Shield might be a single piece of equipment in Terraria, but its creation process involves the combination of multiple other unique items over a few different stages. The bonuses it provides are the result of the union between all of the abilities of these components.

This guide will show you how you can find or craft each of these Materials/Accessories in the game.

Obsidian Skull

Terraria Ankh Shield
Obsidian Skull [Screenshot by eXputer]
Get a pickaxe with at least 65% power, like the Nightmare Pickaxe or the Deathbringer Pickaxe, and use it to mine some Obsidian Ore from the Cavern layer underground.

Then use 20 of these obsidians in a Furnace to craft the Obsidian Skull. Now you have the accessory that will give you immunity to the Burning debuff.

Cobalt Shield

Terraria Ankh Shield
Cobalt Shield [Image by eXputer]
Players cannot craft the Cobalt Shield in the game. It has to be located out in the world.

It can be found inside Gold Chests in the Dungeon, or by opening Golden Lock Boxes using Golden Keys. This is also the component of the Ankh Shield that provides immunity to knockback.


Terraria Ankh Shield
Blindfold [Screenshot by eXputer]
The Blindfold is another item that cannot be crafted by the player. It can only be found on a few specific monsters in the game.

Slimelings, Corrupt Slimes, Shadow Slimes, Crimslimes, Blood Mummies, and Dark Mummies each only have a 1% chance of dropping this item upon death. The Blindfold is part of this entire recipe that gives you immunity to the Darkness debuff.

Armor Bracing

Terraria armor bracing
Armor Bracing [Image by eXputer]
To craft Armor Bracing, you need Vitamins and Armor Polish.

  • Vitamins are an accessory that cannot be crafted. Getting this item is extremely tough because it only has a 1% chance of dropping from the Floaty Gross enemies in the Underground Crimson biome, or Corruptors in the Corruption and Underground Corruption biomes.
  • Armor Polish is another monster drop that can only be gotten from the Armored Skeletons or the Blue Armored Bones. These enemies can be found in the Dungeon and the Cavern layer, and they only have a 1% chance to drop this item.

If you have the Vitamins and Armor Polish in your inventory, use a Tinkerer’s Workshop to combine them into the Armor Bracing accessory. It provides the player with immunity from the Weakness and Broken Armor debuffs.

Medicated Bandage

Terraria medicated bandage
Medicated Bandage [Screenshot by eXputer]
The next item you need for the Ankh Shield is the Medicated Bandage. To craft it, players need the Adhesive Bandage and the Bezoar.

Adhesive Bandages have a 1% chance of dropping from Angler Fish, Werewolves that spawn at night and from Rusty Armored Bones in the Dungeon.

Hornets and Moss Hornets in the Underground Jungle biome have a 1% chance of dropping Bezoars. If you can’t find these enemies, this item also has a chance of dropping from Toxic Sludges in the Underground.

Once you manage to acquire both of these items, craft them into the Medicated Bandage at a Tinkerer’s Workshop. With this, you have immunity to the Poison and Bleeding debuffs.

Countercurse Mantra

Terraria Ankh Shield
Countercurse Mantra. [Image by eXputer]
  • Players need Nazar and Megaphone accessories to craft Countercurse Mantra.
  • Nazar has a 1% drop chance from enemies like Cursed Skull, Giant Cursed Skull, Cursed Hammer, Enchanted Sword (Dungeon), and Crimson Axe (Underground Crimson).
  • Megaphones also have a 1% drop chance from Dark and Blood Mummies (Desert), Green Jellyfish (Water), and Pixies (The Hallow biome).
  • After obtaining Nazar and Megaphone, visit a Tinkerer’s Workshop to craft Countercurse Mantra.
  • Countercurse Mantra provides immunity to Silence and Curse debuffs

The Final Process

Terraria Ankh Shield
Tinkerer’s Workshop [Image by eXputer]
Now that you finally have the Obsidian Skull, Cobalt Shield, Blindfold, Armor Bracing, Medicated Bandage, Countercurse Mantra, and The Plan in your possession, it’s time for the last few steps of this entire lengthy process.

First, use the Obsidian Skull and Cobalt Shield to craft the Obsidian Shield accessory. Then, use the Blindfold, Armor Bracing, Medicated Bandage, Countercurse Mantra, and The Plan to prepare the Ankh Charm accessory.

And finally, use the Tinkerer’s Workshop one last time to combine the Obsidian Shield and the Ankh Charm into the Ankh Shield. Congratulations, you now have one of the best pieces of equipment in all of Terraria.

This concludes the guide about the best strategy to craft the Ankh Shield in Terraria. While you are here, read our Best Weapons in Terraria guide.

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