Terraria Crafting: All Crafting Stations + Items

There are thousands of different items in Terraria, and learning how to craft them can be quite hard. So this is our Terraria Crafting guide.

Crafting in Terraria works a bit differently since it has several unique items, and there are also many crafting stations in the game. A lot of these are used to craft a wide variety of items, but some are also extremely specialized. So with this guide, we’ll show you exactly how the system works and how you can acquire every major station in the game.

Key Highlights
  • Terraria on the surface look like a small 2D game but inside it has A LOT of things to craft which gets complicated at times.
  • Crafting in Terraria works a little differently since it has different crafting stations to craft unique items.
  • The first form of crafting stations are Standard Crafting Stations and before hardmode, there are 18 of them.
  • Some of them are Heavy Work Bench, Imbuing Station, Cauldron, Loom, and Demon/Crimson Altar.
  • Then comes the heavy crafting stations that come after reaching hardmode and there are 6.
  • Some of the crafting stations in Hard Mode are Mythrill Anvil, Crystal Ball, and Ancient Manipulator.

Terraria Crafting Guide

Terraria Crafting
Crafting In Terraria.

Crafting involves two main aspects: manual crafting and workstation-based crafting.

  1. Manual Crafting: Create a wide range of items, from Torches to dungeon Keys, without complex tiered components.
  2. Workstations: For Tools, Weapons, and Armor, you need various workstations. Crafting top-tier gear involves using multiple stations and required items.

Place these crafting tables in your base or on the ground nearby. You don’t need to stand right next to them to use them. Designate a crafting room in your base and fill it with workstations for easy access. This way, you can open your inventory and see all crafting options in one menu. However, due to the game’s vast crafting options, the menu can become overwhelming.

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Standard Crafting Stations

Terraria Crafting
Standard Crafting Stations.

To start off our crafting guide list, these are all the Crafting Stations that are available before Hardmode:

  1. Work Bench: Basic crafting station, with multiple variants. Crafted with 10x Wood.
  2. Furnace: Smelts ores and crafts weapons. Requires 20x Stone Blocks, 4x Wood, and 3x Torches.
  3. Hellforge: Functions like a Furnace but for Hellstone ore. Found in the Underworld Ruined Houses.
  4. Iron Anvil/Lead Anvil: Used for crafting, depending on the world. Requires 5x Iron Bars or 5x Lead Bars.
  5. Placed Bottle: Crafting station for potions, created by placing a bottle on furniture.
  6. Alchemy Table: Functions like a Placed Bottle with a chance to not consume ingredients. Found in the Dungeon post-Skeletron boss.
  7. Sink: Crafts items needing water source. Crafted with 6x Wood and 1x Water Bucket.
  8. Sawmill: Makes complex wooden items. Requires 10x Wood, 2x Iron Bar, and 1x Chain.
  9. Loom: Used to weave clothing items. Requires 12x Wood.
  10. Table and Chair: Crafts Watches and Depth Meter by placing them next to each other.
  11. Work Bench and Chair: Combines to craft Goggles and Sunglasses accessories.
  12. Cooking Pot: Cooks raw ingredients for Well Fed buff. Crafted with 10x Iron Bar and 2x Wood.
  13. Cauldron: Similar to Cooking Pot, Halloween-themed. Purchased from Witch Doctor during Halloween Seasonal Event.
  14. Tinkerer’s Workshop: Combines trinkets into powerful items. Purchased from Goblin Tinkerer for 10 Gold.
  15. Imbuing Station: Crafts Flasks to buff weapons. Purchased from Witch Doctor after defeating Queen Bee boss.
  16. Dye Vat: Crafts Dyes and Paints to change colors. Purchased from Dye Trader for 5 Gold.
  17. Heavy Work Bench: Creates Statues, Chests, and Locks. Requires 12x Wood and 8x Iron Bar.
  18. Demon Altar/Crimson Altar: Used for crafting boss summoning items and special gear, depending on world type. Cannot be picked up.

Hardmode Crafting Stations

Terraria Crafting.
Hardmode Crafting Stations.

Now, as we move towards the Hardmode section of our crafting guide, we’ll detail all of the crafting stations that become available after you defeat the Wall of Flesh boss:

  1. Mythril Anvil/ Orichalcum Anvil: Both of these stations are the upgraded versions of the Iron and Lead Anvils, respectively, allowing players to craft Hardmode equipment. You require 10x Mythril Bars or 10x Orichalcum Bars to craft these.
  2. Adamantite Forge/ Titanium Forge: On top of serving the main functions of the Furnace and Hellforge, these crafting stations allow you to smelt some additional Hardmode ores. To build them, you require a Hellforge and 30x Adamantite Ore or 30x Titanium Ore.
  3. Bookcase: The Bookcase is a specialized workstation required for a few Hardmode magic weapons. There are 35 different variations of this item, but the simplest one can be made crafted using 20x Wood and 10x Books.
  4. Crystal Ball: You can use this to create decorative blocks and gain the Clairvoyance buff. It can be purchased from the Wizard for 10 Gold.
  5. Autohammer: Another specialized crafting station that lets players create the Shroomite Bar component and Mini Nukes. You can purchase it from the Truffle NPC for 1 Platinum after defeating the Plantera boss.
  6. Ancient Manipulator: An end-game station that allows the creation of powerful gear from Luminite and Lunar Fragments. It drops from the Lunatic Cultist upon death.
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