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A Heart Crystal is a red heart-shaped stone that can be found underground. A Heart Crystal is only breakable with a Pickaxe or Drill. When broken, a Heart Crystal will drop one Life Crystal. Occasionally, the Heart Crystals will spawn in groups of 2 or even 3 close to each other.

On the mobile version, around the Valentines event, a structure called the Heart Shrines generate, holding 2 life crystals, (and a frozen chest in the middle).


  • Heart Crystals cannot be obtained by breaking the blocks under them, and the two blocks it is on cannot be broken until the heart is gone.
  • The number of Heart Crystals in a world depends on the size of the world: there will be about 20-30 in small worlds, 30-35 in medium worlds, and 40-45 in large worlds.
  • When lava flows over one of these tiles, it will break and drop a Life Crystal.
  • Using a Spelunker Potion will cause Heart Crystals to glow.
  • These items are most common in the Underworld and Underground Jungle.
  • Using a Heart Crystal will give you both 20 Max HP increase and the 20 HP itself to fill up the increase.


  • If a Heart Crystal spawns on sand or silt, then mining the sand/silt below it will cause it to float in midair.
  • It is possible to find a Heart Crystal standing on one tile.
  • Rarely, it may appear to overlap with other objects.
  • Sometimes, only half of a heart is visible.

Update info



  • No longer spawns on thin ice.


  • Now broken with a pickaxe instead of a hammer. Now has a pulse animation.

PC release

  • Added to the game.

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