Alchemy Table

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Alchemy Table
  • Alchemy Table item sprite
  • Alchemy Table placed
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (3 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip33% chance to not consume potion crafting ingredients
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required
Not to be confused with Alchemy Station.

The Alchemy Table is a post-Skeletron crafting station used to craft potions. It works almost identically to Placed Bottles when crafting potions, except it has a chance of not consuming ingredients. It can be found randomly in the Dungeon, and in the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version it can also be obtained by fishing in the Dungeon.

When a potion is crafted with the Alchemy Table, there is a 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) chance for each ingredient to not be consumed. There is a separate probability check for each of the ingredients used in making the potion, including each of those in a stack.[1] This is effective for gaining more value out of alchemy ingredients, especially of those that are hard to obtain.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Alchemy TableAlchemy TableShimmerShimmer Transmutation

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bewitching TableBewitching TableShimmerShimmer Transmutation

Used to craft

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  • The Alchemy Table counts as a valid flat surface item for NPC houses.
    • It also counts as a Table for the purposes of crafting Watches.
  • On average, using the Alchemy Table for bulk production can produce up to about 50% more potions than a Placed Bottle with the same quantity of ingredients. However, this is very random, and if one ingredient is in short supply (e.g., Pearls for Luck Potions), the results will be dominated by how often that ingredient happens to not be consumed. Similarly, if two or more ingredients are in short supply, either (any) of them can run out "early" (not making their 1/3 chance as often) and limit production.
  • Unlike the Placed Bottle, the Alchemy Table can be placed on any block rather than just flat furniture items.
  • The Alchemy Table combined with harvesting plants with the Staff of Regrowth can yield significantly more potions for the same amount of work.
  • Producing infinite potions using an Alchemy Table and Shimmer isn’t possible because Un-crafting Buff potions with Shimmer will only produce one or two materials.




  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Create() in Terraria.Recipe.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is