Alchemy Table

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Alchemy Table
  • Alchemy Table item sprite
  • Alchemy Table placed
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Placeable✔️ (3 wide × 3 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
Tooltip33% chance to not consume potion crafting ingredients
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell2 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3000 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Tile ID: 355
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 that it has a 1/3 (33.33%) chance of not consuming ingredients. It can be found randomly in the Dungeon and can also be obtained by fishing in the Dungeon. They also count as a flat surface item, which is one of the required elements in order to make a house.

When a potion is crafted with the Alchemy Table, there is a 1/3 (33.33%) chance for each ingredient not to 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 Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Bewitching TableBewitching Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Used to craft

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  • The Alchemy Table counts as a valid flat-surface item for NPC houses.
    • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 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 (33.33%) 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.
  • All items that can be crafted at an Alchemy Table or Placed Bottle are decrafted into a random subset of their ingredients when thrown into Shimmer.


  • The Alchemy Table combined with harvesting plants with the Staff of Regrowth can yield significantly more potions for the same amount of work.




  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method Create() in Terraria.Recipe.cs.