Ancient Chisel

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Ancient Chisel
  • Ancient Chisel item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TooltipIncreases mining speed by 25%
'Ancient problems require ancient solutions'
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell1 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4056 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Mirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mirage CrateMirage Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Oasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Oasis CrateOasis Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)112.5%
Sandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Sandstone ChestSandstone Chest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11/4 (25%)

The Ancient Chisel is an accessory that increases mining speed by 25%, similarly to a Mining Potion. It can be found in Sandstone Chests in the Underground Desert and in Oasis Crates or Mirage Crates.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Hand Of CreationHand Of Creation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop



  • The tooltip is a reference to the phrase, "Modern problems require modern solutions." The phrase originates from a comedy skit by Dave Chappelle, and eventually became a meme.



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