Guide:Surviving in the Jungle Temple

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Map view of a Jungle Temple. The entrance to this one is at the top-left, but it can also appear at the top-right. The door requires a Temple Key, which is consumed on use.

The Jungle Temple, also known as the Lihzahrd Temple, is a big structure that is located in the Underground Jungle, with no surface entrance. It can only be accessed after defeating Plantera in the hardmode Underground Jungle, and exploring it is mandatory to progress to the Lunar Events.

The place is usually explored to obtain the materials needed for Solar TabletSolar Tablets(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), and to obtain the drops from the boss of the area, the Golem. Even with post-Plantera gear, surviving in the place can be challenging, due to the very strong enemies and the considerably high amount of traps.

Recommended Gear



For Melee users:

For Ranged users:

For Magic users:

  • The NightglowNightglow(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Stellar TuneStellar Tune(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Razorblade TyphoonRazorblade Typhoon, and Bubble GunBubble Gun are the best weapons for raiding the temple, capable of easily destroying the crowds. However, they are often difficult to obtain.
  • The Inferno ForkInferno Fork is good for both crowds and single targets.
  • The Spirit FlameSpirit Flame(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and Crystal SerpentCrystal Serpent(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) are still solid weapons.
  • The Shadowbeam StaffShadowbeam Staff and Magical HarpMagical Harp make full use of their bouncing, piercing projectiles due to the enclosed nature of the Temple.
  • Several secondary items can massively help with the horde of enemies in the Jungle Temple:
    • The Magnet SphereMagnet Sphere synergies well with most other weapons.
    • Using Rainbow GunRainbow Gun can easily lock down tight hallways with its lingering projectile.
    • Using a Nimbus RodNimbus Rod to cover a vertical drop from layer to layer allows for a good crowd control of enemies.
    • A Clinger StaffClinger Staff(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) can keep almost all enemies at bay with its wall of Cursed Flames, however, the Lihzahrds' second phase can sometimes push through it with its speed.
    • A Golden ShowerGolden Shower helps applying Ichor to enemies, making other weapons more effective against them.

For Summoners:

  • The Raven StaffRaven Staff are the best for crowd control, while the Desert Tiger StaffDesert Tiger Staff(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is better for single targets.
  • The Sanguine StaffSanguine Staff(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) and the Blade StaffBlade Staff(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) are still decent, despite being obtained much earlier in the game. The latter may need specialized optimizations, though.
  • The Tempest StaffTempest Staff is great against the slower enemies in the temple.
  • In terms of whips, the best few are the Dark HarvestDark Harvest(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Morning StarMorning Star(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), and KaleidoscopeKaleidoscope(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). The Morning Star and even a DurendalDurendal(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) might be preferred due to the difficulty of obtaining the others.
    • The FirecrackerFirecracker(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) specially synergizes with the Desert Tiger Staff.
  • The Staff of the Frost HydraStaff of the Frost Hydra or any of the Tavernkeep's Sentries are also good to have.



  • Hunter PotionHunter Potion is useful for detecting enemies in the next room or layers.
  • A Dangersense PotionDangersense Potion(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) is extremely useful as it will highlight the traps all over the temple.
  • Any items that grant Exquisitely StuffedExquisitely Stuffed(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is useful in most situations, including in the Jungle Temple.


  • A Grappling HookGrappling Hook is useful to stand out of the Lihzahrds' reach.
  • Having an abundance of lightings is greatly recommended for exploring the temple.
  • It's also good to use the bonuses of a Sharpening StationSharpening Station(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Ammo BoxAmmo Box(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions), Crystal BallCrystal Ball, War TableWar Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or Bewitching TableBewitching Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), depending on class.
    • A Slice of CakeSlice of Cake(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) grants a general mobility buff, which is useful for all classes.


There are two main enemies in the Jungle Temple:

  • LihzahrdLihzahrds have two forms: they'll first walk on two legs, and then when they get to half Health, they'll become quadrupeds, becoming much faster and immune to knockback. Lihzahrds do about 40 (80) damage in their first form, and about 60 (120) in their second.
  • Flying SnakeFlying Snakes possess the ability to fly and do considerably higher damage, however they are significantly more vulnerable to knockback and have less health.
  • Additionally, MimicsMimics occasionally spawns in the Jungle Temple. All Golden Chests in the temple are to be treated as such.

The enemies are not the only threat found, the Jungle Temple is notorious for its large amount of Traps, such as:

  • Super Dart TrapSuper Dart Traps, which will launch high-speed poisonous darts;
  • Flame TrapFlame Traps, which will deal very large amounts of damage with a short range;
  • Spiky Ball TrapSpiky Ball Traps, which drops spiky balls that bounce and linger around for a long time;
  • Spear TrapSpear Traps, that jab you from above with high-speed spears;
  • Wooden SpikeWooden Spikes, which will deal damage to you when touched.

One should move slowly and carefully, and pay attention to the floor. If you can't seem to spot pressure plates very well, you can stick to traversing across the ceiling or you can hold (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Wire CutterWire Cutter to enable you to see the wires leading to some of the traps. Cutting them will disable the traps and allow you to pass safely. (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Additionally, traps can also be mined with a Pickaxe. Explosives can also be used to easily remove Wooden Spikes.

At the end of the Temple lies a wide, expansive area where a single Lihzahrd AltarLihzahrd Altar can be found. The Lihzahrd Power CellLihzahrd Power Cells found in chests and dropped by local enemies can be used to activate it and summon the boss of the area, the Golem.

For an specific guide on the boss battle itself, see Guide:Golem strategies