Magma Snail

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Magma Snail
  • Magma Snail item sprite
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Bait Power35%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell50 SC
Research5 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4849 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

The Magma Snail is a critter that spawns in The Underworld. The Magma Snail has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

The Magma Snail can only be caught with the Lavaproof Bug Net or the Golden Bug Net. Trying to catch it with a standard Bug Net will only set the player on fire. After being caught, it can be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Magma Snail Cage). Once crafted, the Magma Snail cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

The Magma Snail can be used as bait for fishing, with 35% bait power. Using it as bait also allows fishing in lava.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Magma Snail CageMagma Snail Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand



  • Magma Snails sell for 50 SC, so capturing all Magma Snails that are encountered in the Underworld can be an efficient way to make money.
    • Using Magma Snails as bait for lava fishing can net even higher amounts of money, if the fished items are sold.


  • The Magma Snail is not included in the group of Any Snail.
  • Its shell appears to closely resemble the Demon Conch. Considering Magma Snails are only found in the Underworld and that the Demon Conch can only be acquired from lava, it's possible the Demon Conch may just be a Magma Snail shell.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Magma Snail: "A unique species of snail which withstands extreme heat. Its boiling slime trail melts down most weaker surfaces."


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