TNT Barrel

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TNT Barrel
  • TNT Barrel item sprite
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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipHighly volatile
RarityRarity level: 0
Research5 required
Projectile created
  • TNT Barrel
    TNT Barrel
A TNT Barrel exploding. Note that it does not destroy any tiles.

The TNT Barrel is a trap which explodes immediately when hit by virtually any weapon or tool. The explosion does not destroy any tiles, deals 800 / 1600 / 2400 damage to playersVerify (200 damage to NPCs, enemies, and critters), and inflicts a knockback of 10 (Extremely strong) to all entities that are within 8.125 tiles horizontally and vertically.[1] The TNT Barrel is not a mechanism and cannot be triggered by wires.

TNT Barrels are naturally generated in No traps and Get fixed boi worlds, in particularly large numbers in the Jungle Temple.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
TNT BarrelTNT Barrel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand


  • The sprite for the TNT Barrel has a translucent pixel above it, possibly representing its fuse.
  • "TNT" is the abbreviated form of "trinitrotoluene", a chemical compound best known as an explosive material.



  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods Check2x2() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs and Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.