Talk:The Torch God

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How to Summon Torch God

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After placing over 200 torches I can confirm that just spamming them down doesn't seem to trigger the event. Does it require a specific time frame such as only at night? --MixelzPixels (talk) 21:26, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

I tried putting a lot of corrupt torches in the hallow in a 15x15 block. Nothing happened, so that is probably not it. Helloiammiami (talk) 21:31, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

I tried summoning the Torch God on the Forest Surface with regular torches to no avail. When I tried on the Desert Surface, thinking that the torches had to not fit the biome, it still didn't work. Only when I placed around 100 torches in the Underground Crimson biome did the Torch God appear for me. Perhaps it only works while Underground? Pillowofpotatoyay (talk) 21:36, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

I put the Torches in the Underground hallow now, and surprisingly, it worked. So underground may be very likely Helloiammiami (talk) 21:43, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Did another test. It also works in the Underworld. Perhaps it can be summoned anywhere below the Surface?Pillowofpotatoyay (talk) 21:53, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

I put down 90 while waiting for another player to join so we could do the event together. After several minutes, the event triggered on its own, and I did get the Torch God's Favor, despite what the page currently says. Don't know what time it was, but I was in the Caverns layer in a Glowing Mushroom biome. -Jatopian28123 (talk) 10:30, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

So, we now know the depth required: But how close is "close together"? Knowing the range limit is useful if you want to spread out your arena, or want to do an unrelated well-lit build and aren't ready to trigger the event122.111.118.0 09:23, 7 June 2020 (UTC)

My preference is for a 10×10 area for the torches, with my fireball-dodging area some 40 blocks away – rope or platform will do, so long as it's reasonably long (let's say 40-50 blocks). If you need other light sources in the area, use camp fires. I think that the area's around 100×100, centred on the player. Yogsoddit (talk) 19:07, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

Doesn't work on the surface

It seems to only work underground. I wasn't able to get it to spawn at my boss arena aboveground, but when I went underground and placed the torches it started right away.

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I can confirm this, went to my underground arena placed the torches and boom, it triggered. --MixelzPixels (talk) 21:49, 4 June 2020 (UTC)


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When I was testing my above comments I was playing on a multiplayer server with some friends, the event triggered seperately for each indiviudal player on the server. So it seems the event is linked at the player level instead of to the world itself. --MixelzPixels (talk) 21:53, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Regarding Biome Torches

It would be probably useful to find out which torches work for wich biome, but that would require more testing. Helloiammiami (talk) 21:56, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Regular torches worked in normal underground. My hunch is that the type and biome doesnt matter.Aechen67 (talk) 22:02, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Despawning the Torch God

When testing, it seems that the Torch God event stops whenever you go about... 150 blocks from the torches? The exact figure eludes me. The torches relight and the event stops completely. This seems to make all of the current torches invalid for the Torch God event, and you will have to place 100 more torches to restart the event.Pillowofpotatoyay (talk) 22:04, 4 June 2020 (UTC)


The Torches didn't seem to be pretty strong, because the event is probably pre-hardmode. i only got like 3 damage while wearing beetle armor in expert mode.

I did the event in hardmode master, and the fireballs did significant damage. Probably ~70 with ~50 defense. Aechen67 (talk) 22:23, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

  • The projectiles[1] deal 40 / 80 / 120 damage[2]. - Fistsh (talk) 04:31, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Torch God event still happens when torch type matches the biome

I removed the trivia section where Torch God was implemented as a response to negative feedback against negative Torch Luck. I would support this correlation if Torch God didn't happen when the torch type matched the biome. However, Torch God still happens even if the torch type matches the biome. 05:49, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

In reality, the Torch God event, and its reward for surviving, works as an incentive for correct torch placement, rather than a punishment for any sort of "bad" torch placement. I've undone this edit. Germy3000 (talk) 06:14, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

The reward causing torch type to match the biome is also part of the reason to think this was a response to Torch Luck. Do we need to have a staff member rule on this? -Jatopian28123 (talk) 10:25, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Wrong link for Otherworldly music

The link for Otherworldly music goes to Party Girl, not the real link.

Otherworldly Track as of 1.4.1

I've noticed that the otherworldly track for summoning the Torch God is the Wall of Flesh theme, and I've done it at least twice since the last update. 21:01, 15 November 2020 (UTC)


What do you need to unlock this in bestiary? I had completed the event twice, mobile version and it doesnt have the bestiary entry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackiel Morningstar (talk • contribs)

As proved by the History section on the Bestiary page, the Torch God bestiary entry was added in 1.4.1, which Mobile currently does not have. You will have to wait until 1.4.1 comes to mobile (no information on that yet!) to get its entry. Also, in the future, be sure to sign your comments like so: ~~~~ This allows others to know who wrote the comment. 2057clones (talk) 16:42, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi, so i did this twice yesterday and i put it in a cave and i died the first time then the second time i walked in the cave and i still beat this. i am on switch. i got the favor and the besterary and achevement. it this glitched and if so can some report it to the terraria workers. i am on a school computer so as you can guess, yeah i can't do that. plz and thank you!

Wolf (talk) 12:24, 25 April 2023 (UTC)

Torch God only has a cooldown of 60 seconds, so this is completely possible. --AmsterWikis (talk) 23:03, 26 April 2023 (UTC)
  1. Projectile ID = 949
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method TorchAttack() in Terraria.Player.cs and method Damage() in Terraria.Projectile.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is