ItemSprites.png Ancient Altar

A celestial seat of crafting power - use this to make your artifact even better. Who knew you could improve on perfection?
This item has special properties you can adjust with the Wrench.
This item never drops any seeds.
This item can only be used in World-Locked worlds.
This item can't be destroyed - smashing it will return it to your backpack if you have room!
TypeItemSprites.png Block - Foreground
ChiItemSprites.png Earth
Texture TypeTextureTypeSprite.png Single
Collision TypeCollisionTypeSprite.png No Collision
HardnessItemSprites.png 5 Hits
ItemSprites.png 4 Hits
Restores after 4s of inactivity.
Seed ColorSeedSprites.png
Grow TimeTreeSprites.png 1h 0m 0s
Default Gems DropItemSprites.png N/A
Paint Preview
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Red
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Yellow
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Green
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Aqua
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Blue
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Purple
ItemSprites.pngItemSprites.png Charcoal
By Combining

ItemSprites.png Ghost-In-A-Jar x75 ItemSprites.png Silver Idol x50 ItemSprites.png Ancestor Mooncake x1 in any Chemical Combiner.

This recipe will give 1 item(s).

The Ancient Altar is a block introduced during the Ancestral Power update. The Ancient Altar is used to upgrade Artifacts. It does not disappear when an artifact has been upgraded.


  • The Ancient Altar was originally not permanent then updated to be permanent, but it is unknown when the change occured.
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