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I'm curious. How high can I get?

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Depends on what you're smoking. BA-DUM TSH! – Ragnar Jun 15 '11 at 6:21
No only hearts can add health. – user56718 Oct 7 '13 at 9:22
@Only_Bolivian_Here I would recommend updating the selected answer. – Waterseas Feb 19 '15 at 22:03
up vote 16 down vote accepted

I believe 400 health is max, 20 health per heart and start with 100 health, so 15 crystal hearts.

Source: Wiki

EDIT: This is current as of v1.0.4

EDIT2: It should be noted that max mana is 200, or 10 mana crystals.

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FYI though, you do not start with 0 health ;) – James Jun 14 '11 at 23:24
Are there other ways of increasing max health? Other than Hearts, and not necessarily to more than 400 points of health. – Simon Jun 15 '11 at 0:15
@Simon - not as of 1.04 – Raven Dreamer Jun 15 '11 at 1:22
@Simon As of 1.1, you can increase your health to 500. As William Jackson points out in his answer, you can use Life Fruits, which are only found in hardmode, to increase your max health to 500. However, you have to use Life Crystals to get to 400 max health; there is no other way to increase health, and Life Fruits won't work until you've used 15 Life Crystals. – Kevin Feb 19 '15 at 23:30

Using Life Crystals, you can get up to 20 hearts or 400 max health.

After you have 400 health and defeat Wall of Flesh to enter Hardmode, you can consume up to 20 Life Fruit to get to 500 max health. Life Fruit are found in the Underground Jungle and give +5 to max health.

You will need 15 Life Crystals and 20 Life Fruit to get to the maximum of 500 health.

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