I'm curious. How high can I get?

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    Depends on what you're smoking. BA-DUM TSH!
    – Ragnar
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 6:21
  • No only hearts can add health.
    – user56718
    Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 9:22
  • @Only_Bolivian_Here I would recommend updating the selected answer.
    – Waterseas
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 at 22:03

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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
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 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
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 0:15
  • @Simon - not as of 1.04 Commented Jun 15, 2011 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
    Commented Feb 19, 2015 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.


The maximum health you can get is 600 in total.

You will need to use 20 Life Crystals to get to 400. To get to 500, you will need to defeat Wall of Flesh to get in Hardmode, smash a Demon/Crimson Altar and defeat a Mechanical Boss so Life Fruits can start growing in the Underground Jungle. You must firstly get to 400 health to be able to use a Life Fruit.

Lastly, you can get to 600 health for 5 minutes by using a Lifeforce Potion which increases total health by 20% and are sometimes found in Shadow/Lihzahrd Chests or crafted with:

  1. a Bottled Water

  2. a Prismite(a fish)

  3. a Moonglow

  4. a Shiverthorn

and 5. a Waterleaf

The Lifeforce Potion is crafted at a Placed Bottle or a Alchemy Table.

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