The Jungle Temple, otherwise known as the Lihzahrd Temple, holds many important aspects to your Terraria adventure. From exclusive items to a crucial boss, the Jungle Temple is a resource-rich, dangerous, and highly-rewarding area in any Terraria world.
It’s essential to understand the importance of the Jungle Temple, as well as the dangers it has and the rewards it reaps. On top of the risks and rewards, the Jungle Temple is home to a boss crucial for game progression.
With all this in mind, it’s clear that knowing how to find the Jungle Temple in Terraria is a crucial part of any player’s knowledge. This guide will explain all you need to know about finding the Jungle Temple.
About the Jungle Temple
You can find a Jungle Temple present in every world; however, it is only fully accessible after killing Plantera. The spawning of a Jungle Temple upon world generation is limited to 1 per world.
There are many items, blocks, traps, furniture, and enemies exclusive to the Jungle Temple – the majority of these being Lihzahrd-themed. The traps and enemies can make exploring the Jungle Temple challenging, especially if not properly equipped.
Additionally, Golem, the next boss after Plantera, is spawnable in the final chamber at the bottom of the Jungle Temple. Golem can pose a challenge, even for some of the more experienced Terraria players, so sufficient preparation is essential.
It is not possible to enter the Jungle Temple before defeating Plantera without the use of game exploits. You must use a Temple Key to open the Jungle Temple door – opening doors in Terraria is rarely straightforward. The Temple Key is dropped by Plantera upon being defeated.
It’s worth noting that, when used, the Temple Key will be consumed (similar to Golden Keys). Also, the entrance of the Jungle Temple is always at a top corner of the temple.
The Jungle Temple is comprised of Lihzahrd bricks that aren’t mineable with anything less than a Picksaw. The Picksaw is dropped by Golem, meaning that, to be able to mine Lihzahrd bricks, Golem must have been defeated.
Lihzahrd chests can be found throughout the Jungle Temple. On top of containing standard gold chest loot, Lihzahrd chests have a chance to contain a Lihzahrd furnace, Solar Tablet Fragments, or a Solar Tablet. Every Lihzahrd chest is guaranteed to contain 1 Lihzahrd Power Cell. The Lihzahrd furnace is a crafting station for additional Lihzahrd-themed items.
The Lihzahrd Power Cell is used to spawn Golem at the Lihzahrd Altar, found in the final chamber of the Jungle Temple. Killing Golem will allow the spawning of Cultists. Cultists are used to summon the lunar events.
How to Find The Jungle Temple
The Jungle Temple is a structure found in the underground Jungle biome. The Jungle biome is a large, mud-based biome that presents a greater difficulty than most other biomes – particularly in hardmode.
Enemies that spawn in the Jungle biome have more health and higher damage output than enemies in most of the other biomes in Terraria. On top of this, there are pools of water commonly found throughout the biome, making mobility, especially early-game, much more difficult.
The underground Jungle biome begins at the cavern layer; the vastness of this biome can make finding the Jungle Temple incredibly challenging. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make this task easier. It’s important to understand, however, that patience is key when searching for the Jungle Temple.
Split The Jungle Biome Into Sections
This can be a time-consuming process, but the process can be sped up with the help of different items. Scarab bombs are fantastic for digging tunnels. They create a 3 block wide and 21 blocks long tunnel when placed. Using these as a primary source of digging can dramatically speed up the process.
One of the most basic things you can do to help find the Jungle Temple is split the Jungle biome into sections: thirds or quarters are recommended. Once the Jungle biome has been split, it’s as simple as digging down until the end of the underground Jungle biome.
A scarab bomb can be crafted using 1 sturdy fossil and 1 bomb. Sturdy fossils are found in pots and chests in the underground desert biome or in oasis crates (obtained via fishing). Alternatively, you can use standard bombs but these will be much less effective and will take longer – they are, however, easier to obtain.
Use The Clentaminator
Using the Clentaminator is another effective method of finding the Jungle Temple in your Terraria world; though, it can be quite costly.
The Clentaminator is an item purchased from the Steampunker for 2 platinum coins. Using different solutions as ammo, the Clentaminator is widely considered the fastest way to spread different types of biomes.
However, its ability to reveal areas of the map is often overlooked. The Clentaminator has a range of 60 tiles, in any direction, and reveals the areas affected by it. Although the Clentaminator is used primarily for changing biomes, by using the correct solution for the biome, it will keep the biome the same, while still revealing the area.
For example, in a Jungle biome, using the green solution will reveal the area, without changing the biome type. This makes it a very useful tool in your search for the Jungle Temple.
Green solution is purchasable from the Steampunker when she is in any biome other than the Hallow. It will cost you 25 silver coins per solution.
To fully utilize the Clentaminator, you should use it in a circle regularly throughout the caves of the underground Jungle biome. The 60-block radius of the circle means that the Clentaminator will cover a vast area.
In conclusion, there are 2 primary ways to help you find the Jungle Temple: splitting the Jungle biome into sections and using the Clentaminator. However, finding the Jungle Temple can still be a time-consuming task. It’s therefore important to remember that patience is key when searching for this structure.