Prism Shard

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Prism Shard
  • Prism Shard.png
  • Prism Shard placed graphic
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 55%
TypeFurnitureCrafting materialLight source
PlaceableTango Tick1.png
Use time14 Fast
TooltipGlows brighter underwater
Map color#0096C8 ●
RarityRarity Level: 2
Sell 3 Silver Coin.png
Research100 required
Dropped by
Prism-Back (after Desert Scourge is defeated)1-3100%
Blinded Angler5-9100%
Not to be confused with Pearl Shard, a Pre-Hardmode crafting material dropped by the Desert Scourge.

Prism Shards are Pre-Hardmode crafting materials that are naturally generated in the Sunken Sea biome. They require at least a Gold or Platinum Pickaxe to mine. They are used to craft Sea Prisms, and pieces of the Eutrophic furniture set.


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  • Prism Shards can additionally be obtained as a drop from Blinded Anglers and Prism-Backs after the Desert Scourge is defeated.
  • 5-10 Prism Shards can additionally be obtained as a drop from Sunken Crates after the Desert Scourge is defeated.
  • Prism Shards counts as a light source in housing requirement.


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Decreased lighting of crystals by 14.29%, 25% while submerged in water.
    • No longer requires Desert Scourge to be defeated to be mined.
    • Now has a minimum pickaxe power requirement of 55%.
    • Now has a tooltip of "Glows brighter underwater".
    • Resprited it and tile.
    • Increased sell price from 1 Silver Coin to 3 Silver Coin.
    • Decreased the growth rate.
    • Can no longer grow on sloped blocks.