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Night's Edge
  • Night's Edge item spriteold Night's Edge item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage42 (Melee)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast) /
27 (Average)
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell4
Research1 required
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting a Night's Edge.

Animation of the Night's Edge.

The Night's Edge is a post-Skeletron broadsword, notable for having the highest base damage of all swords available before entering Hardmode. It has slightly shorter reach than the Muramasa, one of its crafting ingredients. When swung, the Night's Edge emits fire-like purple particles, similarly to the swords used in crafting it, but the effect is more subtle and does not last as long.

Once in Hardmode, the Night's Edge can be upgraded into the True Night's Edge, which can be further crafted into the Terra Blade, one of the strongest swords in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version. In the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, the Terra Blade can ultimately be crafted into the Zenith, which is arguably the most powerful weapon in the game.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, the Night's Edge is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Night's EdgeNight's EdgeDemon AltarDemon Altar
or
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
total: 2 row(s)

Crafting tree[]

ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30 
40 

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30 
40 

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 
15 

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
HellforgeFurnaceFurnace
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaFiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
Night's EdgeNight's Edge

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[]

  • Because the Night's Edge requires the Muramasa, which is obtained in the Dungeon, it is only obtainable after Skeletron has been defeated.
    • In a drunk world, a Locked Gold Chest is almost always generated above the level at which Dungeon Guardians spawn, and it will always contain a Muramasa. Therefore, it is possible to obtain the Night's Edge before defeating Skeletron.

Tips[]

  • With the Legendary modifier, this weapon can last well into Hardmode.
  • Its components net 310 in total when sold, while the sword itself nets 4 (29.03% more) when sold.
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, autoswing can be enabled manually, enabling the Night's Edge to be autoswung.
  • Despite being considered an upgrade, the Night's Edge has a few downsides compared to its components:
    • It is smaller than both the Fiery Greatsword and Blade of Grass;
    • It has a lower knockback than the Fiery Greatsword, Light's Bane, and Blood Butcherer;
    • It does not autoswing, unlike the Muramasa;
    • It is slower than the Muramasa;
    • It lacks on-hit debuffs, such as the Blade of Grass's Poisoned and the Fiery Greatsword's On Fire!.

Trivia[]

  • Before the 1.1 update, the Night's Edge was the strongest sword in the game, although it has been dethroned since. Nonetheless, it is still the strongest pre-Hardmode sword; except on 3DSNintendo 3DS version, where Phasesabers are already available pre-Hardmode.
  • The Night's Edge is the only item crafted at an Altar that is not a boss-summoning item.
  • The four swords used to craft it all represent a major difficult pre-Hardmode biome: The Blade of Grass represents the Jungle, the Muramasa the Dungeon, the Fiery Greatsword The Underworld, and the Light's Bane/Blood Butcherer represents the evil biome.
  • The Night's Edge is available as a real-life toy, produced by Jazwares.[1]
  • It appears in Dungeon Defenders 2 as the Phantom's Edge.
  • The Night's Edge resembles a Corruption-themed sword because of the particles it emits, regardless of the crafting recipe.
  • The sword's particles contain all of the ones from the swords it is made from: Muramasa (upright cross), Fiery Greatsword (diagonal cross), Blade of Grass (small bubbles), and Light's Bane/Blood Butcherer (large bubbles).

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Use time decreased from 27 to 21.
    • Can now autoswing.
  • Desktop 1.0.6:
    • Sprite updated. Old sprite was Night's Edge (pre-1.0.6).png
    • Damage increased from 40 to 42.
    • Attack speed increased from very slow to average.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Now used in the crafting of the True Night's Edge.
    • The Blood Butcherer can now be used instead of Light's Bane in its crafting recipe.
    • Sell value increased from 54 to 18.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Now used in the crafting of the True Night's Edge.
    • The Blood Butcherer can now be used instead of Light's Bane in its crafting recipe.
    • Sell value increased from 54 to 18.
  • Mobile-Release: Introduced with sprites and mechanics from Desktop 1.0.6.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with sprites, recipes, and mechanics from Desktop 1.2.

References[]

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