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If you are looking for the more powerful hardmode version of the sword, see True Night's Edge.

The Night's Edge is the second most powerful pre-Hardmode weapon in the game, following the Star Cannon. It deals 42 base damage at Average speed. This weapon emits a large amount of purple light when swung – an amount similar to that of the Fiery Greatsword, so it is useful in caves. The Night's Edge gives off the light of the Fiery Greatsword, the design of the Muramasa, the length of the Blade of Grass, and the color and shadow particle effect of the Light's Bane or Blood Butcherer, which it is constructed of.

N-edge

The Night's Edge being swung.

Notes

  • Due to the average speed, the Night's Edge is able to triple-hit monsters. You will need to be close to the monster to get this effect.
  • The Night's Edge may be a powerful melee weapon, but its low knockback and relatively low speed severely hinder it once Hard Mode has been activated.
  • Icon xbox360 Icon ps3 If you have problems crafting the Night's Edge, drop all four swords at the Demon Altar and then pick them up again.
  • If your World spawns The Crimson instead of The Corruption, the Blood Butcherer will be required instead of Light's Bane because Light's Bane cannot be obtained in a Crimson world.
  • Before Excalibur was introduced, Night's Edge was the most powerful sword in the game.
  • When reforged to legendary, this weapon deals about as much damage as Excalibur's base damage.
  • The Breaker Blade is comparable to this sword. The only advantages of Night's Edge over the Breaker Blade is that it emits light and its melee speed is faster(though, Breaker Blade is longer in return).
  • The light emitted by this weapon has a similar particle effect to that of the Dark Lance and other Demonite tier items.
  • It can be obtained only after Skeletron is defeated, because otherwise Muramasa is unobtainable.

Trivia

  • This weapon could be a reference to the Four Sword of the Legend of Zelda, particularly because the four swords used to make this are green (Blade of Grass), red (Fiery Greatsword), blue (Muramasa), and purple (Light's Bane), the same colors of the split Links.
  • The name of this sword could be a reference to the song Edge of Night, sang by Pippin in the movie adaptation of LOTR: Return of the King.
  • It is the only item other than boss-summoning items that is crafted at Demon Altar/Crimson Altar. Thus, it's a bad idea to smash all altars, especially if the player does not own Night's Edge.

Update Info

v1.2

v1.1

  • Now emits light, akin to several other Demonite items.

v1.0.6

  • New sprite.
  • Speed changed from "Very Slow" to "Average".
  • Damage increased from 40 to 42.
  • Weapon reach shortened.

v1.0.5

  • Added to the game.
Swords
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Item 653(0)  Ebonwood Sword Item 921(0)  Shadewood Sword Terraria Copper Broadsword  Copper Broadsword Tin Broadsword  Tin Broadsword
Terraria Iron Broadsword  Iron Broadsword Lead Broadsword  Lead Broadsword Terraria Silver Broadsword  Silver Broadsword Tungsten Broadsword  Tungsten Broadsword
Terraria Gold Broadsword  Gold Broadsword Platinum Broadsword  Platinum Broadsword Item 1304  Zombie Arm Item 881o  Cactus Sword
Item 3772o  Mandible Blade Stylish Scissors  Stylish Scissors Bone Sword  Bone Sword Item 1909o   Candy Cane Sword
Item 2273o  Katana Terraria Light's Bane  Light's Bane Item 3349(0)  Exotic Scimitar Item 795(0)  Blood Butcherer
Purple Clubberfish  Purple Clubberfish Falcon Blade  Falcon Blade
Shortswords
Terraria Copper Shortsword  Copper Shortsword Tin Shortsword  Tin Shortsword Terraria Iron Shortsword  Iron Shortsword Lead Shortsword  Lead Shortsword
Terraria Silver Shortsword  Silver Shortsword Tungsten Shortsword  Tungsten Shortsword Terraria Gold Shortsword  Gold Shortsword Platinum Shortsword  Platinum Shortsword
Unique Swords
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Arkhalis  Arkhalis Bee Keeper  Bee Keeper Terraria Muramasa  Muramasa Blade of Grass  Blade of Grass
Terraria Firey Greatsword  Fiery Greatsword Terraria Night's Edge  Night's Edge
Hardmode Broadswords
Pearlwood Sword  Pearlwood Sword Cobalt Sword  Cobalt Sword Item 1185o  Palladium Sword Item 484(0)  Mythril Sword
Item 1192o  Orichalcum Sword Adamantite Sword  Adamantite Sword Titanium Sword  Titanium Sword Item 3351o  Classy Cane
Item 3258o  Slap Hand Breaker Blade  Breaker Blade Item 672o  Cutlass Keybrand  Keybrand
Hardmode Unique Swords
Phasesaber 18p  Phasesabers Item 1306o  Ice Sickle Brand of the Inferno  Brand of the Inferno Frostbrand  Frostbrand