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Night's Edge
  • Night's Edge item spriteold Night's Edge item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage42 (Melee)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast) /
27 (Average)
RarityRarity level: 3
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 similar to the Fiery Greatsword another ingredient of it, Starfury and Muramasa, 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 3DS3DS version version. In the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Terra Blade can ultimately be crafted into the Zenith, which is usually considered one of the most powerful weapons in these versions.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, the Night's Edge is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



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

Crafting tree[]

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Desktop version)
total: 2 row(s)


  • 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.


  • 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!.


  • 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 3DS3DS 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).


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Use time decreased from 27 to 21.
    • Can now autoswing.
  • 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 1 8.
  • 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 1 8.
  • Mobile-Release: Introduced with sprites and mechanics from Desktop 1.0.6.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with sprites, recipes, and mechanics from Desktop 1.2.