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Soul of Might
  • Soul of Might item spriteold Soul of Might item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Tooltip'The essence of the destroyer'
RarityRarity level: 5
Research25 required
Dropped by Dropped by Dropped by
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
The DestroyerThe DestroyerThe Destroyer25–40100%
Treasure Bag
(The Destroyer)
Treasure Bag (The Destroyer)Treasure Bag
(The Destroyer)

The Soul of Might is one of the six / seven souls. It is dropped by The Destroyer and also very rarely by Lepus, making it obtainable in pre-Hardmode on 3DS3DS version.

Crafting all items, including a full stack of five Light Discs, requires 53 / 33 / 32 / 102 Souls of Might, meaning the player must defeat The Destroyer 3–4 / 2–3 / 3–6 times.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Corruption KeyCorruption Key (Old-gen console version3DS version)By Hand
Crimson KeyCrimson Key (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Frozen KeyFrozen Key (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Hallowed KeyHallowed Key (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Jungle KeyJungle Key (Old-gen console version3DS version)
Soul of Might in a BottleSoul of Might in a Bottle
Dragon BreastplateDragon Breastplate (3DS version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Dragon BreastplateDragon Breastplate (Old-gen console version)
Dragon GreavesDragon Greaves (3DS version)
Dragon GreavesDragon Greaves (Old-gen console version)
Light DiscLight Disc
Pickaxe AxePickaxe Axe
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Desktop version)
Avenger EmblemAvenger Emblem (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version)Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop
total: 19 row(s)


  • While Lepus can drop Souls of Might, they do not have a use in pre-Hardmode as they cannot be used to make anything without a Hardmode Anvil or other Hardmode-exclusive materials.
  • Unlike souls obtained from the other mechanical bosses, the Souls of Might are relatively easy to collect because, rather than dropping far away or high in the air, they drop from the body segment of The Destroyer that is closest to the player, often so close to the player that they may be instantly picked up.


  • All types of souls are very useful for selling as profit once the necessary items have been crafted.
  • Crafting Souls of Might into Light Discs significantly increases profits; this requires Hallowed Bars (dropped by the same boss), and Souls of Light, which need to be gathered in the Underground Hallow. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the sale price of Light Discs is only slightly higher than that of the materials to make them.


  • The Soul of Might is the only type of soul directly stating the boss it is dropped from in its tooltip.
    • However, despite the tooltip claiming the soul to be 'The essence of the destroyer', it is also rarely dropped by Lepus.


  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop
    • No longer used to craft Biome Key Molds due to Biome Keys now dropping directly from enemies.
    • Now used to craft the Avenger Emblem.
  • Console 1.06:
    • Sell value reduced from 2 to 80.
    • Now used to make the Pickaxe Axe and Drax.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
    • No longer used to craft the Excalibur.
    • Now used to craft Biome Key Molds.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Sell value reduced from 2 to 80.
    • Now used to make the Pickaxe Axe and Drax.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508:
    • Stack limit increased from 250 to 999.
    • No longer used to craft the Excalibur.
    • Now used to to craft Biome Key Molds.
  • Mobile 1.1.5536: Formally introduced, made obtainable through normal Hardmode means.
  • Mobile 1.1.91: Secretly made obtainable from Lepus with a 1% chance.