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  • Terraprisma item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage90 (Summon)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Use time36 (Very slow)
TooltipSummons an Enchanted Sword to fight for you
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Grants Buff
Buff tooltipThe Blades of the Empress will fight for you
Projectile created
  • Terraprisma
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntitySpecial dropRate
Empress of LightEmpress of Light.gifEmpress of LightTerraprismaTerraprisma
(if 100% of damage is dealt at daytime)

A Terraprisma attacking a Mimic.

The Terraprisma is a Hardmode, post-Plantera summon weapon. It spawns a copy of itself that rapidly attacks nearby enemies. It is a guaranteed drop from the Empress of Light when all damage dealt to the Empress occurs during the day.

It is thought to be one of the hardest summon weapons to acquire in the game, as the Empress of Light will one shot the player with any attack during the day, but is also one of the best summons in the game due its unique and powerful attacks.

Its best modifier is Ruthless. The Mythical modifier provides the widest array of stat bonuses, but these primarily affect the initial summon rather than the resulting minion. Additionally, minions cannot deal critical hits. The only lasting advantage a Mythical Terraprisma has over a Ruthless one is knockback.


  • When summoned, the sword will be spawned at the cursor, but will instantly teleport behind the player. It will also hover behind the player when idle. If more than one sword is summoned, they will arrange themselves in a wing-like configuration.
  • The Terraprisma's attack pattern consists of an extremely quick stab, before constantly attacking with a spinning motion similar to the Zenith until the target is dead. This pattern will repeat each time the sword changes targets.
  • Terraprisma's minion have custom immunity frames, allowing them to hit more often than other piercing attacks.
  • Unlike most minions, the sword will immediately return to the user's side, preventing it from getting stuck behind blocks and blocking its field of vision.
  • The Terraprisma swords will not move/attack through blocks by default, but if they attack an enemy in direct line of sight, they will then continue to attack any other nearby enemies, ignoring blocks, before returning to the player.
  • The minions leave a rainbow trail while moving.
  • If dyed with Critter Shampoo, most basic and gradient dyes will have little effect on the sword's colors due to its bright coloration. Bright dyes will work properly as they override the sword's color completely.


  • Like the Blade Staff and Sanguine Staff, the Terraprisma's precise movement, tracking and fixed idle position make it an ideal choice for assisting the player with faster bosses and for crowd control.
  • If the player's back is against a wall, door, or other solid block, the Terraprisma will phase through the solid block, attacking any enemies within range.
  • It is the best summon weapon in Terraria in terms of DPS. A disadvantage, however, is its short range.
  • Because the Terraprisma does not move through blocks, while arguably the best/highest damage summon weapon available, some players might opt for minions that ignore blocks altogether, such as Xeno Staff's UFO's. This is especially useful when AFK farming — specifically in the Dungeon, as enemies will often teleport in and attack through blocks.

The Terraprisma's color change when using a dev username (specifically Acamaeda).


  • Although its sprite appears to be a sword, it is actually a summon weapon. This is similar to other sword lookalikes such as the Sky Fracture, which is actually a magic weapon, and the Durendal, which is actually a whip.
  • Like the Eventide, the Terraprisma seems to be based off of the Empress of Light's Ethereal Lance.
  • Despite the tooltip, the summoned minions look nothing like the Enchanted Sword item or the Enchanted Sword enemy.
  • The Terraprisma has the highest base damage of all minion-summoning weapons despite being obtainable pre-Golem and only having a rarity of Rarity level: 5. This is most likely due to the high difficulty of fighting the Empress of Light during the day.
  • The Terraprisma and Abigail's Flower are the only minion-summoning weapons that do not have the word staff in their name.
  • When multiple minions are summoned, their pattern forms a helix. This is only visible with very large numbers of minions.
  • Like the Last Prism, the Terraprisma has secret color themes for developers and beta testers. This is triggered by using a specific set of character names:
List of names
Name Color(s)
Acamaeda Green/Yellow/Red
Alchemystics Red/Pink/Purple
Antithesis Light Blue/Black
Aurora3500 Purple/Blue/Green
Cenx Pink/Green
Criddle Yellow/Orange
Crowno Purple
Darthkitten Red/White
darthmorf Dark Red/Black
Discipile Yellow/Orange
Doylee Red/Pink/Blue
Ghostar White/Blue/Black
Grox The Great Light Blue/Green
Jaxrud Green/Yellow
Jenosis Yellow/Red/Pink
Kazzymodus Green/Black
Khaios Dark Green/Black
Lazure Red/Pink/Blue
Leinfors Purple
Loki Red/Black
ManaUser Blue/Green
Mid White/Red/Black
Nike Leon Orange/Red
ppowersteef Yellow/Red
RBrandon Dark Orange
Redigit Blue
Serenity Pink/White
Sigma Yellow/Red
Unit One Blue/Yellow
Vulpes Inculta Purple
Waze3174 Red/Yellow/Green
Xman101 Orange/Black
Yoraiz0r Pink
Zoomo Purple