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True Night's Edge
  • True Night's Edge item spriteold True Night's Edge item sprite
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Damage105 Desktop and Mobile versions / 90 Console Version / 78 Old-gen console version3DS version (Melee)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time26 (Average)
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Night Beam
    Night Beam

The True Night's Edge is a Hardmode sword. It has the highest base damage of any Pre-Plantera sword. It is also a stronger version of the Night's Edge, doing more damage and firing a glowing, spinning, green sword projectile called "Night Beam" in the direction of the cursor. Because this ability has a short cooldown, not every swing of the sword launches a Night Beam. The True Night's Edge is one of the ingredients necessary to craft the Terra Blade.

On the Desktop version Desktop, Mobile version Mobile, and 3DS3DS version versions, the True Night's Edge is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



Crafting tree[]

Desktop version Desktop version:

Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS3DS version version:

Used in[]


Animation of the True Night's Edge. Notice its inability to pierce.

  • On the Desktop version Desktop version, the projectile that the blade shoots does 1.5× damage compared to the blade itself.
  • Due to their similar properties and counterpart characteristics, the True Night's Edge can be compared to the True Excalibur:
    • The True Night's Edge does Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 50% / Old-gen console version3DS version 30% more damage, but is only 62.5% as fast. The Light Beam, the glowing sword projectile fired by the True Excalibur, can go through one block-wide gaps, both horizontally and vertically, while the Night Beam can pass through solid one block-thick walls if standing directly adjacent. It cannot be fired vertically through ceilings or floors.
    • Because it spins, the Night Beam effectively hits more enemies than the Light Beam. However, the Light Beam can be launched more often and moves at a faster speed.
    • The True Excalibur has a Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions 7.69% / Old-gen console version3DS version 20% lower DPS as it may swing faster but has less damage than the True Night's Edge. Note that DPS is merely a rough estimate and far from being a reliable stat for comparison.


  • The Night Beam seems to resemble a regular Night's Edge colored green, rather than a True Night's Edge.
  • Unlike most projectile swords, the True Night's Edge fires a spinning projectile instead of a straight one.
  • The True Night's Edge resembles the old sprite for the Night's Edge, with duller shading.
  • The True Night's Edge is the item referenced in the foil Terraria badge.


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Crafting recipe now requires 20 Souls from each mechanical boss rather than a Broken Hero Sword.
    • Can now autoswing.
    • Projectile does 1.5x base damage
  • Desktop
    • Damage increased from 78 to 90.
    • Use time increased from 24 to 26.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage increased from 70 to 78.
    • Projectile cooldown decreased from 0.75 to 0.4 seconds.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Damage increased from 78 to 90.
    • Use time increased from 24 to 26.
  • Console 1.06:
    • Damage increased from 70 to 78.
    • Projectile cooldown decreased from 0.75 to 0.4 seconds.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Damage increased from 70 to 78.
    • Shoots projectiles more rapidly.