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True Night's Edge
  • True Night's Edge item spriteold True Night's Edge item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage105 / 90 / 78 (Melee)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time26 (Average)
Velocity10
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell10
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Night Beam
    Night Beam

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

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 every .86 seconds on average. 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, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, 3DSNintendo 3DS version, and Nintendo Switch version Switch versions, the True Night's Edge is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)

Crafting tree[]

Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version:

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version:

Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 
15 

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30 
40 

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30 
40 

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
HellforgeFurnaceFurnace
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaFiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Broken Hero SwordBroken Hero Sword
( Mothron

(25%)
/ Frankenstein Swamp Thing

(0.04%)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
Night's EdgeNight's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Terra BladeTerra Blade (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo 3DS versionNintendo Switch version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
or
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade (tModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[]

  • On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch 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 50% / 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 7.69% / 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.
    • On Twitter, the developers posted images and gifs of reworks for the True Night's Edge and True Excalibur, removing its beams and making reworks. They have also shown reworks for the Terra Blade.

Trivia[]

  • 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.

History[]

  • 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 1.3.0.1:
    • 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: (PlayStation 4)
    • 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.
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