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Vortex Fragment
  • Vortex Fragment item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Tooltip'Swirling energies emanate from this fragment'
RarityRarity level: 9
Research25 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Vortex PillarVortex Pillar.pngVortex Pillar12-6024-100100%

The Vortex Fragment is a Hardmode, post-Lunatic Cultist crafting material. It is one of the four Lunar Fragments, dropped from the Vortex Pillar during the Lunar Events in stacks of 12–60 / 24–100. Vortex Fragments can be used to craft Vortex armor, an end-game armor set that benefits all types of ranged weapons, as well as Vortex-themed tools, weapons, wings, etc.

Crafting all items requires 121 Vortex Fragments and 68 Luminite Bars (272 Luminite), which necessitates defeating the Vortex Pillar at least 3–11 / 2–8 times (note that the Vortex Fragment can also be crafted from the other fragments) and fighting the Moon Lord at least 4 / 3–4 times.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Vortex FragmentVortex FragmentAncient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Celestial SigilCelestial SigilAncient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Lunar HookLunar Hook
Nebula FragmentNebula Fragment
  • Vortex FragmentVortex Fragment (18)
Solar FragmentSolar Fragment
Stardust FragmentStardust Fragment
Vortex BeaterVortex Beater
  • Vortex FragmentVortex Fragment (18)
Vortex BoosterVortex Booster
Vortex BreastplateVortex Breastplate
Vortex BrickVortex Brick (10)
Vortex DrillVortex Drill (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Vortex Fragment BlockVortex Fragment Block (5)
Vortex HamaxeVortex Hamaxe
Vortex HelmetVortex Helmet
Vortex LeggingsVortex Leggings
Vortex MonolithVortex Monolith
  • Vortex FragmentVortex Fragment (15)
Vortex PickaxeVortex Pickaxe
Vortex DyeVortex DyeDye VatDye Vat
Super Healing PotionSuper Healing Potion (4)Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy Table
total: 19 row(s)


  • Items crafted from Vortex Fragments have a similar color scheme to the Moon Lord and the Luminite Bars.
  • The item name used in most spoilers prior to its introduction was Blackhole Fragment.

See also[]