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If you are looking for the more powerful hardmode version of the sword, see True Night's Edge.

The Night's Edge is the second most powerful pre-Hardmode weapon in the game, following the Star Cannon. It deals 42 base damage at Average speed. This weapon emits a large amount of purple light when swung – an amount similar to that of the Fiery Greatsword, so it is useful in caves. The Night's Edge gives off the light of the Fiery Greatsword, the design of the Muramasa, the length of the Blade of Grass, and the color and shadow particle effect of the Light's Bane or Blood Butcherer, which it is constructed of.

The Night's Edge being swung.


  • Due to the average speed, the Night's Edge is able to triple-hit monsters. You will need to be close to the monster to get this effect.
  • The Night's Edge may be a powerful melee weapon, but its low knockback and relatively low speed severely hinder it once Hard Mode has been activated.
  • Icon xbox360.png Icon ps3.png If you have problems crafting the Night's Edge, drop all four swords at the Demon Altar and then pick them up again.
    • The Night's Edge is the most powerful pre hardmode sword.
  • If your World spawns The Crimson instead of The Corruption, the Blood Butcherer will be required instead of Light's Bane because Light's Bane cannot be obtained in a Crimson world.
  • Before Excalibur was introduced, Night's Edge was the most powerful sword in the game.
  • When reforged to legendary, this weapon deals about as much damage as Excalibur's base damage.
  • The Breaker Blade is comparable to this sword. The only advantages of Night's Edge over the Breaker Blade is that it emits light and its melee speed is faster(though, Breaker Blade is longer in return).
  • The light emitted by this weapon has a similar particle effect to that of the Dark Lance and other Demonite tier items.
  • It can be obtained only after Skeletron is defeated, because otherwise Muramasa is unobtainable.


  • This weapon could be a reference to the Four Sword of the Legend of Zelda, particularly because the four swords used to make this are green (Blade of Grass), red (Fiery Greatsword), blue (Muramasa), and purple (Light's Bane), the same colors of the split Links.
  • The name of this sword could be a reference to the song Edge of Night, sang by Pippin in the movie adaptation of LOTR: Return of the King.
  • It is the only item other than boss-summoning items that is crafted at Demon Altar/Crimson Altar. Thus, it's a bad idea to smash all altars, especially if the player does not own Night's Edge.

Update Info



  • Now emits light, akin to several other Demonite items.


  • New sprite.
  • Speed changed from "Very Slow" to "Average".
  • Damage increased from 40 to 42.
  • Weapon reach shortened.


  • Added to the game.
Terraria Wooden Sword.png  Wooden Sword Item 656(0).png  Rich Mahogany Sword Item 2745o.png  Boreal Wood Sword Item 2517o.png  Palm Wood Sword
Item 653(0).png  Ebonwood Sword Item 921(0).png  Shadewood Sword Terraria Copper Broadsword.png  Copper Broadsword Tin Broadsword.png  Tin Broadsword
Terraria Iron Broadsword.png  Iron Broadsword Lead Broadsword.png  Lead Broadsword Terraria Silver Broadsword.png  Silver Broadsword Tungsten Broadsword.png  Tungsten Broadsword
Terraria Gold Broadsword.png  Gold Broadsword Platinum Broadsword.png  Platinum Broadsword Item 1304.png  Zombie Arm Item 881o.png  Cactus Sword
Item 3772o.png  Mandible Blade Stylish Scissors.png  Stylish Scissors Bone Sword.png  Bone Sword Item 1909o.png   Candy Cane Sword
Item 2273o.png  Katana Terraria Light's Bane.png  Light's Bane Item 3349(0).png  Exotic Scimitar Item 795(0).png  Blood Butcherer
Purple Clubberfish.png  Purple Clubberfish Falcon Blade.png  Falcon Blade
Terraria Copper Shortsword.png  Copper Shortsword Tin Shortsword.png  Tin Shortsword Terraria Iron Shortsword.png  Iron Shortsword Lead Shortsword.png  Lead Shortsword
Terraria Silver Shortsword.png  Silver Shortsword Tungsten Shortsword.png  Tungsten Shortsword Terraria Gold Shortsword.png  Gold Shortsword Platinum Shortsword.png  Platinum Shortsword
Unique Swords
Phasesaber 18p.gif  Phaseblades Ice Blade.png  Ice Blade Item 65(0).png  Starfury EnchantedSword.png  Enchanted Sword
Arkhalis.png  Arkhalis Bee Keeper.png  Bee Keeper Terraria Muramasa.png  Muramasa Blade of Grass.png  Blade of Grass
Terraria Firey Greatsword.png  Fiery Greatsword Terraria Night's Edge.png  Night's Edge
Hardmode Broadswords
Pearlwood Sword.png  Pearlwood Sword Cobalt Sword.png  Cobalt Sword Item 1185o.png  Palladium Sword Item 484(0).png  Mythril Sword
Item 1192o.png  Orichalcum Sword Adamantite Sword.png  Adamantite Sword Titanium Sword.png  Titanium Sword Item 3351o.png  Classy Cane
Item 3258o.png  Slap Hand Breaker Blade.png  Breaker Blade Item 672o.png  Cutlass Keybrand.png  Keybrand
Hardmode Unique Swords
Phasesaber 18p.gif  Phasesabers Item 1306o.png  Ice Sickle Brand of the Inferno.png  Brand of the Inferno Frostbrand.png  Frostbrand