Lunar Events

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"Celestial creatures are invading!"

The Lunar Events are a series of four late-Hardmode events initiated by defeating the Lunatic Cultist boss. Once the boss is defeated, four random sections of the world each show a large moon in their backgrounds and spawn several unique enemies at high spawn rates, with one corresponding Celestial Tower in each. These areas can be found on the minimap via icons that represent each of their Celestial Towers.

Defeating a Celestial Tower reverts an area back to normal. In order to damage a Tower, one must first kill 100 enemies (150 in Expert Mode) from within its section, which removes the shield that protects the Tower and makes it vulnerable to attacks.

Defeating all four Celestial Towers triggers the status message "Impending doom approaches...", signifying that the Moon Lord, Terraria's final boss, is about to spawn. It spawns one minute after the message appears.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Lunar Events
Characters Unique Drops

In the Solar area:

Solar Pillar.png Solar Pillar (boss)
Drakomire Rider.png Drakomire Rider
Selenian.png Selenian
Drakanian.png Drakanian
Corite.png Corite
Sroller.png Sroller
Crawltipede.png Crawltipede
Drakomire.png Drakomire

In the Vortex area:

Vortex Pillar.png Vortex Pillar (boss)
Vortexian.png Vortexian
Alien Queen.png Alien Queen
Alien Hornet.png Alien Hornet
Alien Larva.png Alien Larva
Storm Diver.png Storm Diver

In the Nebula area:

Nebula Pillar.png Nebula Pillar (boss)
Nebula Floater.png Nebula Floater
Brain Suckler.png Brain Suckler
Predictor.png Predictor
Evolution Beast.png Evolution Beast

In the Stardust area:

Stardust Pillar.png Stardust Pillar (boss)
Star Cell.png Star Cell
Flow Invader.png Flow Invader
Twinkle Popper.png Twinkle Popper
Twinkle.png Twinkle
Milkyway Weaver.png Milkyway Weaver
Stargazer.png Stargazer

After defeating all four pillars:

Moon Lord.png Moon Lord (boss, final boss of Terraria)

From Solar Pillar:

Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment

From Nebula Pillar:

Nebula Fragment.png Nebula Fragment

From Stardust Pillar:

Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment

From Vortex Pillar:

Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment

From Moon Lord:

Portal Gun.png Portal Gun
Luminite.png Luminite
Meowmere.png Meowmere
Terrarian.png Terrarian
Star Wrath.png Star Wrath
S.D.M.G..png S.D.M.G.
Celebration.png Celebration
Last Prism.png Last Prism
Lunar Flare.png Lunar Flare
Rainbow Crystal Staff.png Rainbow Crystal Staff
Lunar Portal Staff.png Lunar Portal Staff
Moon Lord Mask.png Moon Lord Mask
Moon Lord Trophy.png Moon Lord Trophy
Suspicious Looking Tentacle.png Suspicious Looking Tentacle (expert)
Gravity Globe.png Gravity Globe (expert)
From enemies:
Drakomire Rider Banner.png Drakomire Rider Banner
Selenian Banner.png Selenian Banner
Corite Banner.png Corite Banner
Sroller Banner.png Sroller Banner
Crawltipede Banner.png Crawltipede Banner
Drakomire Banner.png Drakomire Banner
Vortexian Banner.png Vortexian Banner
Alien Queen Banner.png Alien Queen Banner
Alien Hornet Banner.png Alien Hornet Banner
Alien Larva Banner.png Alien Larva Banner
Storm Diver Banner.png Storm Diver Banner
Nebula Floater Banner.png Nebula Floater Banner
Brain Suckler Banner.png Brain Suckler Banner
Predictor Banner.png Predictor Banner
Evolution Beast Banner.png Evolution Beast Banner
Star Cell Banner.png Star Cell Banner
Flow Invader Banner.png Flow Invader Banner
Twinkle Popper Banner.png Twinkle Popper Banner
Milkyway Weaver Banner.png Milkyway Weaver Banner
Stargazer Banner.png Stargazer Banner

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • No celestial creatures drop coins, even with the Lucky Coin (or its derivatives) equipped. They also don't drop Presents during Christmas, Goodie Bags during Halloween, or Biome Keys.
  • In a single-player world, the Celestial Towers will not disappear when the player dies or exits Terraria completely. The Towers must be destroyed in the world, otherwise they will stay in the world indefinitely.

Tips[edit | edit source]

For more elaborate strategies on defeating Lunar Events, including Weapon and Arena recommendations, see Guide:Lunar Events strategies.

  • It can be helpful to launch the Lunar Events even if you don't have the means to survive them fully yet, as you will gradually defeat pillars, then can use the drops from that pillar to defeat the next one, and so on. Even if you lose to the Moon Lord, you will be much more prepared than you were before.
  • Once the final pillar has been destroyed and "Impending doom approaches...", do not save and exit the game, as doing so will abort the event and stop the Moon Lord from spawning.
  • A Solar Eclipse can occur during the Lunar Events.
  • The Solar Pillar may be the most difficult to beat, as it has more enemies and the Solar Fragments craft better weapons and armor; the Stardust Pillar may be considered the easiest.
  • When fighting the Solar Pillar, take into account that the Crawltipede does not target players on blocks and platforms. The Scutlix Mount is recommended, as it allows you to stay on the ground while also providing additional weaponry (lasers).
  • The pillars retain their damage, regardless of player deaths.
  • An effective setup for melee players is The Horseman's Blade and Turtle Armor. Then build a small area where you can have lots of statues that spawn enemies so when your sword kills them, it spawns homing pumpkin heads. Have up to three statues of the same type.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The music played during the Lunar Events was made available as part of the second Terraria Soundtrack volume under the title "Lunar Boss" despite not being implemented in the game.
  • This is the only event in the game whose enemies don't drop coins.
  • The game's files identify this event as the Lunar Apocalypse.

History[edit | edit source]

Random Events Rain • Pc only.png Slime Rain • Blood Moon • Pc only.png Sandstorm • Solar Eclipse
Summoned Events Goblin Army • Frost Legion • Pirate Invasion • Solar Eclipse • Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon • Pc only.png Martian Madness • Pc only.png Lunar Events  • Pc only.png Party  • Pc only.png Old One's Army
Seasonal Events Mobile only.pngChinese New Year • Mobile only.pngValentine's Day • Mobile only.pngSt. Patrick's Day • Mobile only.pngEaster • Mobile only.pngOktoberfest • Mobile only.pngThanksgiving • Halloween • Christmas