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Night's Edge

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Night's Edge
Night's Edge.png
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 42
Knockback 4.5
Max stack 1
Rarity Orange
Use time 26 (Average)
Sell 1 Gold Coin 8 Silver Coin
The in-game animation of the Night's Edge.

The Night's Edge is a high-end Broadsword, the strongest sword pre-Hardmode. It has an average attack speed, deals 42 damage, and has about the same reach as a Muramasa. When swung, the Night's Edge emits light similar to the Fiery Greatsword, but the effect is more subtle and does not last as long. Crafting this sword requires using a Light's Bane, a Muramasa, a Blade of Grass, and a Fiery Greatsword at a Demon Altar. A Blood Butcherer can be used in place of the Light's Bane so the sword can also be crafted in worlds with the Crimson.

The Night's Edge is useful against airborne enemies that are difficult to hit with faster swings, although it is not a substitute for a ranged weapon. It is also strong against heavily armored enemies relative to other melee weapons. It remains useful well into Hardmode, as its base damage is higher than the Cobalt Sword and Mythril Sword.

Contents

[edit] Crafting

[edit] Recipe

Crafting Station
Demon Altar.png Demon Altar
Ingredient(s) Amount
Fiery Greatsword.png Fiery Greatsword 1
Muramasa.png Muramasa 1
Blade of Grass.png Blade of Grass 1
Light's Bane.png Light's Bane 1
Result
Night's Edge.png Night's Edge 1
Crafting Station
Demon Altar.png Demon Altar
Ingredient(s) Amount
Fiery Greatsword.png Fiery Greatsword 1
Muramasa.png Muramasa 1
Blade of Grass.png Blade of Grass 1
Blood Butcherer.png Blood Butcherer 1
Result
Night's Edge.png Night's Edge 1

[edit] Used in

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
True Night's Edge.png True Night's Edge Night's Edge.png Night's Edge Orichalcum Anvil.pngMythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword

[edit] Trivia

  • Before the 1.1 patch, it was the strongest sword of the game. With said update, this title was taken by Excalibur, which has since been dethroned by many more swords in the 1.2 update. Despite this, it's still the strongest sword pre-Hardmode.
  • The Night's Edge is the only item crafted at a demon altar that isn't a boss summoning item. It is also the most powerful and important item that can be crafted at a Demon Altar.
  • 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.

[edit] History


Swords
 
Wooden Swords(Wood • Pc only.pngMahogany • Pc only.pngEbonwood • Pc only.pngShadewood • Pc only.pngPearlwood)
Staff of Regrowth • Cactus Sword • Pc only.pngCandy Cane Sword • Pc only.pngZombie Arm • Pc only.pngIce Blade • Pc only.pngBone Sword
Ore Shortswords (Copper • Iron • Silver • Gold • Pc only.pngTin • Pc only.pngLead • Pc only.pngTungsten • Pc only.pngPlatinum)
Ore Broadswords (Copper • Iron • Silver • Gold • Pc only.pngTin • Pc only.pngLead • Pc only.pngTungsten • Pc only.pngPlatinum)
Pc only.pngKatana • Light's Bane • Pc only.pngBlood Butcherer • Pc only.pngBee Keeper • Phaseblade • Muramasa • Starfury • Blade of Grass
Fiery Greatsword • Night's Edge • Breaker Blade • Phasesaber • Enchanted SwordPc only.png
Hardmode Ore Swords (Cobalt • Mythril • Adamantite • Pc only.pngPalladium • Pc only.pngOrichalcum • Pc only.pngTitanium • Pc only.pngChlorophyte(Saber • Claymore))
Excalibur • Console only.pngTizona • Pc only.pngKeybrand • Pc only.pngCutlass • Pc only.pngBeam Sword • Pc only.pngFrostbrand • Pc only.pngTrue Night's Edge • Pc only.pngTrue Excalibur • Pc only.pngChristmas Tree Sword • Pc only.pngTerra Blade • Pc only.pngThe Horseman's Blade