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Stack digit 1.png
Daybreak inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 150 (Melee)
Knockback 5 (Average)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 15 (Very Fast)
Velocity 10
Tooltip 'Rend your foes asunder with a spear of light!'
Inflicts debuff Daybroken.png Daybroken Desktop only.png
Debuff tooltip Incenerated by solar rays [sic]
Rarity Rarity Level: 10
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 3543
Desktop only.png Desktop-Only Content: This information applies only to the desktop version of Terraria.
The Daybreak being used on a Target Dummy. Each spear that sticks into the dummy increases the debuff's effect.

The Daybreak is a Hardmode, endgame thrown melee weapon crafted from Solar Fragments obtained from the Lunar Events. It auto-fires projectiles that cost no mana or ammunition. Similar to Bone Javelins, its projectiles are affected by gravity, and stick to enemies to inflict damage over time via the Daybroken debuff. Up to 8 projectiles can stick to an enemy at once, with each dealing 25 damage per quarter-second (8 spears x 25 damage = 200 max base spear damage per quarter-second = 800 max spear DPS (Godly modifier adds another 8 x 173 = 1384 DPS)). The spears also emit a good amount of light, making exploration and finding enemies in the dark much easier.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Ancient Manipulator.png Ancient Manipulator Desktop only.png
Ingredient(s) Amount
Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment 18
Daybreak.png Daybreak 1

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Attack speed increases the velocity of the Daybreak's spears rather than its fire rate, in a similar fashion to the Vampire Knives.
  • The Daybreak projectile itself is made up of multiple differently sized daybreak sprites strung together.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The particle effects created from the spear can be used to locate ore and caves through walls.
  • The Daybreak can only have eight spears in an enemy at one time. Trying to throw more will despawn the earliest ones that were stuck in that enemy.
  • The Solar Eruption, a weapon also crafted from Solar Fragments, is much better for multiple targets.
  • It's important to note that the DoT (Damage over time) damage is not influenced by damage buffs of any kind. As this makes up the majority of the weapon's damage, this makes the Daybreak nearly as good in the hands of any class, not just melee.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Daybreak might be a reference to Solarion, the archangel Imperius's weapon from the Diablo franchise.
  • The debuff tooltip misspells "Incinerated" as "Incenerated".
  • You can still give it the Unreal Modifier with commands, which will increase its Velocity.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed Daybroken debuff spreading to friendly NPCs, killing them.
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