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Guide:Harvesting Souls

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Souls are valuable Hardmode materials. They are used in important Hardmode crafting.

Light and Night[edit | edit source]

Souls of Light and Night are found with the similiar conditions: every monster killed in the Underground Hallow has a 20% (33%) chance to drop a Soul of Light, and same for monster killed in the Underground Corruption or its Crimson counterpart for Souls of Night. Because they are obtained in such similar ways, most techniques work the same for both.

They can be farmed by simply fighting the enemies that spawn in those environments. A Water Candle, Battle Potion and Blood Moon can speed up the process. However, the enemies in these environments can be dangerous even to those with Hallowed Armor, so be careful to not be overwhelmed.

A moderately effective way is to hunt for Hallowed or Corrupted enemies in the Cavern layer near to lava. Staying in the same spot that is surrounded in or is in close proximity to many caves with lava in them will cause enemies to spawn in the caves and jump into the lava, killing them. Then, you can use a Lava Charm or Obsidian Skin Potion to dive into the lava and gather the loot dropped by enemies.

Another easy way to farm souls is to spawn King Slime in the Underground Hallow, Corruption, or Crimson. Due to the many slimes he spawns when taking damage, and that each slime can drop a soul, this makes farming souls much easier.

Flight[edit | edit source]

Souls of Flight are only used in the creation of Wings, and can only be gathered from Wyverns. At the beginning of Hardmode, these are formidable opponents. Since late-game and endgame equipment make the fight trivial, this section focuses on the early encounters.

The Old-gen console version Old-gen console, Mobile version Mobile, and 3DS version3DS versions feature a variant form, Arch Wyverns. This guide does not discuss them in particular, but they will also work with them.

Equipment: You will need at least the highest-tiered pre-Hardmode equipment: Molten armor and your choices among the Night's Edge, Demon Scythe, Hellwing Bow, and Imp Staff. Piercing and area-of-effect attacks are the main goal here; Attacking from range both helps avoid the Wyvern's attacks, and lets you keep attacking while it loops around. As well, inflicting debuffs such as Frostburn will keep damaging the Wyvern not only when it flies away, but even if it hides behind blocks. You will also want Spectre Boots or better for dodging, a Hook, fall protection just in case, and some Healing Potions. A flying mount such as the Honeyed Goggles is also very helpful. Buff potions shouldn't really be needed, but some food can't hurt.

Hardmode equipment, as you acquire it, will make the fight easier: Aside from simply having better armor and weapons, anything with a damaging debuff is good, and as you advance, even the melee weapons will have projectile attacks. A Medusa Head is deadly here, simultaneously hitting all of the Wyvern's segments. In Crimson worlds, the Golden Shower is very helpful.

Arena and setup: You will need to get up to Space to find Wyverns, at the same levels where Harpies spawn. Otherwise, getting up there can be done by placing blocks, platforms, rope, Minecart Tracks and Gravitation potion. If you already have a long minecart track at that level, you can use that in the fight. Once up in the sky, build a long platform at that level, for easy running and to keep Harpies below you. Setting up for buffs (Campfire, Heart Lantern, Star in a Bottle, etc.) will help. You can even set up a Heart Statue on a timer or pressure plate, or a cabin for the Nurse.

Combat: Wait near the middle of your platform, killing any Harpies that approach until a Wyvern appears. Wait until the Wyvern is visible flying at you, and attack as it passes, making use of the low gravity to dodge. If you have a long minecart track set up, you can also match its speed in your minecart and attack it while it chases you.

Wyvern's heads can do about twice the damage as the rest of their body, but they have half the defense of normal body segments. If you have good weapon or armor, or are doing well at dodging the Wyvern, then you can target the head to speed up the battle.

Might[edit | edit source]

For strategies on how to defeat The Destroyer, see Guide:Destroyer strategies.

The Destroyer is one of the hardmode bosses that you will fight. Adamantite armor/Titanium armor and a Mushroom Spear, Phasesaber or better are recommended. Magical Harp , Nimbus Rod , Golden Shower and Cursed Flames can be extremely useful as well, provided you have enough defense. However, you need to defeat The Twins first to get the souls for the Magical Harp.

Sight[edit | edit source]

For strategies on how to defeat the Twins, see Guide:The Twins strategies.

The Twins is one of the hardmode bosses that you will fight. They require a powerful ranged weapon, such as the Megashark or even Clockwork Assault Rifle could suffice.

Fright[edit | edit source]

For strategies on how to defeat Skeletron Prime, see Guide:Skeletron Prime strategies.

Skeletron Prime is one of the hardmode bosses that you will fight. Even players with access to items such as Hallowed armor may have difficulty with him. You can easily beat him using a summoned pirate because he can take out the arms. After that, it will be pretty much be like a Skeletron fight.

Blight Console versionMobile Version3DS version[edit | edit source]

For strategies on how to defeat Ocram, see Guide:Ocram strategies.

Make sure you have full Hallowed armor and a Megashark or Hallowed Repeater. It might be helpful to reforge accessories to Warding. You can also place a block of Meteorite to take advantage of its 1 damage per second. It is recommended to use the summoning glitch for this boss so you can summon him twice per night.