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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 Moon Lord, Terraria's final boss, is about to spawn. It spawns one minute after the message appears.

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Lunar Events
Characters Unique Drops

In the Solar area:

Solar PillarSolar PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Drakomire RiderDrakomire RiderDesktop VersionConsole Version
SelenianSelenianDesktop VersionConsole Version
DrakanianDrakanianDesktop VersionConsole Version
CoriteCoriteDesktop VersionConsole Version
SrollerSrollerDesktop VersionConsole Version
CrawltipedeCrawltipedeDesktop VersionConsole Version
DrakomireDrakomireDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Vortex area:

Vortex PillarVortex PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
VortexianVortexianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien QueenAlien QueenDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien HornetAlien HornetDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien LarvaAlien LarvaDesktop VersionConsole Version
Storm DiverStorm DiverDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Nebula area:

Nebula PillarNebula PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Nebula FloaterNebula FloaterDesktop VersionConsole Version
Brain SucklerBrain SucklerDesktop VersionConsole Version
PredictorPredictorDesktop VersionConsole Version
Evolution BeastEvolution BeastDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Stardust area:

Stardust PillarStardust PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Star CellStar Cell
Flow InvaderFlow InvaderDesktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle PopperTwinkle PopperDesktop VersionConsole Version
TwinkleTwinkleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Milkyway WeaverMilkyway WeaverDesktop VersionConsole Version
StargazerStargazerDesktop VersionConsole Version

After defeating all four pillars:

Moon LordMoon LordDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss, final boss of Terraria)

From Solar Pillar:

Solar FragmentSolar FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Nebula Pillar:

Nebula FragmentNebula FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Stardust Pillar:

Stardust FragmentStardust FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Vortex Pillar:

Vortex FragmentVortex FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Moon Lord:

Portal GunPortal GunDesktop VersionConsole Version
LuminiteLuminiteDesktop VersionConsole Version
MeowmereMeowmereDesktop VersionConsole Version
TerrarianTerrarianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Star WrathStar WrathDesktop VersionConsole Version
S.D.M.G.S.D.M.G.Desktop VersionConsole Version
CelebrationCelebrationDesktop VersionConsole Version
Last PrismLast PrismDesktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar FlareLunar FlareDesktop VersionConsole Version
Rainbow Crystal StaffRainbow Crystal StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar Portal StaffLunar Portal StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord MaskMoon Lord MaskDesktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord TrophyMoon Lord TrophyDesktop VersionConsole Version
Suspicious Looking TentacleSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop VersionConsole Version(expert)
Gravity GlobeGravity GlobeDesktop VersionConsole Version(expert)
From enemies:
Drakomire Rider BannerDrakomire Rider BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Selenian BannerSelenian BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Corite BannerCorite BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Sroller BannerSroller BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Crawltipede BannerCrawltipede BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Drakomire BannerDrakomire BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortexian BannerVortexian BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Queen BannerAlien Queen BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Hornet BannerAlien Hornet BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Larva BannerAlien Larva BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Storm Diver BannerStorm Diver BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Floater BannerNebula Floater BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Brain Suckler BannerBrain Suckler BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Predictor BannerPredictor BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Evolution Beast BannerEvolution Beast BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Star Cell BannerStar Cell BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Flow Invader BannerFlow Invader BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle Popper BannerTwinkle Popper BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Milkyway Weaver BannerMilkyway Weaver BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Stargazer BannerStargazer BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version

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.
  • The Moon Lord may not be summoned via Celestial Sigil while the Towers are still active.

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. However, while near a pillar, the pillar's enemy spawns will override those of the Solar Eclipse.
  • 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.
  • Because neither sentries nor the pillars despawn or leave when the player dies or leaves, as monsters do, sentries can continue attacking a pillar with no players nearby, as long as the shield is already gone.

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 one of the only two events in the game whose enemies don't drop coins, along with the Old One's Army.
  • The game's files identify this event as the Lunar Apocalypse.

History[edit | edit source]