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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 Pillar.pngSolar PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Drakomire Rider.pngDrakomire RiderDesktop VersionConsole Version
Selenian.pngSelenianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Drakanian.pngDrakanianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Corite.pngCoriteDesktop VersionConsole Version
Sroller.pngSrollerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Crawltipede.pngCrawltipedeDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Vortex area:

Vortex Pillar.pngVortex PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Vortexian.pngVortexianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Queen.pngAlien QueenDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Hornet.pngAlien HornetDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Larva.pngAlien LarvaDesktop VersionConsole Version
Storm Diver.pngStorm DiverDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Nebula area:

Nebula Pillar.pngNebula PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Nebula Floater.pngNebula FloaterDesktop VersionConsole Version
Brain Suckler.pngBrain SucklerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Predictor.pngPredictorDesktop VersionConsole Version
Evolution Beast.pngEvolution BeastDesktop VersionConsole Version

In the Stardust area:

Stardust Pillar.pngStardust PillarDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss)
Star Cell.pngStar Cell
Flow Invader.pngFlow InvaderDesktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle Popper.pngTwinkle PopperDesktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle.pngTwinkleDesktop VersionConsole Version
Milkyway Weaver.pngMilkyway WeaverDesktop VersionConsole Version
Stargazer.pngStargazerDesktop VersionConsole Version

After defeating all four pillars:

Moon Lord.pngMoon LordDesktop VersionConsole Version(boss, final boss of Terraria)

From Solar Pillar:

Solar Fragment.pngSolar FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Nebula Pillar:

Nebula Fragment.pngNebula FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Stardust Pillar:

Stardust Fragment.pngStardust FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Vortex Pillar:

Vortex Fragment.pngVortex FragmentDesktop VersionConsole Version

From Moon Lord:

Portal Gun.pngPortal GunDesktop VersionConsole Version
Luminite.pngLuminiteDesktop VersionConsole Version
Meowmere.pngMeowmereDesktop VersionConsole Version
Terrarian.pngTerrarianDesktop VersionConsole Version
Star Wrath.pngStar WrathDesktop VersionConsole Version
S.D.M.G..pngS.D.M.G.Desktop VersionConsole Version
Celebration.pngCelebrationDesktop VersionConsole Version
Last Prism.pngLast PrismDesktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar Flare.pngLunar FlareDesktop VersionConsole Version
Rainbow Crystal Staff.pngRainbow Crystal StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar Portal Staff.pngLunar Portal StaffDesktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord Mask.pngMoon Lord MaskDesktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord Trophy.pngMoon Lord TrophyDesktop VersionConsole Version
Suspicious Looking Tentacle.pngSuspicious Looking TentacleDesktop VersionConsole Version(expert)
Gravity Globe.pngGravity GlobeDesktop VersionConsole Version(expert)
From enemies:
Drakomire Rider Banner.pngDrakomire Rider BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Selenian Banner.pngSelenian BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Corite Banner.pngCorite BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Sroller Banner.pngSroller BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Crawltipede Banner.pngCrawltipede BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Drakomire Banner.pngDrakomire BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortexian Banner.pngVortexian BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Queen Banner.pngAlien Queen BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Hornet Banner.pngAlien Hornet BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Larva Banner.pngAlien Larva BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Storm Diver Banner.pngStorm Diver BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Floater Banner.pngNebula Floater BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Brain Suckler Banner.pngBrain Suckler BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Predictor Banner.pngPredictor BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Evolution Beast Banner.pngEvolution Beast BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Star Cell Banner.pngStar Cell BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Flow Invader Banner.pngFlow Invader BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle Popper Banner.pngTwinkle Popper BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Milkyway Weaver Banner.pngMilkyway Weaver BannerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Stargazer Banner.pngStargazer 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.

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