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Lunar Events

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

Contents[edit | edit source]

Lunar Events
Characters Unique Drops

In the Solar area:

Solar Pillar.png Solar Pillar Desktop only.png (boss)
Drakomire Rider.png Drakomire Rider Desktop only.png
Selenian.png Selenian Desktop only.png
Drakanian.png Drakanian Desktop only.png
Corite.png Corite Desktop only.png
Sroller.png Sroller Desktop only.png
Crawltipede.png Crawltipede Desktop only.png
Drakomire.png Drakomire Desktop only.png

In the Vortex area:

Vortex Pillar.png Vortex Pillar Desktop only.png (boss)
Vortexian.png Vortexian Desktop only.png
Alien Queen.png Alien Queen Desktop only.png
Alien Hornet.png Alien Hornet Desktop only.png
Alien Larva.png Alien Larva Desktop only.png
Storm Diver.png Storm Diver Desktop only.png

In the Nebula area:

Nebula Pillar.png Nebula Pillar Desktop only.png (boss)
Nebula Floater.png Nebula Floater Desktop only.png
Brain Suckler.png Brain Suckler Desktop only.png
Predictor.png Predictor Desktop only.png
Evolution Beast.png Evolution Beast Desktop only.png

In the Stardust area:

Stardust Pillar.png Stardust Pillar Desktop only.png (boss)
Star Cell.png Star Cell Desktop only.png
Flow Invader.png Flow Invader Desktop only.png
Twinkle Popper.png Twinkle Popper Desktop only.png
Twinkle.png Twinkle
Milkyway Weaver.png Milkyway Weaver Desktop only.png
Stargazer.png Stargazer Desktop only.png

After defeating all four pillars:

Moon Lord.png Moon Lord Desktop only.png (boss, final boss of Terraria)

From Solar Pillar:

Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment Desktop only.png

From Nebula Pillar:

Nebula Fragment.png Nebula Fragment Desktop only.png

From Stardust Pillar:

Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment Desktop only.png

From Vortex Pillar:

Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment Desktop only.png

From Moon Lord:

Portal Gun.png Portal Gun Desktop only.png
Luminite.png Luminite Desktop only.png
Meowmere.png Meowmere Desktop only.png
Terrarian.png Terrarian Desktop only.png
Star Wrath.png Star Wrath Desktop only.png
S.D.M.G..png S.D.M.G. Desktop only.png
Celebration.png Celebration Desktop only.png
Last Prism.png Last Prism Desktop only.png
Lunar Flare.png Lunar Flare Desktop only.png
Rainbow Crystal Staff.png Rainbow Crystal Staff Desktop only.png
Lunar Portal Staff.png Lunar Portal Staff Desktop only.png
Moon Lord Mask.png Moon Lord Mask Desktop only.png
Moon Lord Trophy.png Moon Lord Trophy Desktop only.png
Suspicious Looking Tentacle.png Suspicious Looking Tentacle Desktop only.png (expert)
Gravity Globe.png Gravity Globe Desktop only.png (expert)
From enemies:
Drakomire Rider Banner.png Drakomire Rider Banner Desktop only.png
Selenian Banner.png Selenian Banner Desktop only.png
Corite Banner.png Corite Banner Desktop only.png
Sroller Banner.png Sroller Banner Desktop only.png
Crawltipede Banner.png Crawltipede Banner Desktop only.png
Drakomire Banner.png Drakomire Banner Desktop only.png
Vortexian Banner.png Vortexian Banner
Alien Queen Banner.png Alien Queen Banner Desktop only.png
Alien Hornet Banner.png Alien Hornet Banner Desktop only.png
Alien Larva Banner.png Alien Larva Banner Desktop only.png
Storm Diver Banner.png Storm Diver Banner
Nebula Floater Banner.png Nebula Floater Banner Desktop only.png
Brain Suckler Banner.png Brain Suckler Banner
Predictor Banner.png Predictor Banner
Evolution Beast Banner.png Evolution Beast Banner
Star Cell Banner.png Star Cell Banner Desktop only.png
Flow Invader Banner.png Flow Invader Banner Desktop only.png
Twinkle Popper Banner.png Twinkle Popper Banner Desktop only.png
Milkyway Weaver Banner.png Milkyway Weaver Banner Desktop only.png
Stargazer Banner.png Stargazer Banner

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.
  • 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]

Random Events Rain • Slime Rain Desktop only.png • Blood Moon • Sandstorm Desktop only.png • Solar Eclipse
Summoned Events Goblin Army • Frost Legion • Pirate Invasion • Solar Eclipse • Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon • Martian Madness Desktop only.png • Lunar Events • Party Desktop only.png • Old One's Army Desktop only.png
Seasonal Events Chinese New Year Mobile only.png • Valentine's Day Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg • St. Patrick's Day Mobile only.png • Easter Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Oktoberfest Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Thanksgiving Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg • Halloween • Christmas