Lunar Events

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BiomeBannerLunarEvent.png
"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.

Contents[edit | edit source]

Lunar Events
Characters Unique Drops

In the Solar area:

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

In the Vortex area:

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

In the Nebula area:

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

In the Stardust area:

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

After defeating all four pillars:

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

From Solar Pillar:

Solar Fragment.png Solar Fragment Desktop VersionConsole Version

From Nebula Pillar:

Nebula Fragment.png Nebula Fragment Desktop VersionConsole Version

From Stardust Pillar:

Stardust Fragment.png Stardust Fragment Desktop VersionConsole Version

From Vortex Pillar:

Vortex Fragment.png Vortex Fragment Desktop VersionConsole Version

From Moon Lord:

Portal Gun.png Portal Gun Desktop VersionConsole Version
Luminite.png Luminite Desktop VersionConsole Version
Meowmere.png Meowmere Desktop VersionConsole Version
Terrarian.png Terrarian Desktop VersionConsole Version
Star Wrath.png Star Wrath Desktop VersionConsole Version
S.D.M.G..png S.D.M.G. Desktop VersionConsole Version
Celebration.png Celebration Desktop VersionConsole Version
Last Prism.png Last Prism Desktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar Flare.png Lunar Flare Desktop VersionConsole Version
Rainbow Crystal Staff.png Rainbow Crystal Staff Desktop VersionConsole Version
Lunar Portal Staff.png Lunar Portal Staff Desktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord Mask.png Moon Lord Mask Desktop VersionConsole Version
Moon Lord Trophy.png Moon Lord Trophy Desktop VersionConsole Version
Suspicious Looking Tentacle.png Suspicious Looking Tentacle Desktop VersionConsole Version (expert)
Gravity Globe.png Gravity Globe Desktop VersionConsole Version (expert)
From enemies:
Drakomire Rider Banner.png Drakomire Rider Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Selenian Banner.png Selenian Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Corite Banner.png Corite Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Sroller Banner.png Sroller Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Crawltipede Banner.png Crawltipede Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Drakomire Banner.png Drakomire Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Vortexian Banner.png Vortexian Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Queen Banner.png Alien Queen Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Hornet Banner.png Alien Hornet Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Alien Larva Banner.png Alien Larva Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Storm Diver Banner.png Storm Diver Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Floater Banner.png Nebula Floater Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Brain Suckler Banner.png Brain Suckler Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Predictor Banner.png Predictor Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Evolution Beast Banner.png Evolution Beast Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Star Cell Banner.png Star Cell Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Flow Invader Banner.png Flow Invader Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Twinkle Popper Banner.png Twinkle Popper Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Milkyway Weaver Banner.png Milkyway Weaver Banner Desktop VersionConsole Version
Stargazer Banner.png Stargazer Banner Desktop 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. Enemies spawned by a meteorite also do not drop coins.
  • The game's files identify this event as the Lunar Apocalypse.

History[edit | edit source]

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