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Solar Monolith
  • Vortex Monolith item sprite Nebula Monolith item sprite Stardust Monolith item sprite Solar Monolith item sprite Void Monolith item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes 2 wide × 3 high
Use time15 Very Fast
Tooltip'Wield a small amount of power from the Solar Tower' (Pillars)
'Harness a small amount of power from the Void' (Void)
RarityRarity level: 9
Sell200000*20 Gold Coin.png or 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Mobile Version (Vortex)
250000*25 Gold Coin.png (Void)
Research1 required
Sounds
Blood Moon Monolith
  • Blood Moon Monolith item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Statistics
Type
PlaceableYes 2 wide × 3 high
Use time15 Very Fast
Tooltip'Sustain a bloody fraction of the Moon'
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell10000*1 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required
Sounds
Placed Monoliths in their on and off state.

Monoliths are mechanisms that change the background to that of a related event, such as a Celestial Pillar or the Blood Moon. They can be activated with the Open / Activate button or with wire. Monoliths have a range of 70 blocks in each direction.

Monoliths do not stack their effects. Only the one placed in the spot furthest to the bottom right will affect a given area. They provide large amounts of light in the area they are activated in, which can be useful for situations in events like the Solar Eclipse.

There are Desktop Version six / Console VersionMobile Version four different Monoliths: the SolarDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, VortexDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, NebulaDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, StardustDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, and Void MonolithsDesktop Version can be crafted, while the Blood Moon MonolithDesktop Version is dropped by the Dreadnautilus with a 1/9 (11.11%) chance.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Nebula MonolithNebula MonolithDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3537
Ancient ManipulatorAncient ManipulatorDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Solar MonolithSolar MonolithDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3539
Stardust MonolithStardust MonolithDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3538
Void MonolithVoid MonolithDesktop Version
Internal Item ID: 4318
Vortex MonolithVortex MonolithDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 3536
total: 5 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The effects of the Monoliths can cause some framerate issues.
  • The far right of the screen while a monolith is activated sometimes continues to display the original background.
  • The Monoliths will not spawn any enemies from their specific event.
  • Using multiple monoliths at a time will not combine the backgrounds, it will just keep the original background.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Crafting Monoliths is the most profitable way to monetize extra Lunar Fragments. Even crafting the Celestial Sigil, beating the Moon Lord and selling off all of his drops will net less money per fragment on average.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Combination of a Stardust Monolith with a Blood Moon.
  • If a Monolith is left active when exiting a world, the background will remain when selecting a character and world for single player. Exiting the game returns the background to normal.
  • When used during a Blood Moon, a Monolith will combine its light color with the red tint.
  • The Solar, Vortex, Nebula, and Stardust Monoliths appear to be miniature versions of the Celestial Pillars.
    • They are the only Lunar Events items that do not have the Rarity level: 10 base rarity.
  • The design of the Void Monolith is based on the Monoliths from the movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.5: Fixed Vortex Monolith not selling for as much as it should.