Night's Edge

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Night's Edge
  • Night's Edge item spriteold Night's Edge item sprite
Autoswing
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Statistics
Type
Damage42 (Melee)
Knockback4.5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast) Desktop version /
27 (Average) Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
Rarity03*Rarity level: 3
Sell4
Research1 required
Animation of the Night's Edge.

The Night's Edge is a broadsword, notable for having the highest base damage of all swords available before entering Hardmode. It has slightly shorter reach than the Muramasa, one of its crafting ingredients. When swung, the Night's Edge emits light similar to the Fiery Greatsword and Muramasa, but the effect is more subtle and does not last as long.

In Hardmode, the Night's Edge can be upgraded to the True Night's Edge, which can be further crafted into the Terra Blade, one of the strongest swords in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version. In the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, the Terra Blade can ultimately be crafted into the Zenith, which is usually considered the most powerful weapons in these versions.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, the Night's Edge is capable of autoswing.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
40 Old-gen console version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
40 Old-gen console version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
15 Old-gen console version3DS version

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
HellforgeFurnaceFurnace
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaFiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
Night's EdgeNight's Edge

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Because the Night's Edge requires the Muramasa, which is obtained in the Dungeon, it is only obtainable after Skeletron has been defeated.
    • In a drunk worldDesktop and Mobile versions, a Locked Gold Chest is almost always generated above the level at which Dungeon Guardians spawn, and it will always contain a Muramasa. Therefore, it is possible to obtain the Night's Edge before defeating Skeletron.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • With the Legendary modifier, this weapon can last well into Hardmode.
  • Its components net 310 in total when sold, while the sword itself nets 4 (29.03% more) when sold.
  • In the Mobile version Mobile version, autoswing can be enabled manually, enabling the Night's Edge to be autoswung.
  • Despite being considered an upgrade, the Night's Edge has a few downsides compared to its components:
    • It is smaller than both the Fiery Greatsword and Blade of Grass;
    • It has a lower knockback than the Fiery Greatsword, Light's Bane, and Blood Butcherer;
    • Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version It does not autoswing, unlike the Muramasa;
    • It is slower than the Muramasa;
    • It lacks on-hit debuffs, such as the Blade of Grass's Poisoned and the Fiery Greatsword's On Fire!.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before the 1.1 update, the Night's Edge was the strongest sword in the game, although it has been dethroned since. Nonetheless, it is still the strongest pre-Hardmode sword; except on 3DS3DS version, where Phasesabers are already available pre-Hardmode.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version The Night's Edge is the only item crafted at an Altar that is not a boss-summoning item.
  • The four swords used to craft it all represent a major difficult pre-Hardmode biome: The Blade of Grass represents the Jungle, the Muramasa the Dungeon, the Fiery Greatsword The Underworld, and the Light's Bane/Blood Butcherer represents the evil biome.
  • The Night's Edge is available as a real-life toy, produced by Jazwares.[1]
  • It appears in Dungeon Defenders 2 as the Phantom's Edge.
  • The Night's Edge resembles a Corruption-themed sword because of the particles it emits, regardless of the crafting recipe.
  • The sword's particles contain all of the ones from the swords it is made from: Muramasa (upright cross), Fiery Greatsword (diagonal cross), Blade of Grass (small bubbles), and Light's Bane/Blood Butcherer (large bubbles).

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Use time decreased from 27 to 21.
    • Can now autoswing.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Now used in the crafting of the True Night's Edge.
    • The Blood Butcherer can now be used instead of Light's Bane in its crafting recipe.
    • Sell value increased from 54 to 1 8.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212:
    • Now used in the crafting of the True Night's Edge.
    • The Blood Butcherer can now be used instead of Light's Bane in its crafting recipe.
    • Sell value increased from 54 to 1 8.
  • Mobile-Release: Introduced with sprites and mechanics from Desktop 1.0.6.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with sprites, recipes, and mechanics from Desktop 1.2.

References[edit | edit source]