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Souls

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For info on how to farm souls, see Guide:Harvesting Souls. For the uncommon NPC found in the Underworld, see Tortured Soul.

Souls are Hardmode crafting materials dropped by enemies. Unlike other enemy drops, souls are not affected by gravity, and thus remain floating in midair at the location where the enemy was killed. For large enemies and bosses, this is usually the enemy's head, regardless of where the final strike occurred.

All enemies can drop Souls of Night or Souls of Light, depending only on the biome they are killed in.

Soul Drop Type Source Tooltip Sell
Soul of Flight Soul of Flight
Internal Item ID: 575
Enemy Wyvern, Arch WyvernOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version 'The essence of powerful flying creatures' 200*2 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Light Soul of Light
Internal Item ID: 520
Biome Underground Hallow enemies
20% (1/5) / 33% (1/3) chance
'The essence of light creatures' 200*2 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Night Soul of Night
Internal Item ID: 521
Biome Underground Corruption or Underground Crimson enemies
20% (1/5) / 33% (1/3) chance
'The essence of dark creatures' 200*2 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Might Soul of Might
Internal Item ID: 548
Boss The Destroyer, LepusMobile Version3DS Version 'The essence of the destroyer' 8000*80 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Sight Soul of Sight
Internal Item ID: 549
Boss The Twins 'The essence of omniscient watchers' 8000*80 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Fright Soul of Fright
Internal Item ID: 547
Boss Skeletron Prime 'The essence of pure terror' 8000*80 Silver Coin.png
Soul of Blight Soul of BlightOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version
Internal Item ID: 5017
Boss OcramOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS Version The essence of infected creatures 2 Gold Coin

Notes[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • An easy way to obtain Souls of Night and Light is to go to the Dungeon and spray Red/Purple Solution with the Clentaminator at different areas, converting the area into the respective evil biome. Because of the Dungeon's high spawn rate, it is possible to get a large amount of souls fairly quickly.
  • Another very effective way to farm Souls of Night and Light is to craft a Slime Crown and summon the King Slime in the appropriate underground biome. Each fight often yields over 20 souls from all of the slimes that are spawned.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Pre-1.3 sprites.
  • All of the Soul of... names rhyme with each other (-ight).
  • In the 1.3 trailer, the Soul of Light used its old texture.
  • Souls of Blight are the only souls without an animation, due to them being inaccessible in 1.3, the update which introduced animated soul sprites.
  • There is only one soul which directly states the name of the enemy it is dropped from, the Soul of Might.

History[edit | edit source]