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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 point 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 Soul of Night or Soul of Light, depending only on the biome they are in when killed.

Pre - 1.3 sprites.
Soul Drop Type Source Tooltip Sell
Soul of Flight.gif Soul of Flight Creature Wyvern, Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS versionArch Wyvern The essence of powerful flying creatures Silver Coin
Soul of Light.gif Soul of Light Biome Underground Hallow enemies The essence of light creatures Silver Coin
Soul of Night.gif Soul of Night Biome Underground Corruption or Underground Crimson enemies The essence of dark creatures Silver Coin
Soul of Might.gif Soul of Might Boss The Destroyer The essence of the destroyer 80 Silver Coin (Mobile Version Gold Coin)
Soul of Sight.gif Soul of Sight Boss The Twins The essence of omniscient watchers 80 Silver Coin (Mobile Version Gold Coin)
Soul of Fright.gif Soul of Fright Boss Skeletron Prime The essence of pure terror 80 Silver Coin (Mobile Version Gold Coin)
Soul of Blight.png Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS versionSoul of Blight Boss Console VersionMobile Version3DS versionOcram The essence of infected creatures Gold Coin

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Underground Corruption/Crimson and Hallow enemies do not always drop souls, which makes soul gathering more difficult. The odds are 1/5, or 1/3 in Expert mode.
  • Note that the biome (Corruption/Crimson or Hallow) determines what soul will be dropped, e.g an Illuminant Bat in the Corruption will drop Souls of Night, and a Corruptor in the Hallow will drop Souls of Light.
  • Even pre-Hardmode enemies can drop souls.
  • An easy way to get Souls of Night and Souls of Light is to go to the Dungeon and spray red/purple Solution with the Clentaminator at different areas. Because of the high spawn rate, it is possible to get a large amount of souls fairly quickly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All of the Soul of... names rhyme with each other (-ight).

History[edit | edit source]

Soul of Light.gifSoul of Light • Soul of Night.gifSoul of Night • Soul of Flight.gifSoul of Flight

Soul of Sight.gifSoul of Sight • Soul of Might.gifSoul of Might • Soul of Fright.gifSoul of Fright

Soul of Blight.pngSoul of BlightOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version
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