soul of night terraria guide

Soul of Night is an item in Terraria. It was added in patch 1.1. It can only be obtained in hard mode. The item drops with a 20% chance from all creatures that died in an underground part of the crimson. The soul does not burn in lava and remains at the place of death of the monster (i.e. does not fall down).

Souls begin to drop if the player goes down to the stone layer. The chance of dropping souls is always the same, regardless of the depth.

During Terraria updates, this item was changed many times: 

  • Version 1.3. the sprite was changed.
  • Version 1.2.3. No longer drops from meteor heads.
  • Version 1.2. Increased drop chance from 14.29% to 20%. The maximum number in one slot has been increased from 250 to 999.
  • Version 1.1. Soul of Night added to the game.

Guide on How to Farm a Soul of Night in Terraria

You need to put 500+ (you can try 200 for a start) blocks of ebonite/crimson in hell and next to a water candle. Then souls will be dropped by both distortion and hellish monsters (and all other monsters that fell into the block range).

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You can also call Eater of Worlds boos (or his analog in crimson) and from each of its segments a soul will drop out with a 1 to 7 probability.

In the same way, you can farm souls of light.

Why Is the Soul of Night Needed?

It is used to craft the following items:

  • Cursed Flames
  • Golden Shower
  • Cool Whip
  • Dao of Pow
  • Demon Wings
  • Mechanical Skull
  • Night key
  • Etc.

This is everything you need to know about the Soul of Night in Terraria, how to get and use it. While you are here, read our guide on how to get a Pygmy Necklace.

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