Terraria (Wiki): Light’s Bane


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General Information

The Light's Bane is a broadsword that deals damage to enemies. It creates a brief flash of darkness near the tip of the sword each time it is swung (desktop, mobile, console). The slashes have armor penetration (5), and will unavoidably target enemies within a 3.125-tile radius, and comes in two types: standard small slashes (50%) and erratic big slashes (100%). The probability of large slashes occurring equals the player's melee critical strike chance.  It is one of the key components in crafting the Night's Edge.

The Light's Bane, like all other broadswords, has limited range and moves in an arc motion. Combat-wise, the Light's Bane, despite being weaker than the Blood Butcherer due to its stats is effective against monsters, slimes, jumping zombies, and flying enemies.

The Light's Bane is one of the first five Demonite items the player can obtain because it doesn't need Shadow Scales to craft, along with the Demon Bow, War Axe of the Night,Fisher of Souls, and Malaise.

The Light's Bane is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Light's Bane


  • Faster than other swords.
  • Great for waves of enemies.
  • Great for fighting mini-bosses.
  • Decent extra critical hit chance.


  • Short-range.
  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Deals less damage than other swords.

How to get the Light's Bane

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Demonite Bar (10) to create the Light’s Bane. It can also be obtained by defeating the Eye of Cthulhu, or the Eater of Worlds.

Stats & Attributes of the Light's Bane

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 17 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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