Terraria (Wiki): Light’s Bane


In this page, you will learn everything about the Light’s Bane. That includes how the weapon works, ways of obtaining, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

Everything you need to know

General Information

The Light’s Bane is a Pre-Hardmode metal broadsword that performs a medium-ranged swinging motion in an arc, damaging enemies behind and in front of the player. It is the Corruption counterpart of the Blood Butcherer.

Two enemies can be pierced at a normal range, although an infinite amount is possible should they line up. The Light’s Bane also has a medium reach of four tiles radius. It is incapable of autoswing.

The Light’s Bane is a key substitute ingredient in crafting the Night’s Edge.

Some weapons emit light while also being capable of inflicting damage against enemies behind a cover. Only the latter can be performed by the Light’s Bane, although only through slashes of darkness.

When used, the Light’s Bane manifests a temporary slash of darkness near the sword’s tip. Each slash carries +5 Armor Penetration and will automatically target enemies within a radius of 3.125 tiles.

The Light’s Bane, by default, creates a small slash, dealing 50% damage from the weapon’s base damage. On the other hand, a big slash will inflict 100% damage of the weapon’s base damage, although the chance of it appearing is equal to the weapon’s current critical strike chance.

Of all Broadswords, the Light’s Bane is one of two variants that deals the weakest knockback.

Since the Light’s Bane can swing above the player, it is viable for flying and jumping enemies. The resulting damage can also be enhanced by consuming any Flask type.

By applying the Legendary modifier, the Light’s Bane will experience improved stats for the following:

  • Damage: +15%
  • Attack Speed: +10%
  • Critical Strike Chance: +5%
  • Size: +10%
  • Knockback: +15%
  • Tier: +2
  • Selling Price: +209.85%
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Light's Bane


  • Attacks can pass through walls.
  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for slightly tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.


  • Risky to obtain for Pre-Hardmode players.
  • Underwhelming knockback potential.

How to get the Light's Bane

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, bring Demonite Bar (10) to create the Light’s Bane. This weapon is one of the first five Corruption-themed items available to the player. It also does not need Shadow Scales to make. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

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


ItemCrafting MaterialsCrafting Station
Night’s Edge• Light’s Bane (1)
• Muramasa (1)
• Blade of Grass (1)
• Volcano (1)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar

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