Terraria (Wiki): Morning Star


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General Information

The Morning Star is a whip that pierces and damages multiple enemies. The last enemy hit by the Morning Star is targeted by summoned sentries and minions, amplified with +8ATK and +12%CRIT chance. A 5% damage reduction penalty is also applied to consecutive hits. It can be considered as an indirect counterpart to the Kaleidoscope, a stronger whip.

During combat, the Morning Star shines the most against large waves of enemies. Its raw damage, critical strike chance, extremely low damage reduction penalty, and strong knockback are enough compensation compared to the Kaleidoscope. 

The player could utilize the Durendal or Dark Harvest’s attack speed, then switch to the Morning Star as the latter whip will inherit the said stat.

Because of the Leather Whip’s extremely low damage reduction penalty, it is considered perfect for waves of enemies.

The Morning Star is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Whip
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Morning Star


  • Exceptionally strong knockback.
  • Offers the lowest damage reduction penalty among other whips.
  • Offers the highest critical strike chance among other whips.


  • Slow attack speed.
  • 5% damage reduction penalty against multiple enemies.

How to get the Morning Star

The Morning Star is dropped by Blue Armored Bones, Hell Armored Bones, and Rusty Armored Bones once slain (0.5% (Classic);1% (Expert & Master)). It can only be obtained after reaching Hardmode and defeating Plantera.

Stats & Attributes of the Morning Star

General Type: Summon Weapon
Damage value: 165 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 11
Sell-Value: 6 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Use Time: 35
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 8
Special Properties: None

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