Terraria: How To Survive The Blood Moon?

Time to prepare because the Blood Moon is rising in Terraria!

The Terraria Blood Moon is one of many different events in the game. During this, the entire map takes on an ominous red tint, and a number of special new hazards are introduced into the world.

Simultaneously, a bunch of unique drops and items are also made available, none of which are accessible outside of the Blood Moon. So this guide will show you how to survive the challenges of the Blood Moon and farm useful resources and items.

Key Takeaways

There are many random and unique things that occur in Terraria and one of the events to happen is the Blood Moon.

  • After players have met the condition of reaching 120 health points by using Life Crystal, this can happen on any night.
  • On one of the random nights there is an 11.11% chance of a Blood Moon occurring with players also getting notified with “The Blood Moon is Rising” when it happens.

When Does A Blood Moon Occur?

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The Conditions For A Blood Moon [Screenshot by eXputer]
There are only two different criteria that need to be met for the Blood Moon to occur.

  • First, there needs to be at least one player in the world that has a health pool of 120. This means that they have to have used at least one Life Crystal to increase their health over the base 100 points.
  • Second, the Moon needs to be visible in the sky. It doesn’t matter what stage it’s in; it just cannot be wholly obscured like in the New Moon phase.

If both of these conditions are met, then there is an 11.11% chance that the Blood Moon will occur during a given night. It’s also reasonably easy to tell when it starts because players are given a The Blood Moon is rising…notification beforehand.


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Spawn Rates Are Increased [Screenshot by eXputer]
When the event starts, the enemy spawn rate is dramatically increased compared to the normal amount. At the same time, the maximum amount of foes that may spawn at a single time is also greatly increased, creating a scenario where players are constantly surrounded by hordes of monsters at all times.

The Blood Moon’s influence also morphs otherwise non-violent creatures like Penguins and Rabbits into dangerous monsters, which further creates more threats for the player to deal with.

NPCs living within your house also lose their ability to reduce enemy spawn rates, making your backyard an area where monsters are continually appearing.

And if all of this wasn’t already enough, Zombies also gain the ability to open doors. This is perhaps the most dangerous hazard of all during this event because it effectively makes your own house unsafe for you and your NPC friends.

How To Survive A Blood Moon?

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How To Survive [Screenshot by eXputer]
Here are some tips to help you survive and make the most out of the event:

  1. Secure Your Base:
    • Replace your doors with other building materials to prevent enemies from entering your house. Block up windows and any other potential entry points.
    • Ensure all NPCs are safely housed and protected within your base.
  2. Build Defenses:
    • Construct defensive structures around your base, such as walls, traps, and pitfalls, to hinder enemy movement and protect yourself.
    • Utilize basic defenses like dirt walls and trap pits to keep enemies at bay.
  3. Prepare Healing Items and Armor:
    • Stock up on healing items such as potions and bandages to keep yourself alive during the onslaught.
    • Equip the best armor available to you to increase your survivability against the horde of enemies.
  4. Be Cautious and Strategic:
    • Don’t get overconfident; it’s better to be cautious than to risk losing progress by dying repeatedly.
    • Make frequent trips back to your base to restock on supplies and heal up before venturing out again.
      Terraria Blood Moon
      Build Defenses [Screenshot by eXputer]
  5. Utilize Fishing:
    • Fishing during a Blood Moon can yield valuable loot and items, including unique drops from special enemies.
    • Keep an eye out for Hemogoblin Sharks, Blood Eels, Dreadnautilus, Clowns, Dripplers, and other special enemies that drop rare items.
    • Look out for the Advanced Combat Techniques book, which permanently boosts the damage and defense of friendly NPCs.
  6. Check NPCs for Unique Items:
    • Some NPCs sell unique items specifically during the Blood Moon event.
    • Visit NPCs like the Zoologist, Dryad, Arms Dealer, Merchant, Skeleton Merchant, Steampunker, Painter, Cyborg, and Clothier to see what they have to offer.
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Advanced Combat Techniques [Screenshot by eXputer]
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