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  • Nychthemeron.png
Stack digit 1.pngStack digit 0.png
Damage60 Rogue
Knockback1 (Extremely Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time19 Very Fast
TooltipThrows a spiky ball that ignores gravity and summons a pair of light and dark orbs that orbit the player
Once the spiky ball disappears the orbs will home in on the nearest target
Stacks up to 10
Stealth strikes cause all spiky balls and orbs to be thrown at once
Right click to recall all existing spiky balls
RarityRarity Level: 6
Sell 72 Silver Coin.png
Projectiles created
Dark Orb
Dark Orb
Light Orb
Light Orb

Nychthemeron balls being thrown on a Target Dummy and recalling to the player, causing them to disappear and orbs to home to the nearby Super Dummy.

The Nychthemeron is a craftable Hardmode spiky ball. It throws up to 10 gravity-ignoring spiky balls that decelerate over time, with the amount of balls thrown depending on stack size. The spiky balls break after hitting four enemies, contacting a solid block, recalling to the player, or completely stopping. While each spiky ball is active, a light orb and a dark orb orbit around the player. The orbs lose orbit and home onto nearby enemies once the balls are broken.

Right-clicking with the weapon will retract all of the spiky balls back to the player; holding right-click will slowly retract them, at about the speed they were thrown, and releasing right-click will do it quickly, near-instantly.

Performing a stealth strike with the Nychthemeron will cause all spiky balls to be thrown at once, which results in all light and dark orbs appearing simultaneously.

The Nychthemeron cannot be reforged, and therefore cannot have modifiers.



Crafting Station
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Spiky BallSpiky Ball30
Light ShardLight Shard1
Dark ShardDark Shard1
Any Mythril BarAny Mythril Bar2


  • Nychthemeron is surprisingly powerful with its stealth strike. By throwing them and immediately recalling the spiky balls, one can throw the homing orbs onto nearby enemies for a massive damage as soon as possible.