Bloody Tear

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Bloody Tear
  • Bloody Tear item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipSummons the Blood Moon
'What a horrible night to have a curse.'
RarityRarity level: 2
Research3 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4271 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
Blood Eel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Blood EelBlood Eel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)14%
Blood Zombie(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Blood Zombie.gifBlood Zombie(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11%
Dreadnautilus(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Dreadnautilus.gifDreadnautilus(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)150%100%
Drippler(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Drippler.gifDrippler(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11%
Hemogoblin Shark(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Hemogoblin Shark.gifHemogoblin Shark(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)14%
The Bride(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)The Bride.gifThe Bride(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)120%
The GroomThe Groom.gifThe Groom120%
Wandering Eye Fish(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Wandering Eye Fish.gifWandering Eye Fish(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)14%
Zombie Merman(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Zombie Merman.gifZombie Merman(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)14%

The Bloody Tear is an event-summoning item used to summon a Blood Moon. It can only be used at night, and attempting to use it during the day or while a Blood Moon is already active will not summon a Blood Moon, affect the ongoing Blood Moon, or consume the item.

The Bloody Tear can only be dropped during a Blood Moon from non statue-spawned enemies (i.e. enemies killed after the Blood Moon has ended do not drop it), or by The Groom and The Bride at any time.[1] The drop rates are 1/100 (1%) chance from Blood Zombies and Dripplers, 1/25 (4%) chance from Wandering Eye Fish, Zombie Mermen, Blood Eels, and Hemogoblin Sharks, 1/10 (10%) chance from Clowns, and 1/5 (20%) chance from The Groom and The Bride.

Additionally, the Dreadnautilus can drop it at any time with a 1/2 (50%) / 1/1 (100%) chance.



  • If the player wants a Slap Hand, they can hold on to a Bloody Tear until they find a Skeleton Merchant. They then can use the Bloody Tear, allowing the Skeleton Merchant to sell a Slap Hand.
  • Since using the Bloody Tear on a New Moon will cause it to change into a Waxing Crescent, it can be used for acquiring phase-dependent content faster.


  • The tooltip is a reference to the platform-adventure game Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, in which the game would show the same text whenever it became night. The name of the item comes from a track in Castlevania II known as "Bloody Tears".


  • Desktop 1.4.4: The Brides and Grooms that spawn in Graveyards can now drop Bloody Tears even if it is not a Blood Moon.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method RegisterBloodMoonFishing() in Terraria.GameContent.ItemDropRules.ItemDropDatabase.cs.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method ItemCheck_UseEventItems() in Terraria.Player.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is