Bloody Tear

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Bloody Tear
  • Bloody Tear item sprite
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Use time45 (Very slow)
TooltipSummons the Blood Moon
'What a horrible night to have a curse.'
RarityRarity level: 2
Research3 required

The Bloody Tear is a consumable item used to summon a Blood Moon. It can only be used at night, and attempting to use it during the day or during a Blood Moon will not summon a Blood Moon/affect the ongoing Blood Moon, nor consume the item.

The Bloody Tear can only be dropped during a Blood Moon by 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*1/100 (1%) chance from common Blood Moon enemies, 4*1/25 (4%) chance by the Wandering Eye Fish, Zombie Merman, Blood Eel, and Hemogoblin Shark, 10*1/10 (10%) chance by the clown, and 20*1/5 (20%) chance by The Groom and The Bride.

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