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Dark Wave
  • Dark Wave item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage18 Magic
Knockback3 Very Weak
Critical chance4%
Use time23 Fast
TooltipSends out a wave of dark energy, that eats away at enemies it hits briefly
Inflicts DebuffLight Curse.pngLight Curse
Debuff duration2 seconds
Debuff tooltipPure darkness is melting this enemy
RarityRarity Level: 1
Sell2700*27 Silver Coin.png

Dark Wave casting animation.

The Dark Wave is a Pre-Hardmode magic weapon that is crafted from Demonite Bars. It fires a wave of dark energy that will damage enemies and inflict them with the Light Curse debuff for 2 seconds.

It is one of the four staves needed to craft Light's Lament, the ultimate pre-hardmode staff for Corruption worlds.

Its best modifier is Mythical.



Crafting Station
Iron Anvil.pngIron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.pngLead Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Demonite Bar.png Demonite Bar 8
Dark Wave.png Dark Wave 1

Used in[]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
Light's Lament.png Dark Wave.pngDark Wave Demon Altar.pngDemon Altar /
Crimson Altar.pngCrimson Altar
High Tide.pngHigh Tide
Jungle's Wrath.pngJungle's Wrath
Inferno Staff.pngInferno Staff


  • The Crimson counterpart for Dark Wave is Vessel Buster.
    • Consequently, Dark Wave cannot be used to craft Bloodboil, the Crimson counterpart to Light's Lament.
  • Aesthetically, it matches the Shadow armor and all other Demonite-based weaponry.


  • Nerfed mana cost from 6 to 8 and velocity from 12 to 10.
  • Introduced.