Is any way to improve the chances of a solar eclipse happening (apart from killing the mechanical bosses). Basically I want to get broken hero swords to be able to forge the terra blade...

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Based on this answer, you can summon a solar eclipse with the Solar tablet at any point in daytime since v1.3 (on PC version).

A solar tablet can be crafted from 8 solar fragments on a hardmode anvil.

Solar fragments can be looted from the lizahrd temple mobs & chests, and you can even find a full tablet in a chest.


Download TEdit click Open then select your world then click is solar eclipse and press save wait for it to load and done.

  • While this is one method to go about it, I feel this is not actually a legitimate way to do this.
    – Frank
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 4:29
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    @Frank: Well, the other option is waiting mindlessly for a solar eclipse to happen. So you're basically only speeding up time by doing this (properly). Illegitimate in my eyes would be to just give yourself the broken swords. Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 7:06
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    Normally I'm not okay with cheating or save editing, but IMO I think it's justified in this case. RNG is a bunch of BS, and I wish developers would stop forcing their players to get lucky before they can progress. Same goes for the key molds.
    – user79446
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 8:54

No, there is no way to improve the chance to get a solar eclipse. The 1 in 25 chance is fixed and can't be changed. You just need to be lucky.


There is no way to actually speed up solar eclipse as well as blood moon in the game


I suggest just stay in Terraria for 25 Terraria days since its a 1 in 25 chance that means the odds of you getting a solar eclipse in at least 1 of those days is like REALLY HIGH it's like an 100% chance

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    that's not how it works. when you flip a coin you have a 1 in 2 chances it'll be heads. by your logic there's a 100% chance you will get heads at least once in 2 tosses which is totally wrong as if you record each toss you can find times where you wont get heads for several tosses
    – Memor-X
    Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 5:42
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    64% actually. That's sorta like 100% if you don't think about it too hard. Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 8:13
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    This is a classic example of the Gambler's Fallacy. Each day has a 1/25 chance of a solar eclipse... has nothing to do with how many days you've already waited. it's quite possible (I'd even argue pretty common) that you can go for 25 in-game days without seeing an eclipse.
    – Mage Xy
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 13:42

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