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

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  • While this is one method to go about it, I feel this is not actually a legitimate way to do this. – Frank Sep 24 '14 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. – No. 7892142 Sep 24 '14 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. – Hugo Zink Feb 17 '15 at 8:54
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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.

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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.

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

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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 Feb 17 '15 at 5:42
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    64% actually. That's sorta like 100% if you don't think about it too hard. – No. 7892142 Feb 17 '15 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 Jul 21 '16 at 13:42

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