I've heard people talk (or at least, saw them write on forums) that they summoned meteors to create meteorite weapons and armor.

How do I exactly spawn these meteors and what can I make out of meteor?

  • 1
    Nice try, Sephiroth!
    – Brysonic
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 15:34

1 Answer 1


Meteors can fall naturally (but fairly rarely) in game, but can also be summoned by breaking shadow orbs. These orbs, which are purple looking and float around can be found at the bottom of chasms in areas of corruption, and can be broken with hammer type weapons, or dynamite. For more info, see this wiki page: Shadow Orb

As for what can be made, this is from the wiki: http://terraria.gamepedia.com/Meteorite_Bar

Meteorite bars are made from six meteorite ores. Meteor bars can be used to create the much coveted Hamaxes, Space Guns, Star Cannons and Phaseblades. They are also used for making meteor shot which is ammo like musket balls but stronger, and Meteorite Armor.

  • Am I correct that if you break shadow orbs It's also possible that the eye of cthulu or the eater of worlds can spawn?
    – Sir Ksilem
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 9:44
  • @Sir Ksilem — The Eater spawns every third orb. It's believed that the Eye can spawn randomly any time an orb is broken, but it hasn't been rigorously tested and the devs aren't saying. Check out the official wiki for details.
    – Ben Blank
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 14:46
  • Wow, good to know. I have never had an eye spawn due to an orb.. Maybe its because I generally break them during the day?
    – James
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 16:55

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .