|This is a Guide page.|
This means the page will walk you through a specific task, strategy, or enemy/boss fight.
This guide will mention Expert Mode+ items with no special formatting and will follow the intended progression.
Start as you normally would - gather materials for building, build a couple of houses, increase your maximum health, make a trip to the Corruption/Crimson for your first ranged weapon, farm Cnidrions for Victory Shards and make Victide bars out of them. If you have a Gravitation Potion - you should look for floating islands.
At this point you should've already killed a few bosses, including Brain of Cthulhu/Eater of Worlds, and should be getting ready for a trip to The Underworld.
At this point you should make a trip to the Abyss with a Shadow Key and haul everything you can get out of there.
You should've beaten Cryogen by now, and you should be working towards your Daedalus armor by mining Cryonic Bars.
After killing the Mechanical Bosses you have access to Hallowed Bars as well as souls of Sight, Might and Fright allowing you to get more powerful equipment. You should also start harvesting Life Fruits for the upcoming battles.
The drops from Calamitas help greatly in dealing with this boss thanks to the piercing effects of them which help with the 2nd phase.
At this point you should aim into becoming a single class since mixed gets rather weak because of the armor set bonuses getting stronger.
Perennial Ore hardmode Abyss weapons, and the Great Sand Shark should be available.
You should have plenty of equipment from the Old One's Army, Martian Invasion, and Duke Fishron.
Items crafted from Meld Bars, certain unique weapons crafted using Lunar Fragments, and some new accessories should be made before the fight.
The Elemental weapons and Xeroc armor along with new items crafted using Luminite Bars and Galactica Singularities are now attainable.
Uelibloom Ore is available at this point allowing you to craft Tarragon armor and more powerful weapons.
With the unique materials from the Sentinels and the new Abyss drops post-Polterghast, several weapons are now available.
The Devourer of Gods drops Cosmilite Bars on death, allowing you to craft the God Slayer armor set. His defeat also makes the Pumpkin Moon and the Frost Moon harder and allows Pumpkings and Ice Queens to drop Nightmare Fuel and Endothermic Energy, respectively.
After Yharon reaches 10% of his HP he will flee leaving a status message informing you to kill either a Mothron, which now drop Darksun Fragments in the buffed Solar Eclipse, or Providence, the Profaned Goddess and Devourer of Gods if you happen to skip them. Note that you will still have to defeat a Mothron after defeating the mentioned bosses.
Killing Yharon makes Auric Ore generate underground allowing you to craft powerful weapons and armor.
Supreme Calamitas drops Calamitous Essence on death which is required for crafting all of the many developer items.