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v723Beam Sword
Beam Sword   Item 723
Information
Type Weapon
Sub-Type Broadsword
Damage (?) 52 Damagetype melee
Use Time 14 (Very Fast)
Knockback 6.5 (Strong)
Quality Tier 4 (Red)
Tooltip Shoots a beam of light
Dropped By Armored Skeleton
Heavy Skeleton
Drop Rate 0.67%
Sell Value 10 GoldCoin Small 
Continuous Attack No
Crafting
This item cannot be crafted.
The Beam Sword is a Hardmode weapon dropped by Armored Skeletons. This weapon has the ability to shoot a damaging yellow beam of light alongside normal attacks. This beam can be fired on a cooldown of roughly one second, during which the player cannot select another weapon to use.
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Notes

  • When a beam of light is ready to be fired, the "full mana" sound and particle effect will occur.
  • The Beam Sword is in the same weapon family as and can be considered a weaker version of the Terra Blade, True Excalibur, and True Night's Edge due to its higher cooldown time, lower damage and speed, and smaller size.
  • The best prefix that can be obtained with this weapon is Legendary.
  • The speed of the flying beam is affected by attack speed.
  • It is recommended to get this sword at the start of Hardmode as it has a higher base damage than the swords crafted from any Hardmode ores spawned by Demon/Crimson Altars.
  • Even though the beam is a projectile it does not slow down when it is in water.

Trivia

  • Beam shooting swords are commonly seen in many fantasy games, Legend of Zelda as example.
  • This weapon could be considered an upgrade to the Enchanted Sword (weapon)

Bugs

  • Occasionally, the beam fired by this weapon will pierce multiple enemies despite not being supposed to be able to do so.

Update Info

v1.2

  • Added to the game.

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