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Swords are the most basic weapon in the game, and are extremely diverse, being able to combat a wide range of enemies. 

Broadsword

The Broadsword is the most basic type of weapon. On average, Broadswords deal more damage to monsters than a shortsword per strike, but cost one more bar to make (than the shortsword) and have a slower attack speed. They swing in a wide arc over the players head, allowing you to easily fight off flying enemies and jumping Zombies or Slimes. Their long hit time also makes them particularly effective against worm enemies, as they are able to hit these many times on each pass.

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity Continuous Attack Recipe Max Reforge Sell Value Obtainable from:
Wooden Sword

Item 24(0)

7 Melee Damage Weak Fast Tier 0 (White) No Wood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Copper Broadsword

Copper broadsword

8 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Copper Bar Legendary 90 CopperCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Rich Mahogany Sword

Item 656(0)

8 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Rich Mahogany Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Tin Broadsword

Tin broadsword

9 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Tin Bar Legendary 3 SilverCoin Small
60 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at a Workbench
Cactus Sword

Item 881o

9 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Cactus Legendary 1 SilverCoin Small
35 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Iron Broadsword

Item 4(0)

10 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Iron Bar Legendary 3 SilverCoin Small
60 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Ebonwood Sword

Item 653(0)

10 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Ebonwood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Shadewood Sword

Item 921(0)

10 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Shadewood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Boreal Wood Sword

Item 2745

8 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Boreal Wood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Palm Wood Sword

Item 2517

8 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Palm Wood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Lead Broadsword

Lead broadsword

11 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Lead Bar Legendary 5 SilverCoin Small
40 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Silver Broadsword

Silver broadsword

11 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Silver Bar Legendary 9 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Pearlwood Sword

Item 659

11 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No Pearlwood Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Crafted at a Workbench
Zombie Arm

Item 1304

12 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 0 (White) No None Legendary 20 CopperCoin Small Drops from Zombies
Tungsten Broadsword

Tungsten broadsword

12 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Tungsten Bar Legendary 13 SilverCoin Small
50 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Gold Broadsword

Gold broadsword

13 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Gold Bar Legendary 18 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Platinum Broadsword

Platinum broadsword

15 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Platinum Bar Legendary 27 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Light's Bane

Item 46(0)

17 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 1 (Blue) No Demonite Bar Legendary 27 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Blood Butcherer

Item 795(0)

22 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 1 (Blue) No Crimtane Bar Legendary 27 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Fiery Greatsword

Item 121(0)

36 Melee Damage Strong Slow Tier 3 (Orange) No Hellstone Bar Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Cobalt Sword

Item 483(0)

34 Melee Damage Weak Fast Tier 4 (Red) Yes Cobalt Bar Legendary 1 GoldCoin Small
38 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Palladium Sword

Palladium.Sword

36 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 4 (Red) Yes Palladium Bar Legendary 1 GoldCoin Small
84 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Mythril Sword

Item 484(0)

39 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 4 (Red) No Mythril Bar Legendary 2 GoldCoin Small
7 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
Orichalcum Sword

Item 1192o

40 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 4 (Red) No Orichalcum Bar Legendary 2 GoldCoin Small
53 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
Adamantite Sword

Item 482(0)

44 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 4 (Red) No Adamantite Bar Legendary 2 GoldCoin Small
76 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
Titanium Sword

Titanium Sword

46 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 4 (Red) No Titanium Bar Legendary 9 GoldCoin Small
97 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil

Shortsword

The Shortsword is faster than the Broadsword, but not as strong. They attack through rapid stabs at the front of the player, making them extremely efficient at killing enemies that walk or stand still such as slimes, but inhibiting their usage against eyes and other airborne enemies. The Shortsword, however, also has the added benefit of being able to damage every monster in a "stack" per swing. Shortswords are crafted using 7 bars of their respective ore at an Iron Anvil. However, the range of materials they can be made of is very limited. It is advised that you don't create any of the Shortswords, as you start with one already and it should be immediately replaced with a broadsword. The Shortswords are only recommended if you are slime hunting, and there are no other reasons to bear or create one. The Shortsword is rather a waste of resources as, early in the game, iron, silver, and gold are uncommon to a starting player and can be spent on other, more useful items. There are currently eight known versions of the Shortsword:

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity AutoUse Recipe Max Reforge Sell Value Obtainable from
Copper Shortsword

Copper shortsword

5 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Copper Bar Legendary 70 CopperCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Tin Shortsword

Tin shortsword

7 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Tin Bar Legendary 1 SilverCoin Small
5 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Iron Shortsword

Iron shortsword

8 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Iron Bar Legendary 2 SilverCoin Small
80 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Lead Shortsword

Lead shortsword

9 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Lead Bar Legendary 4 SilverCoin Small
20 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Silver Shortsword

Silver shortsword

9 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Silver Bar Legendary 7 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Tungsten Shortsword

Tungsten shortsword

10 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Tungsten Bar Legendary 10 SilverCoin Small
50 CopperCoin Small
Crafted at an Anvil
Gold Shortsword

Gold shortsword

11 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 0 (White) No Gold Bar Legendary 14 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Platinum Shortsword

Platinum shortsword

13 Melee Damage Weak Insanely Fast Tier 0 (White) No Platinum Bar Legendary 21 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil

Unique Swords

Unique Swords include those with unique names outside the typical naming system, but also special abilities. Light's Bane is the exception in being ordinary in comparison to the other unique swords. Unique swords, with the exception of the Blade of Grass and the Breaker Blade, emit a small amount of light comparable to a torch ember upon being swung. All of the unique swords follow the Broadsword style of attacking (arc swing rather than a stab). Many of these are also exceptionally long.

Note: While attacking with The Horseman's Blade, Excalibur or Blade of Grass, the player may not change the direction they are facing.

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity Continuous Attack Recipe Max Reforge Sell Value Obtainable from:
Ice Blade

Ice Blade

13 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 1 (Blue) No None Legendary 40 SilverCoin Small In Underground Snow Biome in Ice Chests
Bone Sword

Bone Sword

16 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 3 (Orange) No None Legendary 18 SilverCoin Small Drops from Skeletons
Katana

Item 2273o

16 Melee Damage Weak Fast Tier 1 (Blue) Yes None Legendary 50 SilverCoin Small Purchased from the Travelling Merchant
Bee Keeper

Bee Keeper

22 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 3 (Orange) No None Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Drops from Queen Bee
Phaseblade

Phaseblade

21 Melee Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 1 (Blue) No 20 Meteorite Bar and 10 Gem Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Phasesaber

Phasesaber

41 Melee Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 4 (Red) yes 1 Phaseblade and 50 Crystal Shard Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Blade of Grass

Blade of Grass

28 Melee Damage Very Weak Average Tier 3 (Orange) No 15 Stinger and 12 Jungle Spore Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Crafted at an Anvil
Starfury

Starfury

22 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 1 (Blue) No None Legendary 1 GoldCoin Small Found in Gold Chests at Floating Islands
Muramasa

Item 155o

18 Melee Damage Extremely Weak Very Fast Tier 2 (Mint) Yes None Legendary 54 SilverCoin Small Found in Gold Chests at Dungeon
Night's Edge

Item 273o

42 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 3 (Orange) No 1 Light's Bane or 1 Blood Butcherer,1 Muramasa,1 Blade of Grass,1 Fiery Greatsword Legendary 1 GoldCoin Small
8 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Demon Altar or Crimson Altar
Breaker Blade

Item 426o

39 Melee Damage Very Strong Average Tier 4 (Red) No None Legendary 3 GoldCoin Small Drops from Wall of Flesh
Ice Sickle

Item 1306o

40 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 5 (Magenta) No None Legendary 5 GoldCoin Small Drops from Armored Viking or Ice Mimic
Excalibur

Terraria Excalibur

47 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 6 (Purple) Yes 12 Hallowed Bar Legendary 4 GoldCoin Small
60 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Frostbrand

Frostbrand

49 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 5 (Magenta) No None Legendary 5 GoldCoin Small Drops from Mimic
Cutlass

Item 672o

51 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 4 (Red) Yes None Legendary 3 GoldCoin Small
60 SilverCoin Small
Drops from Pirate Deckhand
Keybrand

Keybrand

55 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 8 (Yellow) No None Legendary 2 GoldCoin Small
76 SilverCoin Small
Drops from Blue Armored Bones,Hell Armored Bones or Rusty Armored Bones
Beam Sword

Beam Sword

52 Melee Damage Strong Very Fast Tier 4 (Red) No None Legendary 10 GoldCoin Small Drops from Armored Skeleton or Heavy Skeleton
(Console) Tizona
Tizona1.2

Tizona

55 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 5 (Magenta) Yes 2 Excalibur,20 Adamantite Bar and 15 Souls of Blight Legendary 6 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
True Excalibur

True Excalibur

55 Melee Damage Average Very Fast Tier 8 (Yellow) No 1 Excalibur and 1 Broken Hero Sword Legendary 10 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
True Night's Edge

True Night's Edge

70 Melee Damage Average Fast Tier 8 (Yellow) No 1 Night's Edge and 1 Broken Hero Sword Legendary 10 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Chlorophyte Saber

Chlorophyte Saber

43 Melee Damage Weak Very Fast Tier 7 (Lime) Yes 12 Chlorophyte Bar Legendary 5 GoldCoin Small
52 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Death Sickle

Death Sickle

57 Melee Damage Strong Fast Tier 6 (Purple) Yes None Legendary 5 GoldCoin Small Drops from Reaper
Chlorophyte Claymore

Item 1226o

65 Melee Damage Average Average Tier 7 (Lime) No 12 Chlorophyte Bar Legendary 5 GoldCoin Small
52 SilverCoin Small
Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Christmas Tree Sword

Item 1928o

73 Melee Damage Strong Average Tier 8 (Yellow) No None Legendary10 GoldCoin Small Dropped by Everscream during Frost Moon
The Horseman's Blade

The Horseman's Blade(0)

75 Melee Damage Very strong Average Tier 8 (Yellow) Yes None Legendary 10 GoldCoin Small Dropped by Pumpking during Pumpkin Moon
Terra Blade

Item 757o

80 Melee Damage Strong Very Fast Tier 8 (Yellow) Yes 1 True Excalibur,1 True Night's Edge and 1 Broken Hero Sword Legendary 20 GoldCoin Small Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil

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