Beam Sword

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Beam Sword
Beam Sword.png
Type Weapon
Damage 52
Knockback 6.5
Max stack 1
Velocity 11
Rarity Red
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Shoots a beam of light
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Pc only.png PC-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the PC version of Terraria.

The Beam Sword is a powerful, rare Hardmode sword that deals 52 damage and fires a gold colored projectile. The beam will travel a near-infinite distance, but is stopped by blocks and does not pierce enemies. With its rate of attack the player may be able to perform three "beamless" swings before it is ready to fire another. The speed of firing is not as fast as the swing. You can aim the beam anywhere it doesn't just have to be at the enemy you are attacking.

It can be obtained by killing Armored Skeletons, which have a 0.67% (1 in 150) chance of dropping it.


[edit] Notes

  • The beam cannot penetrate terrain, or more than one enemy.
  • The beam has an internal cooldown of approximately 1 second.
  • This weapon cannot autoswing.
  • The weapon cannot be switched to another item while the beam is on cooldown

[edit] Tips

  • If attacking an enemy from close range, the player can easily get two quick, simultaneous hits with the sword and beam combined.
  • The "beam" also emits a faint light, making it useful for exploration.
  • This sword is more powerful than the Excalibur, despite the latter having a higher rarity of Magenta.
  • Hitting an enemy with the Beam of the sword will cancel the attack.

[edit] Trivia

  • It seems to be a more powerful version of the Enchanted Sword, and can be considered a direct upgrade.
  • This sword could be a reference to the Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda, which, in Link to the Past and the Oracle series, is colored similarly, and has the ability to fire beams.
  • In this case, the fact that it is obtained from armored skeletons might reference the Hero's Shade, a Stalfos (armor-wearing skeleton) in Twilight Princess canonically stated to be a previous wielder of the Master Sword.

[edit] History

  • 1.2: Introduced.

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