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Broken Hero Sword

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Broken Hero Sword
Broken Hero Sword.png
Statistics
Type Crafting material
Max stack 99
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 2 Gold Coin

The Broken Hero Sword is a high-tier Hardmode crafting material. It is not itself a weapon and cannot be swung. The Broken Hero Sword has a 1 in 250 chance (0.4%) of dropping from either a Frankenstein or Swamp Thing during a Solar Eclipse, which can only happen in a Hardmode world.

Used in[edit]

Result IngredientsCrafting Station
True Night's Edge.png True Night's Edge Night's Edge.png Night's Edge Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword
True Excalibur.png True Excalibur Excalibur.png Excalibur Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword
Terra Blade.png Terra Blade True Night's Edge.png True Night's Edge Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil /
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
True Excalibur.png True Excalibur
Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword

Tips[edit]

  • Given the drop rate, and that three Broken Hero Swords are needed to craft the Terra Blade, it can be a good idea for high tier characters to use Water Candles and/or Battle Potions during a Solar Eclipse , to increase the player's chances of getting three.
  • The Broken Hero Sword is quite useless after obtaining the Terra Blade other than selling it.
  • To get more money than selling them directly, try crafting the True versions of Nights Edge and Excalibur. This yields the most return(both True swords are worth 10 gold. Making the Terra Blade(20 gold) essentially throws away the 2 gold the third broken sword is worth)
  • This item could be a cross-reference to the Broken Hero Sword item in Starbound.

Trivia[edit]

  • This item may be an allusion to the classic literary trope of the disgraced or defeated hero who must repair their sword, or the similar trope of taking up the weapon of a past hero (perhaps killed by the monster dropping this item) to fulfill a destiny.
  • Despite it being a "sword", Broken Hero Swords can NOT be placed on Weapon Racks.

History[edit]

  • 1.2: Introduced.
Consumables: Healing Potion.png Potions ( Inferno Potion.png Buff Potions) • Shuriken.png Consumable Weapons

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