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Swords are the player's basic melee weapon, available from the beginning of the game. The Copper Shortsword is given to the player at character creation. Swords progress through the various tiers of ore and other crafting materials, with some unique swords available only as loot later in the game.

There are two basic sword types: Broadswords and Shortswords, with differing attack characteristics. Some broadswords, however, shoot projectiles that damage the enemy.

[edit] Broadswords

Broadswords have high damage values, but are generally slower than Shortswords. Their attack sweeps through an arc from above/behind to the front of the player.

Sword Source Damage Damage Type Reach Knockback Speed Continuous
Swing?
Use Time
Wooden Sword.png Wooden Sword Wood.png Wood 7 melee Average 4 Fast Tango Cross1.png 24
Copper Broadsword.png Copper Broadsword Copper Bar.png Copper Bar 8 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Tin Broadsword.png Tin Broadsword Tin Bar.png Tin Bar 8 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Rich Mahogany Sword.png Rich Mahogany Sword Rich Mahogany.png Rich Mahogany 8 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 22
Cactus Sword.png Cactus Sword Cactus.png Cactus 9 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 24
Iron Broadsword.png Iron Broadsword Iron Bar.png Iron Bar 10 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Shadewood Sword.png Shadewood Sword Shadewood.png Shadewood 10 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Ebonwood Sword.png Ebonwood Sword Ebonwood.png Ebonwood 10 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Lead Broadsword.png Lead Broadsword Lead Bar.png Lead Bar 11 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Silver Broadsword.png Silver Broadsword Silver Bar.png Silver Bar 11 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Pearlwood Sword.png Pearlwood Sword Pearlwood.png Pearlwood 11 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Tungsten Broadsword.png Tungsten Broadsword Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar 12 melee Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 20
Zombie Arm.png Zombie Arm Zombie.png Zombie 12 melee Short 4.5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 19
Gold Broadsword.png Gold Broadsword Gold Bar.png Gold Bar 13 melee Average 5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 19
Ice Blade.png Ice Blade Underground Snow Ice Chest.png Ice Chests 13 melee  ? 4.75 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 19
Platinum Broadsword.png Platinum Broadsword Platinum Bar.png Platinum Bar 15 melee Average 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 18
Candy Cane Sword.png Candy Cane Sword Present.png Present 16 melee  ? 5.3 Average Tango Cross1.png 26
Bone Sword.png Bone Sword Skeleton.png Skeleton 16 melee Average 4.5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 21
Katana.png Katana Traveling Merchant.png Traveling Merchant 16 melee average 3.5 Fast Tango Tick1.png 21
Light's Bane.png Light's Bane Demonite Bar.png Demonite Bar 17 melee Average 5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 19
Enchanted Sword.png Enchanted Sword Cavern 18 melee Average 5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 18
Muramasa.png Muramasa Dungeon Chests 18 melee Long 1 Very Fast Tango Tick1.png 19
Phaseblade.gif Phaseblade Meteorite Bar.png Meteorite Bar, Gem.gif Gem 21 melee Long 3 Fast Tango Cross1.png 24
Blood Butcherer.png Blood Butcherer Crimtane Bar.png Crimtane Bar 22 melee  ? 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 24
Starfury.png Starfury Skyware Chest.png Skyware Chest 22 + Star attack magic Average 5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 19
Bee Keeper.png Bee Keeper Queen Bee.png Queen Bee 22 melee Long 5.2 Fast Tango Cross1.png 21
Blade of Grass.png Blade of Grass Jungle Spores.png Jungle Spores, Stinger.png Stinger, 28 melee Very Long 3 Average Tango Cross1.png 29
Fiery Greatsword.png Fiery Greatsword Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar 36 melee Very Long 6.5 Slow Tango Cross1.png 33
Night's Edge.png Night's Edge Light's Bane.png Light's Bane or Blood Butcherer.png Blood Butcherer, Muramasa.png Muramasa, Blade of Grass.png Blade of Grass, Fiery Greatsword.png Fiery Greatsword 42 melee Long 4.5 Average Tango Cross1.png 26
Cobalt Sword.png Cobalt Sword Cobalt Bar.png Cobalt Bar 34 melee Long 3.85 Fast Tango Tick1.png 22
Palladium Sword.png Palladium Sword Palladium Bar.png Palladium Bar 36 melee  ? 4.75 Fast Tango Tick1.png 24
Mythril Sword.png Mythril Sword Mythril Bar.png Mythril Bar 39 melee Long 6 Average Tango Cross1.png 25
Breaker Blade.png Breaker Blade Wall of Flesh 39 melee Extremely Long 8 Average Tango Cross1.png 29
Orichalcum Sword.png Orichalcum Sword Orichalcum Bar.png Orichalcum Bar 41 melee  ? 6 Average Tango Cross1.png 25
Phasesaber.gif Phasesaber Phaseblade.gif Phaseblade, Crystal Shard.png Crystal Shard 41 melee Long 3 Fast Tango Tick1.png 24
Adamantite Sword.png Adamantite Sword Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar 44 melee Long 6 Average Tango Cross1.png 26
Titanium Sword.png Titanium Sword Titanium Bar.png Titanium Bar 46 melee  ? 6 Average Tango Cross1.png 25
Excalibur.png Excalibur Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar 47 melee Long 4.5 Average Tango Tick1.png 24
Frostbrand.png Frostbrand Underground Snow Mimics 49 melee  ? 4.5 Fast Tango Cross1.png 22
Cutlass.png Cutlass Pirate Deckhand.png Pirate Deckhand 51 melee  ? 4 Very Fast Tango Tick1.png 16
Keybrand.png Keybrand Blue Armored Bones, Hell Armored Bones, Rusty Armored Bones 55 melee  ? 6 Fast Tango Cross1.png 21
Beam Sword.png Beam Sword Armored Skeleton.png Armored Skeleton 52 melee Average 6.5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 14
Tizona.png Tizona Console only.png Excalibur.png Excalibur, Soul of Blight.png Soul of Blight, Adamantite Bar.png Adamantite Bar 61 melee Long  ? Fast Tango Tick1.png  ?
Death Sickle.png Death Sickle Pc only.png Reaper.png Reaper 57 melee  ? 7 Fast Tango Tick1.png 24
Chlorophyte Claymore.png Chlorophyte Claymore Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar 65 melee  ? 6 Average Tango Cross1.png 27
Chlorophyte Saber.png Chlorophyte Saber Chlorophyte Bar.png Chlorophyte Bar 43 melee  ? 4 Very Fast Tango Tick1.png 16
True Night's Edge.png True Night's Edge Night's Edge.png Night's Edge, Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword 78 melee  ? 4.75 Fast Tango Cross1.png 23
True Excalibur.png True Excalibur Excalibur.png Excalibur, Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword 60 melee  ? 4.5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 15
Christmas Tree Sword.png Christmas Tree Sword Everscream.png Everscream 73 melee  ? 7 Average Tango Cross1.png 25
The Horseman's Blade.png The Horseman's Blade Pumpking.png Pumpking 75 melee  ? 7.5 Average Tango Tick1.png 25
Terra Blade.png Terra Blade True Night's Edge.png True Night's Edge, True Excalibur.png True Excalibur, Broken Hero Sword.png Broken Hero Sword 88 melee  ? 6.5 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 15

[edit] Shortswords

Shortswords have low damage values and a small range of attack, though they are faster than broadswords. They attack with a rapid forward stabbing motion. This makes them decent at cornering ground enemies, but poor at reaching flying, burrowing, or jumping foes. Shortswords are only available for the metal (ie. lower-tier) ores, and are generally obsolete once the player progresses past the beginning phases of the game. There are no Hardmode shortswords.

Sword Source Damage Reach Knockback Speed Continuous
Swing?
Use Time
Copper Shortsword.png Copper Shortsword Copper Bar.png Copper Bar 5 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 12
Tin Shortsword.png Tin Shortsword Tin Bar.png Tin Bar 7 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 11
Iron Shortsword.png Iron Shortsword Iron Bar.png Iron Bar 8 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 11
Lead Shortsword.png Lead Shortsword Lead Bar.png Lead Bar 9 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 11
Silver Shortsword.png Silver Shortsword Silver Bar.png Silver Bar 9 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 11
Tungsten Shortsword.png Tungsten Shortsword Tungsten Bar.png Tungsten Bar 10 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 10
Gold Shortsword.png Gold Shortsword Gold Bar.png Gold Bar 12 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 10
Platinum Shortsword.png Platinum Shortsword Platinum Bar.png Platinum Bar 13 Short 4 Very Fast Tango Cross1.png 9


Weapons
 
Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons • Holy Water.png Other Weapons
Melee Weapons
Ore Swords Shortswords Copper • Tin • Iron • Lead • Silver • Tungsten • Gold • Platinum
Broadswords Copper • Tin • Iron • Lead • Silver • Tungsten • Gold • Platinum • Light's Bane • Blood Butcherer • Fiery Greatsword
Hardmode Cobalt • Palladium • Mythril • Orichalcum • Adamantite • Titanium • Chlorophyte (Saber • Claymore)
Pre-Hardmode Wooden Sword (Mahogany • Ebonwood • Shadewood) • Staff of Regrowth • Cactus Sword • Bladed Glove • Zombie Arm • Ice Blade • Candy Cane Sword • Katana • Bone Sword • Muramasa • Enchanted Sword • Phaseblade • Starfury • Bee Keeper • Blade of Grass • Night's Edge
Hardmode Pearlwood Sword • Breaker Blade • Ice Sickle • Phasesaber • Excalibur • Frostbrand • Cutlass • Beam Sword • Keybrand • Death Sickle • True Excalibur • Christmas Tree Sword • The Horseman's Blade • True Night's Edge • Terra Blade • Console only.png Tizona