The Horseman's Blade

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The Horseman's Blade
The Horseman's Blade.png
Type Weapon
Damage 75
Knockback 7.5
Max stack 1
Velocity 12
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Use time 25-29 (Average)
Tooltip Summons Pumpkin heads to attack your enemies
Sell 10 Gold Coin

The Horseman's Blade is an auto-swinging sword that summons homing pumpkin heads upon striking an enemy. It is currently the third strongest sword in the game, being beaten only by the True Night's Edge and the Terra Blade by 13 base damage. However, this weapon's homing projectiles can add up to more damage per swing than the Terra Blade. Despite it being called Horseman's Blade, it drops from Pumpking.

Its best Modifier is Legendary.


  • The player is unable to turn while swinging the sword, similar to the Excalibur.
  • The pumpkins do the same amount of damage as the sword and can also critically hit.
  • The sword can be seen in darkness, but casts no light on other objects.
  • Pumpkins will sometimes follow Spike Balls and bound NPC's.
  • Using monster-spawning statues can be used to produce a great number of pumpkins. They will then seek out enemies and do damage to the best of their ability.
  • The pumpkins won't spawn if attacking another player in PvP.
  • When striking an enemy, The Horseman's Blade appears to have a low chance of spawning a pumpkin for each enemy on screen.
  • Wearing full Frost Armor or a Fire Gauntlet, or using one of the many flasks that generate light on weapon swings, will cause pumpkin projectiles to glow as well. This can reveal large portions of terrain when underground, as the pumpkins will trail light while passing through walls to find enemies.
  • When fighting Plantera, some of the pumpkins spawned will attempt to attack her grappling Man Eaters and as such will merely hover in place above it.
  • The projectiles do not have to damage enemies to spawn. They can also be spawned from projectiles and entities (ex.imp's fireballs)
  • The pumpkins won't despawn when off-screen. This may occasionnally cause the destruction of a larva, and the summoning of Queen Bee.


  • Attacking large segmented enemies such as the Destroyer or Wyvern with the blade will cause many pumpkins to spawn and attack.


  • This weapon is, like the Headless Horseman, a reference to the Headless Horseman featured in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1820) by Washington Irving. In the story's climax the main character is chased by the Headless Horseman that ultimately throws his head at him, the head afterwards revealed (to the reader) to actually have been a pumpkin. The story has since been referenced many times, as well as linked to Halloween due to Jack-o'-lanterns. In Disney's film adaption (1949) it appears as a Jack-o'-lantern on fire, which this item likewise might be a reference to.
  • This sword features the same linguistic error as The Axe, The Breaker, The Meatball and The Undertaker: prefixes go before the 'the' and result in names like 'Demonic The Horseman's Blade'. (Only the Console Version has fixed this)
  • Even though it is called "The Horseman's Blade", it is dropped from the Pumpking Boss instead of the Headless Horseman.


Weapons (List):

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

Post-Plantera entities
Accessories Celestial Stone • Festive Wings • Ghost Wings • Hercules Beetle • Hoverboard • Master Ninja Gear • Necromantic Scroll • Papyrus Scarab • Pygmy Necklace • Rifle Scope • Sniper Scope • Spooky Wings • Sun Stone • Tabi • Tattered Fairy Wings
Armor Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Everscream • Santa-NK1 • Ice Queen
Crafting Autohammer • Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Beetle Husk
Enemies Blue Armored Bones • Bone Lee • Diabolist • Dungeon Spirit • Flying Snake • Giant Cursed Skull • Hell Armored Bones • Lihzahrd • Necromancer • Paladin • Ragged Caster • Skeleton Commando • Skeleton Sniper • Tactical Skeleton
Events Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon
Tools Picksaw • The Axe • Shroomite Digging Claw • Spectre Pickaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • Spectre Paintbrush • Spectre Paint Roller • Spectre Paint Scraper
Weapons Bat Scepter • Blizzard Staff • Candy Corn Rifle • Chain Gun • Christmas Tree Sword • Elf Melter • Flower Pow • Grenade Launcher • Golem Fist • Heat Ray • Inferno Fork • Jack 'O Lantern Launcher • Keybrand • Leaf Blower • Magnet Sphere • Nettle Burst • North Pole • Paladin's Hammer • Piranha Gun • Possessed Hatchet • Proximity Mine Launcher • Pulse Bow • Pygmy Staff • Rainbow Gun • Raven Staff • Razorpine • Rocket Launcher • Scourge of the Corruptor • Shadowbeam Staff • Sniper Rifle • Snowman Cannon • Spectre Staff • Staff of Earth • Stake Launcher • Stynger • Staff of the Frost Hydra • The Horseman's Blade • Vampire Knives • Venus Magnum • Wasp Gun
Other Items Temple Key • Biome Key Mold • Biome Key • Wisp in a Bottle