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The Horseman's Blade

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The Horseman's Blade
Auto-swing
Stack digit 1.png
The Horseman's Blade inventory icon
Statistics
Type Weapon
Damage 75 (Melee)
Knockback 7.5 (Very Strong)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 25 (Fast)
Velocity 12
Tooltip Summons Pumpkin heads to attack your enemies
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Internal Item ID: 1826
Horseman.gif

The Horseman's Blade is an auto-swinging Hardmode, post-Plantera sword that summons homing pumpkin heads upon striking an enemy. It was the third strongest sword in the game prior 1.3.0.1, 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.

The best Modifier available is Legendary.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 may spawn and follow Spike Balls, enemy projectiles, and even bound NPCs.
  • The pumpkins won't spawn or home in on other players in PvP, but can damage other players if they are already spawned and happen to make contact.
  • 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.
  • In the Mobile only.pngmobile version, The Horseman's Blade is stackable.
  • If you hit a critter with the sword, pumpkins will not spawn.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Attacking large segmented enemies such as the Destroyer or Wyvern with the blade will cause many pumpkins to spawn and attack.
  • Using an automatic Slime farm, you can kill the Slimes with the Horseman's Blade to make pumpkins spawn and attack other foes, which is especially useful while fighting bosses and during the Pumpkin Moon and Frost Moon.
  • Console only.pngMobile only.png It is possible, due to the higher base damage, to get 115 damage using the Legendary Modifier.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Horseman's Blade (and the Headless Horseman enemy) is 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.
  • Pc only.png Mobile only.png A Modifier prefix will be displayed incorrectly, such as "Godly The Horseman's Blade". This effect can also be seen on any other item starting with "The"

History[edit | edit source]

Weapons (List):

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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 • Solar Wings • Vortex Booster • Nebula Mantle • Stardust Wings
Armor Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor • Solar Flare armor • Vortex armor • Nebula armor • Stardust armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Everscream • Santa-NK1 • Ice Queen • Martian Saucer • Lunatic Cultist • Celestial Tower • Moon Lord
Crafting Autohammer • Ancient Manipulator • Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Spectre Bar • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Beetle Husk • Luminite Bar • Solar Fragment • Vortex Fragment • Nebula Fragment • Stardust Fragment
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Events Pumpkin Moon • Frost Moon • Martian Madness • Lunar Event
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Other Projectiles Frost Projectile.png • Starfury (Projectile).png • Bee Projectile.gif • Ice Sickle Projectile.gif • Claymore Projectile.gif • Saber Projectile.gif • Frost Projectile.png • Death Sickle Projectile.gif • Tree Sword Projectile.gif • Horseman's Blade Projectile.png • Saber Projectile.gif • Plantera Seed.png • Mushroom Spear projectile.gif • North Pole projectile.gif • Star Wrath (projectile).png • Meowmere (projectile).png
Projectile Only Shadowflame Knife.png • Vampire Knives Projectile.png • Scourge of the Corruptor Projectile1.png • Daybreak.png