The Horseman's Blade

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The Horseman's Blade
Stack digit 1.png
The Horseman's Blade inventory icon
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

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, 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, a boss from the Pumpkin Moon event.

Its best Modifier 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.
  • On 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.
  • On the Console only.png Console version and Mobile only.pngMobile version, 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.
  • On the Pc only.png Desktop version and Mobile only.pngMobile version, 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):

Terra Blade.png Melee Weapons ( Gungnir.png Other) • Pulse Bow.png Ranged Weapons ( Stynger.png Other) • Spectre Staff.png Magic Weapons  • Pygmy Staff.png Summoning weapons • Holy Water.png Thrown weapons
Post-Plantera entities
Accessories Celestial Stone • Pc only.png Console only.png 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 • Pc only.png Solar Wings • Pc only.png Vortex Booster • Pc only.png Nebula Mantle • Pc only.png Stardust Wings
Armor Pc only.png Console only.png Beetle armor • Shroomite armor • Spectre armor • Tiki armor • Spooky armor • Pc only.png Solar Flare armor • Pc only.png Vortex armor • Pc only.png Nebula armor • Pc only.png Stardust armor
Bosses Golem • Mourning Wood • Pumpking • Pc only.png Everscream • Pc only.png Console only.png Santa-NK1 • Pc only.png Console only.png Ice Queen • Pc only.png Martian Saucer • Pc only.png Lunatic Cultist • Pc only.png Celestial Tower • Pc only.png Moon Lord
Crafting Autohammer • Pc only.png Ancient Manipulator • Pc only.png Console only.png Lihzahrd Furnace • Ectoplasm • Pc only.png Spectre Bar • Shroomite Bar • Spooky Wood • Pc only.png Console only.png Beetle Husk • Pc only.png Luminite Bar • Pc only.png Solar Fragment • Pc only.png Vortex Fragment • Pc only.png Nebula Fragment • Pc only.png Stardust Fragment
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Events Pumpkin Moon • Pc only.png Console only.png Frost Moon • Pc only.png Martian Madness • Pc only.png Lunar Event
Tools Picksaw • The Axe • Pc only.png Shroomite Digging Claw • Spectre Pickaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • Spectre Paintbrush • Spectre Paint Roller • Spectre Paint Scraper • Pc only.png Laser Drill • Pc only.png Solar Flare Pickaxe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Axe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Hamaxe • Pc only.png Solar Flare Hammer • Pc only.png Solar Flare Drill • Pc only.png Solar Flare Chainsaw • Pc only.png Vortex Pickaxe • Pc only.png Vortex Axe • Pc only.png Vortex Hamaxe • Pc only.png Vortex Hammer • Pc only.png Vortex Drill • Pc only.png Vortex Chainsaw • Pc only.png Nebula Pickaxe • Pc only.png Nebula Axe • Pc only.png Nebula Hamaxe • Pc only.png Nebula Hammer • Pc only.png Nebula Drill • Pc only.png Nebula Chainsaw • Pc only.png Stardust Pickaxe • Pc only.png Stardust Axe • Pc only.png Stardust Hamaxe • Pc only.png Stardust Hammer • Pc only.png Stardust Drill • Pc only.png Stardust Chainsaw • Pc only.png Drill Containment Unit
Weapons Bat Scepter • Pc only.png Console only.png Blizzard Staff • Candy Corn Rifle • Pc only.png Console only.png Chain Gun • Pc only.png Console only.png Christmas Tree Sword • Pc only.png Console only.png Elf Melter • Flower Pow • Grenade Launcher • Golem Fist • Heat Ray • Inferno Fork • Jack 'O Lantern Launcher • Keybrand • Leaf Blower • Magnet Sphere • Nettle Burst • Pc only.png Console only.png North Pole • Paladin's Hammer • Piranha Gun • Possessed Hatchet • Proximity Mine Launcher • Pc only.png Console only.png Pulse Bow • Pygmy Staff • Rainbow Gun • Raven Staff • Pc only.png Console only.png Razorpine • Rocket Launcher • Scourge of the Corruptor • Shadowbeam Staff • Sniper Rifle • Pc only.png Console only.png 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 • Pc only.png Laser Machinegun • Pc only.png Xenopopper • Pc only.png Electrosphere Launcher • Pc only.png Charged Blaster Cannon • Pc only.png Influx Waver • Pc only.png Solar Eruption • Pc only.png Daybreak • Pc only.png Vortex Beater • Pc only.png Phantasm • Pc only.png Nebula Arcanum • Pc only.png Nebula Blaze • Pc only.png Stardust Cell Staff • Pc only.png Stardust Dragon Staff • Pc only.png Star Wrath • Pc only.png Celebration • Pc only.png Last Prism • Pc only.png Lunar Flare • Pc only.png Rainbow Crystal Staff • Pc only.png Lunar Portal Staff • Pc only.png S.D.M.G. • Pc only.png Terrarian • Pc only.png Meowmere
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Projectile Only Shadowflame Knife.png • Vampire Knives Projectile.png • Scourge of the Corruptor Projectile1.png • Daybreak.png