Enchanted Sword (item)

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Enchanted Sword
  • Enchanted Sword item sprite
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Knockback5.25 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 Very Fast
TooltipShoots an enchanted sword beam
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell4000*40 Silver Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Enchanted Beam
    Enchanted Beam
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Fake (left), real (right)
This article is about the sword item. For the enemy of the same name, see Enchanted Sword (NPC).
Animation of the Enchanted Sword.
A player standing by the Enchanted Sword in the Enchanted Sword Shrine.

The Enchanted Sword is a pre-Hardmode, autoswinging projectile sword. When swung, it fires a sword-shaped projectile that costs no ammunition or mana. Both the sword and its projectiles produce lingering sparks that emit large amounts of light. The projectiles can be fired roughly every 1-2 seconds, and dissipates upon hitting an enemy or solid block.

The Enchanted Sword can be obtained from breaking the background sword sprites shown in the above picture. An Enchanted Sword ShrineDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version always includes one of these, and they also spawn in random locations underground. Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Upon breaking a real background sword sprite, there is a 1/10 chance for an Arkhalis to drop instead.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • A small particle effect and the mana recharge "blip" will notify the player when the sword beam's cooldown is over and it is ready to fire again.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • If found early on, the Enchanted Sword can be a powerful early-game weapon, outclassing many pre-Hardmode melee weapons due to its decently high damage and projectile.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The concept of a sword being stuck in stone originates from the 13th-century poem Merlin by Robert de Boron, in which King Arthur was the only person able to pull a sword from its resting place in a stone. Contrary to popular belief, the sword in question was not Excalibur. Similar themes have since appeared in other media.[1]
    • In the action-adventure video game franchise The Legend of Zelda, the hero Link often pulls the Master Sword from a pedestal, much like the Enchanted Sword Shrine.
      • The design bears a strong resemblance, including the blue blade, hilt, and the sword-shaped projectile (much like Link's Sword Beam in some games).
  • The design bears a strong resemblance to that of the Enchanted Boomerang, along with their similar names.
    • Like the Enchanted Boomerang, the Enchanted Sword has an ice counterpart, the Ice Blade, which also fires a projectile but does less damage.
    • Unlike the Enchanted Boomerang, though, which can be crafted into the Flamarang, the Enchanted Sword cannot be "upgraded".

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added auto-swing, buffed stats.
    • Now can be found within its own unique mini-biome (previously only found in random nondescript locations).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sword in the Stone: Celtic lore, Wikipedia