Enchanted Sword Shrine

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Breakable Background
Sword Sprites
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Fake (left), real (right)

An Enchanted Sword Shrine is a terrain feature that consists of a long, mostly one-block-wide vertical shaft leading from the surface or slightly below it down to a small cave. The cave's background is made of Flower Walls and it features a small hill with pools of water on either side. Atop the hill rests a breakable background sword sprite. The sprite has a 2/3 chance of being a fake sword and a 1/3 chance of being a real sword. Real sword sprites then have a 9/10 chance of dropping the Enchanted Sword and a 1/10 chance of dropping the Arkhalis.

There will always be 1 shrine in small worlds, 3 shrines in medium worlds, and 4 Shrines in large worlds. They generate at least 20% of the map width away from the world's center in the surface or underground layer, below any biome that has a surface layer made of dirt and stone.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Enchanted Sword Shrines may generate in uncommon ways at times:
    • The shaft can go all the way to the surface, making it very easy to notice. It can even go to the top of a Living Tree.
    • The shrine itself can occasionally spawn on the surface, without a shaft.
    • In rare cases, the top of the shaft spawns more than 10 blocks under the ground.
    • The shrine itself can generate partially or completely Corrupted/Crimson. However, at least part of the shaft will always be dirt and uncorrupted grass.
    • A Minecart track can go through a shrine, causing the sword to disappear.
    • If generated under an overhang on the surface, the shaft will cut through midair.
  • While Enchanted Sword Shrines are currently only on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, Enchanted Swords can still appear scattered throughout the world in all versions.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The shaft can be revealed by light particles that fall downwards through blocks. There are many weapons which spawn projectiles of this kind, for instance, the Dark Lance, Starfury, Jester's Arrow, Meteor Staff, Solar Eruption, or Flying Dragon. Some enemy projectiles can also reveal the shaft, e.g. those fired from the Goblin Sorcerer.
  • In a medium or large world, one found shrine serves as a guide to locate the other obscured ones.

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