Iron Shortsword

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Iron Shortsword
Stack digit 1.png
Iron Shortsword inventory icon
Type Weapon
Damage 8 (Melee)
Knockback 4 (Weak)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 11 (Very Fast)
Rarity Rarity Level: 0
Buy / Sell 14 Silver Coin Mobile only.png /  2 Silver Coin 80 Copper Coin
Internal Item ID: 6

The Iron Shortsword is an early game metal shortsword. It's stronger than the Copper and Tin Shortsword and has a slightly stronger alternate version known as the Lead Shortsword.

Like all shortswords, this sword has a very limited range and attacks with a horizontal stabbing motion instead of an arc, which makes it almost useless against flying or jumping enemies, although its high attack rate makes it somewhat effective against weaker fighter type enemies.

Unless the player has a good reason to make the Shortsword (like not having very much Iron or for completionist purposes) they are advised to make the Iron Broadsword as it does more damage and can swing in an arc.

Its best Modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Iron Bar.png Iron Bar 7
Iron Shortsword.png Iron Shortsword 1

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before 1.3, the sprites of other ore shortswords are actually Iron Shortsword's sprite, recolored. This was changed in 1.3, where every shortsword now has its own texture. The same happened to other types of Pre-Hardmode ore tools, except Demonite, Crimtane and Hellstone ones.

History[edit | edit source]

Iron Ore.png Ore • Iron Bar.png Bar • Iron Anvil.png Anvil

Iron Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Iron Axe.png Axe • Iron Hammer.png Hammer • Reinforced Fishing Pole.png Fishing Pole • Iron Shortsword.png Shortsword • Iron Broadsword.png Broadsword • Iron Bow.png Bow • Iron Chainmail.png Armor
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