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Muramasa

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Muramasa
  • Muramasa item spriteold Muramasa item sprite
Autoswing
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Statistics
Type
Damage21 Desktop Version / 19 Console VersionMobile Version / 18 Old-gen console version3DS VersionMelee
Knockback2.5 (Very Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell17500*1 Gold Coin.png 75 Silver Coin.png
Animation of the Muramasa. Note the fast attack speed.

The Muramasa is a blue broadsword that is found in the Dungeon's Locked Gold Chests or in Golden Lock BoxesDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version, both of which are opened via a Golden Key. The Muramasa has a slightly longer reach than the Phaseblade and has a fast attack speed. It is also worth mentioning that it is an autoswing sword, not many of which can be found at this point of the game. It also emits a small amount of light when swung.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This weapon is useful early on when dealing with large groups of enemies due to its autoswing.
  • It may not be the most powerful of weapons but can be effective while running for killing slimes, knocking back flying enemies, clearing Thorny bushes, cutting away weeds and harvesting plants.
  • The fast attack speed of the Muramasa can be enhanced even further by equipping Feral Claws and a full set of Shadow armor, along with the Well Fed and Tipsy buffs, making it a very viable weapon up until Hardmode.
  • It swings even faster than the Night's Edge, but its relatively weak knockback makes it a poor choice against most enemies if not backed up by melee speed enhancements.
  • Its long reach and fast speed make it effective for battling flying enemies like Demon Eyes, Cave Bats, and Demons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Muramasa is likely named after a famous swordsmith of the same name who lived in 16th century Japan, whose blades were thought to have an unnatural blood lust, crying out for blood at night and refusing to be sheathed until they drew blood, even resorting to cutting their owner.
    • Taking into consideration the game's many other references to various media, it's possible that the Muramasa is a reference to the Super Nintendo RPG, Chrono Trigger. The main character Crono wields a katana similar to the Muramasa's design, and while unsimilar in appearance, there is sword in the game called the "Masamura."
      • Even so, Spike Chunsoft uses the name "ムラマサ" ('muramasa' in phonetic Japanese katakana writing) for this item in the Japanese Console version Japanese Console version, instead of the original name "村正" (in kanji symbols, the way the swordsmith's name is actually written in Japanese).
  • The Muramasa is one of the few pre-Hardmode melee weapons that has autoswing.
  • Muramasa was the first weapon in the game to be the most powerful. That lasted until its damage and knockback were reduced and the ability to equip more than one pair of Feral Claws was removed, long before the 1.1 update, when Hardmode was introduced. Prior to these updates, its high attack speed combined with the knockback it caused made it nearly impossible for enemies in front of the player to come close.
  • Muramasa bears striking resemblance to the Cobalt Sword, though the latter is about twice as powerful.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Damage increased from 18 to 19.
    • Knockback increased from 1 to 2.5.
    • Use time reduced from 19 to 17.
  • Desktop 1.0.5:
    • Damage reduced from 22 to 18.
    • Knockback reduced from 3 to 1.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Sprite updated to the Desktop 1.3.1 sprite.
    • Damage increased from 18 to 19.
    • Knockback increased from 1 to 2.5.
    • Use time reduced from 19 to 17.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with the stats of Desktop 1.0.5 and Desktop 1.2 sprite.