Obsidian Swordfish

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Obsidian Swordfish
  • Obsidian Swordfish item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage70 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance24%
Use time20 (Very fast)
Velocity4
Rarity07*Rarity level: 7
Sell1
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Obsidian Swordfish
    Obsidian Swordfish
Not to be confused with the pre-Hardmode Swordfish, another spear which is obtained through fishing.
Animation of the Obsidian Swordfish. Note the high amount of Critical hits.

The Obsidian Swordfish is a Hardmode spear. It has the second-highest base damage of any spear (beaten only by the North Pole). However, it is very short compared to other Hardmode spears. It is obtained via Fishing in Lava, by Desktop and Mobile versions using any lava fishing method (including lava bait or Lavaproof Fishing Hook) during Hardmode, or Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version only by using the Hotline Fishing Hook. The chance to catch it is 1/7 with 50% Fishing power and above.

The Obsidian Swordfish has an extremely high base critical strike chance of 24% as opposed to the usual 4%. This gives it not only the highest base critical strike chance of any melee weapon, but also the second highest of any weapon, tied with the Sky Fracture and surpassed only by the Sniper Rifle.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the fact that its use came from its appearance and its name, it's actually a spear rather than a sword.
  • Console VersionOld-gen console version3DS version The world does not need to be in Hardmode in order to catch this item, however a Hotline Fishing Hook is required, which can only be obtained in Hardmode worlds.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Because the requirements for catching the Obsidian Swordfish are really low, it is possible to catch it at the start of Hardmode as long as you have lava baitDesktop and Mobile versions. The Obsidian Swordfish is significantly better than the best Pre-Hardmode spear, Dark Lance.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1: Changed the fishing requirements from needing the Hotline Fishing Hook at any point to instead need any lava fishing method in Hardmode-only.