Terra Blade

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Terra Blade
  • Terra Blade item sprite
Auto-use
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
TypeWeapon
Damage95 Desktop VersionConsole Version / 88 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version Melee
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time15 Very Fast
Velocity12
RarityRarity Level: 8
Sell20 Gold Coin
The Terra Blade in use.

The Terra Blade is a Hardmode projectile sword, and is the highest base-damaging sword in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version. It auto-swings, firing a green bolt projectile that costs no mana or ammunition and can pierce through two enemies, dissipating upon impacting a third. The projectile can travel up to 5000 feet (2500 blocks) at a speed of 61 mph. This projectile will only be stopped due to hitting a wall or hitting 3 enemies. It will graphically disappear upon leaving the player's screen but will be visible again if they teleport in its direction. The projectile does equal damage to the sword, but if both are used at the same time it can do almost double the damage.

Its best Modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

ObsidianObsidian
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 3
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 3 Desktop VersionConsole Version
4 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 3 Desktop VersionConsole Version
4 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 Desktop VersionConsole Version
15 Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
HellforgeFurnaceFurnace
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaFiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Hallowed BarHallowed Bar × 12
( The Twins The Destroyer Skeletron Prime )
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilBroken Hero SwordBroken Hero Sword
( Mothron
Desktop VersionConsole Version
/ Frankenstein Swamp Thing
Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version
)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
ExcaliburExcaliburNight's EdgeNight's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilMythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
True ExcaliburTrue ExcaliburOnly needed in
Old-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Sword of the Hero.png
Sword of the Hero • "Obtain a Terra Blade, forged from the finest blades of light and darkness."
Obtain a Terra Blade. Desktop VersionConsole Version

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When using autoswing, the projectile will only fire on every other swing rather than every swing. The Terra Blade's projectile can be fired faster by rapidly clicking, rather than using autoswing.
    • Modifiers that decrease speed will not fix this, as they will also reduce the speed projectiles can be fired.
  • Improvements to the weapon's melee speed increase the velocity of the projectile.
  • Effects from a Flask will transfer to the sword's projectile as well.
  • The Terra Blade is crafted from the True Night's Edge and True Excalibur, both of which require the Broken Hero Sword. The Broken Hero Sword drops from enemies during Solar Eclipses (which have a 5% chance of occurring each day once a Mechanical Boss has been defeated). On the Desktop version Desktop version and Console version Console version it drops from Mothron (which requires all Mechanical Bosses to be defeated), and on Old-gen console version Old-gen console, Mobile version Mobile, and 3DS version3DS, it drops from both Frankenstein and Swamp Thing.
  • Desktop VersionConsole Version Although the Terra Blade can be crafted after defeating all three Mechanical Bosses, it is more viable to finish making it post-Plantera. Solar Tablet Fragments, which are found in the Jungle Temple (entry requires Plantera's defeat), can be used to summon Solar Eclipses rather than wait for one. However, the Lihzahrds will spawn outside of the temple, making pre-plantera farming possible.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Some may argue whether the Terra Blade or The Horseman's Blade is more powerful. Damage-wise, the Terra Blade is better for both melee and ranged attacks.
  • With enough damage from the correct accessories, it's possible to do 400+ critical hit damage. This is still less than the Influx Waver.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its crafting tree contains a total of eight different usable swords.
  • Its projectile is technically the only sword shaped melee projectile that can pierce through enemies and damage multiple enemies. The Influx Waver's projectile can also hit multiple enemies, but instead of piercing through enemies, its projectile will teleport and go after the closest enemy after it damages another enemy.
  • The projectile fired by the Terra Blade is referred to as the "Terra Beam" in death messages.
  • The Terra Blade itself resembles somewhat similar to the Night's Edge in terms of shape, while the projectile appears more closely to the Excalibur, as "forged from the finest blades of light and dark".
  • Prior to 1.3, it was considered the strongest sword in the game, tied with The Horseman's Blade.
  • The sword's projectile resembles the True Excalibur's projectile with the color of the True Night's Edge's projectile.
  • Crafting the Terra Blade requires the most raw ingredients of any sword:
  • It was subject of a troll in which it was said that if you put a Copper Shortsword into a chest with 5 mushrooms it would become a Terra Blade if you reloaded the game. It didn’t work but was so believable that at least 10% percent of players believed it.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage increased from 80 to 88.
    • Increased projectile fire rate.
    • Removed mana sound when swung.