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Terra Blade
  • Terra Blade item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage95 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version / 88 Old-gen console version3DS VersionMelee
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time16 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell200000*20 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Terra Beam
    Terra Beam
The Terra Blade in use.
For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting a Terra Blade.

The Terra Blade is a Hardmode projectile sword crafted from a True Excalibur and True Night's Edge. It has the highest base damage of any pre-Plantera weapon. When used, it fires a green sword-shaped projectile which costs neither mana nor ammunition, deals 25% more damage than the sword, and can pierce through two enemies, dissipating upon hitting a third enemy or a wall. The projectile can travel up to 5000 feet (2500 blocks) at a speed of 61 mph.

The Terra Blade becomes available after defeating one (Old-gen console version3DS Version) / all (Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version) Mechanical Bosses.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 3
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 3 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
4 Old-gen console version3DS Version

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 3 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
4 Old-gen console version3DS Version

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
15 Old-gen console version3DS Version

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
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 VersionMobile Version
/ Frankenstein Swamp Thing
Old-gen console 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 version3DS Version
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Due to the 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 instead of using autoswing.
    • Modifiers that decrease speed will not fix this, as they will also reduce the rate at which projectiles can be fired.
  • Improvements to the weapon's melee speed increase the velocity and fire rate of the projectile. It is one of the few projectile melee weapons whose fire rate improves with melee speed.
  • Effects from a Flask will apply to the sword's projectile as well.
  • The sword's projectile will graphically disappear upon leaving the player's screen but will be visible again if they teleport in its direction.

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 VersionMobile Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version In order to speed up the process of obtaining a Terra Blade, a Solar Eclipse can be spawned manually using a Solar Tablet. It is crafted from Solar Tablet Fragments which are dropped by enemies in the Jungle Temple. Although this biome requires defeating Plantera to enter, its enemies can frequently be found near the entrance door, and there are several methods to enter the Jungle Temple pre-Plantera.
  • Due to the fast speed and high damage of the beams, it is very effective to use the Terra Blade more as a projectile weapon than an actual sword. Even without the sword itself, it can still do massive amounts of damage at long ranges without the use of bullets or mana.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Its crafting tree contains a total of eight different usable swords. (Nine if you count the Light's Bane and the Blood Butcherer)
  • The projectile fired by the Terra Blade is referred to as the "Terra Beam" in death messages.
  • The Terra Beam is the only sword shaped melee projectile that deals piercing damage. The Influx Waver's projectile can also hit multiple enemies, but does so by teleporting from one enemy to another.
  • The Terra Beam’s color changes to yellow in a blood moon.
  • The Terra Blade itself bears a certain resemblance to the Night's Edge in terms of shape, while the projectile appears more similar to the Excalibur, as "forged from the finest blades of light and dark".
  • Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Prior to 1.3, it was considered the strongest sword in the game, tied with The Horseman's Blade.
  • Crafting the Terra Blade requires the most raw ingredients of any sword:

History[edit | edit source]

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