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For a sortable list of every weapon in the game, see List of weapons. For class setup ideas, see Guide:Class setups.

Weapons are essential items used for combat against enemies, bosses, critters, and even other players during PvP games. Some weapons can be crafted at a Work Bench or a Pre-Hardmode/Hardmode Anvil, while others can only be found in Chests, as enemy drops, or purchased from NPCs. Terraria has a wide variety of weapons and weapon classes, each suited to particular play styles or specific tasks.

Most tools can also be used as weapons, despite it not being their primary purpose. In the broader sense, traps, self-defending NPCs Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions, and even lava can be used as a weapon.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Melee weapons

Swords[edit | edit source]

Swords are melee weapons which can be divided into 2 basic categories: shortswords and broadswords. Shortswords have very limited range, and they attack with a horizontal stabbing motion instead of an arc. On Desktop version Desktop and Mobile version Mobile, they act more similarly to spears, being able to stab in more directions. Broadswords are swung overhead, which makes it easier to defeat flying and jumping enemies.

  1. The Phasesaber can only be crafted in Hardmode on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, but can be crafted in pre-Hardmode on the 3DS3DS version version.

Yoyos[edit | edit source]

YoyosDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions are flail-like melee weapons that follow the player's cursor when thrown.

Spears[edit | edit source]

Spears are melee weapons that have a longer range than most swords, but attack with a stabbing motion. Spears also can hit targets more than once, making them especially useful for dealing with large enemies.

Boomerangs[edit | edit source]

Boomerangs are melee weapons that return to the player after being thrown. Together with yoyos, they provide the earliest distance attacks that benefit from melee bonuses.

Flails[edit | edit source]

Flails are melee weapons that consist of an object linked to the player by a chain, which can either be thrown or fired. Thrown flails can be suspended around the player indefinitely, whereas launched flails immediately return to the player.

Other[edit | edit source]

These are melee weapons that possess unique means of attack. Some also launch projectiles.

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ranged weapons

Throwing weapons (Desktop versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)[edit | edit source]

Grenades[edit | edit source]

Bows[edit | edit source]

Bows are ranged weapons that fire arrows as ammunition. Although several bows deal no knockback, most arrows do.

Repeaters[edit | edit source]

Repeaters are ranged weapons that fire arrows as ammunition, similar to bows. All repeaters are Hardmode-exclusive.

Guns[edit | edit source]

Guns are a type of ranged weapon that use bullets as ammo.

Launchers[edit | edit source]

Launchers are Hardmode-exclusive ranged weapons that fire rockets and similar explosive ammunition.

Others[edit | edit source]

Note: The Confetti Gun, Slime Gun, and Water Gun are novelty weapons, causing no damage or knockback. The Confetti Gun is a consumable, and can only be used once. The Slime Gun and Water Gun cause purely aesthetic debuffs and cannot be placed on a Weapon Rack.

Magic weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Magic weapons

Wands[edit | edit source]

Wands are magic weapons that are mainly used to deal damage via a projectile attack.

Magic guns[edit | edit source]

Spell tomes[edit | edit source]

Others[edit | edit source]

Summoning weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Summon weapons

Minion-summoning weapons[edit | edit source]

These weapons summon minions to attack enemies.

Sentry-summoning weapons[edit | edit source]

These weapons summon Sentries to attack enemies, though sentries don't move like Minions.

Whips[edit | edit source]

Throwing weapons (Console Version)[edit | edit source]

Main article: Throwing weapons

Grenades[edit | edit source]

Other weapons[edit | edit source]

Placeable weapons[edit | edit source]

Pre-Hardmode Placeable Weapons
Hardmode Placeable Weapons

Explosives[edit | edit source]

Main article: Explosives

Other weapons[edit | edit source]

Unimplemented weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Unobtainable items
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.

Removed weapons[edit | edit source]

Main article: Unobtainable items
Click to see removed/replaced content This section describes old game content that was removed or replaced. The information here does not apply to the current version of Terraria.
Desktop version Desktop-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop version of Terraria.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • In total, there are 555 unique weapons (and damaging tools).
  • If an enemy is under the effect of a piercing attack (including explosions), it will cause brief invulnerability to it, making blows that hit during this interval fail to inflict damage.
  • Unlike most games, no matter how far an enemy is from the center of the blast radius, they always receive full damage from an AoE attack.