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  • Zenith item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage190 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance14%
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity32 (effective)
Rarity10*Rarity level: 10
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Zenith
A player attacking target dummies with the Zenith.

The Zenith is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord melee weapon crafted using a variety of swords obtained throughout the game's progression. The Zenith possesses autoswing, can hit enemies through blocks, will attack the area around the cursor, no matter where it is located on the screen and will automatically attack enemies that aren't targeted with cursor while using the Zenith. For the auto targeting to work the cursor has to be in 25 tile radius from the target.

When used, the sword sprites of its component swords fly towards enemies within a 20-tile radius of the cursor, and circle back in quick, frenzied arcs. These pass through solid blocks, and three swords will appear per use (at base melee speed). Each sword sprite deals the weapon's full damage.

The Zenith has the most complex crafting tree in Terraria, consisting of 16 different base items (over the course of 10 crafting operations), surpassing both the Cell Phone (13 items) and Ankh Shield (11 items).

Its best modifier is Legendary.



Crafting tree


  • The first sword generated on each swing will always be a Zenith projectile, which generates a mint green trail.
  • The Zenith ignores enemy invincibility frames.
  • The Zenith can attack anywhere that the mouse cursor can reach. Its range can be increased simply by using higher resolutions, larger monitors, or even multiple monitors.
  • Equipment and modifiers that increase melee speed change the number of swords that appear per use, but have no effect on the number of swords thrown per second, nor the swords' velocity.
  • The Zenith can provide light while swinging it and can be used to reveal parts of the minimap.
  • Each individual sword sprite may register multiple hits on an enemy, depending on size and positioning.
  • Swords also deal damage behind the player on their return trip.
  • Despite being nearly identical to its copper counterpart, the Tin Shortsword cannot be used to craft the Zenith. This is presumably due to the Copper Shortsword's role as the very first sword every player will encounter (with the exception of Journey Mode characters).
  • If the player has made a Journey Mode character or has lost their Copper Shortsword, and has no Copper Ore in the world, Copper can be obtained by Fishing, using an Extractinator, killing Slimes, or going to another world with copper.
  • Increasing attack speed does not increase the speed at which the Zenith fires swords, only the time between each three-sword cycle. Thus, a higher attack speed will cause less swords besides the Zenith to appear, and lower attack speed will cause more to appear. With high enough attack speed, it is possible for only the Zenith itself to appear.


The Zenith shown attacking a target dummy, passing 70,000 DPS.
The Zenith maxing out at around 70,000 DPS
  • The Zenith has the potential to reach ~70,000 DPS on a single target with the right armor, accessories, modifiers, buffs and perfect positioning.
  • In normal combat situation, most players will see around 20,000 to 30,000 DPS.
  • The Zenith can defeat Moon Lord (277,311 combined HP) on Master Mode in ~11 seconds.
  • The Zenith is arguably the game's strongest weapon, making it ideal for any type of fight.


Terragrim seen in the Zenith's attack animation.