Terraria (Wiki): Blood Butcherer


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General Information

The Blood Butcherer is a broadsword that deals damage to enemies, inflicting the Butchered debuff (100%) for 9s causing enemies to visibly bleed (desktop, mobile, console). Similar to the Tentacle Spike or Bone Javelin, the debuff can stack up to five times with repeated attacks for 20/s. If the Blood and Gore option is disabled, the debuff's blood gouts will be replaced by clouds (desktop, mobile, console). 

The Blood Butcherer, like all other broadswords, has limited range and moves in an arc motion. Combat-wise, the Blood Butcherer is effective against monsters, slimes, jumping zombies, and flying enemies due to its higher damage output and higher range than the Light's Bane. It is one of the key components in crafting the Night's Edge.

The "Blood Butchered" debuff replaces the "Distorted" icon as it cannot be inflicted on players (desktop, mobile, console).

The Blood Butcherer is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Blood Butcherer


  • Great for waves of enemies.
  • Great for fighting mini-bosses.
  • Decent extra critical hit chance.
  • Deals more damage than other swords.
  • Inflicted debuff deals bonus damage.


  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Slower than other swords.

How to get the Blood Butcherer

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Crimtane Bar (10) to create the Blood Butcherer. It can also be obtained by defeating the Eye of Cthulhu, or the Brain of Cthulhu.

Stats & Attributes of the Blood Butcherer

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 22 Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1

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