Terraria (Wiki): Blood Butcherer


In this page, you will learn everything about the Blood Butcherer. That includes how the weapon works, ways of obtaining, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

Everything you need to know

General Information

The Blood Butcherer is a Pre-Hardmode metal broadsword that performs a medium-ranged swinging motion in an arc, damaging enemies behind and in front of the player. Upon enemy contact, the Blood Butcherer (100%) will inflict the Blood Butchered debuff for 9s. It is the Crimson counterpart of the Light’s Bane, having more reach and damage at the expense of slower use time.

Two enemies can be pierced at a normal range, although an infinite amount is possible should they line up. The Blood Butcherer also has a medium reach of five tiles radius. It is incapable of autoswing.

The Blood Butcherer is a key substitute ingredient in crafting the Night’s Edge.

Some weapons emit light while also being capable of inflicting damage against enemies behind a cover. While its counterpart - the Light’s Bane - can do the latter, the Blood Butcherer can neither do both.

Of all Broadswords, the Blood Butcherer is one of two variants with the weakest knockback.

Since the Blood Butcherer can swing above the player, it is viable for flying and jumping enemies. The resulting damage can also be enhanced by consuming any Flask type.

By applying the Legendary modifier, the Blood Butcherer will experience improved stats for the following:

  • Damage: +15%
  • Attack Speed: +10%
  • Critical Strike Chance: +5%
  • Size: +10%
  • Knockback: +15%
  • Tier: +2
  • Selling Price: +209.85%
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Blood Butcherer


  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.
  • Inflicted debuff causes additional damage over second effect.


  • Risky to obtain for Pre-Hardmode players.
  • Underwhelming knockback potential.

How to get the Blood Butcherer

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, bring Crimtane Bar (10) to create the Blood Butcherer. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

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
Special Properties: Inflicts the Blood Butchered debuff for 9s, draining -4HP/s (desktop, mobile, console) from the afflicted. The debuff can be stacked up to 5x, draining -20HP/s instead.


ItemCrafting MaterialsCrafting Station
Night’s Edge• Blood Butcherer (1)
• Muramasa (1)
• Blade of Grass (1)
• Volcano (1)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar

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