Terraria (Wiki): Bone Sword


Everything you need to know

General Information

The Bone Sword is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Bone Sword may be easier to get if you use Skeleton Statues. Although uncommon, it can be an effective weapon if acquired early in the game. A Bone Sword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches four tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Bone Sword can pierce six enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Bone Sword does not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Bone Sword has slightly less knockback, but it does significantly more damage, making it effective against waves of enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Bone Sword is a melee weapon.

The Bone Sword is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Bone Sword


  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.


  • Slightly tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Bone Sword

The Bone Sword is dropped by the Skeleton and Spore Skeleton once slain (0.49%). It can be obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Bone Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 19 (desktop, mobile, console) / 16 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 5.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 4.5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 18 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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