Terraria (Wiki): Boreal Wood Sword


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General Information

The Boreal Wood Sword is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Boreal Wood Sword is a superior choice to the Wooden Sword because Snow biomes are always near the player's spawn point. It has a shorter use time and deals one more damage and knockback than the Wooden Sword. 

The Boreal Wood Sword’s damage is equivalent to Copper Broadsword, but the former is cheaper. A Boreal Wood Sword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches two tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Boreal Wood Sword can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.  

When normally used, the Boreal Wood Sword will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Boreal Wood Sword’s decent damage and fast use time are effective against waves of enemies at the early stages of the game. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the  Boreal Wood Sword is a melee weapon.

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

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Boreal Wood Sword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Higher base damage than the wooden sword.
  • Decent against a small group of enemies.


  • Second weakest base damage among other swords.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Boreal Wood Sword

At a Workbench, craft Boreal Wood (7 (desktop, mobile, console, old-gen consoles)) to create a Boreal Wood Sword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Boreal Wood Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 8 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 20 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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