Terraria (Wiki): Cactus Sword


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General Information

The Cactus Sword is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Cactus Sword has a greater range and deals more damage than early weapons, similar to the Tin Broadsword in terms of damage output. The Cactus Sword can be a huge help until one can craft a more effective sword from Silver or Tungsten. A Cactus Sword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches four tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Cactus Sword can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Cactus sword will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Cactus Sword's decent damage and speed make it effective against early-game enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Cactus Sword is a melee weapon. A Cactus Sword can be sold for 18x as much profit as its components

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

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Cactus Sword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Great against small waves of enemies.


  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Cactus Sword

At a Workbench, craft a Cactus (10) to create a Cactus Sword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Cactus Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 (desktop, mobile, console) / 9 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 3 Silver Coins & 60 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 30 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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