Terraria (Wiki): Candy Cane Sword


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General Information

The Candy Cane Sword is a Christmas-themed melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Candy Cane Sword has a larger range than other pre-Hardmode swords and deals 19 / 16 base damage, making it quite advantageous early on. A Candy Cane Sword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches four tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Candy Cane Sword can pierce three enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, Candy Cane Sword will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Candy Cane Sword's decent damage and speed make it effective against early-game enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Candy Cane Sword is a melee weapon.

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

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Sword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode (Christmas)

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Candy Cane Sword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Perfect against small waves of enemies.
  • Larger range than pre-Hardmode swords (4x7 radius).


  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Candy Cane Sword

The Candy Cane Sword can be obtained from Presents dropped during the Christmas event (0.639% (Pre-Hardmode) / 0.596% (Hardmode)). It can be obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Candy Cane Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 19 (desktop, mobile, console) / 16 (old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5.3
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 27
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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