Terraria (Wiki): Cobalt Sword


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The Cobalt Sword is a Hardmode broadsword that lies at the lowest tier of Hardmode ore swords. It is less potent than its alternate ore counterpart because of lower damage output, weak knockback, and lower use time.

Of all the Hardmode Ore swords, the Copper Sword has the fastest speed, yet it has a shorter use time than the other Hardmode Ore swords. It should be used in small-scale combat contrary to large waves most swords can handle.

Skipping the Cobalt Sword may be a good idea due to its weak stats compared to Phasesabers and the Night's Edge because it only has slightly higher knockback to Phasesabers and a faster use time, although the Night's Edge's only drawback is its difficult crafting.

The Cobalt Sword blends in with the "Feudal Asia" aesthetic of other Cobalt armor and weapons and has a striking resemblance to the Japanese Katana and the Muramasa.

The Cobalt Sword can only be obtained in Hardmode.

The Cobalt Sword is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Sword
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Cobalt Sword


  • Decent against small groups of enemies.
  • Fastest Speed of all Hardmode Ore swords.


  • Shortest use time.
  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.
  • Weakest damage output versus other Hardmode swords.

How to get the Cobalt Sword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Cobalt Bar (8) (desktop, mobile, console) / Cobalt Bar (10) (old-gen consoles, 3DS) to create a Cobalt Sword. It can be crafted only after reaching Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Cobalt Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 40 (desktop, mobile, console) / 34 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 3.85 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 38 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 19 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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