Terraria (Wiki): Copper Broadsword


In this page, you will learn everything about the Copper Broadsword. That includes how the weapon works, ways of obtaining, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

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General Information

The Copper Broadsword is an early-game metal broadsword that performs a short-ranged swinging motion in an arc, damaging enemies behind and in front of the player. It is the alternate ore version of the Tin Broadsword.

One enemy can be pierced at a normal range, although an infinite amount is possible should they line up. The Copper Broadsword also has a short reach of three tiles radius. It is incapable of autoswing.

The Copper Shortsword is considered the weakest Broadsword.

Some weapons emit light while also being capable of inflicting damage against enemies behind a cover, but the Copper Broadsword is not included.

Stats and accessibility-wise, the Ebonwood Sword and Shadewood Sword - from the Corruption and Crimson biome, respectively - are superior to the Copper Broadsword.

Since the Copper Broadsword can swing above the player, it is viable for flying and jumping enemies. The resulting damage can also be enhanced by consuming any Flask type.

By applying the Legendary modifier, the Copper Broadsword will experience improved stats for the following:

  • Damage: +15%
  • Attack Speed: +10%
  • Critical Strike Chance: +5%
  • Size: +10%
  • Knockback: +15%
  • Tier: +2
  • Selling Price: +209.85%
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Copper Broadsword


  • Most accessible Broadsword.
  • Superior to most metal Shortswords.
  • Okay for low-tier enemies.


  • Outperformed by other Broadswords.
  • Weakest base damage.
  • Shadewood Sword and Ebonwood Sword are more accessible.

How to get the Copper Broadsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, bring Copper Bar (6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 8 (3DS, old-gen consoles)) to create a Copper Broadsword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Copper Broadsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 9 (desktop, mobile, console) / 8 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 90 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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