Terraria (Wiki): Gold Broadsword


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

Everything you need to know

General Information

The Gold 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 Platinum Broadsword.

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

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

Since the Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold Broadsword


  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for slightly tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.
  • Offers the highest knockback potential.


  • Slightly challenging to obtain.

How to get the Gold Broadsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, bring Gold Bar (8) to create a Gold Broadsword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Gold Broadsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 15 (desktop, mobile, console) / 13 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 18 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 20 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None


ItemCrafting MaterialsCrafting Station
Flymeal (desktop, mobile, console)• Gold Broadsword (1)
• Stinkbug (5)

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