Terraria (Wiki): Gold Shortsword


In this page, you will learn everything about the Gold Shortsword. 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 Shortsword is an ore-based shortsword that deals damage to enemies. It is the second most powerful shortsword of all the shortswords.

The Gold Shortsword, like other shortswords, has limited range and stabs in any direction (desktop, mobile, console) / horizontally in front of the player instead of an arc (3DS, old-gen consoles). 

Combat-wise, the Gold Shortsword is somewhat effective against weaker fighter-type enemies because of its high attack. However, it is useless against flying or jumping enemies because of its weak knockback and range.

The Gold Shortsword is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Gold Shortsword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Effective to weaker enemies.


  • Short range.
  • Least effective in combat.

How to get the Gold Shortsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Gold Bar (6 (desktop, mobile, console) / Gold Bar (7 (3DS, old-gen consoles) to create a Gold Shortsword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Gold Shortsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 12 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 14 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 11
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties: None

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