Terraria (Wiki): Lead Shortsword


In this page, you will learn everything about the Lead 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 Lead Shortsword is an ore-based shortsword that deals damage to enemies.

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

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Lead Shortsword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Great for slime-hunting.
  • Effective to weaker enemies.


  • Short range.
  • Least effective in combat.
  • Better broadswords exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Lead Shortsword

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

Stats & Attributes of the Lead Shortsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 9 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 4 Silver Coins & 20 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties: None

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