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 a melee weapon that performs a short-ranged stabbing motion when used. It is an early-game metal shortsword and a counterpart of the Iron Shortsword.

A Lead Shortsword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches two tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Lead Shortsword can pierce one enemy. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

No light is emitted when using the Lead Shortsword. Its attacks also do not damage enemies behind a cover.

Variations of attacks exist depending on where Terraria is played. It can be in any direction (desktop, mobile, console) or locked horizontally (3DS, old-gen consoles).

Because of the limited range of motion and use time, the Lead Shortsword is ineffective against highly-mobile land or air enemies. Nonetheless, the player can still survive most weak fighter enemies.

Since the Lead Shortsword is a melee weapon, using all Flask types will imbue their respective properties that will have different effects on enemies.

Legendary is the best modifier to apply to the Lead Shortsword for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Lead Shortsword

Strengths (none)


  • Better weapons of the same class exist.

How to get the Lead Shortsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Lead Bar (6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 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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