Terraria (Wiki): Mandible Blade


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General Information

The Mandible Blade is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Mandible Blade remains effective until the Light's Bane or the Blood Butcherer is available. It is a wise decision to farm this weapon early in the game. The Mandible Blade's attack reaches three tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Mandible Blade can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Mandible Blade will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls. It is capable of auto-swing and is useful because most other early-game weapons do not autoswing.

However, the Candy Cane Sword is a much better choice if the Christmas event is active. Although it swings more slowly and lacks autoswing, it is available from Presents and has better stats overall.

Combat-wise, the Mandible Blade's decent damage and speed make it effective against waves of enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Ice Blade is a melee weapon.

The Mandible Blade is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Mandible Blade


  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Better damage than other early-game swords.


  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Mandible Blade

The Mandible Blade is dropped by the Antlion Chargers and Antlion Swarmers once slain (2%). It can be obtained as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Mandible Blade

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 16 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 10 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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