Terraria (Wiki): Red Phaseblade
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The Red Phaseblade is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.
The Red Phaseblade's color is determined by the kind of gem used to craft it, and there are 7 (desktop, console, mobile) / 6 (3DS, old-gen consoles) different color variations with identical statistics. Since no other sword is specifically identified as a "Meteorite sword" and Meteorite Bars are required to craft it, the Phaseblade can be considered the Meteorite-tier ore sword.
The Red Phaseblade is the weaker version and one of the key components in crafting the Blue Phasesaber. A Red Phaseblade cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches four tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Red Phaseblade can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.
When normally used, the Red Phaseblade emits light, making it suitable for exploring caves, finding ores, and lighting dark places when traveling. The Blue Phaseblade’s attacks do not go through walls.
Combat-wise, the Red Phaseblade's damage output and speed make it effective against waves of enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Red Phaseblade is a melee weapon.
The Red Phaseblade is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Red Phaseblade
- High base damage than other melee weapons.
- Perfect against waves of enemies.
- Best for finding caves and ores.
- Tricky to obtain at early stages.
- Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.
How to get the Red Phaseblade
At an Iron Anvil and Lead Anvil, craft Meteorite Bar (15) and Ruby (10) (desktop, mobile, console) / Meteorite Bar (20) and Ruby (10) (3DS, old-gen consoles) to create the Red Phaseblade. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.
Stats & Attributes of the Red Phaseblade