Terraria (Wiki): Shadewood Sword


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General Information

The Shadewood Sword is a melee weapon that pierces enemies.

The Shadewood Sword is an alternative version of the Wooden Sword. It performs the same functions as its Corruption counterpart, the Ebonwood Sword. A Shadewood Sword cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches two tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Shadewood Sword can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Shadewood Sword will not emit light and deal slightly more damage and move slightly faster, compared to the Wooden Sword.

Combat-wise, the Shadewood Sword can be helpful early on because it is stronger than other wooden swords, making it effective against early-game enemies with low health. Players should exercise caution because the Crimson is a very dangerous place to be in their early stages. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Shadewood Sword is a melee weapon.

The Shadewood Sword is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Shadewood Sword


  • Perfect against small groups of enemies.
  • Offers the 2nd highest base damage among all Pre-Hardmode Wood Swords.


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

How to get the Shadewood Sword

At a Workbench, craft Shadewood (7) to create a Shadewood Sword. Only worlds that are generated with the Crimson have access to the Shadewood Sword. If one has a Corruption world, they can either import a sword from a Crimson world or make an artificial Crimson to obtain the sword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Shadewood Sword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 11 (desktop, mobile, console) / 10 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 20 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 19 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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