Terraria (Wiki): Silver Shortsword


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

The Silver 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 Silver 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.

If the player has a compelling reason to craft a shortsword, (such as having Silver or for completionist reasons), they are advised to create the Silver Broadsword since it can swing in an arc and deals greater damage.

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

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Silver Shortsword


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


  • Short range.
  • Least effective in combat.

How to get the Silver Shortsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Silver Bar (6) to create a Silver Shortsword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Silver Shortsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 9 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 7 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties: None

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