Terraria (Wiki): Tin Broadsword


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General Information

The Tin Broadsword is an ore-based broadsword that deals damage to enemies. It is the second least effective broadsword.

The Tin Broadsword, like other broadswords, has limited range and moves in an arc motion. Combat-wise, the Tin Broadsword, despite being one of the weakest broadswords is effective against fighter-type enemies such as monsters, slimes, jumping zombies, and flying enemies because of its knockback and damage output.

The Tin Broadsword is best modified with Legendary to improve all stats.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Tin Broadsword


  • Easy to obtain.
  • Great for pre-Hardmode enemies.


  • Short range.
  • Second-weakest broadsword.
  • Useless in boss-fight.
  • Better broadswords exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Tin Broadsword

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, craft Tin Bar (6 (desktop, mobile, console) / Tin Bar (8 (3DS, old-gen consoles) to create a Tin Shortsword. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Tin Broadsword

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 (desktop, mobile, console) / 9 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 1 Silver Coin & 35 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 22 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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