Terraria (Wiki): Volcano (Fiery Greatsword)


In this page, you will learn everything about the Volcano. 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 Volcano, also known as the Fiery Greatsword (3DS, old-gen consoles), is a Pre-Hardmode metal broadsword that performs a long-ranged swinging motion in an arc, damaging enemies behind and in front of the player. Upon enemy contact, the Volcano (50%) will inflict the On Fire! debuff for 3s.

Two enemies can be pierced at a normal range, although an infinite amount is possible should they line up. The Volcano also has a long reach of six tiles radius. It is incapable of autoswing.

The Volcano has the second longest reach and highest base damage of all Pre-Hardmode Swords. This fact is also true when compared to all crafting ingredients of the Night’s Edge (as well as having tied base damage to the resulting weapon).

When used, the Volcano creates an explosion upon enemy contact, dealing 75% damage of the weapon’s base damage. Targets caught within the blast are affected but have a 100% chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff for 3s instead of the baseline 50% in direct hits.

Some weapons emit light while also being capable of inflicting damage against enemies behind a cover. The Volcano can do the former, making light particles useful for finding caves and ores, although its attacks will not pass through walls.

Of all Broadswords, the Volcano offers the highest base damage and is one of three variants with the strongest knockback. However, it comes to the expense of having the slowest usage cooldown. Despite those facts, the Volcano proves useful against large waves of enemies with the knockback-damage combination.

Since the Volcano can swing above the player, it is viable for flying and jumping enemies. The resulting damage can also be enhanced by consuming any Flask type.

By applying the Legendary modifier, the Volcano will experience improved stats for the following:

  • Damage: +15%
  • Attack Speed: +10%
  • Critical Strike Chance: +5%
  • Size: +10%
  • Knockback: +15%
  • Tier: +2
  • Selling Price: +209.85%
Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Broadsword
Mode: Pre-Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Volcano (Fiery Greatsword)


  • Offers the highest base damage.
  • Offers the strongest knockback potential.
  • Inflicted debuff deals decent damage over second.
  • Great for controlling waves of enemies.
  • Included in the top three of best-performing Pre-Hardmode Melee Weapons.
  • Perfect against tanky enemies.


  • Extremely tricky to obtain for Pre-Hardmode players.
  • Suffers from slow usage cooldown.

How to get the Volcano (Fiery Greatsword)

At an Iron Anvil or Lead Anvil, bring Hellstone Bar (20) to create the Volcano. It can be crafted as early as Pre-Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Volcano (Fiery Greatsword)

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 40 (desktop, mobile, console) / 36 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 40 (desktop, mobile, console) / 34 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: Inflicts the On Fire! debuff for 3s (50% to 100%), draining -4HP/s from the afflicted. Health regeneration is also negated. If an enemy is Oiled (desktop, mobile, console), drain -29HP/s instead for the same duration.


ItemCrafting MaterialsCrafting Station
Night’s Edge• Volcano (1)
• Blade of Grass (1)
• Muramasa (1)
• Blood Butcherer (1) / Light’s Bane (1)
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar

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