Terraria (Wiki): Zombie Arm


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General Information

The Zombie Arm is a melee weapon that pierces enemies and stabs four consecutive times.

The Zombie Arm is a sword whose stats are comparable to a Tungsten Broadsword but has less knockback, range, and speed. It is the only component in crafting the Whoopie Cushion. A Zombie Arm cannot autoswing. Its attack reaches three tiles in radius. At an optimal distance, the Zombie Arm can pierce two enemies. However, multiple bodies will be damaged should they all line up for the player.

When normally used, the Zombie Arm will not emit light, and attacks do not go through walls.

Combat-wise, the Zombie Arm’s decent damage makes it effective against slow-moving enemies. All Flask items will imbue their unique effects since the Zombie Arm is a melee weapon.

The Zombie Arm is best modified with Legendary for overall stats improvement.

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

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Zombie Arm


  • Great against enemies with low health.
  • Offers higher base damage than Pre-Hardmode Wood Swords.


  • Tricky to obtain at the early stages of the game.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

How to get the Zombie Arm

The Zombie Arm is dropped by Zombies once slain (0.4%). In Master Mode and Expert Mode, some zombies use the Zombie Arm - dealing more damage within a longer range versus others without the weapon. However, it does not increase the chance of a zombie dropping the Zombie Arm.

Stats & Attributes of the Zombie Arm

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 15 (desktop, mobile, console) / 12 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 4.25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 4 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties: None

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