Best Hardmode Melee Weapons in Terraria (2023)

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Terraria (Wiki): Meowmere

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 200 (sword) / 250 (projectile) Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 14
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
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Terraria (Wiki): Star Wrath

Rating:

My Rating: 9.8 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 170 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
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Terraria (Wiki): Terra Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 9.6 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 85 (desktop, mobile, console) / 88 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 16 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
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Terraria (Wiki): Starlight

Rating:

My Rating: 9.4 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 80 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 14%
Use Time: 18
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): True Excalibur

Rating:

My Rating: 9.2 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 72 (desktop, mobile, console) / 60 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 16 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 11
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): True Night’s Edge

Rating:

My Rating: 9.2 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 (desktop, mobile, console) / 78 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.75
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 32 (desktop, mobile, console) / 24 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 14
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flying Dragon

Rating:

My Rating: 8.8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 180 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 17
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Influx Waver

Rating:

My Rating: 8.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 100 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 11
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Seedler

Rating:

My Rating: 8.4 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): The Horseman’s Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 8.2 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 150 (desktop, mobile, console) / 75 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 7.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 26
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Psycho Knife

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 85 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 3.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 8
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Keybrand

Rating:

My Rating: 7.8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 105 (desktop, mobile, console) / 55 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 6.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 6 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 20% (desktop, mobile, console) / 4% (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 22 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Brand of the Inferno

Rating:

My Rating: 7.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 95 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1

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Terraria (Wiki): Bladetongue

Rating:

My Rating: 7.4 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 55 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 5.75
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 28
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Christmas Tree Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 7.2 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 86 (desktop, mobile, console) / 73 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 7
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Excalibur

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 72 (desktop, mobile, console) / 47 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins & 60 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Frostbrand

Rating:

My Rating: 6.8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 49 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Death Sickle

Rating:

My Rating: 6.6 / 10

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General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 57 Health Points
Rarity: Light Purple
Knockback: 5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 7 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 9
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Tizona

Rating:

My Rating: 6.4 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 55 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 6 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Ice Sickle

Rating:

My Rating: 6.2 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 (desktop, mobile, console) / 40 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Waffle’s Iron

Rating:

My Rating: 6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 4.75
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 11

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Terraria (Wiki): Ham Bat

Rating:

My Rating: 5.8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 57 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Breaker Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 5.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 (desktop, mobile, console) / 39 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 8
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 35 (desktop, mobile, console) / 30 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Beam Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 5.4 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 52 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 11
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Fetid Baghnakhs

Rating:

My Rating: 5.2 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 60 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 8 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 8
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Slap Hand

Rating:

My Rating: 5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 55 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 20
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: 25 Gold Coins
Critical Size: 19
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Cutlass

Rating:

My Rating: 4.8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 53 (desktop, mobile, console) / 51 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins & 60 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Green Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Purple Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Red Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): White Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Yellow Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Orange Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Blue Phasesaber

Rating:

My Rating: 4.6 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Pearlwood Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 4.4 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 30 (desktop, mobile, console) / 11 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 7
Sell-Value: 20 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 15 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Classy Cane

Rating:

My Rating: 4.2 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 16 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 3.5
Sell-Value: 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 15
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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The 180+ Best Melee Weapons in Terraria: Facts & Secrets (2023)