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

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Terraria (Wiki): Platinum Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Highest damage potential.
  • Offers the strongest knockback potential.
  • Fastest usage cooldown.

Weakness

  • Better alternatives from other weapon classes exist.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 13 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 21 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 10
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Chlorophyte Claymore

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.
  • Great against waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Slow attack speed.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 95 (desktop, mobile, console) / 65 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins & 52 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 28 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 8
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Zenith

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 190 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 14%
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 32
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Chlorophyte Partisan

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Best among the standard Ore Spears.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Easy to obtain upon reaching Hardmode.

Weakness

  • The Spore Cloud won't be used if the enemy is nearby.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 49 Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6.2
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins & 60 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Ghastly Glaive

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 45 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 7
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 27
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 42
Special Properties:

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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
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flairon

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 66 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 14
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Paladin’s Hammer

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Offers the highest raw damage output.
  • Offers the highest knockback potential.
  • Has the fightest projectile travel speed.
  • Use time reset is close to the Bananarang’s short delay.
  • Perfect against waves of strong enemies, events, and some Bosses.

Weakness

  • Risky and tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 90 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 9
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 15
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 42
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Terrarian

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 190 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 14%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Night’s Edge

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Strongest damage among other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 40 (desktop, mobile, console) / 42 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 54 Silver Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25 (desktop, mobile, console) / 27 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Volcano (Fiery Greatsword)

Rating:

My Rating: 10 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • 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.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

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:

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Terraria (Wiki): Star Wrath

Rating:

My Rating: 9.8 / 10

Facts:

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
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Terra Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 9.6 / 10

Facts:

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
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): North Pole

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 80 (desktop, mobile, console) / 73 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6.7
Sell-Value: 9 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 30 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.75
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Bee Keeper

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Summons killer bees.
  • Inflicted debuff deals bonus damage.
  • Perfect against waves of slightly strong enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 30 (desktop, mobile, console) / 22 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 5.3
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 54 Silver Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Blood Butcherer

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.
  • Inflicted debuff causes additional damage over second effect.

Weaknesses

  • Risky to obtain for Pre-Hardmode players.
  • Underwhelming knockback potential.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 22 Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Gold Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Decent damage against extremely weak enemies.
  • Offers the strongest knockback potential.

Weakness

  • Better weapons with the same crafted material exist.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 12 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 14 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 11
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): The Eye of Cthulhu

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 115 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 3.5
Sell-Value: 12 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Sergeant United Shield

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Explosive damage output.
  • Perfect against waves of tanky enemies.
  • Homing capability can delete most enemies with a click.
  • Granted buff reduces contact damage.
  • Parrying enemy attacks enabled.

Weaknesses

  • Extremely slow use time.
  • Weak knockback.
  • Slightly expensive to purchase.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 80 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 2
Sell-Value: 7 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: 35 Gold Coins
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 36
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 20
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flower Pow

Rating:

My Rating: 9.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 130 (desktop, mobile, console) / 52 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 6 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 40
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15.9
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Blade of Grass

Rating:

My Rating: 9.4 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Wide arc of fire.
  • Inflicted debuff deals bonus damage.
  • Second largest sword among all other swords.

Weaknesses

  • Slightly tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 28 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 4.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 3 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 30 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 20
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Starlight

Rating:

My Rating: 9.4 / 10

Facts:

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): Enchanted Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 9.3 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against small waves of enemies.
  • Better damage than other early-game swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 23 (desktop, mobile, console) / 18 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 4.25 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5.25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21 (desktop, mobile, console) / 18 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 9.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 9 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): True Excalibur

Rating:

My Rating: 9.2 / 10

Facts:

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): Muramasa

Rating:

My Rating: 9.2 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Better damage than other early-game swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 24 (desktop, mobile, console) / 18 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 3 (desktop, mobile, console) / 1 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 75 Silver Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 54 Silver Coins (old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): True Night’s Edge

Rating:

My Rating: 9.2 / 10

Facts:

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): Possessed Hatchet

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Aiming not needed.
  • Above average damage output.
  • Above average projectile travel speed.

Weaknesses

  • Risky to obtain.
  • Outpowered by the Paladin’s Hammer.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 80 (desktop, mobile, console) / 90 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 7 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 14
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 24
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Kraken

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 95 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 4.3
Sell-Value: 11 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 14%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Starfury

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Offers the fastest projectile travel speed among all Pre-Hardmode Swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Dangerous to use in Underground Jungle.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 25 (desktop, mobile, console) / 22 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 25
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Light’s Bane

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Attacks can pass through walls.
  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for slightly tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Risky to obtain for Pre-Hardmode players.
  • Underwhelming knockback potential.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 17 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Sky Dragon’s Fury

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 140 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 24
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Chlorophyte Saber

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • Fast attack speed.
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.
  • Great against waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Extremely weak knockback.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 57 (desktop, mobile, console) / 43 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins & 52 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 17 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 8
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Daybreak

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 150 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 20

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Terraria (Wiki): Solar Eruption

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 105 Health Points
Rarity: Red
Knockback: 2
Sell-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 24
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Gungnir

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Highest base damage among Ore Spears.
  • Strongest knockback.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Cannot attack enemies from a greater distance (from 18 tiles away)
  • Tricky and risky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 61 (desktop, mobile, console) / 42 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6.4
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins & 60 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5.6
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Vampire Knives

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 29 Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 2.75
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 16
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Chain Guillotines

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 59 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 3.25
Sell-Value: 8 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 14
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 9
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Mushroom Spear

Rating:

My Rating: 9 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 60 Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6.2
Sell-Value: 14 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: 70 Gold Coins
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 40
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5.5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Tentacle Spike

Rating:

My Rating: 8.8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Fast use time.

Weaknesses

  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.
  • Tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 20 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 5.5
Sell-Value: 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21
Required Research: 1
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): Ice Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 8.6 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 17 (desktop, mobile, console) / 13 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 4.75
Sell-Value: 40 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 6%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 9.5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flying Knife

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Extremely indispensable against waves of enemies.
  • Good cooldown reset.
  • Unrivaled piercing capabilities.
  • Decent damage.

Weakness

  • Underwhelming knockback.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 40 Health Points
Rarity: Light Purple
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 8 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 15
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 17
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Gladius

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Strongest shortsword in the game.
  • Great against enemies with low health.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 15 Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 30 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.8
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Tungsten Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths (none)

Weakness

  • Better weapons of the same class exist.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 10 Silver Coins & 50 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 11
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Valkyrie Yoyo

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 Health Points
Rarity: Cyan
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Golem Fist

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 90 (desktop, mobile, console) / 60 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 12 (desktop, mobile, console) / 9 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 7 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 24
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 28
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Platinum Broadsword

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for slightly tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.
  • Offers the highest knockback potential.
  • Offers the fastest cooldown usage

Weakness

  • Slightly challenging to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 15 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 27 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 17 (desktop, mobile, console) / 19 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
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Terraria (Wiki): Adamantite Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Decent range for a melee weapon
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 61 (desktop, mobile, console) / 44 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 76 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 21 (desktop, mobile, console) / 27 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Tonbogiri

Rating:

My Rating: 8.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 40 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 15
Velocity: 5.6

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Terraria (Wiki): Ruler

Rating:

My Rating: 8.4 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Easy to obtain once Goblin Tinkerer is available.
  • Necessary tool for block counting.

Weaknesses

  • Weakest knockback.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 12 (desktop, mobile, console) Health Points
Rarity: Blue (desktop, mobile, console) / White (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Knockback: 0.5 (desktop, mobile, console)
Sell-Value: 2 Silver Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 33 Silver Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: 10 Silver Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 1 Gold Coin (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Critical Size: 4% (desktop, mobile, console)
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console)
Required Research: 1 (desktop, mobile, console)
Velocity: 4.8 (desktop, mobile, console)
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): Tragic Umbrella

Rating:

My Rating: 8.2 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Great against small groups of enemies.
  • Fast use time.
  • Higher melee damage than Umbrella.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 15 Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: 10 Gold Coins
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
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): Gold Broadsword

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Outperforms low-tier Broadswords.
  • Good for slightly tanky Pre-Hardmode enemies.
  • Offers the highest knockback potential.

Weakness

  • Slightly challenging to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 15 (desktop, mobile, console) / 13 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 18 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 20 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
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): Titanium Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • Best of the six hardmode ores
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 61 (desktop, mobile, console) / 46 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 3 Gold Coins & 22 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 26 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Silver Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths (none)

Weakness

  • Better weapons of the same class exist.

Facts:

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:

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Terraria (Wiki): Titanium Trident

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Slightly easy to obtain upon reaching Hardmode.

Weaknesses

  • It doesn't make the player swim better underwater, unlike its Pre-Hardmode version, the Trident.
  • Better Ore Spears exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 48 (desktop, mobile, console) / 40 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6.2
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 10 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 23
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 5
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Red’s Throw

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 Health Points
Rarity: Cyan
Knockback: 4.5
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Light Disc

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Offers high knockback potential.
  • Slightly above average raw output damage potential.
  • Fires six damaging projectiles.

Weakness

  • Slightly tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 60 (desktop, mobile, console) / 35 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 8
Sell-Value: 15 Gold Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 10 Gold Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 14 (desktop, mobile, console) / 15 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16 (desktop, mobile, console) / 13 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Scourge of the Corruptor

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 (desktop, mobile, console) / 64 (old-gen consoles) / 57 (3DS) Health Points
Rarity: Yellow
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 20 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 28
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Drippler Crippler

Rating:

My Rating: 8 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 110 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 40
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15.9
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): Yelets

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 60 Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 3.1
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Lead Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths (none)

Weakness

  • Better weapons of the same class exist.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 9 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 4 Silver Coins & 20 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Dao of Pow

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 100 (desktop, mobile, console) / 49 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 88 SilverCoins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 45
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 15

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Terraria (Wiki): Orichalcum Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High damage output.
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 59 (desktop, mobile, console) / 41 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 53 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22 (desktop, mobile, console) / 26 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Tungsten Broadsword

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Superior to most metal Shortswords.
  • Okay for low-tier enemies.

Weakness

  • Outperformed by other Broadswords.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 14 (desktop, mobile, console) / 12 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 13 Silver Coins & 50 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 19 (desktop, mobile, console) / 20 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Bananarang

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Fires ten damaging projectiles.
  • Offers near-infinite barrages of damage.
  • Fastest use time, resulting in high DPS.

Weakness

  • Slightly risky and tricky to obtain.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 45 (desktop, mobile, console) / 40 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 12 Gold Coins (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 11 (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Dark Lance

Rating:

My Rating: 7.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 34 (desktop, mobile, console) / 27 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 4 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 6

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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): Code 2

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 54 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 3.8
Sell-Value: 5 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: 25 Gold Coins
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Combat Wrench

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Good for waves of enemies and segmented worms.
  • Decent cooldown reset.

Weaknesses

  • Low knockback potential.
  • Slightly underwhelming damage considering the piercing capability.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 25 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
Velocity: 17
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Mythril Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Decent against small groups of enemies.
  • Better damage versus low-tier swords.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 (desktop, mobile, console) / 39 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 7 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 26 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Silver Broadsword

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Superior to most metal Shortswords.
  • Okay for low-tier enemies.

Weakness

  • Outperformed by other Broadswords.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 14 (desktop, mobile, console) / 11 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 6 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 9 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Sunfury

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 64 (desktop, mobile, console) / 33 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 6.75 (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins & 50 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 11% (desktop, mobile, console) / 4% (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Use Time: 45
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12

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Terraria (Wiki): Umbrella

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Best when combined with a jump-enhancing accessory.
  • Great against small groups of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Weak knockback.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 (desktop, mobile ,console) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 20 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Obsidian Swordfish

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 70 Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 6.5
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 24%
Use Time: 20
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Sleepy Octopod

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 50 Health Points
Rarity: Pink
Knockback: 7
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 30
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 24
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Iron Shortsword

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths (none)

Weakness

  • Better weapons of the same class exist.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 8 Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 2 Silver Coins & 80 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 12
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 4.2
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Adamantite Glaive

Rating:

My Rating: 7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Perfect against waves of enemies
  • Slightly easy to obtain upon reaching Hardmode.

Weaknesses

  • Lower base damage than its ore counterpart.
  • Better Ore Spears exist for waves of enemies with high damage.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 49 (desktop, mobile, console) / 38 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 80 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
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): Falcon Blade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.9 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Easy to obtain.
  • Great against waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 25 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 20 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 15 (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): Breathing Reed

Rating:

My Rating: 6.7 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Higher damage output.
  • Great against small waves of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 10 Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 4
Sell-Value: 20 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 27
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Purple Clubberfish

Rating:

My Rating: 6.6 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Strongest knockback among other swords.
  • Great against a small group of enemies.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky and risky to obtain.
  • Better melee weapons exist for waves of enemies.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 35 (desktop, mobile, console) / 24 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 8 (desktop, mobile, console) / 7 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 35
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Death Sickle

Rating:

My Rating: 6.6 / 10

Facts:

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): Amarok

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 43 Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 2.8
Sell-Value: 4 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 25
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 16

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Terraria (Wiki): Blue Moon

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 54 (desktop, mobile, console) / 23 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Green
Knockback: 6
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 75 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 45
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 12
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Lead Broadsword

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Superior to most metal Shortswords.
  • Okay for low-tier enemies.

Weakness

  • Outperformed by other Broadswords.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 13 (desktop, mobile, console) / 11 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: White
Knockback: 5.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 5 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 5 Silver Coins & 40 Copper Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Blue Phaseblade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Green Phaseblade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Orange Phaseblade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Flamarang

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Inflicted debuff offers damage over time to hostiles.
  • High knockback potential.
  • Decent damage.

Weaknesses

  • Underwhelming cooldown reset.
  • Double damage is impossible compared to other boomerangs.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 49 (desktop, mobile, console) / 37 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Orange
Knockback: 8
Sell-Value: 2 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 20 (desktop, mobile, console) / 15 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Velocity: 14
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Purple Phaseblade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Red Phaseblade

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • High base damage than other melee weapons.
  • Perfect against waves of enemies.
  • Best for finding caves and ores.

Weaknesses

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

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 26 (desktop, mobile, console) / 21 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Blue
Knockback: 3
Sell-Value: 54 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 18 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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Terraria (Wiki): Palladium Sword

Rating:

My Rating: 6.5 / 10

Pro and Cons:

Strengths

  • Decent against small groups of enemies.
  • Better damage versus alternate ore counterpart.

Weaknesses

  • Tricky to obtain.
  • Better swords exist for waves of enemies.
  • Weakest damage output versus other Hardmode swords.

Facts:

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 49 (desktop, mobile, console) / 36 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Light Red
Knockback: 5.5 (desktop, mobile, console) / 4.75 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Sell-Value: 1 Gold Coin & 84 Silver Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 22 (desktop, mobile, console) / 25 (3DS, old-gen consoles)
Required Research: 1
Special Properties:

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The 440+ Best Weapons in Terraria: Facts & Secrets (2023)