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  • Bladetongue item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage55 (Melee)
Knockback5.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time28 (Average)
TooltipSpits an Ichor stream on contact
RarityRarity level: 5
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
Debuff tooltipReduced defense
Duration5–9 seconds (sword)
3–7 seconds (projectile)
Projectile created
  • Ichor Splash
    Ichor Splash

The Bladetongue attacking Target Dummies.

The Bladetongue is a Hardmode autoswinging sword that is obtained by fishing in the underground Crimson biome. When it strikes an enemy, a Ichor stream is fired on an upwards arch, penetrating and damaging multiple enemies, bouncing against solid blocks, and applying the Ichor debuff. Chance of getting one is 0.5%

It is the melee Crimson counterpart to the Corruption's Toxikarp and the Hallow's Crystal Serpent.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • Similar to The Horseman's Blade and Bee Keeper, the Bladetongue only creates projectiles when the sword strikes an enemy. This is unlike most other projectile swords, which fire projectiles regardless of whether or not an enemy is hit.
    • Among the projectile melee weapons, these three are sometimes considered as "true" melee weapons, since the player still needs to move into melee range in order to deal damage.
  • The Bladetongue fires one Ichor stream each time it hits an enemy (with the sword itself), i.e., hitting 3 enemies in single swing will cause 3 spits to be shot.
  • The Ichor stream will bounce 3 times and will disappear upon hitting a 4th block. If the stream does not hit any blocks, it will last for approximately 2 seconds.
  • The sword itself also inflicts the Ichor debuff, and can be used in conjunction with other weapon imbues.
  • The Bladetongue is roughly on par with the higher end Hardmode ore swords. The Ichor streams are piercing however, and can reduce damage somewhat due to the increased invincibility frames on enemies.