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This sword also gives the player the ability to create a shield by right clicking. While the shield is active, you will take reduced damage but will also move slower. You may keep the shield active so long you keep the right mouse button down. It has no cooldown.
Given the unique effect, it can be an useful early-hardmode sword for ''Tank" characters, giving up extra survivability, if you don't mind the low damage and short range. The sword also has a small chance to inflict the On Fire! Debuff with every attack.