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Breaker Blade
  • Breaker Blade item spriteold Breaker Blade item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage43 / 39 (Melee)
Knockback8 (Very strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time29 (Average) /
30 (Average)
TooltipDeals more damage to unhurt enemies
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Treasure Bag
(Wall of Flesh)
Treasure Bag (Wall of Flesh)Treasure Bag
(Wall of Flesh)
Wall of FleshWall of Flesh.gifWall of Flesh125%
Not to be confused with The Breaker, the Demonite hammer.

The Breaker Blade attacking Target Dummies and a Mimic. Note the long reach and extra damage on the Mimic's first hit.

The Breaker Blade is a Hardmode broadsword. It is currently the largest sword in the game, giving it the greatest melee reach of all swords. It has a 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) / 25*1/4 (25%) chance to be dropped by the Wall of Flesh. On Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, and Nintendo Switch version Switch, it will also deal double damage to enemies with over 90% health.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


  • Even though this weapon is acquired at the beginning of Hardmode, it is outperformed in damage by the Night's Edge, as well as being considerably slower. As it has no other special traits, inflicts no debuffs, fires no projectiles and even emits no light when swung, the Breaker Blade sees limited use.
  • The Breaker Blade fares well as a "first hit" weapon for entering combat, as enemies above 90% health will take double damage.
  • In tandem with the Feral Claws or an upgrade of it, the Breaker Blade becomes an effective weapon due to it gaining autoswing and even higher knockback. Its knockback will be boosted to the point where enemies can be juggled in midair; on the other hand, this makes it very difficult to hit a target multiple times without chasing them down.
  • Due to the Breaker Blade's massive range and relatively high knockback, it is a good choice for use if the player is being swarmed. This can be relatively common during early Hardmode, and gives the player enough time to properly prepare or run away.
  • As knockback is multiplied by 1.4 on a critical hit, having modifiers that increase the player's crit chance makes the weapon extremely capable of knocking back enemies.
  • Because of its slow swing, the Breaker Blade can hit the same enemy multiple times in a single swing, somewhat compensating for its slow use time. However, its aforementioned knockback makes it unlikely for this to occur unless the enemy is cornered.
  • The Breaker Blade's reach is especially useful for gathering Glowing Mushrooms in compact farms.


  • The Breaker Blade is a reference to the Buster Sword from the game Final Fantasy VII, wielded by the protagonist Cloud Strife. The resemblance can be seen in the synonymous naming (Breaker Blade/Buster Sword), and the weapon's similar designs, including its red handle, very large size and wedge shape, and the two red and green spots near the base of the blade, which reference Final Fantasy VII's "Materia" orbs that can be inserted into weapons.
    • The spots being red and green means that in the Final Fantasy VII, they would respectively be "Summon" and "Magic" materia.
  • The Flying Dragon sword is also very large, actually surpassing the Breaker Blade in terms of image area, although it is held higher up the handle when used, therefore not surpassing it in overall swing distance. The hitbox extends negligibly farther horizontally by about a pixel, but falls short in vertical distance.
  • The Keybrand can be seen as the opposite of Breaker Blade in terms of bonuses to damage output: the Breaker Blade deals more damage to enemies that are at full health, while the Keybrand deals more damage to enemies that are below full health. Fittingly, both are references to swords found in franchises by Square Enix.


  • Desktop
    • Now deals double damage to healthy (above 90% HP) enemies.
    • Damage increased from 39 to 43.
    • Use time decreased from 30 to 29.