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Broken Hero Sword
  • Broken Hero Sword item spriteold Broken Hero Sword item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Swamp ThingSwamp Thing.pngSwamp Thing10.4%

The Broken Hero Sword is a Post-Plantera Hardmode crafting material. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, it has a 25*1/4 (25%) / 43.75*7/16 (43.75%) chance of being dropped by Mothron. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, it instead has a 0.4*1/250 (0.4%) chance of being dropped by Frankensteins and Swamp Things.

It is not a weapon itself, and therefore can neither be swung, reforged, or placed on a Weapon Rack.


Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Terra ToiletTerra ToiletIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo 3DS versionNintendo Switch version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
True ExcaliburTrue Excalibur (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
total: 4 row(s)



  • Given the drop rate, it is not guaranteed to obtain one during a Solar Eclipse. Therefore, it can be a good idea to use Water Candles and/or Battle Potions during a Solar Eclipse to increase the number of opportunities of having one or even multiple Broken Hero Swords dropped.
  • !!Error: Invalid EICONS input! It is less profitable to craft excess Broken Hero Swords into True Excaliburs. While a non-reforged True Excalibur sells for 10, its ingredients sell for 1230. This makes the True Excalibur 18.6% (230) less profitable.


  • This item is an allusion to the classic literary trope of the disgraced or defeated hero who must repair their sword, or the similar trope of taking up the weapon of a past hero (perhaps killed by the monster dropping this item) to fulfill a destiny.