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Fiery Greatsword
  • Fiery Greatsword item spriteold Fiery Greatsword item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage40 / 36 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time30 (Average)
Tooltip'It's made out of fire!'
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration3 seconds

The Fiery Greatsword inflicting the On Fire! debuff.

The Fiery Greatsword is a sword crafted from Hellstone Bars. It may have a slow swing speed, but it has the third-longest reach and second-highest damage of all swords before Hardmode. It has a 50*1/2 (50%) chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff for 3 seconds and emits fiery light particles when swung. It is one of the key ingredients in crafting the Night's Edge.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Night's EdgeNight's EdgeDemon AltarDemon Altar
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
total: 2 row(s)


  • It is the strongest of the swords used in crafting the Night's Edge, in terms of base damage.
  • Through "usual" game progression, this is the last of the Night's Edge ingredients attained, requiring a trip to the Underworld and some hazardous mining. That said, it is entirely possible to make an early Underworld run and get the Fiery Greatsword even before killing Skeletron and searching for the Muramasa.


  • Console 1.02:
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop 1.2.
    • Hellstone Bars needed to craft it reduced from 35 to 20.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508:
    • Sprite updated to match Desktop 1.2.
    • Hellstone Bars needed to craft it reduced from 35 to 20.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with sprites, recipes, and mechanics from Desktop 1.2.