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Gold Shortsword
  • Gold Shortsword item spriteold Gold Shortsword item sprite
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Statistics
Type
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time11 (Very fast)
Velocity4.2 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell14
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Gold Shortsword
    Gold Shortsword

The Gold Shortsword attacking a Target Dummy. Note the short range.

The Gold Shortsword is the highest tier of early game metal shortswords, being stronger than the Silver Shortsword, yet slightly weaker than its alternate version, the Platinum Shortsword.

Like all shortswords, the Gold Shortsword has a very limited range and attacks with a stabbing motion at any direction on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, Mobile version Mobile, and Nintendo Switch version Switch, and horizontally in front of the player on Old-gen console version Old-gen console, 3DSNintendo 3DS version, and tModLoader version tModLoader, instead of an arc. This makes it almost useless against flying or jumping enemies, although its high attack rate makes it somewhat effective against weaker fighter type enemies.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[]

Recipes[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gold ShortswordGold Shortsword (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Gold ShortswordGold Shortsword (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)

History[]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.1:
    • Can now stab in all directions, not only horizontally.
    • Damage increased from 11 to 12.
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