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For a sortable list of all available melee weapons, along with their stats for comparison, see List of melee weapons.

Melee weapons are weapons dealing melee damage which are used in close- to medium-ranged combat. The defining trait of melee weapons is the fact that they do not consume ammunition or mana upon use, so the player can continue to use Melee weapons whenever they desire.

Melee weapons are roughly categorized into swords, spears, flails, boomerangs, Jousting Lances, and yoyos. There are several other melee weapons not fitting any of these types.

Tools such as pickaxes, drills, axes, chainsaws, and hammers inflict melee damage and can be used as melee weapons, but are far weaker than actual melee weapons of corresponding tiers. As such, they are usually not considered melee weapons.

The following lists present all melee weapons along with their damage and how to acquire them. The intention of this is to convey an idea of their strength and the approximate time during gameplay at which they can be obtained. For a sortable list that displays all statistics of all melee weapons, see List of melee weapons.

Pre-Hardmode[]

Swords[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Copper Shortsword Copper Shortsword 5 / 7 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Copper Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 5 Copper Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Wooden Sword Wooden Sword 7 Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionOld-gen console version / 5 3DS version Crafted: 7 Wood ( @ Work Bench )
Tin Shortsword Tin Shortsword 7 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Tin Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 5 Tin Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Rich Mahogany Sword Rich Mahogany Sword 8 Crafted: 7 Rich Mahogany ( @ Work Bench )
Boreal Wood Sword Boreal Wood Sword 8 Crafted: 7 Boreal Wood ( @ Work Bench )
Palm Wood Sword Palm Wood Sword 8 Crafted: 7 Palm Wood ( @ Work Bench )
Cactus Sword Cactus Sword 8 Crafted: 10 Cactus ( @ Work Bench )
Copper Broadsword Copper Broadsword 8 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 8 Copper Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Copper Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Iron Shortsword Iron Shortsword 8 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Iron Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Iron Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Tin Broadsword Tin Broadsword 9 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 8 Tin Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Tin Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Lead Shortsword Lead Shortsword 9 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Lead Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Lead Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Silver Shortsword Silver Shortsword 9 Crafted: 6 Silver Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Umbrella Umbrella 10 Found in Chests and Wooden and Pearlwood Crates.
Breathing Reed Breathing Reed 10 Found in Water Chests and Ocean and Seaside Crates.
Ebonwood Sword Ebonwood Sword 10 Crafted: 7 Ebonwood ( @ Work Bench )
Shadewood Sword Shadewood Sword 10 Crafted: 7 Shadewood ( @ Work Bench )
Iron Broadsword Iron Broadsword 10 Crafted: 8 Iron Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Tungsten Shortsword Tungsten Shortsword 10 Crafted: 6 Tungsten Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Lead Broadsword Lead Broadsword 11 Crafted: 8 Lead Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Silver Broadsword Silver Broadsword 11 Crafted: 8 Silver Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Tungsten Broadsword Tungsten Broadsword 12 Crafted: 8 Tungsten Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Gold Shortsword Gold Shortsword 12 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Gold Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Gold Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Zombie Arm Zombie Arm 12 Dropped by Zombies.
Ruler Ruler [1] Purchased from the Goblin Tinkerer.
Bladed Glove Bladed Glove 12 Dropped by weak enemies during Halloween.
Gold Broadsword Gold Broadsword 13 Crafted: 8 Gold Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Platinum Shortsword Platinum Shortsword 13 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 7 Platinum Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 6 Platinum Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Mandible Blade Mandible Blade 14 Dropped by Antlion Chargers and Antlion Swarmers.
Stylish Scissors Stylish Scissors 14 Dropped by the Stylist.
Platinum Broadsword Platinum Broadsword 15 Crafted: 8 Platinum Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Gladius Gladius 15 Dropped by Hoplites.
Bone Sword Bone Sword 16 Dropped by Skeletons.
Katana Katana 16 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (10).
Candy Cane Sword Candy Cane Sword 16 Found in Presents, obtained during Christmas.
Ice Blade Ice Blade 17 / 13 Found in Ice Chests and Frozen and Boreal Crates.
  • Shoots an icy bolt.
  • Emits light.
Light's Bane Light's Bane 18 / 17 Crafted: 10 Demonite Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Exotic Scimitar Exotic Scimitar 20 Dropped by the Dye Trader.
Blood Butcherer Blood Butcherer 22 Crafted: 10 Crimtane Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Starfury Starfury 22 (sword) / 44 (star) Found in Skyware Chests and Sky and Azure Crates.
  • Summons a damaging star from the sky.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Enchanted Sword Enchanted Sword 23 Found in Enchanted Sword Shrines and Golden and Titanium Crates.
  • Shoots a sword beam.
  • Emits light.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Purple Clubberfish Purple Clubberfish 24 Fished in The Corruption.
Falcon Blade Falcon Blade 25 / 30 / 27 Old-gen console version Found in Iron and Mythril Crates.
Blade of Grass Blade of Grass 28 Crafted:
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 12 Jungle Spores + 12 Stinger ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: 12 Jungle Spores + 15 Stinger ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
  • 25% chance to inflict the Poisoned debuff.
Phaseblade Phaseblade 25 / 21 Crafted:
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 15 Meteorite Bar + 10 Sapphire ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: 20 Meteorite Bar + 10 Sapphire ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Recipes are different for other phaseblades.
  • Emits light.
Fiery Greatsword Fiery Greatsword 40 / 36 Crafted: 20 Hellstone Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
  • 50% chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.
  • Emits light.
Bee Keeper Bee Keeper 26 / 22 Dropped by Queen Bee.
Tragic Umbrella Tragic Umbrella 15 Purchased from the Clothier in a Graveyard (10).
Muramasa Muramasa 26 / 19 / 18 Found in Locked Gold Chests and Golden Lock Boxes.
  • Emits light.
Night's Edge Night's Edge 42 Crafted:
Light's Bane + Muramasa + Blade of Grass + Fiery Greatsword ( @ Demon Altar / Crimson Altar )
or
Blood Butcherer + Muramasa + Blade of Grass + Fiery Greatsword ( @ Demon Altar / Crimson Altar )
  • Emits light.
Phasesaber Phasesaber [2] 42 Crafted: Old-gen console version3DS version: Blue Phaseblade + 50 Crystal Shard ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Recipes are different for other phasesabers.
  • Emits light.

Yoyos[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Wooden Yoyo Wooden Yoyo 9 Crafted: 10 Any Wood + 20 Cobweb ( @ Work Bench )
Rally Rally 14 Dropped by Giant Shelly, Crawdad, and Salamander.
Malaise Malaise 16 Crafted: 12 Demonite Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Artery Artery 17 Crafted: 12 Crimtane Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Amazon Amazon 18 / 20 Crafted:
Console version: 8 Rich Mahogany + 2 Stinger + Vine + 3 Jungle Spores ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop versionMobile version: 8 Rich Mahogany + 12 Stinger + Vine + 9 Jungle Spores ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Code 1 Code 1 21 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (5).
Valor Valor 22 Found in Locked Gold Chests and Golden Lock Boxes.
Cascade Cascade 27 Dropped by enemies in The Underworld.
  • 33% chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.

Spears[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Spear Spear 8 Found in Chests on the surface or underground.
Storm Spear Storm Spear 12 (spear) / 15 (Storm Spear Shot) Found in Sandstone Chests and Oasis and Mirage Crates.
  • Fires a small electric bolt.
Trident Trident 14 / 11 / 10 Found in Water Chests and Ocean and Seaside Crates.
  • Provides unrestricted underwater movement when held.
The Rotted Fork The Rotted Fork 14 Dropped by Crimson Hearts and found in Crimson and Hematic Crates.
Swordfish Swordfish 19 / 16 Fished in the Ocean.
Dark Lance Dark Lance 29 / 27 Found in Shadow Chests and Obsidian Lock Boxes.
  • Emits light.

Boomerangs[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Wooden Boomerang Wooden Boomerang 8 / 7 Found in Chests on the surface or underground.
Enchanted Boomerang Enchanted Boomerang 13 Crafted: Desktop versionMobile version: Wooden Boomerang + Fallen Star
Found in Gold Chests underground.
  • Emits light.
Shroomerang Shroomerang 14 Found in Gold Chests near the Glowing Mushroom biome and dropped by Spore Bats.
Fruitcake Chakram Fruitcake Chakram 14 Found in Presents, obtained during Christmas.
Bloody Machete Bloody Machete 15 Dropped by weak enemies during Halloween.
Ice Boomerang Ice Boomerang 16 / 14 Found in Ice Chests and Frozen and Boreal Crates.
  • Emits light.
Thorn Chakram Thorn Chakram 25 Crafted:
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: 6 Jungle Spores + 9 Stinger ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: 6 Jungle Spores + 15 Stinger ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Flamarang Flamarang 32 / 37 Crafted: 10 Hellstone Bar + Enchanted Boomerang ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
  • 20% chance to inflict the On Fire! debuff.
Combat Wrench Combat Wrench 25 Dropped by Mechanic.
  • Hits two targets before returning.

Flails[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Chain Knife Chain Knife 12 Dropped by Cave Bats.
Mace Mace 18 Found in Gold Chests underground.
Flaming Mace Flaming Mace 18 Crafted: Mace + 99 Torch
Ball O' Hurt Ball O' Hurt 30 /
15
Dropped by Shadow Orbs and found in Corrupt and Defiled Crates.
The Meatball The Meatball 34 / 16 Crafted: 10 Crimtane Bar + 5 Tissue Sample ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Blue Moon Blue Moon 54 /
23
Found in Locked Gold Chests and Golden Lock Boxes.
Sunfury Sunfury 64 / 70 / 35 / 33 Found in Shadow Chests and Obsidian Lock Boxes.

Others[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Terragrim Terragrim 17 Found in Enchanted Sword Shrines.
  • Emits light.
Arkhalis Arkhalis [3] 25 / 20 Found in Enchanted Sword Shrines.
  • Emits light.

Hardmode[]

Swords[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Pearlwood Sword Pearlwood Sword 11 Crafted: 7 Pearlwood ( @ Work Bench )
Classy Cane Classy Cane 16 Dropped by Tax Collector.
Slap Hand Slap Hand 35 Sold by Skeleton Merchant (25).
Cobalt Sword Cobalt Sword 39 / 34 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 10 Cobalt Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 8 Cobalt Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Phasesaber Phasesaber 42 Crafted:
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version: Blue Phaseblade + 50 Crystal Shard ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Old-gen console version3DS version: Blue Phaseblade + 50 Crystal Shard ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Recipes are different for other phasesabers.
  • Emits light.
Ice Sickle Ice Sickle 42 / 40 Dropped by enemies in the Snow biome.
  • Shoots a spinning icy sickle.
Breaker Blade Breaker Blade 43 / 39 Dropped by Wall of Flesh.
  • Deals double damage to enemies above 90% health.
Palladium Sword Palladium Sword 45 / 36 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 12 Palladium Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 10 Palladium Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Mythril Sword Mythril Sword 49 / 44 / 39 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 10 Mythril Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 8 Mythril Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Frostbrand Frostbrand 49 Dropped by Ice Mimics.
  • Shoots an icy bolt.
  • Emits light.
Cutlass Cutlass 49 / 51 Dropped by most pirates.
Orichalcum Sword Orichalcum Sword 50 / 41 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: 12 Orichalcum Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Desktop version: 10 Orichalcum Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Beam Sword Beam Sword 52 Dropped by Armored Skeletons.
  • Shoots a sword beam.
  • Emits light.
Bladetongue Bladetongue 55 Fished in The Crimson.
Adamantite Sword Adamantite Sword 56 / 50 / 44 Crafted: 12 Adamantite Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Titanium Sword Titanium Sword 58 / 46 Crafted: 13 Titanium Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Fetid Baghnakhs Fetid Baghnakhs 60 Dropped by Crimson Mimics.
  • Only receives 25% melee speed bonuses.
  • Extraordinarily low use time (8).
Excalibur Excalibur 66 / 47 Crafted: 12 Hallowed Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • The player cannot turn while swinging.
  • Emits light.
Brand of the Inferno Brand of the Inferno 85 / 44 Dropped by Ogre.
  • Allows blocking attacks as a secondary attack.
Tizona Tizona 55 Crafted: Excalibur + 15 Soul of Blight + 15 Adamantite Bar / Titanium Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
True Night's Edge True Night's Edge 105 / 90 / 78 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: Night's Edge + Broken Hero Sword ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Desktop version: Night's Edge + 20 Soul of Fright + 20 Soul of Might + 20 Soul of Sight ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Shoots a large spinning sword beam.
  • Emits light.
  • Used to craft the Terra Blade
Seedler Seedler 50 Dropped by Plantera.
  • Fires out small explosive projectiles.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Chlorophyte Saber Chlorophyte Saber 57 / 48 / 43 Crafted: 12 Chlorophyte Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Fires a small spore cloud.
Death Sickle Death Sickle 57 Dropped by Reapers.
  • Shoots a spinning deathly sickle that passes through blocks.
  • Emits light.
True Excalibur True Excalibur 70 / 66 / 60 Crafted:
Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version: Excalibur + Broken Hero Sword ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Desktop version: Excalibur + 24 Chlorophyte Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Shoots a large sword beam.
  • Emits light.
  • Used to craft the Terra Blade
The Horseman's Blade The Horseman's Blade 75 Dropped by Pumpking.
  • Summons homing pumpkin heads, which damage targets and emit light.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Keybrand Keybrand 85 / 70 / 55 Dropped by Blue, Hell, and Rusty Armored Bones.
  • Deals up to 150% more damage based on how injured an enemy is.
Psycho Knife Psycho Knife 85 / 70 Dropped by Psychos.
  • Only receives 33% melee speed bonuses.
  • Standing still activates stealth mode which increases its stats.
Christmas Tree Sword Christmas Tree Sword 86 / 73 Dropped by Everscream.
  • Summons 4 ornaments and 1 star that drop to the ground after a short delay.
  • Shoots 1 ornament that arcs downward.
Chlorophyte Claymore Chlorophyte Claymore 95 / 80 / 65 Crafted: 12 Chlorophyte Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Fires a small orb that arcs downwards.
Terra Blade Terra Blade 115 / 95 / 88 Crafted:
Console versionMobile version: True Night's Edge + True Excalibur ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
or
Desktop versionOld-gen console version3DS version: True Night's Edge + True Excalibur + Broken Hero Sword ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Shoots a large sword beam.
  • Emits light.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Influx Waver Influx Waver 110 Dropped by Martian Saucer.
  • Shoots a blue sword-like projectile. On a hit, it hits a random nearby enemy up to 2 times.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Flying Dragon Flying Dragon 180 / 90 Dropped by Betsy.
  • Shoots shield-shaped projectiles that pass through blocks.
Starlight Starlight 80 / 70 Dropped by Empress of Light.
Star Wrath Star Wrath 110 (sword) / 220 (projectiles) Dropped by Moon Lord.
  • Summons multiple falling stars.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.
Meowmere Meowmere 200 Dropped by Moon Lord.
  • Shoots a nyan-cat-like bouncing projectile with rainbow trails.
  • Emits light.
  • Used to craft the Zenith.

Yoyos[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Format:C Format:C 39 / 35 / 29 Purchased from the Skeleton Merchant (20).
Gradient Gradient 49 / 44 / 34 Purchased from the Skeleton Merchant (20).
Chik Chik 39 Crafted: Wooden Yoyo + 15 Crystal Shard + 10 Soul of Light ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Hel-Fire Hel-Fire 41 / 45 Dropped by any enemy in The Underworld.
Amarok Amarok 43 Dropped by any enemy in the Snow biome.
Code 2 Code 2 54 / 47 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (25).
Yelets Yelets 60 Dropped by any enemy in the Jungle.
Red's Throw Red's Throw 70 Found in Treasure Bags.
Valkyrie Yoyo Valkyrie Yoyo 70 Found in Treasure Bags.
Kraken Kraken 95 / 90 Dropped by any enemy in the Dungeon.
The Eye of Cthulhu The Eye of Cthulhu 115 Dropped by Mothron.
Terrarian Terrarian 190 Dropped by the Moon Lord.
  • Creates circular light green projectiles.


Spears[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Cobalt Naginata Cobalt Naginata 29 Crafted: 10 Cobalt Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Palladium Pike Palladium Pike 32 Crafted: 12 Palladium Bar ( @ Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil )
Mythril Halberd Mythril Halberd 35 Crafted: 10 Mythril Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Orichalcum Halberd Orichalcum Halberd 36 Crafted: 12 Orichalcum Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Adamantite Glaive Adamantite Glaive 38 Crafted: 12 Adamantite Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Titanium Trident Titanium Trident 40 Crafted: 13 Titanium Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Obsidian Swordfish Obsidian Swordfish 70 Fished in lava.
Gungnir Gungnir 42 Crafted: 12 Hallowed Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Emits light.
Mushroom Spear Mushroom Spear 60 Purchased from the Truffle (70).
  • Creates damaging mushrooms.
Ghastly Glaive Ghastly Glaive 45 Dropped by Ogre.
  • Summons a dragon-head ghost.
Tonbogiri Tonbogiri 50 Crafted: Gungnir + 15 Soul of Blight + 15 Adamantite Bar / Titanium Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Chlorophyte Partisan Chlorophyte Partisan 49 Crafted: 12 Chlorophyte Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Creates a spore cloud.
North Pole North Pole 73 Dropped by Ice Queen.
  • Shoots an icy projectile that rains damaging snowflakes.

Jousting Lances[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Jousting Lance Jousting Lance 56 Purchased from the Zoologist (6).
  • Retracts when the player takes damage.
Hallowed Jousting Lance Hallowed Jousting Lance 78 Crafted: 12 Hallowed Bar ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Shadow Jousting Lance Shadow Jousting Lance 108 Dropped by Giant Cursed Skull.

Boomerangs[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Flying Knife Flying Knife 40 Dropped by Hallowed Mimics.
  • Throws a reusable cursor-controllable projectile that whizzes around the cursor.
Bananarang Bananarang 55
40
Dropped by Clowns.
  • Can be thrown up to a max of ten.
Sergeant United Shield Sergeant United Shield 80 / 60 Purchased from the Traveling Merchant (35).
  • Homes in on nearby enemies and will chain its attack to 4 additional enemies.
Light Disc Light Disc 57 / 35 Crafted: 4 Hallowed Bar + 3 Soul of Light + 5 Soul of Might ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Ricochets.
  • Can be thrown up to a max of five.
  • Emits light.
Paladin's Hammer Paladin's Hammer 90 Dropped by Paladin.
  • Hits through enemies.
Possessed Hatchet Possessed Hatchet 80 / 90 Dropped by Golem.
  • Homes in on nearby enemies.

Flails[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Chain Guillotines Chain Guillotines 59 / 43 Dropped by Corrupt Mimics.
Dao of Pow Dao of Pow 100 / 63 / 49 Crafted: Dark Shard + Light Shard + 7 Soul of Night + 7 Soul of Light ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
Anchor Anchor 70 / 55 / 30 Found in Wooden Crates or Pearlwood Crates.
  • Continuous attack.
KO Cannon KO Cannon 40 / 35 Dropped by any enemy during a Blood Moon.
Drippler Crippler Drippler Crippler 110 Dropped by Blood Eel.
Flower Pow Flower Pow 130 / 65 / 52 Dropped by Plantera.
  • Shoots petals at enemies.
Golem Fist Golem Fist 90 / 60 Dropped by Golem.
Flairon Flairon 66 Dropped by Duke Fishron.
  • Releases homing bubble projectiles that damage enemies.

Others[]

Item Damage Source Notes
Shadowflame Knife Shadowflame Knife 38 Dropped by Goblin Summoners.
Arkhalis Arkhalis 25 / 20 Found in Expert Mode Treasure Bags.
  • Emits light.
Sleepy Octopod Sleepy Octopod 50 / 40 Dropped by Ogre.
Scourge of the Corruptor Scourge of the Corruptor 70 Found in Corruption Chest.
Vampire Knives Vampire Knives 29 Found in Crimson Chest.
  • Fires projectiles that heal the player upon hit.
Sky Dragon's Fury Sky Dragon's Fury 140 / 70 Dropped by Betsy.
Solar Eruption Solar Eruption 105 Crafted: 18 Solar Fragment ( @ Ancient Manipulator )
Daybreak Daybreak 150 Crafted: 18 Solar Fragment ( @ Ancient Manipulator )
Zenith Zenith 190 Crafted:
Terra Blade + Meowmere + Star Wrath + Influx Waver + The Horseman's Blade + Seedler + Starfury + Bee Keeper + Enchanted Sword + Copper Shortsword ( @ Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil )
  • Rapidly throws swords through blocks that arc towards the cursor before returning.
  • Emits light.

Boost gear[]

The following items will boost the stats of melee weapons.

Armor sets[]

Appearance Set Defense Bonuses / Effects / Notes Cost / Source / Crafted At
Head Chest Legs Total
Shadow armorShadow armor Shadow armor (Ancient) 6 7 6 19
Molten armor Molten armor 8 9 8 25
  • +7% melee speed
  • +7% melee damage
  • +7% melee critical hit chance
  • Set Bonus: +17% melee damage
  • Set Bonus: +10% melee damage (+17% total)
  • Set Effect: Flame particles when moving
Cobalt armor Cobalt armor
(with Helmet)
11/12 8 7/8 26/28
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • +5% critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • +12% melee speed
  • +15% melee damage
  • +3% damage
  • Set Bonus: +15% melee speed (+27% total)
Palladium armor Palladium armor
(with Mask)
14 10 8 32
  • +5% damage
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • +8% melee damage
  • +12% melee damage
  • +12% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Gives Rapid Healing buff for 5 seconds when you hit an enemy
Mythril armor Mythril armor
(with Helmet)
16 12 9 37
  • +5% damage
  • +7% damage
  • +3% critical strike chance
  • +10% critical strike chance
  • +5% melee critical strike chance
  • +8% melee critical strike chance
  • +10% melee damage
  • Set Bonus: +5% melee critical strike chance (+13% total)
  • Set Bonus: +10% melee critical strike chance (+18% total)
Orichalcum armor Orichalcum armor
(with Mask)
19 13 10 42
  • +6% critical strike chance
  • +18% movement speed
  • +7% melee damage
  • +11% melee damage
  • +7% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Flower petals will fall on your target for extra damage
Adamantite armor Adamantite armor
(with Helmet)
22 16 12 50
  • +6% damage
  • +8% damage
  • +4% critical strike chance
  • +7% critical strike chance
  • +5% movement speed
  • +7% melee critical strike chance
  • +14% melee damage
  • Set Bonus: +18% melee speed, +18% movement speed (+23% total)
  • Set Bonus: +20% melee speed, +20% movement speed (+23% total)
  • Set Effect: Pulsating outline of player
Titanium armor Titanium armor
(with Mask)
23 15 11 49
  • +7% damage
  • +6% critical strike chance
  • +6% movement speed
  • +8% melee speed
  • +9% melee speed
  • +8% melee damage
  • +9% melee damage
  • +8% melee critical strike chance
  • +9% melee critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus: Gives Titanium Barrier buff for 10 seconds when you hit an enemy.
  • Set Bonus: Gives Shadow Dodge buff for 30 seconds when you hit an enemy, or until you take damage.
Frost armor Frost armor 10 20 13 43
  • +16% melee and ranged damage
  • +11% melee and ranged critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • +7% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: Melee and ranged attacks cause Frostburn
  • Set Bonus: +10% melee and ranged damage, melee and ranged attacks cause Frostburn with 25 damage per second
  • Set Effect: Snow trail when moving, ice shattering sound effect replaces pain sound
Hallowed armor Hallowed armor
(with Mask)
24 15 11 50
  • +7% damage
  • +7% critical strike chance
  • +8% movement speed
  • +10% melee damage critical strike chance
  • +10% melee speed
  • Set Bonus: +19% melee speed (+29% total), +19% movement speed (+27% total)
  • Set Bonus: Become immune after striking an enemy
  • Set Effect: After-image and pulsating effect
Squire armor.png Squire armor female.png Squire armor 012/13 027 017/ 18 0/ 58
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • +15% melee damage
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +15% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Increased life regeneration
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Ballista pierces more targets and panics when you take damage
Monk armor.png Monk armor female.png Monk armor 08 022 016 046
  • +1 sentry capacity
  • +30% minion damage
  • +20% melee damage
  • +20% melee speed
  • +15% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+2 total)
    Lightning Aura can now crit and strikes faster
Chlorophyte armor Chlorophyte armor
(with Mask)
25/ 20 18 13 56/ 51
  • +5% damage
  • +15% critical strike chance
  • +5% movement speed
  • +16% melee damage
  • +6% melee critical strike chance
  • Set Bonus: Causes a leaf crystal to permanently appear over the player's head, attacking enemies for ~40 base damage
    • Additionally grants 5% damage reduction
Turtle armor Turtle armor 21 27 17 65
  • +14% melee damage
  • +12% critical strike chance
  • Enemies are more likely to attack you
  • Set Bonus: Melee attacking enemies receive damage inflicted equal to their damage value before your defense reduction (twice as much damage is dealt in Desktop version Desktop version).
    • Additional set bonus of 15% damage reduction
Beetle armor Beetle armor
(with Scale Mail)
23 20 18 61
  • +14% melee damage
  • +8% melee critical strike chance
  • +12% movement and melee speed
    • Set Bonus: Increases melee damage and speed in increments of 10%, up to 30%
Beetle armor Beetle armor
(with Shell)
23 32 18 73
  • +11% melee damage
  • +6% movement and melee speed
  • +5% melee critical strike chance
    • Set Bonus: Starts at 15% damage mitigation and goes up to 45%
Dragon armor Dragon armor 26 20 14 60
  • +15% melee damage
  • +2% melee attack speed
  • +25% critical strike chance
  • +12% movement speed
  • Set Bonus: +21% melee attack speed (+23% total), +21% movement speed (+33% total)
Valhalla Knight armor.png Valhalla Knight armor female.png Valhalla Knight armor 014/ 20 030/ 24 020/ 24 064/ 68
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +10% melee damage
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +30% movement speed
  • Massively increased life regeneration
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Ballista effectiveness
Shinobi Infiltrator armor.png Shinobi Infiltrator armor female.png Shinobi Infiltrator armor 010 026 018 054
  • +2 sentry capacity
  • +60% minion damage
  • +20% melee damage
  • +20% melee speed
  • +20% melee critical strike chance
  • +25% melee critical strike chance
  • +20% movement speed
  • +30% movement speed
  • Set Bonus:
    +1 sentry capacity (+3 total)
    Greatly enhances Lightning Aura effectiveness
Solar Flare armor Solar Flare armor 24 34 20 78
  • +29% melee damage
  • +22% melee damage
  • +26% melee critical hit chance
  • +17% melee critical hit chance
  • Increased life regeneration(+3 HP/sec)
  • +15% movement and melee speed
  • Enemies are more likely to target you
  • Set Bonus: Solar shields generate over time protecting you, consume the shield power to dash, damaging enemies
  • Set Effect: After-image during motion.

Accessories[]

Item Melee Boost(s)
Magma Stone Magma Stone
  • Causes the wearer's melee attacks to inflict the Hellfire / On Fire! debuff
Magma Skull Magma Skull
  • Causes the wearer's melee attacks to inflict the Hellfire debuff
  • Grants immunity from blocks that inflict the Burning debuff
Molten Skull Rose Molten Skull Rose
  • Causes the wearer's melee attacks to inflict the Hellfire debuff
  • Grants immunity from blocks that inflict the Burning debuff
  • Reduces Lava's base damage from 80 to 35
Warrior Emblem Warrior Emblem
  • +15% melee damage
Avenger Emblem Avenger Emblem
  • +12% damage to all weapons
Destroyer Emblem Destroyer Emblem
  • +10% damage
  • +8% critical strike chance
Feral Claws Feral Claws
  • +12% melee speed
  • Enable Autoswing for all Melee Weapons (whips included)
Titan Glove Titan Glove
  • +70% melee knockback
  • Enable Autoswing for all Melee Weapons (whips included)
  • Increases the size of (eligible) melee weapons by 10%
Power Glove Power Glove
  • +12% melee speed
  • +70% melee knockback
  • Enable Autoswing for all Melee Weapons (whips included)
  • Increases the size of (eligible) melee weapons by 10%
Mechanical Glove Mechanical Glove
  • +12% melee speed
  • +12% melee damage
  • +70% melee knockback
  • Enable Autoswing for all Melee Weapons (whips included)
  • Increases the size of (eligible) melee weapons by 10%
Fire Gauntlet Fire Gauntlet
  • +12% melee speed / 10% melee speed
  • +12% melee damage / 10% melee damage / 9% melee damage
  • +100% melee knockback
  • All melee weapons emit light particles during use
  • All melee weapons cause the Hellfire / On Fire! debuff
  • Enable Autoswing for all Melee Weapons (whips included)
  • Increases the size of (eligible) melee weapons by 10%
Sun Stone Sun Stone

At daytime:

Moon Stone Moon Stone

At night:

Celestial Stone Celestial Stone
Celestial Shell Celestial Shell

Werewolf form: (added at night, while not underwater)

  • +2% melee critical hit chance
  • +5.1% melee damage
  • +5.1% melee speed
Putrid Scent Putrid Scent


Buffs[]

Item Melee Boost(s)
Well Fed Well Fed
  • +5% increased damage
  • +5% increased melee speed
  • +2% increased critical strike chance
Plenty Satisfied Plenty Satisfied
  • +7.5% increased damage
  • +7.5% increased melee speed
  • +3% increased critical strike chance
Exquisitely Stuffed Exquisitely Stuffed
  • +10% increased damage
  • +10% increased melee speed
  • +4% increased critical strike chance
Wrath Potion Wrath Potion
  • +10% increased damage
Cute Fishron Mount Cute Fishron Mount
  • +15% increased damage while below 50% health, underwater, or 6 seconds thereafter
Feral Bite Feral Bite
  • +20% increased damage
Damage Nebula Damage Nebula
  • Up to +45% (All) damage for 8 seconds
Sharpened Sharpened
  • +12 / 4 armor penetration for melee weapons
Tipsy Tipsy
  • -4 defense
  • +10% increased melee damage
  • +10% increased melee attack speed
  • +2% increased melee critical strike chance
Weapon Imbue: Confetti Weapon Imbue: Confetti
Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames Weapon Imbue: Cursed Flames
Weapon Imbue: Fire Weapon Imbue: Fire
  • Melee attacks inflict On Fire! debuff on enemies
Weapon Imbue: Gold Weapon Imbue: Gold
  • Melee attacks inflict Midas debuff on enemies
Weapon Imbue: Ichor Weapon Imbue: Ichor
  • Melee attacks inflict Ichor debuff on enemies
Weapon Imbue: Nanites Weapon Imbue: Nanites
  • Melee attacks inflict Confused debuff on enemies
Weapon Imbue: Poison Weapon Imbue: Poison
  • Melee attacks inflict Poisoned debuff on enemies
Weapon Imbue: Venom Weapon Imbue: Venom
  • Melee attacks inflict Venom debuff on enemies


Footnotes[]

  1. The Ruler is only a weapon on the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version.
  2. The Phasesaber can only be crafted in Hardmode on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, but can be crafted in pre-Hardmode on the 3DS3DS version version.
  3. The Arkhalis can only be found in Hardmode on the Desktop version Desktop version and Mobile version Mobile version, but can be found in pre-Hardmode on the Console version Console version.
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