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Terra Blade
  • Terra Blade item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage115 / 95 / 88 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 (Very fast) /
16 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Terra Beam
    Terra Beam

The Terra Blade in use. Notice that its projectile can pierce, unlike the True Night's Edge's.

For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting a Terra Blade.

The Terra Blade is a Hardmode projectile sword. When used, it fires a green sword-shaped projectile which costs neither mana nor ammunition, deals 50% / 25% more damage than the sword, and can pierce through two enemies, dissipating after hitting a third enemy or a wall. The projectile can travel up to 5000 feet (2500 tiles) at a speed of 61 mph.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Terra BladeTerra Blade (Desktop versionConsole versionOld-gen console versionMobile versionNintendo 3DS versionNintendo Switch version)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade (tModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)

Crafting tree[]

Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version:

Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version:

ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30 

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30 

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 

( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaFiery GreatswordFiery GreatswordLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Hallowed BarHallowed Bar × 12
( The Twins The Destroyer Skeletron Prime )
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilBroken Hero SwordBroken Hero Sword
( Mothron

/ Frankenstein Swamp Thing

Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
ExcaliburExcaliburNight's EdgeNight's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilMythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
True ExcaliburTrue ExcaliburOnly on
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
ZenithZenithMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • Melee speed bonuses increase the swing speed of the sword, but do not affect the cooldown of the projectile. Because a sword cannot fire projectiles while in the middle of a swing, melee speed increases can actually slow down the fire rate of the projectile. An optimal melee build would need to increase melee speed to a point where the sword can always fire its Terra Beam as soon as its cooldown is over to maximize fire rate.
  • Effects from a flask will apply to the sword's projectile as well.
  • The sword's projectile will graphically disappear upon leaving the player's screen but will be visible again if they teleport in its direction.


Achievement Sword of the Hero.png
Sword of the Hero • Obtain a Terra Blade, forged from the finest blades of light and darkness.
Obtain a Terra Blade.


  • In order to make the process of obtaining a Terra Blade quicker, a Solar Eclipse can be spawned manually using a Solar Tablet. It is crafted from Solar Tablet Fragments which are dropped by enemies in the Jungle Temple. Although this biome requires defeating Plantera to enter, its enemies can frequently be found near the entrance door, and there are several methods to enter the Jungle Temple pre-Plantera. However, using this skip is not useful on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version as Mothron, and therefore the Broken Hero Sword, will not spawn until Plantera has been defeated.
  • Due to the fast speed and high damage of the beams, it is very effective to use the Terra Blade more as a projectile weapon than an actual sword. Even without the sword itself, it can still do massive amounts of damage at long ranges without the use of bullets or mana.
  • Because the Terra Blade shoots projectile beams that can penetrate through enemies, this melee weapon is highly beneficial when fighting against hordes of enemies or for events such as the Pirate Invasion or Martian Madness.
  • When seeking to craft the Terra Blade, it is recommended to gradually get all the materials you need as you progress through the game instead of having to scramble and collect everything when all materials are available.
  • Because this weapon has a high rate of fire, damage output, and fires piercing projectiles, it can prove rather effective in the Old One's Army event. Standing right in front of the crystal and shooting projectiles horizontally can easily deal with all the ground enemies, while the constantly swinging sword will make it harder for the Etherian Wyverns to land an attack.



  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Damage increased from 95 to 115.
    • Use time decreased from 16 to 14.
    • Projectile damage increased from 1.25× to 1.5× of the base damage.
    • Now requires a Broken Hero Sword.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Damage increased from 80 to 88.
    • Increased projectile fire rate.
    • Removed mana sound when swung.