Terra Blade

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Terra Blade
  • Terra Blade item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage115 Desktop version / 95 Console and Mobile versions / 88 Old-gen console version3DS version (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 (Very fast) Desktop version /
16 (Very fast) Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version
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 crafted from a True Excalibur and True Night's Edge Console and Mobile versions and a Broken Hero Sword Old-gen console version3DS version Desktop version. When used, it fires a green sword-shaped projectile which costs neither mana nor ammunition, deals Desktop version 50% / Console and Mobile versions 25% more damage than the sword, and can pierce through two enemies, dissipating upon hitting a third enemy or a wall. The projectile can travel up to 5000 feet (2500 blocks) at a speed of 61 mph.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, the Terra Blade becomes available after defeating Plantera. On the Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS3DS version version, obtaining it requires defeating Old-gen console version3DS version one / Console and Mobile versions all mechanical bosses.

Its best modifier is Legendary.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

Crafting tree[edit | edit source]

Desktop version Desktop version:

Console version Console version, Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS3DS version version:

ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30 Console and Mobile versions
40 Old-gen console version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30 Console and Mobile versions
40 Old-gen console version3DS version

( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 12
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12 Console and Mobile versions
15 Old-gen console version3DS version

( 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
Console and Mobile versions
/ Frankenstein Swamp Thing
Old-gen console version3DS version
Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
ExcaliburExcaliburNight's EdgeNight's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilMythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
True ExcaliburTrue ExcaliburOnly on
Old-gen console version3DS version
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
Terra BladeTerra Blade

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Speed-increasing sword modifiers and melee speed gears can all increase the swinging speed of the sword, the velocity of the projectile and the fire rate of the projectile.
  • 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.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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. Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Console and Mobile versions In order to speed up the process of obtaining a Terra Blade, 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 as Mothron, and therefore the Broken Hero Sword, will not spawn until Plantera has been defeated.
  • Quickly pressing the fire button, as opposed to holding it down, will result in a faster fire rate for the projectiles.
  • 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 the Terra Blade's projectile's fire rate is affected by melee speed, it is recommended to focus on melee speed as well as damage and critical strike chance when making a loadout as opposed to only focusing on damage and crit chances.
  • Because this weapons has a high rate of fire, damage output, and fires piercing projectiles, it can prove rather effective in the Old One's Army event. Stand right in front of the crystal and shoot 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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Terra Blade's crafting tree is the second largest in the melee category, containing a total of eight different usable swords.
    • Desktop and Mobile versions This is only beaten out by the Zenith, which uses 10 swords. Additionally, the Terra Blade is also used in the creation of the Zenith.
      • The largest pre-1.3 crafting tree is the Ankh Shield's, with 11 total required items.
      • The largest post-1.3 crafting tree is, however, the Cell Phone's, with 13 total required items.
  • Before the 1.4.1 update, the Terra Beam is the only sword shaped melee projectile that deals piercing damage. The Influx Waver's projectile can also hit multiple enemies, but does so via teleportation from one enemy to another. In the 1.4.1 update, the True Excalibur also pierces enemies.
  • The Terra Beam’s color changes to yellow in a Blood Moon.
  • The Terra Blade itself bears a certain resemblance to the Night's Edge in terms of shape, while the projectile appears more similar to the Excalibur, as "forged from the finest blades of light and dark".
  • Within the beta versions of the game, a feature was added for the developers where when a Copper Shortsword and 5 Mushrooms are placed in a empty Chest, after logging out and back, a Terra Blade will have appeared in the chest.
  • It can be considered to be much harder to craft in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS3DS version version than in the other versions due to needing three Broken Hero Swords and the drop rate being very low (1/250). On the plus side, it can be obtained after defeating one mechanical boss.
  • The Terra Blade appears in the video game Dungeon Defenders 2 as a weapon.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 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.