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Tin Shortsword
  • Tin Shortsword item spriteold Tin Shortsword item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage7 (Melee)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity4.2 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Tin Shortsword
    Tin Shortsword

Animation of the Tin Shortsword. Note the limited range.

The Tin Shortsword is the tin equivalent of the Copper Shortsword (when a world is spawned with Tin Ore instead of Copper Ore during world creation), and is the second weakest of all the shortswords, being only more effective than the Copper Shortsword.

Like all shortswords, the Tin 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.



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


  • Despite being the counterpart of the Copper Shortsword, it cannot be used to craft the Zenith.
  • Due to the fact that the Tin shortsword is a Copper shortsword tin equivalent, and is also less known and used, it has gained a slight memetic effect on the community.