Broken Hero Sword

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Broken Hero Sword
  • Broken Hero Sword item spriteold Broken Hero Sword item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell7 GC50 SC
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
FrankensteinFrankenstein.gifFrankenstein10.4% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Mothron(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mothron.gifMothron(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)125%43.75%
Swamp ThingSwamp Thing.gifSwamp Thing10.4% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)

The Broken Hero Sword is a Hardmode crafting material. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, it has a 1/4 (25%) / 7/16 (43.75%) chance of being dropped by Mothrons. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, it instead has a 1/250 (0.4%) chance of being dropped by Frankensteins and Swamp Things.

It is not a weapon itself, and therefore can neither be swung, reforged, or placed on a Weapon Rack.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Terra ToiletTerra Toilet(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Terra BladeTerra BladeMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
True ExcaliburTrue Excalibur
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
True Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge



  • Given the drop rate, it is not guaranteed to obtain one during a Solar Eclipse. Therefore, it can be a good idea to use Water Candles and/or Battle Potions during a Solar Eclipse to increase the number of opportunities of having one or even multiple Broken Hero Swords dropped.


  • This item is an allusion to the classic literary trope of the disgraced or defeated hero who must repair their sword, or the similar trope of taking up the weapon of a past hero (perhaps killed by the monster dropping this item) to fulfill a destiny.