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  • Durendal item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage55 (Summon)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Use time28 (Average)
Velocity12 (effective)
Tooltip9 summon tag damage
Your summons will focus struck enemies
Strike enemies to gain whip attack speed
RarityRarity level: 5
Sell4 GC60 SC
Research1 required
Grants Buff
BuffDurendal's BlessingDurendal's Blessing(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Buff tooltipWhip speed is increased
Duration3 seconds
Projectile created
  • Durendal
  • Internal Item ID: 4678 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Buff ID: 308 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Projectile ID: 847
A player attacking Target Dummies with the Durendal.

The Durendal is a Hardmode whip crafted from Hallowed Bars. Like other whips, it causes minions and sentries to focus on the last-struck enemy and increases their damage against the target by 9.

If the Durendal hits multiple targets in a single attack, the damage dealt by each consecutive hit will be reduced by 20%. Upon striking an enemy, it will also grant the Durendal's Blessing buff, increasing attack speed by 25% for 3 seconds, and the buff duration can be refreshed by hitting enemies with the Durendal again.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
DurendalDurendal(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil


  • Due to the nature of Durendal's Blessing buff, switching to another whip while the buff is active will increase its speed for a brief period.
  • The Durendal is a popular choice to use with the Blade Staff due to its high summon tag damage.
  • If the player can switch weapons fast enough, they can get all the melee speed buffs from the Snapthorn, the Durendal, and the Dark Harvest at the same time. Strike an enemy with one, then select the next, and finally select the last whip and receive its bonus. However, this strategy is very impractical without other bonuses, because by the time the player selects the last whip, the first buff might have already run out. The strategy could be complemented by equipping the Obsidian armor, or by only using two of the whips at a time.


  • The Durendal has the second-highest amount of summon tag damage out of all the whips, only surpassed by the Kaleidoscope at 20 summon tag damage.
  • This item's name is in reference to a historical sword of the same name, wielded by the paladin Roland of Charlemagne's court.
  • Although the icon looks like a sword, this weapon is a whip of substantial length. When used, the blade separates into many segments connected to the handle by a red wire or rope.
  • The design of the Durendal being a sword with a long, segmented, and flexible whip-like blade could be a reference to the urumi, a similar weapon originating from the Indian subcontinent.


  • Desktop 1.4.4:
    • Use time reduced from 30 to 28.
    • Attack speed bonus from Durendal's Blessing reduced from 35% to 25%.
    • Fixed an issue where the whip speed buff would incorrectly apply the buff to melee weapons.
  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Range increased.
    • Damage penalty for each additional target hit per swing reduced from 30% to 20%.