Enchanted Sword

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Enchanted Sword
  • Enchanted Sword item spriteold Enchanted Sword item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage23 / 18 (Melee)
Knockback4.25 (Average)
5.25 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast)
18 (Very fast)
Velocity9.5 / 9
TooltipShoots an enchanted sword beam
RarityRarity level: 2
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Enchanted Beam
    Enchanted Beam
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Golden CrateGolden CrateGolden Crate13.33*1/30 (3.33%)
Titanium CrateTitanium CrateTitanium Crate16.67*1/15 (6.67%)
This article is about the melee weapon. For the enemy of the same name, see Enchanted Sword (NPC).

The Enchanted Sword is a pre-Hardmode sword which occasionally fires an Enchanted Beam projectile when swung. It costs no ammunition or mana, deals the same damage as the sword, is not affected by gravity, and dissipates upon hitting an enemy or solid block. Both the sword and its projectiles produce lingering sparks that emit large amounts of light.

Sword in Stone
Background Objects
Enchanted Sword comparison.png
A junk (left) and enchanted (right) sword in stone. Only the right one has a chance to drop the Enchanted Sword.

The Enchanted Sword can be obtained by destroying an "enchanted sword in stone" background object, which can be found in random locations underground and in Enchanted Sword Shrines. Destroying this background object has a 98*49/50 (98%) / 100% chance to drop an Enchanted Sword. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Enchanted Sword also has a 6.67*1/15 (6.67%) chance to be found in Golden and Titanium Crates.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


Used in

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


Animation of the Enchanted Sword.
An enchanted sword in stone background object in the Enchanted Sword Shrine.
  • The Enchanted Beam projectile has a cooldown of 0.75 seconds.
  • There is a small possibility that a world does not contain any Enchanted Sword Shrines. In this case, the player has to fish for Golden or Titanium Crates to obtain an Enchanted Sword.
  • The "fake" or "junk" background object will never be found in Enchanted Sword Shrines (only the real enchanted sword in stone background object which drops an Enchanted Sword or Terragrim), although it can still be generated in other random locations underground.
  • Melee speed will affect the speed of the Enchanted Beam. Its cooldown will remain unchanged, however.


  • If found early on, the Enchanted Sword can be a powerful early-game weapon, outclassing many pre-Hardmode melee weapons due to its decent damage and projectile.
  • When attempting to acquire an Enchanted Sword for the Zenith, it is more efficient to create a new world and loot its Enchanted Sword Shrines than fish for crates.
    • One can also use World Seeds to guarantee finding an Enchanted Sword Shrine, just make sure their game version is the same as the version the seed was created in.


  • The concept of a sword being stuck in stone originates from the 12th- or 13th-century poem Merlin by Robert de Boron, in which King Arthur was the only person able to pull a sword from its resting place in a stone. Similar themes have since appeared in other media. The action-adventure video game franchise The Legend of Zelda features the Master Sword, which lies amongst several fakes and must be pulled from a pedestal.
  • It can be considered a counterpart to the Enchanted Boomerang.


  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Now used to craft the Zenith.
    • Damage decreased from 24 to 23.
    • Use time increased from 18 to 21.
    • Knockback decreased from 5.25 to 4.25.
  • Desktop
    • Added autoswing.
    • Damage increased from 18 to 24.
    • Projectile velocity increased from 9 to 9.5.
    • Now can be found within its own unique mini-biome (previously only found in random nondescript locations).