Enchanted Sword

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Enchanted Sword
  • Enchanted Sword item spriteold Enchanted Sword item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage23 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 18 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Melee)
Knockback4.25 (Average) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
5.25 (Average) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast) (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
18 (Very fast) (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Velocity9.5 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 9 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
TooltipShoots an enchanted sword beam
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell3 GC
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 Crate11/30 (3.33%)
Titanium Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Titanium CrateTitanium Crate(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)11/15 (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 particles 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(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). Destroying this background object has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 49/50 (98%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 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 1/30 (3.33%) and 1/15 (6.67%) chance to be found in Golden and Titanium Crates respectively.

Its best modifier is Legendary.


Used in

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


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.[1]
  • Melee speed will affect the velocity of the Enchanted Beam. Its cooldown will remain unchanged, however.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) There is a small possibility that a world does not contain any Enchanted Sword Shrines. In this case, apart from creating a new world, the player has to fish for Golden or Titanium Crates to obtain an Enchanted Sword.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The "junk" background object will never be found in Enchanted Sword Shrines, although it can still be generated in other random locations underground.


  • 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(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), it is more efficient to create a new world and loot its Enchanted Sword Shrines than fish for crates.
    • Online listings of World Seeds can also be used to guarantee finding an Enchanted Sword Shrine, provided the version is correct.


  • 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).


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, methods SetDefaults1() in Terraria.Item.cs and ItemCheck_OwnerOnlyCode() in Terraria.Player.cs.