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Stack digit 1.png
Damage19 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 16 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Melee)
Knockback4.25 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell50 SC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Swordfish
Not to be confused with the Hardmode-exclusive Obsidian Swordfish, another spear which is obtained through fishing.
Animation of the Swordfish. Note its piercing abilities.

The Swordfish is a pre-Hardmode spear obtainable through fishing in the Ocean biome.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • This weapon is easy to acquire early, relative to its strength, and can sustain new players for a good while.
  • Due to its short range, it is not advisable to bring into tougher battles, e.g. against bosses.


  • Despite having sword in the name, this weapon is not a sword, but a spear.
  • Due to how big the sprite of the weapon is, it appears to go through the player's shoulder when attacking with it.