Tin Shortsword

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Tin Shortsword
  • Tin Shortsword item spriteold Tin Shortsword item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage7 (Melee)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Velocity4.2 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell1 SC5 CC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Tin Shortsword
    Tin Shortsword
Animation of the Tin Shortsword. Note the limited range.

The Tin Shortsword is an early game metal shortsword. Its alternate ore counterpart is the Copper Shortsword.

Like all shortswords, the Tin Shortsword has a very limited range and attacks with a stabbing motion at any direction on Desktop version Desktop, Console version Console, and Mobile version Mobile, and horizontally in front of the player on Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version, instead of an arc. This makes it almost useless against flying or jumping enemies, although its high attack rate makes it somewhat effective against weaker fighter type enemies.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Tin ShortswordTin Shortsword
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Tin ShortswordTin Shortsword


  • Tin Shortsword is the second weakest of all the shortswords, being only more effective than the Copper Shortsword.
  • Despite being the counterpart of the Copper Shortsword, it cannot be used to craft the Zenith.
  • Due to the fact that the Tin shortsword is a Copper shortsword tin equivalent, and is also less known and used, it has gained a slight memetic effect on the community.