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  • Zenith item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage190 (Melee)
Knockback6.5 (Strong)
Critical chance14%
Use time30 (Average)
Velocity32 (effective)
RarityRarity level: 10
Sell20 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Zenith
For the secret world seed also known as "Zenith", see Get fixed boi. For an extensive guide to crafting this item, see Guide:Crafting a Zenith.
The Zenith attacking Target Dummies.

The Zenith is a Hardmode, post-Moon Lord melee weapon crafted using a variety of swords obtained throughout the game's progression. When swung, the sword sprites of the Zenith's component swords fly towards enemies within a 20-tile radius of the cursor (regardless of where the cursor is on the screen), and circle back in quick, frenzied arcs. They are summoned immediately behind the player while passing through solid blocks, and three swords will appear per use (at base melee speed), with each sword sprite dealing the weapon's full base damage. The Zenith also has a base 14% critical strike chance as opposed to the usual 4%.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



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

Crafting tree

ObsidianObsidian × 20
( Water + Lava )
HellstoneHellstone × 60
( Underworld )
Demonite OreDemonite Ore × 30
( Eye of Cthulhu Eater of Worlds )
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore × 30
( Eye of Cthulhu Brain of Cthulhu )
VineVine × 3
( Man Eater )
Jungle SporesJungle Spores × 15
( Underground Jungle Jungle Spores )
StingerStinger × 12
( Hornet Spiked Jungle Slime )
Gold Chest Golden Lock Box
( Golden Key )
Hellstone BarHellstone Bar × 20Demonite BarDemonite Bar × 10Crimtane BarCrimtane Bar × 10
Iron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead AnvilIron Anvil / Lead Anvil
Copper OreCopper Ore × 15
( Wooden Crate Pearlwood Crate Iron Crate Mythril Crate
Tin Ore @ Shimmer / Chlorophyte Extractinator )
Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore × 120
( Underground Jungle )
Hallowed BarHallowed Bar × 12
( The Twins The Destroyer Skeletron Prime )
Blade of GrassBlade of GrassMuramasaMuramasaVolcanoVolcanoLight's BaneLight's BaneorBlood ButchererBlood Butcherer
Copper BarCopper Bar × 5
( Wooden Crate Pearlwood Crate Iron Crate Mythril Crate
Tin Bar @ Chlorophyte Extractinator )
Adamantite Forge / Titanium ForgeMythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilBroken Hero SwordBroken Hero Sword

( Mothron )

Demon Altar / Crimson Altar
Chlorophyte BarChlorophyte Bar × 24ExcaliburExcaliburNight's EdgeNight's EdgeSoul of MightSoul of Might × 20
( The Destroyer )
Soul of SightSoul of Sight × 20
( The Twins )
Soul of FrightSoul of Fright × 20
( Skeletron Prime )
Iron Anvil / Lead Anvil
orStarting equipmentMythril Anvil / Orichalcum AnvilMythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
True ExcaliburTrue ExcaliburTrue Night's EdgeTrue Night's Edge
Skyware Chest
Sky Crate Azure Crate
Enchanted Sword Shrine
Golden Crate Titanium Crate
Queen BeeQueen Bee
Martian SaucerMartian Saucer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Moon LordMoon Lord(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
Copper ShortswordCopper ShortswordStarfuryStarfuryEnchanted Sword (item)Enchanted SwordBee KeeperBee KeeperTerra BladeTerra BladeSeedlerSeedler(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)The Horseman's BladeThe Horseman's BladeInflux WaverInflux Waver(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Star WrathStar Wrath(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)MeowmereMeowmere(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Mythril Anvil / Orichalcum Anvil
ZenithZenith(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • The first sword generated on each swing will always be a Zenith projectile, which generates a mint-green trail. Each sword generated will have a unique swing color, which generates a large amount of light. This can be used to reveal parts of the minimap.
  • The Zenith can only go up to 600 pixels vertically and 960 pixels horizontally in all directions.
  • Equipment and modifiers that increase melee speed change the number of swords that appear per use, but have no effect on the number of swords thrown per second, nor the swords' velocity. A higher attack speed will cause fewer swords besides the Zenith to appear, and a lower attack speed will cause more to appear. With high enough attack speed, it is possible for only the Zenith itself to appear. However, the Zenith will lose the ability to home in on enemies; the Zenith itself never homes in because it is always thrown first.
  • Each individual sword sprite may register multiple hits on an enemy, depending on size and positioning.
  • Swords also deal damage behind the player on their return trip.
  • Despite being nearly identical to its copper counterpart, the Tin Shortsword cannot be used to craft the Zenith. This is presumably due to the Copper Shortsword's role as the very first sword every player will encounter (with the exception of Journey Mode characters).


Achievement Infinity +1 Sword.png
Infinity +1 Sword • Obtain the Zenith, the culmination of a journey forged into the ultimate sword.
Obtain the Zenith. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector


  • The Zenith is generally agreed upon to be the game's strongest weapon, making it ideal for any type of fight.
  • If the player has made a Journey Mode character or has lost their Copper Shortsword, and has no Copper Ore in the world, Copper can be obtained by using a Chlorophyte Extractinator with Tin Ore or Tin Bars, fishing, using an Extractinator, killing slimes for bonus drops, dipping Tin Ore into Shimmer, or bringing some ore from a different world which has Copper.


Terragrim seen in the Zenith's attack animation.
The Zenith maxing out at around 70,000 DPS against a single target.
The Zenith passing 1,000,000 DPS against The Destroyer.
The Zenith passing 7,000,000 DPS against multiple targets.
  • In a regular combat situation, most players will see the Zenith dealing around 20,000 to 30,000 DPS. However, it has the potential to reach much higher DPS numbers:
    • Against most single targets, it can reach more than 70,000 DPS with the right armor, accessories, modifiers, buffs, and correct positioning.
    • Against segmented worm enemies like The Destroyer, it can surpass 1,000,000 DPS.
    • In an optimized environment, the Zenith can do more than 7,000,000 DPS.
  • The Zenith can defeat the Moon Lord on Master Mode (277,311 combined HP) in about 11 seconds.
  • The word zenith is defined as "the time/point at which something is at its most strength or successful".[1] This ties in with the fact that the Zenith is often considered the final and best weapon in the game.
  • Before the release of the update, the sword had various placeholders and scrapped names, including Final Fractal and Summit.[2][3] The precursor design of the Zenith exists as an unobtainable weapon, the First Fractal, which resembles an upgraded Terra Blade.
  • The Zenith projectiles will always include both the Light's Bane and Blood Butcherer, no matter which one was used.
  • Only the Zenith is shown in the swing animation when using it at maximum attack speed. This is cosmetic and does not affect gameplay.
  • The Zenith's projectiles include the Terragrim, despite not being in its crafting tree. The Bee Keeper has been in the Zenith's animation since its release in, but was only added to the crafting recipe in the hotfix.
  • The following is a list of all swords displayed in the Zenith's attack animation:
  • The Zenith entails the most complex crafting tree in Terraria, consisting of 22 different base items, surpassing the Shellphone (16 items), Cell Phone (14 items), and Ankh Shield (12 items).
  • Using Teleporters and portals while using the Zenith causes each sword to move in sharp angles and strange directions.
A dropped Zenith clearly seen glowing in darkness compared to a well-lit area.
  • The Zenith item is clearly visible in darkness when dropped.
  • Each sword generates a different swing color:[4]
Swing colors
Sword Color
Copper Shortsword Light orange (#EBA687)
Light's Bane Purple (#7A42BF)
Muramasa Navy blue (#384ED2)
Terragrim Bright mint green (#B2FFB4)
Blood Butcherer Red (#ED1C24)
Starfury Pink (#EC3EC0)
Enchanted Sword Light blue (#5B9EE8)
Bee Keeper Yellow (#FFE745)
Blade of Grass Green (#6BCB00)
Volcano Orange (#FE9E23)
Night's Edge Purple (#B336C9)
True Night's Edge Purple (#B336C9)
Excalibur Yellow (#ECC813)
True Excalibur Yellow (#ECC813)
The Horseman's Blade Orange (#FC5F04)
Seedler Green (#8FD71D)
Terra Blade Light green (#50DE7A)
Influx Waver Teal (#54EAF5)
Star Wrath Pink (#ED3F85)
Meowmere Light pink (#FEC2FA)
Zenith Bright mint green (#B2FFB4)


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Zenith's swing SFX now plays more often to more appropriately match its swing speed.
  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Added an achievement for crafting the sword.
    • Now has a maximum range of 600 pixels vertically and 960 pixels horizontally. Previously, it could attack anywhere the cursor could reach.


  1. "zenith" in the Oxford English Dictionary
  2. Cenx' message on the official Terraria Discord server Apr 13, 2020
  3. Red's message on the official Terraria Discord server May 13, 2020
  4. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, struct FinalFractalHelper in Terraria.Graphics.FinalFractalHelper.cs.