Top 10 Best Terraria Weapons

5. Dark lance

With a long reach and a fast attack speed, this spear-like weapon is effective against most monsters.

How do I get it? You can find the Dark Lance in shadow chests in the Underworld.

4. Night’s Edge

This sword is the melee weapon that deals the most damage in the game.

How do I get it? You can craft Night’s Edge by combining one Light’s Bane, one Muramasa, one Blade of Grass, and one Fiery Greatsword at a Demon Altar

3. Phoenix Blaster

Possibly the best gun in the game, the Phoenix Blaster has a very fast attack speed, deals solid damage, and is relatively inexpensive. It is one of the best choices for fighting bosses because the loot you’ll get will generally outweigh the cost of ammo spent.

How do I get it? You can craft the Phoenix Blaster at an Anvil using a Handgun and 20 Hellstone Bars, and you can rarely find it in Chests.

2. Sunfury
This flail deals some of the highest damage in the game (factoring out ammo-consuming weapons) and is excellent at taking out multiple clustered enemies, burrowing enemies, and bosses — especially the Eater of Worlds, who falls into both the latter categories.

How do I get it? You can find the Sunfury in shadow chests in the underworld.

1. Muramasa

Arguably the best melee weapon in the game, this sword has a very fast attack speed and a wide damage arc.

How do I get it? You can only find this weapon in Dungeon chests.

BONUS. Star Cannon

It’s a cannon. That fires fallen stars. Its damage output is among the highest in the game, but its slow rate of fire and the rarity of its ammo prevent it from being the best weapon in Terraria.

How do I get it? You can craft a Star Cannon by combining 1 Minishark, 20 Meteorite Bars, and 5 Fallen Stars at an Anvil.

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19 Comments on Top 10 Best Terraria Weapons


On January 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

well star cannon is fast now…you can get stars quickly by making a small world then build a big bridge above it (THE WHOLE MAP) then at night run around it multiple times


On July 7, 2013 at 3:12 am

murumasa is the best? what about the cobalt sword; about same speed, around 40 damage and easy to get (but it is cobalt and you need 10)


On September 20, 2013 at 8:14 am

Hello? What about Excalibur? Did you completely forget that exists??


On September 27, 2013 at 2:52 am

To fircar34 and Moo, Terraria 1.1, witch added cobalt, mythril and admantite wasn’t out yet when this was written.


On November 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Uhh what about the Terra Blade? It shoots out projectiles, is super fast, and is the top-tier sword! Cmon people! Think!


On December 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm

This is true for ios, but nowhere close to PC.

The best weapons for PC vary on what you like, but here are some of my top pics:

Vampire Knives

S.M.D.G.,Minishark & Chain gun

Shadow Wave & Heat wave

Leaf blower

Horsemans blade (If you like summoning) & The Terra blade

Candy Corn Gun & Jack O’ Lantern Launcher

Of course there are more, but it all depends on what you like.


On December 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Derp. By minishark I meant megashark


On January 8, 2014 at 12:23 am

This is BS, the death sickle is probably the best weapon in game.

LOL best weapon in the game with fast speed and damage arc? Dude it deals 18 damage.


On January 10, 2014 at 12:09 am

Umm guessing it would be terra blade if it was swords demon scythe if it was mana magic thingys but I’d rather choose terra blade because its fast its strong it shoots green projectile swords for over 5000blocks away if nothing was in front of it and it also glows so its very useful in caves and its the combination of true nights edge and Excalibur what else is better I have one myself it took me more than a year getting it I think I’m also voting for megashark cause minishark might be a little faster but is it fast enough to beat a powerful fast weapon like megashark I don’t think so


On February 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm

The strongest and best melee weapon should’ve been Terra blade!
Speed: Very fast
Knockback: Average


On February 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

These are worst weapons… Megashark, true nights edge, vampire knives, true exacabilur and terra blade are best

Retards in this comment section

On February 27, 2014 at 2:56 am

Are you all retarded this article was written in 2011 way before we got this weapons(terra blade, sniper, etc) check the date before commenting like a retard.


On June 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

Guys… look at the date and yeah in august 2011 they gotten tera blade, megashark etc…


On August 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

wow you guys are idiots
terra blade does 88 damage and is fast speed


On November 4, 2014 at 7:16 am

Umm This is the older weapon list.

Elijah Huntley

On November 26, 2014 at 3:18 am

This is, obviously, not hardmode. It seems very outdated. For instance, the weapons that match the pwnhammer are wayyyy better. Also Dao of pow is better than Sudbury.

joshua rahardyan

On February 16, 2015 at 2:36 am

dude u forgot about hachet it do huge damage and it could follow enemy and it dont use ammo


On November 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

how bout terra sword?


On December 26, 2015 at 7:31 am

the best melle weopen is meowmere dose 200 and something damage