[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (2023)

Isn't Terraria a peaceful game?

Terraria is an action-adventure game that was released back in May 2011. Once you start playing the game, you’ll be faced with relaxing scenery and cheerful music. Everything is peaceful and quiet until night falls, that is.

Soon you’ll realize that Terraria is not just about building houses and farming flowers. You’ll begin to understand that to survive in your world, you have to take up arms and defend your life. If you’re new to the game, this might get very confusing as the game has over 500 unique weapons to choose from. This is why we’ve created this list of Top 10 Terraria best weapons and how to get them!

We’ll be talking about both pre-hardmode, hardmode, and post-Moonlord weapons in this list. Each weapon would be rated at its current functionality at that specific phase of the game.

10. Reaver Shark

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (1)I hope PETA isn't reading this

I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t Reaver Shark technically a pickaxe? Well, yes. But that doesn’t stop you from whacking enemies with it! It was heavily nerfed in Terraria: Journey’s End due to some progression issues, but it’s still valuable to get early on.

The Reaver Shark is a Pickaxe that’s able to mine everything below Demonite and Crimtane ores and is very accessible pre-hardmode.

What makes Reaver Shark awesome:

  • Utility - Can be used to progress through the early stages of the game as a Pickaxe
  • Decent damage for early-game. Has the same damage as Gold / Platinum Broadswords
  • Slightly bigger range than most pre-hardmode swords

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 16 (Melee)
  • Knockback: 3 (Very Weak)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 22 (Fast)

How to get the Reaver Shark:

Getting the Reaver Shark

9. Minishark

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (4)What is it with Terraria and sharks?!

Yet another “shark” makes it to our list. The Minishark is one of the earlier guns you can get in the game that deals a massive amount of damage up until early hardmode, where it becomes a crafting ingredient for a weapon with an even better DPS output.

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The Minishark has the fastest attack speed out of all the ranged weapons pre-hardmode. The downside is, it only deals very minimal damage so armored enemies won’t take too much damage from it. An easy counter to this would be using the Sharktooth Necklace which adds armor penetration and is overall very easy to find.

What makes Minishark awesome:

  • High RPM means more shots hit. Combine this with “effect” bullets and you’ll be dealing tons of damage
  • 33% chance not to use up any ammo.
  • Very easy to get early-game!

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 6 (Ranged)
  • Knockback: 0
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 8 (Insanely Fast)
  • Velocity: 7

How to get the Minishark:

Getting theMinishark

8. Space Gun

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (7)Pew pew pew!

Once you beat your first Crimson or Corruption boss, a meteorite will land in your world at a random location (roughly middle left or right of your map). The spawned meteorite can then be mined using a Tungsten/Silver and above level pickaxe (or the Reaver Shark, if you got it)

Gather enough meteorite from the crash site and you get yourself a weapon that costs MP to shoot. And by cost, we mean emptying your mana pool every 3 seconds. The only way to combat this is to craft the Meteor armor that goes along with it as well. Having the full set equipped makes the Space Gun cost zero MP to use.

What makes Space Gun awesome:

  • No mana cost when used with the Meteor armor set
  • Decent damage and can pierce up to 2 enemies per shot
  • The projectile is very fast making it feel very accurate
  • One of the best weapons to kill the Wall of Flesh easily

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 17 (Magic)
  • Knockback: 0.75 (Extremely Weak)
  • Mana: 6 (0 with Meteor armor)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 17 (Very Fast)
  • Velocity: 30

How to get the Space Gun:

Getting theSpace Gun

7. Starfury

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (10)When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are!

Now we’re back to melee weapons! The Starfury is a pre-hardmode sword that makes stars fall from the sky when swung. This melee-ranged hybrid is capable of dealing huge damage in open spaces and has more utility than meets the eye. Also, if you manage to get one, keep it until late-game. We’ll discuss that later on.

This sword is mostly found generated in the Sky Islands which require tons of rope or a gravity potion to reach. One of the cheesiest ways to look for said islands is to use one of the weapons in this list, the Space Gun (although not required to get it). Keep shooting your Space Gun upwards while walking across your map and you’ll eventually hear a ‘thud’, marking the next destination.

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What makes Starfury awesome:

  • It’s a melee with a ranged attack
  • Stars gain effects of melee buffs as well
  • Can be used to light up dark caves with the star crashing effects
  • The stars can shoot through horizontal obstacles as it comes from above

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 22 (Sword) / 44 (Star) (Melee)
  • Knockback: 5 (Average)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 20 (Very Fast)
  • Velocity: 20

How to get the Starfury:

Getting the​Starfury

6. Quad-Barrel Shotgun

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (13)When just two barrels ain't enough

Terraria added a new biome in the recent 1.4 Journey’s End update, the Graveyard. Speak to the Arms Dealer in this biome and he’ll show you one of the most powerful weapons you can get for late pre-hardmode to early hardmode.

The Quad-Barrel Shotgun is exactly what it is, a high-spread version of the Boomstick. This makes it a very nice weapon to have when you like being up close and personal.

What makes Quad-Barrel Shotgun awesome:

  • It fires 6 bullets at a 45-degree angle. Effective against groups and large bosses.
  • Easy to get very early in the game and can carry you quite a bit into early hardmode
  • Uses ammo, so bullet effects are very useful with it.

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 17 x 6 (Ranged)
  • Knockback: 6.5 (Strong)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 55 (Extremely slow)
  • Velocity: 7

How to get the Quad-Barrel Shotgun:

Getting theQuad-Barrel Shotgun

5. Daedalus Stormbow

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (16)It's raining men! I mean arrows!

This is one of the most popular bows that many players continue using even until Moon Lord. The Daedalus Stormbow is a mixture of both power and chaos as it shoots your arrows not from the bow itself but as a rain of death from the skies above.

This bow is potentially one of the best things to farm for as soon as you jump into hardmode after beating the Wall of Flesh. It is essentially RNG dependent on whether the mob that drops it spawns, or if it even drops it for you.

What makes Daedalus Stormbow awesome:

  • It fires multiple arrows across the map, making it useful for clearing out mobs
  • It’s very useful when used with Holy and Jester arrows

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 17 x 6 (Ranged)
  • Knockback: 6.5 (Strong)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Use Speed: 55 (Extremely slow)
  • Velocity: 7

How to get the Daedalus Stormbow:

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Getting theDaedalus Stormbow

4. Tome of Infinite Wisdom

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (19)Is it me or is it getting windy in here?

Ever wanted to dispatch The Destroyer easily? Then this is the weapon for you! The Tome of Infinite Wisdom is a highly destructive magic weapon that can shred segmented enemies to bits.

This item is a drop from the crossover event from Dungeon Defenders 2 from way back in 2016 and has continued in the game until the present. Once you defeat a mechanical boss in hardmode, fight the Old One’s Army and get this weapon drop from one of the minibosses.

What makes Tome of Infinite Wisdom awesome:

  • Has 2 different attacks: Left-click releases wind blades that fire in a specific direction. Right-click shoots a tornado that blitzes through the ground.
  • Useful for clearing out big chunks of enemies while still having the option for 1v1 combat
  • Destroys the Destroyer

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 32 (Magic)
  • Knockback: 9 (Very Strong)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Mana: 20
  • Use Speed: 25 (Fast)
  • Velocity: 22

How to get the Tome of Infinite Wisdom:

Getting theTome of Infinite Wisdom

3. Abigail’s Flower

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (22)Spooky!

Don’t Starve is a popular game series that took the co-op survival scene by storm. Like Dungeon Defenders 2, they also had a collaboration with Terraria, albeit not in the same way. While DD2 offered a new game event, Don’t Starve offered Terraria a pack of new weapons and equipment to find in-game.

Of the popular characters in Don’t Starve is Wendy and her twin sister ghost called Abigail. Wendy summons her sister to help her with protecting herself when she’s out and about the world. This mechanic is also similar in Terraria as the player can summon Abigail to dish out some decent damage that scales in all stages of the game.

What makes Abigail’s Flower awesome:

  • Scales throughout the game, gaining more power with every additional summon slot used
  • Can be gotten at the very beginning of the game
  • Homes in on enemies through walls

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 6 (Summon)
  • Knockback: 2 (Very Weak)
  • Crit Chance: 4%
  • Mana: 10
  • Use Speed: 36 (Very Slow)
  • Velocity: 10

How to get Abigail’s Flower:

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Getting Abigail's Flower

2. Zenith

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (25)It's easy to catch it when your eyes are closed. Try it.

Zenith, as the name suggests, is the pinnacle of all melee weaponry. It is a late-game weapon that can only be obtained at the very last part of the game. It’s a bit too late to get one of the most OP weapons in the game. But, there are still plenty of things to do in a Terraria world once Moon Lord is defeated.

This weapon is created by crafting together multiple swords from different stages of the game, each being the strongest in their own right (except for you, copper shortsword). Remember when we told you not to get rid of Starfury? This is the reason. And although it is a melee weapon, it shoots out multiple swords towards your mouse cursor. Every single projectile is enough to decimate through hordes of enemies that may target you, the player.

What makes Zenith awesome:

  • Flying swords!
  • It has a very long-range melee attack that shoots through walls
  • Extremely high damage output

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 190 (Melee)
  • Knockback: 6.5 (Strong)
  • Crit Chance: 14%
  • Use Speed: 30 (Very Slow)
  • Velocity: 32

How to get the Zenith:

Getting theZenith

1. Terraprisma

[Top 10] Terraria Best Weapons (And How To Get Them) (28)Look at my fancy wings!

This item, let me tell you right now, is a powerhouse. Not only does it outclass the Zenith, but you alsodon’t even need to aim and shoot! The Terraprisma is the weapon of all weapons. It is also the hardest weapon to ever obtain in the game.

To obtain this legendary weapon, you must kill the Empress of Light during the day. Yes, she DOES one-shot you during the day so good luck with that.

What makes Terraprisma awesome:

  • Flying swords! AGAIN!
  • Auto-tracks and obliterates anything it touches
  • Very fashionable as the blades look like wings behind you when summoned

Weapon Stats:

  • Damage: 90 (Summon)
  • Knockback: 4 (Weak)
  • Mana: 10
  • Use Speed: 36 (Very Slow)
  • Velocity: 10

How to get the Terraprisma:

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Getting the Terraprisma

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What is the best weapon in Terraria and how do you get it? ›

You could say that Terraprisma is one of the most powerful weapons in Terraria. The post-hardmode weapon is dropped by the Empress of Light, who you might encounter in the underground jungle.

What's the strongest weapon in Terraria? ›

Coin Gun is the most powerful weapon, if platinum coins are used as ammo, which can deal 200 damage and has an insanely fast rate of fire.

Where do you get good weapons in Terraria? ›

Some weapons can be crafted at a Work Bench or a Pre-Hardmode/Hardmode Anvil, while others can only be found in Chests, as enemy drops, or purchased from NPCs. Terraria has a wide variety of weapons and weapon classes, each suited to particular play styles or specific tasks.

What is the top 10 best sword in Terraria? ›

The best blade
  • Copper Shortsword (crafted from Copper Bars)
  • Enchanted Sword (Found in Enchanted Sword Shrines generated in world)
  • The Horseman's Blade (Dropped by the Pumpking boss)
  • Influx Waver (Dropped by the Martian Saucer)
  • Meowmere (Dropped b the Moon Lord)
  • Seedler (Dropped by Plantera in the Underground Jungle)
Feb 25, 2022

Is Uzi better than Megashark? ›

The Uzi has a 172% higher base knockback/second than the Megashark (23.333 versus 8.571). The Uzi is slightly slower but deals more damage per round. On enemies with more than 36 defense, the Uzi deals more damage per second using Crystal Bullets than a Megashark using the same.

What is the fastest gun in Terraria? ›

The Chain Gun is a Hardmode, post-Plantera Gun, and is currently the fastest gun by rate of fire to date.

What is the rarest sword in Terraria? ›

The Arkhalis is also the only pre-Hardmode weapon to be able to achieve the highest rarity in the game, that being Purple.

What's the rarest item in Terraria? ›

1 Slime Staff

The Slime Staff has the lowest drop chance of any item in the game and is, therefore, the rarest.

What is the coolest Terraria sword? ›

1) The Zenith

The Zenith is considered one of the most powerful swords in Terraria and is the ultimate weapon in the game. It is crafted using a combination of various endgame materials, including the Meowmere, Star Wrath, and many others. The Zenith has high base damage and critical strike chance.

What is the fastest sword in Terraria? ›

The Fetid Baghnakhs are the fastest melee weapon in the game.

What are the 5 best accessories in Terraria? ›

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  • 8 The Ankh Shield.
  • 7 Celestial Shell.
  • 6 Lavaproof Tackle Bag.
  • 5 Yoyo Bag.
  • 4 Papyrus Scarab.
  • 3 Sniper Scope.
  • 2 Magiluminescence.
  • 1 Terraspark Boots.
Jul 22, 2022

What is the 2nd best sword in Terraria? ›

The first is Muramasa, which is found after beating Skeletron in Golden Locked chests in the underground dungeon. The second is either the Blood Butcherer or Light's Bane based on your world.

Is Meowmere the best sword? ›

The Meowmere has the highest listed base damage of all weapons in the game, apart from explosives. However, other endgame weapons like the Zenith, Terrarian, or Star Wrath often have much higher DPS , e.g. due to unlisted bonuses. It was referred to as Meowmur before its release.

What is the strongest knife in Terraria? ›

At a base level, the Psycho Knife is tied with the Fetid Baghnakhs for the title of "fastest melee weapon in the game".

How do you get illegal gun parts in Terraria? ›

Illegal Gun Parts are a crafting material used to craft the Sandgun, the Megashark and the Flamethrower. These are sold by the Arms Dealer at night.

What gun replaced the Uzi? ›

The United States Secret Service used the Uzi as their standard submachine gun from the 1960s until the early 1990s, when it was phased out and replaced with the Heckler & Koch MP5 and FN P90.

What is the best bullet in Terraria? ›

Crystal Bullets are the best type of bullet for damage, being exceptional in not only DPS, but also crowd control and ease of obtainment. Chlorophyte Bullets are recommended for slow weapons, because it homes on the nearest target.

What's the strongest bow in Terraria? ›

The Pulse Bow has the highest listed base damage of all bows in the game.

What is the loudest weapon in Terraria? ›

Vortex Beater - Terraria Wiki.

Is there a minigun in Terraria? ›

The Minishark is the first of several rapid-firing guns that were named and designed based on a water creature, the others being the Gatligator, Megashark, and S.D.M.G..

What is the best AXE in Terraria? ›

The Luminite Pickaxes are easily the strongest in Terraria. Not only are they extremely rare, but they can only be crafted after beating the Moon Lord – which is the final boss of the game. Once you defeat the final boss, you'll have access to Luminite bars which are required to craft these strong pickaxes.

Is there a master sword in Terraria? ›

The Master Sword is a craftable Hardmode, post-Plantera sword. It is an upgraded version of the Goddess Sword; like it, after swinging it and holding down the left mouse button, the sword will charge up a Skyward Strike.

What is the easiest weapon to get in Terraria? ›

The first weapon you start out with is a Copper Shortsword, which has short range and pitiful damage. Upon spawning, it's recommended you immediately craft a Wooden Sword, then quickly go to the Desert and make a Cactus Sword. This is a large weapon with decent damage.

What is the dirtiest block in Terraria? ›

The Dirtiest Block is a pet summoning item that summons a Dirt Block. It can be obtained by mining a block that looks similar to Dirt Blocks. Only 3 can be obtained in a small world, 6 in a medium sized world and 9 in a Large World.

What is the rarest Terraria enemy? ›

While the Nymph is one of the rarest enemies in Terraria, in reality, she spawns more frequently than is initially apparent. She is usually missed due to her passive and stationary behavior: she often remains in dark areas, without moving to attack players or making any sounds, unlike what most enemies would do.

What is the hardest pet to get in Terraria? ›

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  1. 1 Black Cat - Unlucky Yarn.
  2. 2 The Zephyr Fish. ...
  3. 3 The Companion Cube. ...
  4. 4 Baby Grinch - Baby Grinch's Mischief Whistle. ...
  5. 5 Puppy - Dog Whistle. ...
  6. 6 Pet Lizard - Lizard Egg. ...
  7. 7 Baby Skeletron Head - Bone Key. ...
  8. 8 Wisp - Wisp in a Bottle. ...
Jun 26, 2022

What is the strongest yoyo in Terraria? ›

The Terrarian has a 1/9 (11.11%) chance to drop from the Moon Lord, and is currently the most powerful yoyo in the game. tModLoader version, the Terrarian's best modifier is Legendary.

What is the best looking armor in Terraria? ›

The best melee armor in Terraria is the Solar Flare Armor. It's an incredibly powerful item with the highest defensive rating in the game. It also looks remarkable and brings tremendous advantages to the wearer: Plus 78 defense.

What is the hottest pickaxe in Terraria? ›

On Fire! The Molten Pickaxe can destroy most blocks in one hit.

What is the fastest flying thing in Terraria? ›

Drill - Drill Containment Unit

It's worth it though: this infinite-flight mount is the fastest method of mining blocks in the entire game.

Is Zenith the best sword in Terraria? ›

With its extreme reach and overall output, the Zenith is arguably the strongest weapon in the entire game. Usually, it is seen inflicting 20,000 to 30,000 DPS . This alone is enough to defeat the Moon Lord on Master Mode (277,311 combined HP) in about 11 seconds.

How do you get 7 slots in Terraria? ›

In Expert Mode a sixth slot is obtainable by consuming a Demon Heart. Ultimately, Master Mode includes a sixth slot by default which, when combined with a Demon Heart, provides seven slots.

What is the best selling item in Terraria? ›

Diamonds and Amber are the most valuable gem when sold directly, valued at 30 each.

What is the best loot in Terraria? ›

10 Rarest Drops You Need To Collect In Terraria
  • 8 Nymph Banner.
  • 7 Blessed Apple.
  • 6 Rod of Discord.
  • 5 Biome Keys.
  • 4 Lucky Coin.
  • 3 Coin Gun.
  • 2 Discount Card.
  • 1 Slime Staff.
Feb 17, 2022

Is there a dragon pet in Terraria? ›

Qty. The Dragon Egg is a Pet summoning item that gives the player a Hoardagron pet. It has a 16.67% / 25% chance to be dropped by the Dark Mage(T1) and a 8.33% chance to be dropped from Dark Mage(T3) during the Old One's Army event.

Is there a Moon Lord pet in Terraria? ›

The Piece of Moon Squid is a pet item that has a 1/4 (25%) chance to drop from the Moon Lord in Master Mode. It summons a pet Moonling that resembles the Moon Lord's head.

Is there a spider pet in Terraria? ›

The Spider Egg summons the spider Pet. It behaves exactly like the Spider AI, as it will crawl on Walls if there are any. When the player jumps high enough or outruns the spider, it will ride on a white spiderweb, as if it were standing on a wall, to keep up with the player.

How do you get legendary weapons in Terraria? ›

Legendary Weapons are powerful items that drop from any mob (except Statue ones) with a very low drop chance of 1:25000. There are 5 Legendary weapons, each representing one of the classes in vanilla Terraria, excluding Summoner.

What is the rarest weapon in Terraria? ›

The Slime Staff has the lowest drop chance of any item in the game and is, therefore, the rarest.

What is the best weapon in Terraria 2022? ›

Our pick for the best gun in Terraria has to be the S.D.M.G. (also known as the Space Dolphin Machine Gun). The S.D.M.G. is a hardmode gun that deals 85 base damage (77 on console) per bullet.

What is the best weapon class in Terraria? ›

The Magic class boasts some of the most devastating and varied weapons in Terraria, all with dramatically different effects. Weapons of this class include wands, magic guns, spell books, etc., which players can use to achieve various things.

What is the rarest block in Terraria? ›

Because of the amount that is obtainable in a world, The Dirtiest Block is one of the rarest objects in the game.

What is the strongest Terraria bullet? ›

Crystal Bullets generally give the highest damage per second output on guns (excluding luminite bullets) and synergize extremely well with ichor.

What is the strongest set in Terraria? ›

Solar Flare is the best armor in the game in terms of defense alone. The only way to craft it is with Luminite bars that are dropped by the final boss and Solar Fragments which are dropped by the pillars you get before the final boss.


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