While you’re still in Pre-Hardmode, you should get the best weapons you can in Terraria for the trip ahead.
Now that Terraria is in its final version, the 1.4 Journey’s End update, we can make a list of the best guns in Pre-Hardmode and rank them. Forget your shaky copper shortsword and wooden yoyo. Terraria is full of awesome gear that will help you beat bosses and get to Hardmode.
Cover everything you need to know about the best weapons to get during your Pre-Hardmode travels. We’ll give you some tips on how to beat the different bosses and what you should have ready for when you go up against the Wall of Flesh.
The Night’s Edge
When you smash all the other great swords together, you get the Night’s Edge. To make it, you need to have the Muramasa, the Fiery Great Sword, the Blade of Grass, and either the Light’s Bane or the Blood Butcherer. After the Wall of Flesh, go to a Demon or Crimson Altar to get the only sword that’s worth having.
How to craft the Night’s Edge:
- Muramasa – Muramasa can be found in the Dungeon in the locked Golden Chests. Legendary is the best word to describe it, but you may only have one or two in your world.
- Fiery Great Sword – Twenty Hellstone bars are used to make this sword. It’s the slowest sword in Pre-Hardmode, but it has a long reach and does a lot of damage.
- Blade of Grass – The Blade of Grass is made with Jungle Spores and Stingers, and it has a chance to poison attackers.
- Light’s Bane / Blood Butcherer – Can be made from either Demonite or Crimtane, based on whether your world has an evil biome or not.
The Enchanted Sword
This sword isn’t as common as you might think. The Enchanted Sword can be found in rooms deep underground. There is a pool of water, vines that are dropping, and a sword stuck in a rock. It looks like magic, but not every room has a real sword in it.
Yes. There are some fake swords. If you’re lucky enough to get the Enchanted Sword, it’s a top-tier weapon that can get you through Pre-Hardmode Terraria. It has fancy bullets.
Keep an eye out for tunnels that go from the top into a room. A good way to find the Enchanted Sword is to throw grenades or use a tool that can shoot light projectiles through blocks.
The Bee Keeper
Bees! Bees! The Bee Keeper is a sword that was left in the Jungle by the Queen Bee. If you can find her nest and beat her, you have a good chance of getting the Bee Keeper.
This is a special sword that can stand up to the Wall of Flesh. When you hit something with the Bee Keeper, a swarm of bees will attack it. It worked, but it was scary. Beenades are also one of the most successful ways to break through the Wall of Flesh.
The Cascade is the most powerful Pre-Hardmode yo-yo, and its base version has a damage number of 27. For the best yoyo scores, you need to find the Godly or Demonic modifier.
When Skeletron is beaten, he drops this yoyo in the Dungeon. Get it before Hardmode, because the Hel-Fire yoyo will replace it after that. Even in Hardmode, Cascade can be used well if you have a good yoyo build set up.
Malaise & Artery
The best time to use these two yoyos is early in the game, before you even think about going into the Dungeon to look for a Cascade. Depending on what kind of tainted area you have in your Terraria world, you can make these two yoyos with Demonite or Crimtane bars.
You can have fun with the Malaise and Artery until you get a better yoyo later in the game. We wouldn’t suggest using these items past the Wall of Flesh because they don’t do enough damage to keep you alive in Hardmode.
The Dark Lance Spear
The Dark Lance is something different from swords and yo-yos. The Dark Lance is the best spear before Hard Mode. It can be found in Shadow boxes in the Underworld. Spear weapons aren’t very strong or famous, but the Dark Lance can be used in at least one or two ways.
This tool is great for farming bosses like the Eater of Worlds because it does piercing damage to all of its wormy parts. The Dark Lance is also useful for getting rid of big groups of enemies while keeping the player safe.
Boomerangs are easy to miss when playing Terraria. Poor Boomerangs.The Flamarang is a strong tool that can help you get ready for Hardmode. It’s a great addition to a strong ranged build in the early game.
It’s an improved version of the Enchanted Boomerang, so it does more damage and also gives enemies the debuff “On Fire!” when it hits them. The regular Boomerang can be upgraded with only ten Hellstone Bars, so it’s worth looking out.
The Sunfury is a heavy, chunky, and strong mace. It is part of the weapon class that got a buff in 1.4. Now, a player doesn’t have to wait for the mace to come back to them; they can always swing it around.It just gives the Sunfury a wider range of uses.
In the past, it was easy to forget about this tool, but now it’s one of the best ways to get to Hardmode. The Sunfury comes out of Shadow Chests pretty often in the Underworld.
The Space Gun
Even though damage has been lowered in Terraria 1.4, a Space Gun and a full set of Meteor Armor is still one of the best ways to play. Meteor Armor makes it faster for your mana to come back, and the Space Gun uses it up. When you put them together, you have a gun that can keep firing and totally destroy enemies. The Space Gun is a very important part of a strong magic build.
The ability of the Space Gun’s shots to pierce at least one enemy gives it extra worth. This makes it useful in places with a lot of enemies, like the Dungeon, and against bosses with many moving parts. Even if you don’t plan to build your character around this weapon, it can be a good backup for when you’re out of mana and need to stay away.
The Water Bolt, yes. Before the 1.4 update, you could get an early Water Bolt spell book by looking at a few bookcases in the surface dungeon. This pretty much made it possible to kill all Pre-Hard mode bosses in a few minutes if the arena was set up right.
Since Journey’s End has come and gone, the game’s creators thought that an early Water Bolt was just broken, so they moved it deeper underground in the Dungeon. Even so, the Water Bolt is still a strong Pre-Hardmode weapon and a great way to get materials from bosses.
Even though the Muramasa isn’t as strong as other swords in its class, the fact that it can autoswing makes it a much better choice. Even though it does less damage, it’s still pretty good. As long as your repeated swings keep the big hitbox active, you’ll be safe from enemies who aren’t resistant to being knocked back.
Also, the Muramasa is one of the easier blades to get in Backrooms game because you can find it in the Dungeon after you defeat Skeletron. Since it’s needed to make Night’s Edge, it’s a good idea to keep this blade around because it’s useful and has room to grow.
If you want to play at a distance with a gun that uses ammo, the Pheonix Blaster is your best choice. Even though this Handgun upgrade has less power per shot than the Musket or Star Cannon, it fires more than three times as fast as these two guns.
The Phoenix Blaster is so powerful that it can still be used well into Hardmode. It can beat a good number of other long weapons that are unlocked after the fight with the Wall of Flesh. Its only real flaws are that it wastes a lot of ammo and doesn’t send enemies flying very far.
The Bee’s Knees
If the ease of use and low cost of arrows lead you to bows, the Bee’s Knees is the right weapon for you. Unlike some of the other bows you could find before Hardmode, you don’t need a special arrow to make this one shine. Every Wooden Arrow you shoot from it will turn into a line of bees that can split up and do damage on their own.
The Bee’s Knees is a great tool for both one-on-one and group fights because its shots are not affected by gravity and home in on the closest targets. Even if you miss an enemy, if your shot hits the ground or a wall, the bees will fly out and find their way to any enemy.
The Molten Fury is by far the strongest regular bow in Pre-Hardmode. It does the most damage of any bow in the game right now. If that wasn’t enough, any Wooden Arrows that are shot from this weapon’s bowstring will also burn.
Since you can still use other shots with this bow without losing their built-in effects, you can use its high damage even if you don’t want to use its trick. Also, you can still use Wooden Arrows as backup ammo, and you’ll set fire to your enemies as a bonus.