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True Copper Shortsword
  • True Copper Shortsword item sprite
Damage300 (Melee)
Knockback7 (Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time40 (Very slow)

The True Copper Shortsword is a Hardmode Shortsword that has an immense damage stat, but a slow use time. It launches a rainbow projectile that causes a debuff similar to the On Fire! debuff for 10 seconds.

Best modifier is legendary.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
True Copper ShortswordTrue Copper Shortsword
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil

Used in[]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Ultima ShortswordUltima Shortsword
Ancients Awakened/Quantum Fusion AcceleratorQuantum Fusion Accelerator
Dragon ShivDragon Shiv
Ancients Awakened/Ancient Crafting StationsAncient Crafting Stations
Abyssal ShivAbyssal Shiv


  • This weapon is considered as a joke weapon, based on the fact that the Copper Shortsword is one of the the weakest weapons in Vanilla.
  • Comedically, it is also the most iconic weapon in Ancients Awakened, and is featured in the mod's icon.
  • The projectile is able to hit enemies before the sword can, due to it being launched at the start of the animation.
  • The debuff is not the On Fire! debuff because it deals 25 damage instead of 1, is not extinguished by water, and causes a quick series of 1 damage just before extinguishing.
  • The sword itself does not cause the debuff.
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