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Swords are basic melee items found in Minecraft, with Hexxit adding more types and hi variations.  There are swords from Vanilla Minecraft, swords from mods, and swords which require a completely different crafting system added by Tinker's Construct.

Swords deal more damage than all tools. Swords can also gather string from Cobwebs faster than any tool (except shears), but they take double durability damage from breaking blocks.

The sword can destroy all other blocks 1.5x faster than using something not intended for the block.

Holding right click will result in most swords blocking, taking half damage. Some swords have special abilities with their right click, and may not reduce damage as expected. If a shield is in the hotbar, you will switch to the shield while attempting to block with the sword, and once released you will return to the sword after a few moments.

The strongest melee swords without Enchanting or cheating are the Diamond Giant Sword and Ender Giant Sword(Verification Needed).

Sword Damage List & Effects

]]Image Material Damage Durability Additional Effects
Grid Slime Sword.png Slime 3 11
  • Applies Nausea I on target for 0.5 seconds
Grid Ghostwood Sword.png Ghostwood 4 59
Grid Wooden Sword.png Wood 4 59
Grid Golden Sword.png Gold 4 32
Grid Nether Quartz Sword.png Quartz 5 131
Grid Darkwood Sword.png Darkwood 5 131
Grid Stone Sword.png Stone 5 131
Grid Fusewood Sword.png Fusewood 6 250
Grid Livingmetal Sword.png Livingmetal 6 250
  • Durability repairs when collecting souls.
Grid Ironwood Sword.png Ironwood 6 512
Grid Biomass Sword.png Biomass 6 150
  • Durability repairs when collecting blood.
Grid Frezarite Sword.png Frezarite 6 225
  • Applies Slowness II on target for 1 second.
Grid Iron Sword.png Iron 6 250
Grid Bloodwood Sword.png Bloodwood 7 350
Grid Steeleaf Sword.png Steeleaf 7 131
Grid Diamond Sword.png Diamond 1561
Grid Fiery Sword.png Fiery 8 1024
  • Has natural Fire Aspect I enchantment(Verification Needed).
Grid Meteorite Sword.png Meteorite 8 900
  • Has natural Magnetization I enchantment, pulling items nearby
Grid Kreknorite Sword.png Kreknorite 8 900
  • Has natural Fire Aspect II enchantment, dealing up to 7 fire damage.

Bigsword Damage List

Image Material Damage Durability Additional Effects
Grid Iron Bigsword.png Iron Bigsword 10 250 Sword does 1-9 splash damage when using the charge-up attack (holding right mouse button).  This does more damage the longer the mouse button is held down.  This ability uses 2 durability per mob hit with the splash damage.
Grid Diamond Bigsword.png
Diamond Bigsword Sword does 1-15 splash damage when using the charge-up attack (holding right mouse button).  This does more damage the longer the mouse button is held down.  This ability uses 2 durability per mob hit with the splash damage.
Grid Monking Bigsword.png Monking Sword

6 splash damage when using the charge-up attack (holding right mouse button).  This does not need to be charged and will not do more damage if the mouse button is held down longer.  This ability uses 1-2 durability per mob hit with the splash damage.


Standard Swords




Diamond Sword

Standard Minecraft recipes all follow this standard set-up replacing the diamond with the appropriate material. The quartz sword can use any type of quartz block in place of the diamond.

  • Note: All Meteorite Tools need iron ingots instead of sticks.

Meteor Chip

Meteor Chip

Iron Ingot

Meteorite Sword

Giant Swords

For the full article, see Giant Swords.

Giant Swords are a variation of the regular swords that will increase the amount of damage done by the normal variant. When guarding with a Giant Sword, damage caused directly by mobs will not be taken (i.e. arrows deflected, but fire damage successful).

Tinker's Construct

Note: This section is incomplete.

There are various types of swords that can be created by Tinkers' Construct.  It is a completely different type of crafting system than Minecraft's built-in system with crafting tables.  There are Broadswords, Longswords, Rapiers, Daggers, Cutlasses, and Cleavers.  To read more about Tinker's Construct, click here

Vanilla Items
Raw Materials Blaze Rod.png Blaze RodBone.png BoneClay (Item).png ClayCoal.png Coal (Charcoal.png Charcoal) • Diamond.png DiamondEmerald.png EmeraldEnder Pearl.png Ender PearlFeather.png FeatherFlint.png FlintGhast Tear.png Ghast TearGlowstone Dust.png Glowstone DustGold Ingot.png Gold Ingot (Gold Nugget.png Nugget) • Gunpowder.png GunpowderIron Ingot.png Iron IngotLeather.png LeatherNether Quartz.png Nether QuartzNether Star.png Nether StarNether Wart.png Nether WartRedstone.png RedstoneSlimeball.png Slimeball (Magma Cream.png Magma Cream) • String.png String
Manufactured Blaze Powder.png Blaze PowderBook.png BookBowl.png BowlBrick.png Brick (Nether Brick (Item).png Nether) • Eye of Ender.png Eye of Ender
Food Apple.png Apple (Golden Apple.png Golden) • Bread.png BreadCake.png CakeCarrot.png Carrot (Golden Carrot.png Golden) • Cookie.png CookieMelon (Item).png MelonMilk.png MilkMushroom Stew.png Mushroom StewPotato.png Potato (Baked Potato.png BakedPoisonous Potato.png Poisonous) • Pumpkin Pie.png Pumpkin PieRaw Beef.png Raw Beef (Steak.png Steak) • Raw Chicken.png Raw Chicken (Cooked Chicken.png Cooked) • Raw Fish.png Raw Fish (Cooked Fish.png Cooked) • Raw Porkchop.png Raw Porkchop (Cooked Porkchop.png Cooked) • Rotten Flesh.png Rotten FleshSpider Eye.png Spider Eye
Plants Seeds.png Seeds (Pumpkin Seeds.png PumpkinMelon Seeds.png Melon) • Sugar Canes.png Sugar CanesWheat.png Wheat
Dyes Bone Meal.png Bone MealLight Gray Dye.png Light Gray DyeGray Dye.png Gray DyeInk Sac.png Ink SacPink Dye.png Pink DyeRose Red.png Rose RedOrange Dye.png Orange DyeDandelion Yellow.png Dandelion YellowLime Dye.png Lime DyeCactus Green.png Cactus GreenLight Blue Dye.png Light Blue DyeCyan Dye.png Cyan DyeLapis Lazuli.png Lapis LazuliPurple Dye.png Purple DyeMagenta Dye.png Magenta DyeCocoa Beans.png Cocoa Beans
Tools Axe.png AxeFishing Rod.png Fishing RodFlint and Steel.png Flint and SteelHoe.png HoePickaxe.png PickaxeShears.png ShearsShovel.png Shovel
Informative Clock.png ClockCompass.png CompassMap.png Map (Empty Map.png Empty Map) • Book and Quill.png Book and Quill (Written Book.png Written Book)
Weapons Bow.png Bow (Arrow (Vanilla).png Arrow) • Egg.png EggFire Charge.png Fire ChargeSnowball.png SnowballSword.png Sword
Armor Boots.png BootsChestplate.png ChestplateHelmet.png HelmetLeggings.png Leggings
Vehicles Boat ig.png BoatMinecart.png Minecart (Minecart with Furnace.png with FurnaceMinecart with Chest.png with ChestMinecart with Hopper.png with HopperMinecart with TNT.png with TNT)
Utility Bed.png BedBottle o' Enchanting.png Bottle o' EnchantingBrewing Stand.png Brewing StandBucket.png Bucket (Water Bucket.png WaterLava Bucket.png Lava) • Carrot on a Stick.png Carrot on a StickCauldron.png CauldronDoor.png DoorEnchanted Book.png Enchanted BookRedstone Comparator.png Redstone ComparatorRedstone Repeater.png Redstone RepeaterSaddle.png SaddleSign.png Sign
Decoration Flower Pot.png Flower PotItem Frame.png Item FrameMusic Discs.png Music DiscsPainting.png PaintingWither Skeleton Skull.png Wither Skeleton Skull
Creative Only Spawn Egg.png Spawn Egg

Asgard Shield Items
Shields 16px Diamond Shield16px Gilded Diamond Shield16px Iron Shield16px Gilded Iron Shield16px Stone Shield16px Gilded Stone Shield16px Wooden Shield16px Gilded Wooden Shield16px Nether Quartz Shield16px Gilded Nether Quartz Shield16px Skull Shield16px Gilded Skull Shield16px Livingmetal Shield16px Gilded Livingmetal Shield16px Ender Shield16px Gilded Ender Shield16px Biomass Shield16px Gilded Biomass Shield16px Patchwork Shield16px Gilded Patchwork Shield
Giant Swords 16px Diamond Giant Sword16px Golden Giant Sword16px Iron Giant Sword16px Stone Giant SwordWooden Giant Sword.png Wooden Giant Sword16px Nether Quartz Giant Sword16px Livingmetal Giant Sword16px Biomass Giant Sword16px Ender Giant Sword16px Skull Giant Sword16px Patchwork Giant Sword