The Sword is a basic fighting item found in Minecraft with Hexxit adding more types and variations.
Swords deal more damage than 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 hands/tool 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.
Sword Damage List & Effects
|Slime||3||Applies Nausea I on target for 0.5 seconds|
|Frezarite||6||Applies Slowness II on target for 1 second.|
|Fiery||8||Sets target on fire for 1 damage for 3 ticks.|
|Meteorite||8||Has natural Magnetization I enchantment, pulling items nearby|
|Kreknorite||8||Has natural Fire Aspect II enchantment, dealing up to 7 fire damage.|
Giant Sword Damage List
Standard Minecraft recipes all follow this standard set-up replacing the diamond with an appropriate material. Quartz sword can use any types of quartz block in place of the diamond.
- Note: All Meteorite Tools need iron ingots instead of sticks.
Excluding the recipes below, the above may have the diamonds replaced with any appropriate material.
- Note: Wooden Giant swords can only be crafted with Oak, Spruce, Jungle, or Birch planks.