Tainted Blade

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Tainted Blade
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TypeWeaponCrafting material
Damage60 True melee
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time26 Slow
TooltipInflicts poison on enemy hits
Inflicts DebuffPoisonedPoisoned
100% chance

Debuff duration4 seconds
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
RarityRarity Level: 2
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Research1 required

The Tainted Blade is a craftable Pre-Hardmode broadsword. On hit, it inflicts the Poisoned debuff for 4 seconds.

Its best modifier is Legendary.



Crafting Station
Demon AltarDemon Altar
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Any Evil FleshAny Evil Flesh8
Tainted BladeTainted Blade1

Used in


These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
    • No longer has a 140% size modifier.
    • Now spawns more dust on swing.
  • Renamed from "Caustic Edge" to "Tainted Blade".
    • Nerfed damage from 70 to 60.
    • Fixed outdated tooltip description.
    • No longer inflicts Acid Venom.
    • No longer uses a Lava Bucket in its recipe.
  • Now inflicts Poisoned for 4 seconds instead of 8, and Venom for 2 seconds instead of 4.
    • Buffed damage from 44 to 70 and it now has a 140% size modifier.
    • Now uses 3 Shadow Scales or Tissue Samples in its recipe.
    • Resprited.
    • Now has a more descriptive tooltip.
    • Now inflicts Venom for 4 seconds.
    • Resprited.
    • Buffed damage from 40 to 44.
    • The player can now turn when using.
  • No longer uses Jungle Spores or Stingers in its recipe.
  • 1.0: Introduced.