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What is the best pre-hardmode weapon

GerbilCrab475

Terrarian
Pheonix Blaster + Meteor Shot is the ultimate pre-hardmode weapon. It shreds the Wall of Flesh faster than any other weapon at its tier.
 

kinker31

Official Terrarian
Star Cannon definitely has the most pure damage output, but you aren’t going to use it very much in prehardmode.
Not unless you have (and want to use) Journey Mode's item duplication system, provided you gathered enough of them to do so.
 

whoneedsnamestbh

Eater of Worlds
There’s a lot which are really good.

-Combat Wrench was surprisingly compotent. It can hit a single enemy thrice, and has fast linear movement like the Paladin’s Hammer. With Feral Claws, its DPS is one of the highest of any prehardmode weapons, but it does basically require Feral Claws in order to work to begin with.

-Sunfury is good just by the basis of having so much base damage. Its DPS isn’t the highest thing ever, but it has enough base damage to 1 or 2 shot almost everything.

-Pheonix Blaster is nuts. Very high base damage and use time for a prehardmode weapon, and if it weren’t for the lack of autofire, it would easily be the best prehardmode weapon.

-Flamelash is a great weapon. Its mana cost is hard to mantain, but it’s fast, homes, pierces, has great damage and even has an AoE explosion. Also useful in early Hardmode because you can guide it around corners.

-Demon Scythe has one of the immediate largest prehardmode DPSes, only drawback is that it’s hard to aim. Which doesn’t stop it against the Wall of Flesh.

-Spinal Tap, largely due to its synergy with Obsidian Armor. Its built perfectly for the Wall battle and has damage output above many other options.
 

AngryNimbus

Terrarian
There’s a lot which are really good.

-Combat Wrench was surprisingly compotent. It can hit a single enemy thrice, and has fast linear movement like the Paladin’s Hammer. With Feral Claws, its DPS is one of the highest of any prehardmode weapons, but it does basically require Feral Claws in order to work to begin with.

-Sunfury is good just by the basis of having so much base damage. Its DPS isn’t the highest thing ever, but it has enough base damage to 1 or 2 shot almost everything.

-Pheonix Blaster is nuts. Very high base damage and use time for a prehardmode weapon, and if it weren’t for the lack of autofire, it would easily be the best prehardmode weapon.

-Flamelash is a great weapon. Its mana cost is hard to mantain, but it’s fast, homes, pierces, has great damage and even has an AoE explosion. Also useful in early Hardmode because you can guide it around corners.

-Demon Scythe has one of the immediate largest prehardmode DPSes, only drawback is that it’s hard to aim. Which doesn’t stop it against the Wall of Flesh.

-Spinal Tap, largely due to its synergy with Obsidian Armor. Its built perfectly for the Wall battle and has damage output above many other options.
I also really like the Starfury
Best pre-HM sword, if used correctly, pre-Boss also
Even Nights edge is a no-no, needs 2 bosses to be killed

And the Thorn Chakram + 1.4.1 feral claws is underestimated, seriously
 
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