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Swordfish
Swordfish
200
30
2
5
8
Dead Swordfish.png
Spawns from
The Ocean
"swordfish"

Dead Swordfish
Dead Swordfish.png
Health
1
Hunger
25
Sanity
0
Perish time
6 Days
Swordfish.png
Stacks up to
40
"dead_swordfish"

Wilson Portrait.png
I think this fish evolved to run me through.

Wilson, when examining Swordfish

Willow Portrait.png
En garde!

Willow, when examining Swordfish

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang challenges you to duel!

Wolfgang, when examining Swordfish

Wendy Portrait.png
This fish cuts death with its face!

Wendy, when examining Swordfish

WX-78 Portrait.png
FIGHTING FISH

WX-78, when examining Swordfish

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Don't upset the broadbill!

Wickerbottom, when examining Swordfish

Woodie Portrait.png
That there's one pointy fish.

Woodie, when examining Swordfish

Waxwell Portrait.png
Ah, a sparring partner!

Maxwell, when examining Swordfish

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Nöw yöu are a fish after my heart!

Wigfrid, when examining Swordfish

Webber Portrait.png
We like your sword face, fish!

Webber, when examining Swordfish

Walani Portrait.png
I've resolved to be more of a lover than a fighter.

Walani, when examining Swordfish

Warly Portrait.png
A deluxe, but dangerous ingredient!

Warly, when examining Swordfish

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Arrr ye'd like ta bury thet nose in ol'Woodlegs eh?

Woodlegs, when examining Swordfish

Swordfish are hostile Mobs found in the Shipwrecked DLC. They spawn in the deep Ocean from an invisible spawner. Once the location of the spawner is found, it can be marked by Items that have map markers, like any one of the Backpacks or Boats as well as a Buoy. It spawns in the same spot every 60–120 seconds, as long as the spawner is nearby. Swordfish can be used to craft Cutlass Supreme or can be cooked on a campfire to have Fish Steak.

When a killed Swordfish is left to spoil, it will turn in to a Spoiled Fish.

Despite being hostile, they are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 4 points to the Player's naughtiness level, which can cause Krampus to appear.

Dead Swordfish

Wilson Portrait.png
I better not run with this.

Wilson, when examining Dead Swordfish

Willow Portrait.png
Ugh, fire would get rid of that smell.

Willow, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wolfgang Portrait.png
It was a good fight.

Wolfgang, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wendy Portrait.png
Its sword face couldn't save it...

Wendy, when examining Dead Swordfish

WX-78 Portrait.png
LIFE IS NOT WORTH IT

WX-78, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Looks a tad less ferocious this way.

Wickerbottom, when examining Dead Swordfish

Woodie Portrait.png
Sorry, guy.

Woodie, when examining Dead Swordfish

Waxwell Portrait.png
Perhaps it should have taken more fencing lessons.

Maxwell, when examining Dead Swordfish

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Önward tö Valhalla, brave fish.

Wigfrid, when examining Dead Swordfish

Webber Portrait.png
Should we eat it or use it?

Webber, when examining Dead Swordfish

Walani Portrait.png
Woah, that fish is HUGE!

Walani, when examining Dead Swordfish

Warly Portrait.png
The grand poisson!

Warly, when examining Dead Swordfish

Woodlegs Portrait.png
Ye put up a good fight.

Woodlegs, when examining Dead Swordfish

When a Swordfish is killed it becomes a Dead Swordfish. It can be eaten to restore 1 HealthMeter.png and 25 Hunger.png. If cooked at a Campfire, Fire Pit, Chiminea, or Dwarf Star it will produce Fish Steak . Dead Swordfish can also be used to craft the Cutlass Supreme.


Spear.png Fighting Strategy

Swordfish cannot be stun locked, however it is possible to kite Swordfish using a fast boat. A Cargo Boat with a Snakeskin Sail is fast enough, a Row Boat or an Armoured Boat with any Sail is faster. Sailing close to the Swordfish will cause it to attack, which can be dodged by sailing in the opposite direction after the Swordfish pauses before the attack. Then players will be able to land 1 or 2 hits with a melee weapon depending on their overall boat speed. After which the player still has enough time to dodge the next attack.

The player can also dock near a herd of Water Beefalo and let the Swordfish attack the Beefalo. The Beefalo, fighting in groups, will usually win, resulting in the Swordfish's death. However, the player needs to actually get on land for this strategy to work, as the Swordfish will not attack other mobs while chasing the player.


Below is the number of hits it takes with each weapon to kill a Swordfish when playing with characters with a default damage modifier. The Weather Pain is not included due to the random nature of its projectile.

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish.png
Tooth Trap.png Fire Staff.png Immune
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 48
Fire Dart.png 40
Lucy the Axe.png 15
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png Cactus Spike.png 12
Eyeshot.png 10
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 8
Obsidian Axe.png 4-8
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 7
Ham Bat.png 4-7
PickSlashAxe.png 7
Spear.png Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 6
Obsidian Machete.png 3-6
Trident.png 2 or 6
Bat Bat.png Battle Spear.png 5
Morning Star.png 3 or 5
Slurtle Slime.png The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png Tentacle Spike.png 4
Obsidian Spear.png 2-4
Thulecite Club.png 4
Dark Sword.png Cutlass Supreme.png 3
Blow Dart.png Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 2
Spear Gun Battle.png 2
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 1-2
Gunpowder.png Harpoon.png Coconade.png Obsidian Coconade.png Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish.png
Tooth Trap.png Fire Staff.png Immune
Fishing Rod.pngBug Net.png 48
Fire Dart.png 40
Lucy the Axe.png 15
Shovel.png Pitchfork.png Hammer.png Torch.png Umbrella.png Walking Cane.png Willow's Lighter.png 12
Axe.png Pickaxe.png Luxury Axe.png Opulent Pickaxe.png Boomerang.png 8
Ham Bat.png 4-7
PickSlashAxe.png 7
Spear.png 6
Bat Bat.png 5
Slurtle Slime.png Tentacle Spike.png 4
Thulecite Club.png 4
Dark Sword.png 3
Blow Dart.png 2
Gunpowder.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish.png
Battle Spear.png 5
Morning Star.png 3 or 5
Old Bell.png 1

Weapon No. of hits for
Swordfish.png
Cactus Spike.png 12
Eyeshot.png 10
Obsidian Axe.png 4-8
Machete.png Luxury Machete.png 7
Poison Spear.png Peg Leg.png 6
Obsidian Machete.png 3-6
Trident.png 2 or 6
The 'Sea Legs' Icon.png 4
Obsidian Spear.png 2-4
Cutlass Supreme.png 3
Boat Cannon.png Spear Gun Spear.png Spear Gun Poison.png 2
Spear Gun Battle.png 2
Spear Gun Obsidian.png 1-2
Harpoon.png 1
Coconade.png 1
Obsidian Coconade.png 1

It takes 2 blasts to freeze a Swordfish with an Ice Staff and it takes 1 Sleep Dart to put it to sleep.

TabTools.png Usage

Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngInterface arrow right.pngInventory slot background.pngSpoiled Fish.png
Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngFire Pit.pngInventory slot background.pngFish Steak.png
Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngDrying Rack.pngInventory slot background.pngJerky.png
Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngBirdcage.pngInventory slot background.pngEgg.png
Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngInventory slot background.png Gold Nugget.pngInventory slot background.png Gold Nugget.pngInventory slot background.pngTwigs.pngAlchemy Engine.pngInventory slot background.pngCutlass Supreme.png
Inventory slot background.pngDead Swordfish.pngYaarctopus Icon.pngInventory slot background.pngOctopus Chest.png

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • Warly refers to the item Swordfish as "Grand Poisson" which means "great fish" in French.

Blueprint.png Gallery