Weapons are essential items used for combat against enemies, bosses, and even other players during PvP games. Most weapons are crafted at any crafting Station, while others can only be found in Chests, as enemy/boss drops, or purchased from NPCs. Shadows of Abaddon adds a large number of new and unique weapons for players to use. Many are upgrades to existing weapons and others are unique.
Swords are melee weapons which can be divided into 2 basic categories: Shortswords, and Broadswords. Shortswords have a very limited range and attack with a horizontal stabbing motion instead of an arc. Broadswords are swung overhead, which makes it easier to defeat flying and jumping enemies than shortswords.
Post-Moon Lord Swords
Spears are melee weapons that have decent range (somewhat better than swords), but attack using a stabbing motion (like a shortsword, except that spears can be aimed). Spears also have a good chance of hitting targets more than once, especially large enemies.
Post-Moon Lord Spears
Flails are melee weapons that consist of an object linked to the player by a chain, which can either be thrown or fired. Thrown flails can be suspended around the player indefinitely, whereas launched flails immediately return to the player.
Post-Moon Lord Flails
Yoyos are melee weapons that are flail-like, and when thrown, seek after the player's cursor.
Post-Moon Lord Yoyos
Boomerangs are melee weapons that return to the player after being thrown. Together with yoyos, they provide the earliest distance attacks that benefit from melee bonuses.
These are melee weapons that possess unique means of attack. Most also launch projectiles.
Post-Moon Lord Bows
Post-Moon Lord Repeaters
Post-Moon Lord Guns
Post-Moon Lord Flamethrowers
Post-Moon Lord Launchers
Staffs are magic weapons that are mainly used to deal damage via a projectile attack.
Post-Moon Lord Staffs
Tomes are magic weapons that are mainly used to deal damage via a projectile attack.
Post-Moon Lord Tomes
Hardmode Magic Guns
These weapons summon minions to attack enemies.
Post-Moon Lord Summons
These weapons summon Sentries to attack enemies, though sentries don't move like Minions.
Post-Moon Lord Sentries