I definitely crafted myself a Copper Broadsword. I remember because it was the first thing I crafted and it had taken me ages to find all the copper ore.

Later on when I went to craft a new weapon (found silver by this point) I noticed my copper broadsword had a green line at the bottom (+12% damage if I remember rightly).

My question is, when did this happen? I didn't do anything special when I crafted it (is that even possible?) so all I've been doing is running around digging and killing enemies. My only guess is I smashed a pot and inside was the same sword with this enchantment so it replaced it.

Any ideas?

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    Enchantments are put on a sword upon crafting. It's completely random, so there's a chance you didn't notice it. Are you 100% certain that it didn't have that from the start?
    – Niro
    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:45
  • I could well have had it when I crafted it yes, I didn't notice but then I wasn't looking for it. So is there some benefit to crafting lots of an item to look for the best enchantment?
    – Chris
    Jun 19, 2013 at 12:48

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As Flutteryshy mentions in the comments, you probably just missed the enchantment the first time. Enchantments are definitely added when you craft an item, where appropriate. Armor does not get enchantments; weapons and accessories do. This means that it's not a complete waste to find the same things in chests in the caves/sky islands/dungeons over and over because you can find superior enchantments and save gold (see below).

The game will not auto-replace an equipped item. If you find a new copper Broadsword, it will simply go into available inventory space like anything else.

Most items aren't worth re-crafting simply because there are higher-tier upgrades waiting. Re-crafting an iron broadsword if you get awful enchantments isn't a bad idea (if you are going down that road), but once you get beyond iron the expense to craft is typically too high to keep crafting things over and over.

Fortunately, there is an NPC who can help with the latter (the Goblin Tinkerer). For your hard earned gold - "better" items are more expensive - he can re-roll the enchantments on an item. There are some restrictions; there are melee and ranged only enchantments for example. Eventually he can help you perfect your "gear of choice" though. It's generally not worth it to do this except on the very best gear, or the accessories you know you are going to be using a lot. Having something like an Obsidian Shield with +4 defense is gravy.

  • the NPC that reforges item enchantments is the goblin tinkerer
    – wonton
    Jun 19, 2013 at 16:54
  • @wonton - the Goblin Tinkerer! He spawns underground after a certain in-game condition is met. In addition to the aforementioned reforging, he sells some really interesting items including a crafting station that can be used to combine certain artifacts.
    – peacedog
    Jun 19, 2013 at 19:18

You probably missed it but theres a possibility that you carried your sword from 1.0-1.1.

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