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"increased attack power but slower move speed"


The Short Sword is a Primary Weapon in MooMoo.io.

Technical

  • The Short Sword is unlocked at Age 2 as an alternative to the Hand Axe, Polearm, Bat, Daggers, and Stick.
  • The Short Sword reduces move speed by 15%.
  • The Short Sword has attack damage of 35.
  • The Short Sword's attack speed is 300 (300 milliseconds, or 0.3 second delay).

Strategy

 

Using

  • The Short Sword is a superior melee weapon not because of its power, but because of its range and attack speed. When battling opponents who have a shorter range than you, stay out of range of their weapon while chopping them with your weapon.
  • When battling players with the Katana, try to get the jump on him and land the first blow, staying close to him and negating his superior range. The outcome will be decided by whoever can eat the fastest.
  • When battling players with the Polearm, keep your distance until the enemy swings his weapon. Due to the Polearm's slow attack speed, you will be able to hit him twice before he is ready to hit you.
  • Pair with the Samurai Armor to attack ~30% faster.
  • It is recommended to upgrade to Katana unless you plan to use a bow. However, it still takes the same amount of hits to kill a person with a short sword and katana.
  • When facing a more powerful weapon in close-range combat such as Polearm or Katana, try using Pit Traps and Spikes.
  • Pair with Bull Helmet and Musket, so you can instantly kill your opponents. (Similar to Polearm instakills.)

Against

  • Take advantage of the Short Sword's slower movement speed and bad range by using a Ranged Weapon. Use a faster weapon like Daggers to avoid attacks.
  • Use the Katana, which is a direct upgrade from the Short Sword.

Gold Variant

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Gold sword

The Golden Short Sword is the normal Sword but with a Gold blade. It is the 4th hardest weapon to get the gold variant with. This weapon does 39 damage to all entities and is obtained upon gathering 3000 resources.

Diamond Variant

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diamond sword

The Diamond Short Sword is the diamond version of normal/gold Short Sword. It deals 41 damage to everything and is obtained upon gathering 7000 resources. Upon turning Diamond the Short Sword takes on a curvier shape and the typical diamond blue-ish coloring.

Ruby Variant

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Ruby sword

The Ruby Short Sword is the ruby version of the normal/gold/diamond Short Sword. It deals 41 damage and 5 poison damage. The edges become jagged and red, and a piece of gold ore is set where the hilt crosses the blade.

Emerald Variant

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Two players with emerald shortsword

The Emerald Short Sword is the Emerald version of the normal/gold/diamond/ruby Short Sword. It deals 41 damage and heals similarly to the dark knight or blood wings. The edges become jagged and green, and a diamond crystal is set where the hilt crosses the blade. The Emerald Short Sword was obtained through the process of redirecting the file, it is unobtainable in the game as of now.

Trivia

  • The Steel Sword in Foes.io has an extremely similar design to this sword.
  • The Short Sword was the only sword in the game for 48 updates!
  • It’s also the first sword in the game.
  • It can kill people in just under a second. (Assuming you have no modifiers, and they aren't healing.) If they have a Soldier Helmet, it can kill them in 1.2 seconds.
    • It technically kills people just as fast as Katana, but Katana is still a better weapon because it deals more damage and has farther range.
  • The Ruby Short Sword was the first ruby weapon designed (it was originally named chillax sword, a friend of MonsterBot™ but was later renamed to ruby short sword by request from Sidney de Vries)

History

  • 0.896 - Updated Diamond Sprite from its original version
  • 0.41 - Increased range from ??? to 110
  • 0.37 - Updated Sprite
  • 0.22 - "Nerfed Short Sword" (Unknown Changes, probably changed damage to 35)
  • 0.17 - Buffed Range from ??? to ???
  • 0.16 - Decreased damage from 45? to ???
  • 0.15 - Added Short Sword (Initial Release)

Footnotes

Gallery

Weapons
Primary
Hammer 1Hammer 1 GHammer 1 DHammer 1 RHammer 1 E Tool Hammer Hammer 1 EHammer 1 RHammer 1 DHammer 1 GHammer 1Sword 1Sword 1 GSword 1 DSword 1 R Short Sword Sword 1 RSword 1 DSword 1 GSword 1

Samurai 1Samurai 1 GSamurai 1 DSamurai 1 R Katana Samurai 1 RSamurai 1 DSamurai 1 GSamurai 1Axe 1Axe 1 GAxe 1 DAxe 1 R Hand Axe Axe 1 RAxe 1 DAxe 1 GAxe 1

Great Axe 1Great Axe 1 GGreat Axe 1 DGreat Axe 1 R Great Axe Great Axe 1 RGreat Axe 1 DGreat Axe 1 GGreat Axe 1Spear 1Spear 1 GSpear 1 DSpear 1 R Polearm Spear 1 RSpear 1 DSpear 1 GSpear 1

Bat 1Bat 1 GBat 1 DBat 1 RBat 1 E Bat Bat 1 EBat 1 RBat 1 DBat 1 GBat 1Dagger 1Dagger 1 GDagger 1 DDagger 1 R Daggers Dagger 1 RDagger 1 DDagger 1 GDagger 1

Stick 1Stick 1 GStick 1 DStick 1 RStick 1 E Stick Stick 1 EStick 1 RStick 1 DStick 1 GStick 1

Secondary
Bow 1Bow 1 GBow 1 RBow 1 E Hunting Bow Bow 1 EBow 1 RBow 1 GBow 1Crossbow 1Crossbow 1 GCrossbow 1 DCrossbow 1 R Crossbow Crossbow 1 RCrossbow 1 DCrossbow 1 GCrossbow 1

Crossbow 2Crossbow 2 GCrossbow 2 DCrossbow 2 RCrossbow 2 E Repeater Crossbow Crossbow 2 ECrossbow 2 RCrossbow 2 DCrossbow 2 GCrossbow 2Musket 1 Musket Musket 1

Shield 1Shield 1 GShield 1 DShield 1 RShield 1 E Wooden Shield Shield 1 EShield 1 RShield 1 DShield 1 GShield 1Shield 2 Stone Shield (Removed) Shield 2

Great Hammer 1Great Hammer 1 GGreat Hammer 1 DGreat Hammer 1 RGreat Hammer 1 E Great Hammer Great Hammer 1 EGreat Hammer 1 RGreat Hammer 1 DGreat Hammer 1 GGreat Hammer 1Grab 1Grab 1 GGrab 1 DGrab 1 RGrab 1 E Mc Grabby Grab 1 EGrab 1 RGrab 1 DGrab 1 GGrab 1

Unreleased
Shotgun 1 Shotgun Shotgun 1