The Copper Shortsword is the weakest of the shortswords and one of the weakest weapons in the game. It has a slightly stronger counterpart, the Tin Shortsword, except in the , where the Copper Shortsword is equivalent. 版
On the 电脑版、 主机版、 前代主机版、和 移动版 versions, all newly created non-Journey Mode characters will spawn with a Copper Shortsword in their first inventory slot, and it is possible that it can have a modifier already applied to it. On the versions, newly created players will spawn with a 版Wooden Sword instead of a Copper Shortsword. In Journey Mode , newly created characters will spawn with an Iron Shortsword instead of a Copper Shortsword.
Like all shortswords, the Copper Shortsword has a very limited range and attacks with a stabbing motion at any direction on 电脑版和 移动版, and horizontally in front of the player on 主机版、 前代主机版、和 , instead of an arc. This makes it almost useless against flying or jumping enemies, although its high attack rate makes it somewhat effective against weaker 版fighter type enemies.
- Always keep at least one Copper Shortsword, as it is required to craft the Zenith. In a world that generates with Tin Ore, it is important to keep the starter shortsword, as it is possible to create more, but copper is somewhat harder to obtain.
- 铜短剑的无用性，哪怕是游戏一开始它本该适用的时候也是如此，这也让它在泰拉瑞亚社区中成了个“梗”。例如，在人们成功在泰拉瑞亚中完成了诸如非同寻常的 Boss 战或速攻之类的挑战的视频中，评论里有人说“现在用铜短剑来挑战！”的情况并不少见，以此来让看似不可能的挑战变得更加荒谬。然而，还真有一些视频是用铜短剑干掉了 Boss。
- 微小 铜短剑是游戏中最小的剑。
- 出生时有可能会带着一把碎裂 铜短剑。这会让其伤害降低 3 点，使早期游戏变得更加艰难。除外，碎裂 铜短剑是游戏中伤害第二低的武器，而伤害最低的武器是碎裂 木锤，只能造成 1 点伤害。不过，在这种境地下玩家只需要造一把新剑，这通常被视为新人物的最佳行动方案。
- Because the Copper Shortsword autoswings on the , its use is slightly increased. However, 版 players start with a wooden broadsword, a mostly better weapon. 版
- 电脑版 22.214.171.124：外观更新。
- 电脑版 1.0.5：新创建的角色现在生成时会带着一把铜短剑。