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The Cleaver is a sword-like weapon made with two tough tool rods, a large plate, and a large sword blade. They swing very slowly due to the massive size, giving you Mining Fatigue III, but do more damage than most other weapons. They have the natural ability to sometimes decapitate mobs(beheading) , leaving their heads as an item drop to wear, or to use as a decoration. This works on zombies, creepers, skeletons, wither skeletons and other players. The Head Crumbs mod allows you to acquire heads from many more mobs.


VS. unarmored Skeletons
Weapons Spawned Creatively
No Modifications
Material Damage
Wood 5
Stone 7
Iron 7
Flint 7
Cactus 7
Bone 7
Obsidian 7
Netherrack 7
Green Slime 5
Paper 5
Cobalt 10
Manyullyn 10
Ardite 10
Copper 7
Bronze 7
Alumite 10
Blue Slime 5
Steel 10

Table above tested in Donkey Pack (TConstruct_1.6.4_1.5.0d12.1)

Part traits

The cleaver consists of four different parts and they all affect the sword different.

Large sword blade (8): This part affects the attack damage and durability of the sword, so it is recommended to use heavy hitting materials in this part (manyullyn hits the most).

Large plate (8): This part also only affects the attack damage and durability of the sword.

Tough tool rod (2x) (3): These parts only affect durability, so if you want to use paper or thaumium parts for the extra modifiers, use them here. Because the cleaver also consists of a large sword blade and a large plate, the durability is already very high.


  • The Cleaver bears a passing resemblance to the Buster Sword from Final Fantasy, or the Great Knife from Silent Hill.
Precision Tools Pickaxe · Shovel · Hatchet
Broad Mining Tools Hammer · Lumber Axe · Excavator
Multitools Mattock
Melee Weapons Broadsword · Longsword · Rapier · Dagger
Broad Melee Weapons Scythe
Heavy Melee Weapons Cleaver · Battleaxe
Ranged Weapons Dagger
Ranged Projective Launchers Shortbow · Longbow · Crossbow
Ammunition Arrow · Bolt
Lethal Joke Weapons Battlesign
Utility Tools Chisel
Other Frying Pan