|Use time||19 (Very Fast)|
|Tooltip||Able to mine Hellstone|
The Nightmare Pickaxe is the fifth tier of Pickaxe, being one tier above the Gold Pickaxe and one tier below the Molten Pickaxe. Like all pickaxes, it is used to mine a majority of blocks and ores. This and the Molten Pickaxe are the only pickaxes able to mine Ebonstone Blocks, Obsidian, Hellstone, and Dungeon Bricks.
| One hit needed
@ 3.6 blocks per second
| Two hits needed
@ 1.9 blocks per second
| Four hits needed|
@1 block per second
- The Nightmare Pickaxe is actually much faster than the higher-tier Molten Pickaxe at mining weak block types: Ash, Clay, Dirt, Mud and Sand. It is still slower at mining stronger block types, which includes everything that requires more than one hit. Therefore, even when you can acquire the Molten Pickaxe, it is advisable to keep this one around so they can be swapped as needed. Rapid swapping is possible by selecting the pick which is later in your inventory and then holding shift to swap to the other pick as needed.
- After reaching hardmode and acquiring a Cobalt Drill however, you can discard both of your pickaxes as drills are stronger and faster than both the molten and nightmare pickaxes.
|Ore • Bar • Brick|
Demon Bow • War Axe of the Night • Light's Bane • Nightmare Pickaxe • The Breaker
|Pickaxes and Drills|
|Copper Pickaxe • Iron Pickaxe • Silver Pickaxe • Gold Pickaxe|
Nightmare Pickaxe • Molten Pickaxe
Cobalt Drill • Mythril Drill • Adamantite Drill