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Nightmare Pickaxe

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Nightmare Pickaxe
Nightmare Pickaxe.png
Statistics
Type Tool
Damage 9
Power 65%
Knockback 3
Max stack 1
Rarity Blue
Use time 19 (Very Fast)
Tooltip Able to mine Hellstone
Sell 36 Silver Coin

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. Its Crimson world equivalent is the Deathbringer Pickaxe. This, the Molten Pickaxe, and the Deathbringer Pickaxe are the only non-Hardmode 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
  • Ash
  • Clay
  • Dirt
  • Mud
  • Sand
  • Silt
  • Bricks
  • Demonite
  • Gems
  • Grass
  • Ores
  • Obsidian
  • Stone
  • Hellstone
  • Meteorite
  • Ebonstone
  • Dungeon Bricks

Contents

[edit] Crafting

[edit] Recipe

Crafting Station
Lead Anvil.pngIron Anvil.png Iron Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Demonite Bar.png Demonite Bar 12
Shadow Scale.png Shadow Scale 6
Result
Nightmare Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe 1

[edit] Notes

  • 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/Palladium Drill or Cobalt/Palladium Pickaxe, however, you can discard both of your pickaxes as drills are stronger and faster than both the molten and nightmare pickaxes.

[edit] History


Demonite
 
OreBarBrick
Demon Bow • War Axe of the Night • Light's Bane • Nightmare Pickaxe • The Breaker
Shadow Armor
Tools
 
Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Wrench.png Other Tools
Usual Tools
Digging Tools Pickaxes Copper • Tin • Cactus • Iron • Lead • Silver • Tungsten • Bone • Candy Cane • Gold • Platinum • Nightmare • Deathbringer • Molten • Cobalt • Palladium • Mythril • Orichalcum • Adamantite • Titanium • Chlorophyte • Spectre
Drills Cobalt • Palladium • Mythril • Orichalcum • Adamantite • Titanium • Chlorophyte
Cutting Tools Axes Copper • Tin • Iron • Lead • Silver • Tungsten • Gold • Platinum • War Axe of the Night • Blood Lust Cluster • Cobalt • Palladium • Mythril • Orichalcum • Adamantite • Titanium • Chlorophyte
Chainsaws Cobalt • Palladium • Mythril • Orichalcum • Adamantite • Titanium • Chlorophyte
Hammers Wooden (Rich Mahogany • Ebonwood • Shadewood • Pearlwood) • Copper • Tin • Iron • Lead • Silver • Tungsten • Gold • Platinum • The Breaker • Flesh Grinder • Pwnhammer • Hammush • Chlorophyte (Warhammer • Jackhammer)
Multi-use Tools Pickaxe and Axe Pickaxe Axe • Drax • Shroomite Digging Claw • Picksaw
Hammer and Axe Meteor Hamaxe • Molten Hamaxe • Spectre Hamaxe • The Axe