|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. Its Crimson world equivalent is the Deathbringer Pickaxe. This, the Molten Pickaxe, the Deathbringer Pickaxe, and the Reaver Shark 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
- 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.
- One tactic for getting the Nightmare Pickaxe relatively early on is to defeat the Eater of Worlds to obtain the ore required to make the Demonite Bar and the Shadow Scale. The same applies for getting the Deathbringer Pickaxe, as each eye of the Brain of Cthulhu will drop a Tissue Sample. Upon leaving the Corruption or Crimson biome, the boss should de-spawn. A player could use the Magic Mirror for this, which is a fairly common item.
| Demonite |
|Ore • Bar • Brick • Brick Wall • Nightmare Pickaxe • War Axe of the Night • The Breaker • Fisher of Souls Light's Bane • Demon Bow • Ball O' Hurt • Armor ( Ancient)|