Paladin's Hammer

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Paladin's Hammer
Paladin's Hammer.png
Type Weapon
Damage 90
Knockback 9
Max stack 1
Velocity 14
Rarity Rarity Level: 8
Use time 14 (Very Fast)
Sell 10 Gold Coin
Pc only.png Console only.png PC/Console-Only Content: This information (or parts of it) applies only to the console and PC version of Terraria.

The Paladin's Hammer is a rare drop from the Paladin, who is only found in the Hardmode Dungeon. It is an extremely fast returning boomerang, which has one of the shortest ranges for a boomerang-classed weapon. If it gets the proper equipment this weapon can become one of the deadliest available and, with the right modifiers and equipment, can reach or exceed 245 damage. This weapon hits through enemies, proceeding until the hammer hits a solid wall or reaches the limit it can go before returning, allowing for insane accumulative damage against enemies such as the Destroyer. As with all modifiable boomerangs, the best Modifier for the Paladin's Hammer is Godly.


  • It cannot autoswing.
  • If standing at a certain distance (about 4 blocks) from a 1 block thick wall, the hammer may pass through
  • Increasing melee speed also increases the range of boomerangs, which is very effective with this boomerang since it is already fast. It passes through every enemy and deals high knockback.
  • It is a recommended weapon for PvP.
  • This weapon is effective against enemies that fire destroyable projectiles (such as Corruptors,) because the hammer can destroy the projectile and damage the caster in one swing.
  • The only thing preventing the user from firing many hammers at once is the quick return and limited throwing speed. If you have melee speed enhancers and can move quickly away from the hammers, you can sometimes get two or even three hammers at the same time.
Anomaly.png Anomaly: When wearing Lightning Boots on Asphalt, if the hammer is thrown in the direction away from where you're running to, given enough melee speed, a second instance of the hammer can be thrown before the first has returned.



  • The hammer is a common choice of weapon for paladins in many fantasy games. In most cases however, hammers aren't throwing weapons, nor do they function like boomerangs without the aid of magic.
  • This weapon bears a resemblance to Mjölnir, the magical hammer of the Norse god Thor, which would return to his hand after being thrown.
  • This weapon also bears a resemblance to the "Blessed Hammer" ability of paladins in Diablo II.


  • 1.2: Introduced.
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