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Deathbringer Pickaxe

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Deathbringer Pickaxe
  • Deathbringer Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 70%
  • Hammer icon.png 0%
  • Axe icon.png 0%
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 Fast
Tool speed14
TooltipAble to mine Hellstone
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell3600*36 Silver Coin.png

The Deathbringer Pickaxe is the fifth tier of Pickaxe. Like all pickaxes, it is used to mine a majority of blocks and ores. The Deathbringer Pickaxe, Nightmare Pickaxe, Molten Pickaxe, and Reaver Shark are the only Pre-Hardmode pickaxes able to mine Ebonstone, Crimstone, Obsidian, Hellstone, Desert Fossil and Dungeon Bricks.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.

The Deathbringer Pickaxe is the Crimson variant of the Nightmare Pickaxe, but its mining speed is one less. It also can mine Ebonstone/Crimstone/Hellstone/Dungeon blocks in one less hit than the Nightmare Pickaxe.

One hit needed
@ 4.3 blocks per second
Two hits needed
@ 2.1 blocks per second
Three hits needed
@ 1.4 blocks per second




Compared to the Nightmare Pickaxe, the Deathbringer Pickaxe has superior power, and has slightly better mining speed. It is actually much faster than the higher-tier Molten Pickaxe at mining weak block types: Ash, Clay, Dirt, Mud, Sand and Silt. It is still slower at mining stronger block types like Bricks, Gems, Stone, Meteorite, Obsidian, but faster at mining the strongest pre-Hardmode block type (i.e. Hellstone, Crimstone, Ebonstone, Pearlstone, Dungeon Bricks). 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 Pickaxe, however, you can discard both of your pickaxes as these are stronger and faster than both the Molten Pickaxe and Nightmare Pickaxe. (Although you may want to consider keeping the Molten Pickaxe as it emits light and thus still has its uses for mining)