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Stack digit 1.png
Drax inventory sprite
Pickaxe icon.png 200%   Hammer icon.png 0%   Axe icon.png 110%
Type Tool
Damage 35 (Melee)
Knockback 4.75 (Average)
Critical chance 4%
Use time 24 (Fast)
Velocity 36
Tool speed 7
Tooltip 'Not to be confused with a picksaw'
Rarity Rarity Level: 4
Sell Gold Coin 40 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 579

The Drax is a Hardmode (Desktop Version Console Version) / pre-Hardmode (Mobile Version3DS version, see notes) tool that is the alternative to the Pickaxe Axe. Appearances and sounds aside, the two tools are functionally identical, but the Pickaxe Axe is half a second faster than the Drax, just like every Hardmode drill/pickaxe. Unlike most drills, Drax has a minimal amount of knockback.

It can be crafted after killing the three Mechanical Bosses and combining their souls with Hallowed Bars.

Like the Pickaxe Axe, its power is sufficient to mine any block except Lihzahrd Bricks.

Its best Modifier is Godly.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Mythril Anvil.png Mythril Anvil
Orichalcum Anvil.png Orichalcum Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Hallowed Bar.png Hallowed Bar 18
Soul of Might.png Soul of Might 1
Soul of Sight.png Soul of Sight 1
Soul of Fright.png Soul of Fright 1
Drax.png Drax 1

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Drax Attax.png Drax Attax • "Craft a drax or pickaxe axe using hallowed bars, and the souls of the three mechanical bosses."
Craft your first Drax or Pickaxe Axe. Desktop Version

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Due to its rapid attack speed, high damage and low knockback, it can serve as a melee weapon for low-end close-range targets.
  • Mobile Version3DS version The Drax can be found in one Shadow Chests in a world. Because of this, the player has a significant mining advantage, as it can mine all pre-Plantera blocks, at which point the Picksaw is needed. It makes killing Mechanical Bosses much easier, as the player will have access to Chlorophyte weapons and armor.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Drax" is a portmanteau of the words drill and axe, because it can perform the actions of both.
  • It was originally called the Hamdrax, a portmanteau of the words hammer, drill and axe, and had 85% hammer power. Its hammer ability was removed in 1.2 when hammers were given the ability to create slopes and half-blocks, which would conflict with its mining functionality. In addition, players often complained that they would accidentally remove background walls when building using the Hamdrax. As of version 1.2, with the exception of the Drill Containment Unit, no item combines the abilities of a hammer and a pickaxe, presumably for these very reasons.
  • The original tooltip was “Not to be confused with a hamsaw.” Although the Hamsaw (presumably a portmanteau of the words Hammer and Chainsaw) was never added to the game, the Picksaw referenced in the current tooltip was added in 1.2.

History[edit | edit source]

Hallowed Bar.png Bar

Pickaxe Axe.png Pickaxe Axe • Drax.png Drax • Pwnhammer.png Pwnhammer

Excalibur.png Excalibur • Gungnir.png Gungnir • Hallowed Repeater.png Repeater • Optic Staff.png Optic StaffDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version • Light Disc.png Light Disc

Hallowed Plate Mail.png Armor
Tools: Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Shadow Orb (item).png Summoning Tools

Wrench.png Other Tools
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