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Drax

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Drax
  • Drax item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe mask.png 200%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 110%
Type
Damage35 (Melee)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Bonus-1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time15 (Very fast)
Velocity36
Tool speed4
Tooltip'Not to be confused with a picksaw'
Rarity04*Rarity level: 4
Sell44000*440
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Hamdrax
    Hamdrax

The Drax is a Hardmode (Desktop versionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version) / pre-Hardmode (3DS version) drill and axe combination which can be crafted after all three mechanical bosses have been defeated. It is able to mine any block other than Lihzahrd Bricks.

The counterpart of the Drax is the Pickaxe Axe, which is slightly slower than the Drax but does not have a -1 range penalty.

On the Mobile version Mobile version prior to 1.3 and the 3DS version 3DS version, the Drax can be found in Shadow Chests in The Underworld, regardless of whether the world is in Hardmode or not.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase its average damage output by the same amount.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

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, Console, and Mobile versions

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.
  • 3DS version Finding the Drax in a Shadow Chest will give the player a significant mining advantage, as it can mine all pre-Plantera blocks, at which point the Picksaw is needed. It makes killing the mechanical bosses much easier, as the player will have access to Chlorophyte gear and Turtle armor.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tool is named "Drax", a combination 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 in addition to its current abilities. Its hammer ability was removed in 1.2 when hammers were given the ability to create slopes and half-blocks, which would conflict with the Drax's mining functionality. In addition, players often complained that they would accidentally remove background walls when building using the Hamdrax.
    • The projectile created by the drill is still named "Hamdrax", which can be seen in death messages when killing another player with it in PvP.
    • Currently, only the Drill Containment Unit'sDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions summoned mount has all three abilities.
  • The original tooltip was "Not to be confused with a hamsaw", although a hamsaw (presumably a portmanteau of the words "hammer" and "chainsaw") was never added to the game. The Picksaw and the updated tooltip were added in 1.2.
    • Although hamsaws do not exist in Terraria, there are tools called hamaxes. When it was called the "Hamdrax", the Drax functioned as a hamaxe in addition to its pickaxe functionality (and still has the axe functionality).
  • Unlike most drills, the Drax has a minimal amount of knockback.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Console 1.06: Recipe now includes one of each of the souls dropped by the mechanical bosses.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Removed Hammer capabilities due to issues surrounding the breaking of furniture and walls simultaneously.
    • Renamed to "Drax".
    • Tooltip changed to 'Not to be confused with a picksaw' (was 'Not to be confused with a hamsaw').
    • Now only takes Hallowed Bars to craft. The old recipe required one of each: Adamantite Chainsaw, Adamantite Drill, Cobalt Chainsaw, Cobalt Drill, Mythril Chainsaw, Mythril Drill, plus 5 of each Soul of Fright, Soul of Might, and Soul of Sight.
  • Mobile 1.2.11212: Recipe now includes one of each of the souls dropped by the mechanical bosses.
  • Mobile 1.2.6508:
    • Removed Hammer capabilities due to issues surrounding the breaking of furniture and walls simultaneously.
    • Renamed to "Drax".
    • Tooltip changed to 'Not to be confused with a picksaw' (was 'Not to be confused with a hamsaw').
    • Now only takes Hallowed Bars to craft. The old recipe required one of each: Adamantite Chainsaw, Adamantite Drill, Cobalt Chainsaw, Cobalt Drill, Mythril Chainsaw, Mythril Drill, plus 5 of each Soul of Fright, Soul of Might, and Soul of Sight.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes from Desktop 1.2, can be found in Shadow Chests.