Drax

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Drax
  • Drax item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 200%
  • Hammer icon.png 0%
  • Axe icon.png 110%
TypeTool
Damage35Melee
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 Fast
Velocity36
Tool speed7
Tooltip'Not to be confused with a picksaw'
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell44000*4 Gold Coin.png 40 Silver Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Hamdrax
    Hamdrax

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

The Drax is an alternative to the Pickaxe Axe. Appearances and sounds aside, these two tools are functionally identical.

On the 3DS version DS version the Drax can be found in Shadow Chests in The Underworld.

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

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[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 VersionConsole VersionMobile 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.
  • 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 mechanical bosses much easier, as the player will have access to Chlorophyte gear and Turtle 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 "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. Currently, no other item (with the exception of the Drill Containment Unit) 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.
  • Unlike most drills, the Drax has a minimal amount of knockback.

History[edit | edit source]