Molten Pickaxe

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Molten Pickaxe
Stack digit 1.png
Molten Pickaxe inventory icon
Pickaxe icon.png 100%   Hammer icon.png 0%   Axe icon.png 0%
Type Tool
Damage 12 (Melee)
Knockback 2 (Very Weak)
Use time 22 (Fast)
Tool speed 18
Inflicts debuff On Fire!.png On Fire!
Debuff tooltip Slowly losing life
Rarity Rarity Level: 3
Sell 54 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 122


Animation of the Molten Pickaxe.

The Molten Pickaxe is the second best Pre-Hardmode pickaxe and one of the only two Pre-Hardmode tools capable of mining Hardmode ores, the other being the Reaver Shark, thus being a very essential tool. It has the convenient side benefit of emitting light, making it potentially useful even after obtaining a hardmode Drill or Pickaxe.

The Molten Pickaxe can destroy most blocks in one hit. However, its mining speed is very slow, making it slower than Tungsten Pickaxe and above at mining the weakest block types. It is faster than most Pre-Hardmode pickaxes when mining stones, excluding the Bone Pickaxe and Reaver Shark. This stays true for harder blocks, such as Ebonstone and Crimstone. See the chart below for more details.

If it is used as a weapon, it has a 10% chance of inflicting the On Fire! debuff.

Its best Modifier is Light for harvesting purposes, and Legendary for combat purposes.

One hit needed
@ 2.4 blocks per second
Two hits needed
@ 1.2 blocks per second

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Crafting Station
Iron Anvil.png Iron Anvil /
Lead Anvil.png Lead Anvil
Ingredient(s) Amount
Hellstone Bar.png Hellstone Bar 20
Molten Pickaxe.png Molten Pickaxe 1

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Miner for Fire.png Miner for Fire • "Craft a molten pickaxe using the hottest of materials."
Craft a molten pickaxe. Desktop Version

History[edit | edit source]

Desktop VersionDesktop version

  • Desktop 1.2: Hellstone Bar requirement reduced from 35 to 20.

Console VersionConsole version

Mobile only.pngMobile version

3DS logo.svg3DS version

Hellstone.png Ore • Hellstone Bar.png Bar • Hellstone Brick.png Brick • Hellstone Brick Wall.png Brick Wall Desktop VersionConsole Version • Flask of Fire.png Flask of Fire • Hellfire Arrow.png Hellfire Arrow

Molten Pickaxe.png Pickaxe • Molten Hamaxe.png Hamaxe • Fiery Greatsword.png Fiery Greatsword • Molten Fury.png Molten Fury • Phoenix Blaster.png Phoenix Blaster • Imp Staff.png Imp Staff Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile only.pngOld-gen console version • Flamarang.png Flamarang

Molten Breastplate.png Armor

Sharanga.png Sharanga Mobile only.pngOld-gen console version3DS logo.svg
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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