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Nightmare Pickaxe

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Nightmare Pickaxe
  • Nightmare Pickaxe item spriteold Nightmare Pickaxe item sprite
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  • Pickaxe icon.png 65%
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Damage9 (Melee)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
Tool speed15
TooltipAble to mine Hellstone
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Research1 required

The Nightmare Pickaxe is a relatively early-game Pickaxe. Its Crimson counterpart is the Deathbringer Pickaxe.

It has a slower mining speed by one and mines Crimstone/Dungeon Bricks/Ebonstone/Hellstone/Pearlstone blocks in one additional hit. (4 Instead of 3)

The Nightmare Pickaxe, Deathbringer Pickaxe, Molten Pickaxe, and Console VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Reaver Shark are the only Pre-Hardmode pickaxes able to mine Crimstone, Ebonstone, Hellstone and Obsidian.

Desktop Version The Nightmare Pickaxe can only mine Dungeon Bricks that are at 0 depth or higher. 100% Pickaxe power (a Molten Pickaxe or better) is required to mine Dungeon Bricks in the Underground Dungeon.

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

One hit needed
@ 4 blocks per second
Two hits needed
@ 2 blocks per second
Four hits needed
@ 1 block per second

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  • Compared to the Deathbringer Pickaxe, the Nightmare Pickaxe has inferior power & mines slower making it the worse pickaxe.
  • While the Molten Pickaxe power allows it to mine stronger blocks in fewer hits, its slower tool speed means that the Nightmare Pickaxe remains faster for mining blocks that can be easily destroyed in one hit being almost twice as fast. Therefore it is advisable to keep the Nightmare Pickaxe around so they can be swapped as needed. Rapid swapping is possible by selecting the pick which is farther right in the 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 and Nightmare pickaxes.

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