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  • Pwnhammer item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 0%
  • Hammer icon.png 80%
  • Axe icon.png 0%
Knockback7.5 (Very Strong)
Critical chance4%
Use time27 Average
Tool speed14
TooltipStrong enough to destroy Demon Altars
RarityRarity level: 4
Sell7800*78 Silver Coin.png
You can't destroy a demon altar with a normal hammer. You have to pwn them.

— A loading screen tip

The Pwnhammer is a Hardmode hammer that is able to destroy Demon Altars and Crimson Altars, blessing the world with one of the six Hardmode ores. It is always dropped by the Wall of Flesh. The Pwnhammer has a sparkle effect when used, giving off a good deal of light even in total darkness. Altars can only be destroyed in Hardmode worlds, ie. worlds where the Wall of Flesh has been defeated.

Each Altar spawns new amounts of Hardmode ores. The first destroyed Demon or Crimson Altar blesses the world with Cobalt or Palladium Ore, the second with Mythril or Orichalcum Ore, and the third with Adamantite or Titanium Ore. The ore generated upon destroying an Altar is randomly determined upon smashing the first three Altars, similar to the naturally-spawning ores. Subsequent destroyed Altars repeats this process, generating more Cobalt or Palladium, then more Mythril or Orichalcum, then more Adamantite or Titanium.

Its best modifier is Legendary. While Light may seem to provide a better speed boost by percentages, rounding reveals that Legendary and Light mine at equal speeds for this tool.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If a player attempts to destroy a Crimson/Demon Altar with the Pwnhammer before the Wall of Flesh has been defeated, it will behave like a normal hammer; the player will lose half of their current health.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name is a reference to a series of Metroid-based levels in a level pack named The Invasion 2 for Super Mario Bros. X, a game Redigit has previously worked on.
  • This tool has the color scheme of gear made from Hallowed Bars, but cannot be crafted.
  • The "Pwn" part of the Pwnhammer's name is a popular gaming term from the unofficial language Leet. It is derived from a misspelling of "own", which denotes success and domination, usually in multiplayer. A succeeding player is "pwning" while a failing player is being "pwned".

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievement Begone, Evil!.png
Begone, Evil! • "Smash a demon or crimson altar with a powerful, holy hammer."
Smash a demon or crimson altar, using the Pwnhammer.Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Achievement Stop! Hammer Time!.png
Stop! Hammer Time! • "Obtain your first hammer via crafting or otherwise."
Obtain a Hammer. Desktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version

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