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Pwnhammer inventory icon
Pickaxe icon.png 0%   Hammer icon.png 80%   Axe icon.png 0%
Type Tool
Damage 26 (Melee)
Knockback 7.5 (Very Strong)
Use time 26 (Average)
Tool speed 14
Tooltip Strong enough to destroy Demon Altars
Rarity Rarity Level: 4
Sell 78 Silver Coin
Internal Item ID: 367

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 levels in Super Mario Bros. X, a game Redigit has previously worked on.
  • This tool is related to the Hallowed gear. It is the only Hallowed item that 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".

History[edit | edit source]

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