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Reaver Shark

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Reaver Shark
  • Reaver Shark item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
  • Pickaxe icon.png 100%
  • Hammer icon.png 0%
  • Axe icon.png 0%
TypeTool
Damage16 Melee
Knockback3 (Very Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 Fast
Tool speed18
RarityRarity Level: 3
Sell1 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin

The Reaver Shark is a pickaxe available through Fishing in the Ocean. It is notable for being the strongest Pre-Hardmode pickaxe. The chance to catch it is 1/100 (1%) with 50% Fishing Power and 1/50 (2%) with 100% Power.

Obtaining the Reaver Shark can be a crucial step in gameplay progression, in which it doesn't need the Eater of Worlds/Brain of Cthulhu to be defeated. These bosses are normally a step to obtain the Nightmare or Deathbringer Pickaxe, which in turn allows the player to mine Obsidian and Hellstone for Hellstone Bars, allowing to obtain its equipment without killing any bosses.

The Reaver Shark is one of only two Pre-Hardmode pickaxes capable of mining the first tier of Hardmode-exclusive ores, Cobalt and Palladium Ore. The other pickaxe able to do this is the Molten Pickaxe.

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

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  • The Reaver Shark is relatively easy to obtain. A Reinforced Fishing Pole with some bait is all that's needed. Sonar Potions can be created using ingredients found near the Ocean and are very helpful too.
  • Since the Reaver Shark makes the crafting of Hellstone Bars (and related) equipment possible at any stage of the game, acquiring it early is invaluable in Expert modeDesktop VersionConsole Version.
  • Like the Molten Pickaxe, the Reaver Shark is slower than some earlier pickaxes in mining blocks that are easily broken in one hit, such as Dirt.

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