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Tools are a loose association of items that are used to perform the various non-combat tasks involved in Terraria gameplay, such as construction and exploration, among many others. Tools are generally wielded via the key while they are held as the active hotbar item; though they are differentiated from weapons, whose primary use is instead to inflict damage upon enemies. Tools are also differentiated from accessories, which provide passive abilities, while tools are used proactively.

Pickaxes, axes, and hammers are tools that are essential at all stages of gameplay for their ability to precisely dismantle world tiles, like placed Blocks, background walls, plants, or placed furniture, and convert them all to collectible inventory items for re-placement in other locations, or for other uses, such as crafting. They also double as basic melee weapons, although they generally inflict far less damage than actual weapons of corresponding tiers.

Other important tools include the Magic Mirror, which teleports the player back to their spawn point; Hooks and Mounts, which aid travel; Keys, used to open locked chests; the Bucket, which transports liquid; the Bug Net, used to catch Critters; the Wrenches, used to construct mechanisms; and the Shadow Orb, Fairy Bell, and Wisp in a Bottle, which summon light-providing entities that follow the player. See below for other examples.

Multi-use Tools[edit | edit source]

Some tools have combined functionality:

Pickaxes and Drills[edit | edit source]

Pickaxes and Drills are used to free placed blocks or furniture for collection. When used on blocks, this is often referred to as "mining" or "digging". Their tier determines which types of blocks they can mine, as well as the number of hits it takes to remove each block type (see Pickaxe and Drill for those details). Drills function identically to Pickaxes, but with an alternate animation and sound effect. All tools to the right and below (and including itself) of the Cobalt Pickaxe are Hardmode, with one exception: users playing on the Mobile version Mobile version and 3DS version 3DS version can obtain the Drax pre-hardmode by locating one in a Shadow Chest, provided they have a Shadow Key.

Copper Pickaxe.pngCopper Pickaxe Tin Pickaxe.pngTin Pickaxe Cactus Pickaxe.pngCactus Pickaxe
Iron Pickaxe.pngIron Pickaxe Lead Pickaxe.pngLead Pickaxe Silver Pickaxe.pngSilver Pickaxe
Tungsten Pickaxe.pngTungsten Pickaxe Bone Pickaxe.pngBone Pickaxe Gold Pickaxe.pngGold Pickaxe
Candy Cane Pickaxe.pngCandy Cane PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Platinum Pickaxe.pngPlatinum Pickaxe Nightmare Pickaxe.pngNightmare Pickaxe
Deathbringer Pickaxe.pngDeathbringer Pickaxe Reaver Shark.pngReaver Shark Molten Pickaxe.pngMolten Pickaxe
Cobalt Pickaxe.pngCobalt Pickaxe Cobalt Drill.pngCobalt Drill Palladium Pickaxe.pngPalladium Pickaxe
Palladium Drill.pngPalladium Drill Mythril Pickaxe.pngMythril Pickaxe Mythril Drill.pngMythril Drill
Orichalcum Pickaxe.pngOrichalcum Pickaxe Orichalcum Drill.pngOrichalcum Drill Adamantite Pickaxe.pngAdamantite Pickaxe
Adamantite Drill.pngAdamantite Drill Titanium Pickaxe.pngTitanium Pickaxe Titanium Drill.pngTitanium Drill
Pickaxe Axe.pngPickaxe Axe Drax.pngDrax Chlorophyte Pickaxe.pngChlorophyte Pickaxe
Chlorophyte Drill.pngChlorophyte Drill Spectre Pickaxe.pngSpectre Pickaxe Shroomite Digging Claw.pngShroomite Digging ClawDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Picksaw.pngPicksaw Solar Flare Pickaxe.pngSolar Flare PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Vortex Pickaxe.pngVortex PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Pickaxe.pngNebula PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Pickaxe.pngStardust PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Laser Drill.pngLaser DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version

Axes and Chainsaws[edit | edit source]

Axes and Chainsaws are used to harvest large plants like Trees, Cacti, and Giant Glowing Mushrooms (Wood blocks are removed with a pickaxe instead). Chainsaws function identically to Axes, but with an alternate animation and sound effect. Hamaxes function as both Axes and Hammers.

Copper Axe.pngCopper Axe Tin Axe.pngTin Axe Iron Axe.pngIron Axe
Lead Axe.pngLead Axe Silver Axe.pngSilver Axe Tungsten Axe.pngTungsten Axe
Gold Axe.pngGold Axe Platinum Axe.pngPlatinum Axe War Axe of the Night.pngWar Axe of the Night
Blood Lust Cluster.pngBlood Lust Cluster Meteor Hamaxe.pngMeteor Hamaxe Molten Hamaxe.pngMolten Hamaxe
Sawtooth Shark.pngSawtooth Shark Cobalt Waraxe.pngCobalt Waraxe Cobalt Chainsaw.pngCobalt Chainsaw
Palladium Waraxe.pngPalladium Waraxe Palladium Chainsaw.pngPalladium Chainsaw Mythril Waraxe.pngMythril Waraxe
Mythril Chainsaw.pngMythril Chainsaw Orichalcum Waraxe.pngOrichalcum Waraxe Orichalcum Chainsaw.pngOrichalcum Chainsaw
Adamantite Waraxe.pngAdamantite Waraxe Adamantite Chainsaw.pngAdamantite Chainsaw Titanium Waraxe.pngTitanium Waraxe
Titanium Chainsaw.pngTitanium Chainsaw Pickaxe Axe.pngPickaxe Axe Drax.pngDrax
Chlorophyte Greataxe.pngChlorophyte Greataxe Chlorophyte Chainsaw.pngChlorophyte Chainsaw Spectre Hamaxe.pngSpectre Hamaxe
Shroomite Digging Claw.pngShroomite Digging ClawDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Picksaw.pngPicksaw Solar Flare Hamaxe.pngSolar Flare HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortex Hamaxe.pngVortex HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Nebula Hamaxe.pngNebula HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Hamaxe.pngStardust HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version
The Axe.pngThe Axe Butcher's Chainsaw.pngButcher's ChainsawDesktop VersionConsole Version Laser Drill.pngLaser DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version

Hammers[edit | edit source]

Hammers are used to free background walls for collection, to destroy background walls which cannot be collected, to shape foreground blocks to create slopes and half-tiles, and to shape platforms to create stairs. They are also used to destroy Shadow Orbs and Crimson Hearts. The Pwnhammer, Hammush, and The Axe can additionally be used in Hardmode to destroy Altars, which triggers the spawning of new Hardmode ores.

Wooden Hammer.pngWooden Hammer Boreal Wood Hammer.pngBoreal Wood HammerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Palm Wood Hammer.pngPalm Wood HammerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Rich Mahogany Hammer.pngRich Mahogany Hammer Copper Hammer.pngCopper Hammer Tin Hammer.pngTin Hammer
Ebonwood Hammer.pngEbonwood Hammer Shadewood Hammer.pngShadewood Hammer Lead Hammer.pngLead Hammer
Pearlwood Hammer.pngPearlwood Hammer Iron Hammer.pngIron Hammer Silver Hammer.pngSilver Hammer
Tungsten Hammer.pngTungsten Hammer Gold Hammer.pngGold Hammer The Breaker.pngThe Breaker
Flesh Grinder.pngFlesh Grinder Platinum Hammer.pngPlatinum Hammer Meteor Hamaxe.pngMeteor Hamaxe
Molten Hamaxe.pngMolten Hamaxe Rockfish.pngRockfish Pwnhammer.pngPwnhammer
Hammush.pngHammush Spectre Hamaxe.pngSpectre Hamaxe Chlorophyte Warhammer.pngChlorophyte Warhammer
Chlorophyte Jackhammer.pngChlorophyte Jackhammer Solar Flare Hamaxe.pngSolar Flare HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Vortex Hamaxe.pngVortex HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Hamaxe.pngNebula HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Hamaxe.pngStardust HamaxeDesktop VersionConsole Version The Axe.pngThe Axe

Wiring[edit | edit source]

These items aid the player in placing and removing Wire, as well as manipulating Actuators.

Wrench.pngWrench Blue Wrench.pngBlue Wrench Green Wrench.pngGreen Wrench Yellow Wrench.pngYellow WrenchDesktop Version
Wire Cutter.pngWire Cutter Multicolor Wrench.pngMulticolor WrenchDesktop Version The Grand Design.pngThe Grand DesignDesktop Version Actuation Rod.pngActuation RodDesktop Version

Painting[edit | edit source]

These items allow players to place or remove Paint.

Paintbrush.pngPaintbrushDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Paint Roller.pngPaint RollerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Paint Scraper.pngPaint ScraperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Spectre Paintbrush.pngSpectre PaintbrushDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Spectre Paint Roller.pngSpectre Paint RollerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Spectre Paint Scraper.pngSpectre Paint ScraperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version

Hooks[edit | edit source]

Hooks are used to surmount tall obstacles and negotiate gaps, by latching and hoisting the player onto remote surfaces.

Grappling Hook.pngGrappling Hook Topaz Hook.pngTopaz Hook Emerald Hook.pngEmerald Hook
Amethyst Hook.pngAmethyst Hook Sapphire Hook.pngSapphire Hook Ruby Hook.pngRuby Hook
Diamond Hook.pngDiamond Hook Fish Hook.pngFish Hook Dual Hook.pngDual Hook
Ivy Whip.pngIvy Whip Slime Hook.pngSlime HookDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Spooky Hook.pngSpooky Hook
Candy Cane Hook.pngCandy Cane HookDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Christmas Hook.pngChristmas Hook Bat Hook.pngBat Hook
Skeletron Hand.pngSkeletron Hand Web Slinger.pngWeb Slinger Worm Hook.pngWorm HookDesktop VersionConsole Version
Tendon Hook.pngTendon HookDesktop VersionConsole Version Thorn Hook.pngThorn HookDesktop VersionConsole Version Illuminant Hook.pngIlluminant HookDesktop VersionConsole Version
Anti-Gravity Hook.pngAnti-Gravity HookDesktop VersionConsole Version Lunar Hook.pngLunar Hook Static Hook.pngStatic HookDesktop Version

Fishing Poles[edit | edit source]

Fishing Poles are used for Fishing.

Wood Fishing Pole.pngWood Fishing Pole Reinforced Fishing Pole.pngReinforced Fishing Pole Fisher of Souls.pngFisher of Souls
Fleshcatcher.pngFleshcatcher Fiberglass Fishing Pole.pngFiberglass Fishing Pole Mechanic's Rod.pngMechanic's Rod
Sitting Duck's Fishing Pole.pngSitting Duck's Fishing PoleDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Hotline Fishing Hook.pngHotline Fishing Hook Golden Fishing Rod.pngGolden Fishing Rod

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Movement

Ice Mirror.pngIce MirrorDesktop VersionConsole Version

Magic Mirror.pngMagic Mirror

Cell Phone.pngCell PhoneDesktop VersionConsole Version

Rod of Discord.pngRod of Discord

Rope Coil.pngRope Coil

Umbrella.pngUmbrella

Block-placing wands

Ice Rod.pngIce Rod

Dirt Rod.pngDirt Rod

Leaf Wand.pngLeaf Wand

Living Wood Wand.pngLiving Wood Wand

Rich Mahogany Leaf Wand.pngRich Mahogany Leaf WandDesktop VersionConsole Version

Living Mahogany Wand.pngLiving Mahogany WandDesktop VersionConsole Version

Hive Wand.pngHive Wand

Bone Wand.pngBone Wand

Affects growth
Vile Powder.pngVile Powder Unholy Water.pngUnholy Water
Vicious Powder.pngVicious PowderDesktop VersionConsole Version Blood Water.pngBlood WaterDesktop VersionConsole Version
Purification Powder.pngPurification Powder Holy Water.pngHoly Water
Staff of Regrowth.pngStaff of Regrowth Clentaminator.pngClentaminator
Non-Held
Also see these for other non-combat items that are not held, swung, or thrown:
Other

Empty Bucket.pngBucket

Bottomless Water Bucket.pngBottomless Water BucketDesktop VersionConsole Version Super Absorbant Sponge.pngSuper Absorbant SpongeDesktop VersionConsole Version

Bug Net.pngBug Net

Golden Bug Net.pngGolden Bug NetDesktop VersionConsole Version

Breathing Reed.pngBreathing Reed

Sickle.pngSickle

Binoculars.pngBinoculars

Portal Gun.pngPortal GunDesktop VersionConsole Version

Money Trough.pngMoney TroughDesktop VersionConsole Version

Unobtainable[edit | edit source]

Desktop versionConsole version Desktop/Console-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop and Console versions of Terraria.
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The item(s) or effects described in this section exist as functional game items, but cannot be acquired through normal gameplay.
Nebula Axe.pngNebula AxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Nebula Chainsaw.pngNebula ChainsawDesktop VersionConsole Version Nebula Drill.pngNebula DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version
Nebula Hammer.pngNebula HammerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Solar Flare Axe.pngSolar Flare AxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Solar Flare Chainsaw.pngSolar Flare ChainsawDesktop VersionConsole Version Solar Flare Drill.pngSolar Flare DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version
Solar Flare Hammer.pngSolar Flare HammerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Stardust Axe.pngStardust AxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Chainsaw.pngStardust ChainsawDesktop VersionConsole Version Stardust Drill.pngStardust DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version
Stardust Hammer.pngStardust HammerDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortex Axe.pngVortex AxeDesktop VersionConsole Version Vortex Chainsaw.pngVortex ChainsawDesktop VersionConsole Version Vortex Drill.pngVortex DrillDesktop VersionConsole Version
Vortex Hammer.pngVortex HammerDesktop VersionConsole Version


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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