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The Molten Hamaxe is a tool which functions as both a hammer and an axe, and is an upgrade from the Meteor Hamaxe. It is crafted solely using Hellstone Bars. This tool has a chance of inflicting the On Fire! debuff. Its hammer and axe powers are the highest of all pre-Hardmode tools. While it has more axe power than most Hardmode axes, it is hindered in usage by its comparatively slow tool speed, making many later tools a better choice.
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.
- In Crimson worlds, it is possible for a player to craft the Molten Hamaxe without defeating any bosses, however the player will need to defeat a number of Creepers summoned by the Brain of Cthulhu. To mine Hellstone, the player will need 65% pickaxe power (i.e. the Deathbringer Pickaxe). The Deathbringer Pickaxe requires Tissue Samples dropped from Creepers (and also found in the Brain of Cthulhu's Treasure Bag).
- It is possible for a player to craft the Molten Hamaxe without fighting any bosses. The Hellstone required can be mined with the Reaver Shark.
- Console 1.02: Reduced the number of Hellstone Bars needed to craft it from 35 to 15.
- Mobile 1.2.6508: Reduced the number of Hellstone Bars needed to craft it from 35 to 15.