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Molten Pickaxe
  • Molten Pickaxe item spriteold Molten Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 100%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time23 (Fast)
Tool speed18
RarityRarity level: 3
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration3 seconds

The Molten Pickaxe is the best pre-Hardmode pickaxe and capable of mining Hardmode ores, thus being a very essential tool. It has the convenient side benefits of emitting light and inflicting the On Fire! debuff on enemies struck, making it potentially useful even after obtaining a Hardmode drill or pickaxe.

The Molten Pickaxe can destroy most blocks in one hit. However, its mining speed is very slow, making it slower than Tungsten Pickaxe and above at mining the weakest block types. It is faster than most pre-Hardmode pickaxes when mining stones, excluding the Bone Pickaxe and Reaver Shark (except after This stays true for harder blocks, such as Ebonstone and Crimstone. See the chart below for more details.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.


One hit needed
@ 3.3 blocks per second
Two hits needed
@ 1.6 blocks per second



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Molten PickaxeMolten PickaxeIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


Achievement Miner for Fire.png
Miner for Fire • Craft a molten pickaxe using the hottest of materials.
Craft a Molten Pickaxe.


  • The Achievement shows the Pre- sprite


  • Desktop 1.2: Hellstone Bar requirement reduced from 35 to 20.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PS4)
    • Now awards an achievement when the player crafts a Molten Pickaxe.
    • Decreased use time from 24 to 22.
  • Console 1.02: Hellstone Bar requirement reduced from 35 to 20.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics from Desktop 1.2.