The Molten Pickaxe is a pickaxe, it's a tier above the Deathbringer Pickaxe and a tier below the Cobalt Drill and Cobalt Pickaxe. It emits an area of light around the player while in use, the only mining tool to do so.
Terraria Molten Pickaxe

Terraria Molten Pickaxe

Molten Pickaxe


One hit destroys at about 3.2 blocks a second:

Two hits destroy at about 2.6 blocks a second:

Its knockback makes it inefficient for fighting monsters but it will do if the need arises. It can keep meteor heads, slimes, and zombies away from hitting you.


  • Since the Molten Pickaxe harvests Hellstone quicker than the Nightmare Pickaxe, players might want to invest their first Hellstone Bars into this, allowing them to gather more Hellstone at a quicker speed.
  • Molten Pickaxe and Nightmare Pickaxe are the only pre-hardmode picks that don't require wood to craft.
  • It also inflicts the debuff "On Fire!"


  • Originally, the Molten Pickaxe was made from Meteorite Bars, and was still the highest tier pickaxe. However it belonged to the Meteorite Tier. Hellstone Bars were not craftable yet and the Underworld existed but was pointless (except for money). However, this was in the Alpha version, and has been changed now.
  • The Molten Pickaxe has a 1 in 10 chance to set enemies On Fire. On Fire does approximately 2 damage per second.

Update Info



  • Has a chance to give enemies the On Fire! debuff.

PC release

  • Added to the game.
Pickaxes & Drills
Standard Pickaxes
Terraria Copper Pickaxe Copper Pickaxe

Tin Pickaxe Tin Pickaxe

Terraria Iron Pickaxe Iron Pickaxe

Lead Pickaxe Lead Pickaxe

Terraria Silver Pickaxe Silver Pickaxe

Tungsten Pickaxe Tungsten Pickaxe

Terraria Gold Pickaxe Gold Pickaxe

Platinum Pickaxe Platinum Pickaxe

Terraria Nightmare Pickaxe Nightmare Pickaxe

Item 798(1) Deathbringer Pickaxe

Terraria Molten Pickaxe Molten Pickaxe

Item 776(1) Cobalt Pickaxe

Item 1188(1) Palladium Pickaxe

Item 777(1) Mythril Pickaxe

Item 1195(1) Orichalcum Pickaxe

Item 778(1) Adamantite Pickaxe

Item 1202(1) Titanium Pickaxe

Item 1230(1) Chlorophyte Pickaxe

Item 1506(1) Spectre Pickaxe

Picksaw(1) Picksaw
Item 2781(0) Nebula Pickaxe Item 2786(0) Solar Flare Pickaxe Item 3466(0) Stardust Pickaxe Item 2776(0) Vortex Pickaxe

Cobalt Drill Cobalt Drill

Item 1189(1) Palladium Drill

Mythril Drill Mythril Drill

Item 1196(1) Orichalcum Drill

Adamantite Drill Adamantite Drill

Item 1203(1) Titanium Drill

Item 1231(1) Chlorophyte Drill

Hamdrax Drax

Item 2779(0) Nebula Drill Item 2784(0) Solar Flare Drill Item 3464(0) Stardust Drill Item 2774(0) Vortex Drill
Item 2798(0)Laser Drill
Special Digging Tools
Cactus Pickaxe Cactus Pickaxe Bone Pickaxe(1) Bone Pickaxe Item 1917(0) Candy Cane Pickaxe Reaver Shark Reaver Shark
Item 990(1) Pickaxe Axe Shroomite Digging Claw Shroomite Digging Claw
Items Requiring Hellstone
Tools Molten Pickaxe · Molten Hamaxe
Weapons Fiery Greatsword · Flamarang · Hellfire Arrow · Imp Staff · Molten Fury · Phoenix Blaster
Armor Molten Helmet · Molten Breastplate · Molten Greaves
Furniture Obsidian Chest
Potions Flask of Fire
Other Hellstone Bar · Hellstone Brick
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