The Nightmare Pickaxe is a tool that can mine most blocks and ores. The Nightmare Pickaxe is also the third-best Pickaxe in Pre-Hardmode before the Deathbringer Pickaxe. It is the Corruption equivalent of the Deathbringer Pickaxe. It is also faster than the Deathbringer Pickaxe.

On blocks like dirt or clay, it digs at about 3.6 blocks a second, while with harder blocks like stone it digs at 1.9 blocks a second. It mines the hardest blocks, such as ebonstone, at almost 1 block a second. It can mine both Hellstone and Obsidian, unlike the Platinum Pickaxe. However, it's incapable of mining Cobalt Ore, Mythril Ore and Adamantite Ore.

The Nightmare Pickaxe is one of the easiest items for a player to obtain that is a melee weapon and gives off particles. The particle effect given off by this tool are extremely similar to the particles that are emitted from Demonite Ore and Shadow Orbs.

Update Info

v1.3.0.1

  • Slight change to sprite.

v1.0.6

  • Tooltip added to item.

v1.0.5

  • Damage reduced from 11 to 9.

PC release

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

Tin Pickaxe.png Tin Pickaxe

Terraria Iron Pickaxe.png Iron Pickaxe

Lead Pickaxe.png Lead Pickaxe

Terraria Silver Pickaxe.png Silver Pickaxe

Tungsten Pickaxe.png Tungsten Pickaxe

Terraria Gold Pickaxe.png Gold Pickaxe

Platinum Pickaxe.png Platinum Pickaxe

Terraria Nightmare Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe

Item 798(1).png Deathbringer Pickaxe

Terraria Molten Pickaxe.png Molten Pickaxe

Item 776(1).png Cobalt Pickaxe

Item 1188(1).png Palladium Pickaxe

Item 777(1).png Mythril Pickaxe

Item 1195(1).png Orichalcum Pickaxe

Item 778(1).png Adamantite Pickaxe

Item 1202(1).png Titanium Pickaxe

Item 1230(1).png Chlorophyte Pickaxe

Item 1506(1).png Spectre Pickaxe

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

Cobalt Drill.png Cobalt Drill

Item 1189(1).png Palladium Drill

Mythril Drill.png Mythril Drill

Item 1196(1).png Orichalcum Drill

Adamantite Drill.png Adamantite Drill

Item 1203(1).png Titanium Drill

Item 1231(1).png Chlorophyte Drill

Hamdrax.png Drax

Item 2779(0).png Nebula Drill Item 2784(0).png Solar Flare Drill Item 3464(0).png Stardust Drill Item 2774(0).png Vortex Drill
Item 2798(0).pngLaser Drill
Special Digging Tools
Cactus Pickaxe.png Cactus Pickaxe Bone Pickaxe(1).png Bone Pickaxe Item 1917(0).png Candy Cane Pickaxe Reaver Shark.png Reaver Shark
Item 990(1).png Pickaxe Axe Shroomite Digging Claw.png Shroomite Digging Claw
Items Requiring Demonite
Armor Shadow Helmet · Shadow Scalemail · Shadow Greaves
Tools Fisher of Souls · Nightmare Pickaxe · The Breaker · War Axe of the Night
Weapons Demon Bow · Light's Bane · Malaise
Other Demonite Bar · Demonite Brick
Items Requiring Shadow Scales
Tools Nightmare Pickaxe · The Breaker
Armor Shadow Scalemail · Shadow Greaves · Shadow Helmet
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