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Pickaxe Axe
  • Pickaxe Axe item spriteold Pickaxe Axe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 200%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 110%
Damage35 (Melee)
Knockback4.75 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time25 (Fast)
Tool speed7
Tooltip'Not to be confused with a hamdrill'
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required

The Pickaxe Axe is a Hardmode pickaxe and axe combination which can be crafted after all mechanical bosses have been defeated. It is able to mine any block other than Lihzahrd Bricks.

The Pickaxe Axe is an alternative to the Drax, having a slower mining speed but longer range and benefiting from mining speed bonuses.

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.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Pickaxe AxePickaxe AxeMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


Achievement Drax Attax.png
Drax Attax • Craft a drax or pickaxe axe using hallowed bars, and the souls of the three mechanical bosses.
Craft your first Drax or Pickaxe Axe.


  • The Pickaxe Axe is a Hallowed-related item. However, unlike other Hallowed items, it does not emit light when swung.
  • The tooltip references a "hamdrill", which is a non-existent item. It may be referring to the old name of the Drax, which was called Hamdrax until the 1.2 update. It retains the appearance of a drill, hence the drill appended on to ham. However, it does not have any hammer power.
    • It might also be referencing real-life hammer drills, which could be shortened to hamdrills.