Terraria Wiki

Miss the old Hydra Skin? Try out our Hydralize gadget! Visit the preferences page while logged in and turn on the gadget.


Terraria Wiki
The Breaker
  • The Breaker item spriteold The Breaker item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 0%
  • Hammer mask.png 55%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage24 (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time45 (Very slow)
Tool speed19
RarityRarity level: 1
Research1 required
Not to be confused with Breaker Blade.

The Breaker is a Demonite-tier hammer. It is equivalent in hammer power (though it does far more damage) to the Gold Hammer and is one tier lower than the Meteor Hamaxe.

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
The BreakerThe BreakerIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


Achievement Stop! Hammer Time!.png
Stop! Hammer Time! • Obtain your first hammer via crafting or otherwise.
Obtain a Hammer.


  • One advantage of The Breaker over most other melee weapons is that it swings repeatedly when the attack button is held down. However, while swinging The Breaker in this fashion, the player cannot turn around, a potential disadvantage when assaulted from both sides. A decent hit box that extends slightly behind the player compensates somewhat for this, and when used properly The Breaker's ability to keep swinging without turning around can allow the player to give ground against enemies without discontinuing their melee attacks.


  • Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo 3DS version Modifier prefixes are added in front of the "The" in its name, which can result in a grammatically incorrect name such as "Keen The Breaker". It shares this trait with all other items that can obtain modifiers and whose names begin with "The". This error is not present in the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version.