Deathbringer Pickaxe

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Deathbringer Pickaxe
  • Deathbringer Pickaxe item spriteold Deathbringer Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 70%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
Tool speed14
TooltipAble to mine Hellstone
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell36 SC
Research1 required

The Deathbringer Pickaxe is a post-Brain of Cthulhu pickaxe. Its Corruption counterpart is the Nightmare Pickaxe.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Deathbringer Pickaxe can mine any blocks and ores weaker than Dungeon Bricks (which requires a pickaxe with at least 100% pickaxe power, e.g. a Molten Pickaxe). Most notably, it can mine Ebonstone, Crimstone, Hellstone, and Pearlstone.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the Deathbringer Pickaxe can also mine Dungeon Bricks.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Deathbringer PickaxeDeathbringer PickaxeIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


  • Compared to the Nightmare Pickaxe, the Deathbringer Pickaxe has superior power and mines faster making it the better pickaxe.
  • The Deathbringer Pickaxe is faster than the higher-tier Molten Pickaxe at mining blocks requiring one or three hits while it is slower at mining stronger blocks requiring two hits. Therefore, once the player has acquired the Molten Pickaxe, it is advisable to keep the Deathbringer Pickaxe around so they can be swapped as needed. Rapid swapping is possible by selecting the pickaxe which is farther right in the inventory and then holding Auto Select to swap to the other pickaxe as needed.
    • After reaching Hardmode and acquiring a Cobalt/Palladium Drill or Pickaxe, however, both the Molten and Deathbringer Pickaxes can be discarded as these are stronger and faster.