Molten Pickaxe

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Molten Pickaxe
  • Molten Pickaxe item spriteold Molten Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 100%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time23 (Fast)
Tool speed18
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell54 SC
Research1 required
Inflicts Debuff
DebuffOn Fire!On Fire!
Debuff tooltipSlowly losing life
Duration3 seconds

The Molten Pickaxe is a pre-Hardmode pickaxe.

It is the most powerful pre-Hardmode pickaxe, being able to break nearly every block in one hit. It is capable of mining Cobalt Ore and Palladium Ore, which makes it an essential tool for early Hardmode. It also has the benefits of emitting light and occasionally inflicting the On Fire! debuff on enemies struck.

Although the Molten Pickaxe can destroy most blocks in one hit, its mining speed is very slow, meaning many lower tier pickaxes can mine the weakest block types faster than the Molten Pickaxe. However, it is still the fastest pre-Hardmode pickaxe when mining stone tiles and above. See the chart below for more details.

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


One hit needed
@ 3.3 blocks per second
Two hits needed
@ 1.6 blocks per second



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Molten PickaxeMolten PickaxeIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil


Achievement Miner for Fire.png
Miner for Fire • Craft a molten pickaxe using the hottest of materials.
Craft a Molten Pickaxe. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector


  • The Achievement shows the Pre- sprite.


  • Desktop 1.2: Hellstone Bar requirement reduced from 35 to 20.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Now awards an achievement when the player crafts a Molten Pickaxe.
    • Decreased use time from 24 to 22.
  • Console 1.02: Hellstone Bar requirement reduced from 35 to 20.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with mechanics from Desktop 1.2.