Possessed Hatchet

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Possessed Hatchet
  • Possessed Hatchet item spriteold Possessed Hatchet item sprite
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Damage80 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) / 90 (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) (Melee)
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 (Very fast)
Velocity24 (effective)
TooltipChases after your enemy
RarityRarity level: 7
Sell7 GC
Research1 required
Projectile created
  • Possessed Hatchet
    Possessed Hatchet
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
GolemGolemGolem114.29% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
12.5% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Treasure Bag(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag
(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
A player using the Possessed Hatchet. Note the homing capabilities.

The Possessed Hatchet is a Hardmode, post-Golem boomerang that homes in on enemies while flying through the air at high velocity before returning to the player when thrown. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the weapon acts similarly to stacked Light Discs, capable of throwing multiple hatchets despite being incapable of being stacked, with no limit to the number of hatchets that can be out at once. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, it acts as a singular boomerang and throws out only one hatchet at a time. When it has no enemy to home in on, the Possessed Hatchet returns to the player after flying a relatively short distance of only 25 tiles. The Posssessed Hatchet has a (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1/7 (14.29%) / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 1/8 (12.5%) chance of being dropped from Golem.

Its best modifier is Godly or Demonic. Both modifiers increase the average damage output by the same amount.


  • The Possessed Hatchet homes in on the tail segment of all worms.
  • The Possessed Hatchet cannot target players during PvP.
  • If aimed correctly, the player can attack enemies from behind a wall.
  • If the player dies when the Possessed Hatchet is thrown, it will hover at their death point until they respawn, then it will fly to them.
  • On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, the weapon has no autoswing, significantly reducing its usefulness.


  • Due to the weapon being fast and capable of throwing multiple hatchets, it can be fired at a very rapid rate and be quite effective against certain bosses, especially Duke Fishron.
  • It is fairly effective against Crawltipedes, due to always targeting its tail, leading it to easily take it out with only a few hits.



  • Desktop
    • Sprite updated.
    • Drop rate increased from 1/8 (12.5%) to 1/7 (14.29%), due to the Picksaw now dropping separately.
  • Desktop
    • Damage reduced from 90 to 80.
    • Use time reduced from 14 to 13.
    • Can now be thrown in rapid succession.
  • Console 1.0.750.0: (PlayStation 4)
    • Damage reduced from 90 to 80.
    • Use time reduced from 14 to 13.
    • Can now be thrown in rapid succession.
  • Mobile
    • Damage reduced from 90 to 80.
    • Use time reduced from 14 to 13.
    • Can now be thrown in rapid succession.