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  • Rockfish item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 0%
  • Hammer mask.png 70%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage24 (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time24 (Fast)
Tool speed14
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell1 GC50 SC
Research1 required

The Rockfish is a hammer that can be fished from the underground layer but is more likely to be caught in the cavern layer, within any biome. Its hammer power is equal to that of the Molten Hamaxe.

Its best modifier is Legendary. However, due to rounding, Legendary, Light, Deadly, Agile, Quick, and Nasty provide equal boosts to mining speed for this tool.


Achievement Stop! Hammer Time!.png
Stop! Hammer Time! • Obtain your first hammer via crafting or otherwise.
Obtain a hammer. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector


  • Despite being a hammer, the Rockfish is a very good weapon for new players. It is easy to obtain and has very high damage relative to most early-game weapons; even higher than a Blood Butcherer.
  • Although the Rockfish shares the spot of best Pre-Hardmode hammer with the Molten Hamaxe, the latter is an ideal tool later on due to its dual functionality as an axe.


  • There are three fish tools that can be obtained through fishing: the Sawtooth Shark (a chainsaw), the Reaver Shark (a pickaxe), and the Rockfish.