Cursed Hammer

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Cursed HammerHardmode exclusive
Cursed Hammer.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFlying Weapon AI
Max Life200/400/600
KB Resist60%/64%/68%
BannerCursed Hammer BannerCursed Hammer Banner
Immune toOn Fire!ConfusedPoisonedHellfire
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Inflicts debuff
Debuff tooltipCannot use any items
Duration4 seconds8 seconds10 seconds
Coins10 SC25 SC
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DSNintendo 3DS version
Exclusive Variant
Shadow HammerHardmode exclusive
Shadow Hammer.png
Max Life200
KB Resist60%
BannerShadow Hammer BannerShadow Hammer Banner(Old-gen console version)
Coins20 SC

The Cursed Hammer is a rare Hardmode enemy which spawns in the Underground Corruption. It hovers and spins before lunging at the player, traveling through any blocks to reach them. Any knockback stops its attack, forcing it to pause and spin up again. It can inflict the Cursed debuff.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the Shadow Hammer acts as an exclusive version of the Cursed Hammer, featuring increased defense and the chance to drop Hardmode ore bars.


  • Like most other enemies with the ability to pass through tiles, Cursed Hammers are unable to spawn if the player is standing in front of valid housing walls.
  • Like most other Corruption enemies, Cursed Hammers can also spawn on top of Corrupt grass, Ebonstone, Ebonsand, or Purple Ice. They can do so even if the player is not specifically in a Corruption biome.


  • The Arkhalis(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or Terragrim(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) are excellent weapons to deal with this enemy, as even a single hit forces to recharge its spin. In effect, these weapons can act as a shield surrounding the player, completely impassable by the Cursed Hammer.


  • On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the Cursed Hammer and Shadow Hammer instead have a chance of dropping 2-4 Nature's Gifts, Silver Chandeliers, or Hellforges, also making it the only way to obtain multiple of an accessory in a single stack ((Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) apart from the Guide Voodoo Doll as of 1.4.4).
  • Out of the three Flying Weapon enemies, the Cursed Hammer is the only one with a sprite not based on an existing item or an item's previous sprite. Furthermore, it is the only one to feature an exclusive variant.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Cursed Hammer: "Magicked through the pure hatred of the Corruption, this weapon flails about attempting to smash anything that breathes."

See also


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Fixed the issue of Cursed Hammers being dramatically rarer than Enchanted Swords, where they should have been about as common as the latter.