how to craft molten pickaxe

The Ultimate Approach on How to Craft Molten Pickaxe

How to Craft Molten Pickaxe

When it comes to mastering Terraria, one of the most exciting aspects is crafting your own tools. And, if you’re anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for the next best thing. That’s why today, I’m going to show you how to craft a molten pickaxe, one of the most powerful mining tools in the game.

Crafting a molten pickaxe isn’t just about getting a shiny new tool. It’s about the thrill of the hunt, the satisfaction of gathering each ingredient, and the sense of accomplishment when you finally hold your creation in your virtual hands. It’s about pushing your Terraria experience to the next level.

Before you dive in, it’s important to know that crafting a molten pickaxe requires patience and perseverance. You’ll need to gather several key items, and some of them won’t be easy to find. But don’t worry, I’ll guide you through every step of the process. So, let’s get started and take your Terraria game to the next level with your very own molten pickaxe.

Overview of a Molten Pickaxe

The Molten Pickaxe in Terraria isn’t just another tool. It’s an object of desire and a symbol of accomplishment for seasoned players. Crafted from the blazing hot materials of the underworld, a molten pickaxe is more than a tool for excavation. You’ll feel the power of the underworld in your grip every time you pick it up. It’s capable of mining the strongest blocks that other pickaxes only dream of digging into.

When it comes to power tiers, Molten Pickaxe confidently sits in the top three. Particularly among pre-hardmode tools in Terraria, it’s unbeatable. It boasts a top-notch mining power of 100%, making it a formidable tool for each aspiring Terraria adventurer.

  • Mining Speed: An impressive 22 (fast).
  • Damage: 12 (Melee).

Crafting this fiery tool isn’t as simple as forging ordinary pickaxes. It’s surprisingly complicated, requiring careful planning and more than a fair share of daring. Gathering the required material is challenging but that’s where the fun lies.

The rare material called Hellstone forms the heart of the Molten Pickaxe. Hellstone lurks in the burning underworld of Terraria and mining it has its risks. From the inferno bats to burning lava, it’s a dangerous venture. But remember, no risk, no reward.

Once you’ve gathered Hellstone, you’ll need Obsidian. It’s not as hard to find as Hellstone but it’s essential for forging your pickaxe. All in all, you’d need a total of 20 Hellstone and 60 Obsidians.

Precise timing, patience, and the right set of materials are necessary to craft a Molten Pickaxe. It’s a tedious process, but the joy of holding this mighty pickaxe outweighs the effort. Upon succeeding, not only will you own a powerful tool but also a badge of your perseverance.

Required Materials

Moving forward, two key materials are required to craft a molten pickaxe—Obsidian and Hellstone. You might have to face a few deadly creatures in pursuit of these rare materials though. So, let’s dig deeper.


It all starts with Obsidian, a unique resource mainly obtained when water comes into contact with lava that is not submerged. Here’s a quick drill-down:

  1. Locate a water source, ideally a large lake.
  2. Shovel a path towards lava and let the water flow down.
  3. Make sure to stand at a safe distance to avoid getting hurt by the lava.
  4. As the water touches it, the lava turns into obsidian.
  5. Mine it with a Diamond Pickaxe—or else, it’ll break rather than giving you the block.

Hope you asked “how do I obtain the Diamond Pickaxe?”. Well, that leads us to our next material.

Diamond Pickaxe

While Obsidian can technically be mined using other methods, a Diamond Pickaxe is the most effective and arguably the only choice. It’s also needed against Hellstone. So, how do you get one?

  • You’ll need 3 diamonds and 2 sticks.
  • Diamonds are amongst the rarest minerals. You’ll find them deep below the surface, at levels 15 and lower.
  • Sticks are simpler to obtain from wooden planks.
  • Once you’ve gathered the materials, craft the pickaxe at a Workbench.

The last, yet most crucial part of crafting a molten pickaxe—Hellstone.


The Hellstone is found at the very bottom of the Terraria underworld. Harvesting it is quite challenging owing to its location. You’ll have to dig through the underworld’s solid blocks, igniting them on touch.

  • It’s best to use an “Obsidian Skin Potion” to protect against heat damage for up to 4 minutes.
  • A Nightmare Pickaxe or a Deathbringer might be handy to mine one.

These are the key elements you need to get your hands on. Now that we’ve gathered the required materials and kept the Diamond Pickaxe ready, we’re a step closer to crafting our own Molten Pickaxe.