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The hammer is also used to destroy Walls that have been placed by the player. Naturally occurring walls, such as cave walls, are unaffected by hammers unless broken from the edges. This includes dirt wall, stone wall, ebonstone wall, pearlstone wall, molten wall, and dungeon brick wall. Even if they are player placed, the walls must be broken from the edge of the walls.
As of the 1.2 update hammers may also be used to shape certain blocks, such as wood, stone, etc. into a more desirable appearance, as well as reshape blocks or change their appearance, like changing the height of Wood Platforms. Reshaping blocks will also allow them to produce waterfalls from any liquid in contact with them. (Eg: hitting a regular block once will turn it into a half block, then the next two will be slopes, then back to regular on the fourth hit).
Although low-tier hammers have futile damage, they can still be used to knock enemies away since they have good knockback.
Every hammer that has 80% or more hammer power are capable to destroy a Demon Altar in hardmode.
There are a total of 23 different hammers:
|Hammer||Damage||Hammer Power||Speed||Materials to Craft|
|Wooden Hammer||2||25%||Average||8 Wood|
|Copper Hammer||4||35%||Slow||10 Copper Bars, 3 Wood|
|Rich Mahogany Hammer||4||35%||Slow||8 Rich Mahogany|
|Tin Hammer||6||38%||Slow||10 Tin Bars, 3 Wood|
|Shadewood Hammer||7||40%||Average||8 Shadewood|
|Ebonwood Hammer||7||40%||Average||8 Ebonwood|
|Iron Hammer||7||45%||Average||10 Iron Bars, 3 Wood|
|Lead Hammer||8||43%||Average||10 Lead Bars, 3 Wood|
|Silver Hammer||9||45%||Average||10 Silver Bars, 3 Wood|
|Pearlwood Hammer||9||45%||Average||8 Pearlwood|
|Gold Hammer||9||55%||Average||10 Gold Bars, 3 Wood|
|Tungsten Hammer||9||55%||Average||10 Tungsten Bars, 3 Wood|
|Flesh Grinder||23||55%||Very Slow||10 Crimtane Bars, 5 Tissue Samples|
|The Breaker||24||55%||Very Slow|
|Platinum Hammer||10||59%||Average||10 Platinum Bars, 3 Wood|
(+ 100% Axe power)
|Average||35 Meteorite Bars|
(+ 150% Axe power)
Fishing in Caves
|Pwnhammer||26||80%||Average||Guaranteed drop from the Wall of Flesh|
|Hammush||26||85%||Average||Item purchase from Truffle|
|Chlorophyte Jackhammer||45||90%||Fast||18 Chlorophyte Bars|
|Chlorophyte Warhammer||80||90%||Slow||18 Chlorophyte Bars|
(+ 115% Axe power)
|Average||18 Ectoplasm, 18 Chlorophyte Bars|
(+ 175% Axe power)
|Fast||Rare drop from Plantera|
- If a sloped block is placed on top of a half block, and a Player stands on the very edge of the lower side of the sloped block, The player will appear to float one block higher. This has been confirmed on Multiplayer.