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v1513Paladin's Hammer
Item 1513
Type Weapon
Sub-Type Thrown Weapon
Damage? 90 Damagetype melee
Use Time 15 (Very Fast)
Knockback 9 (Very Strong)
Continuous Attack No
Critical Strike Chance 14%
Quality Tier 8
Tooltip A powerful returning hammer.
Dropped By Paladin
Drop Rate 2.86% (1:35)
Sell Value 10 GoldCoin Small
This item cannot be crafted.

The Paladin's Hammer is a very fast boomerang-type thrown weapon. It is dropped by the Paladin mini-boss found in the Hard Mode Dungeon after defeating Plantera.

The Paladin's Hammer cannot pass through walls, although it will sometimes pass through a one-block-thick wall when thrown at the right angle from the right distance. Only one Hammer can be thrown at a time. When it hits an object, or goes its maximum distance, the hammer returns and another one can be thrown. The hammer can be thrown twice, with multiple speed modifiers, though is nearly impossible to notice without screenshots due to its incredible velocity. The Paladin's Hammer will pass through enemies and is capable of striking enemies multiple times.

When combined with the correct modifiers and melee attack bonuses, the Hammer can be even more powerful than the Terra Blade, easily taking down all Hard Mode bosses with minimal effort.

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Paladin's Hammer being used


  • Since this weapon is unable to possess size modifiers, the highest possible prefix for this weapon is Godly.
  • The range of the weapon is affected by melee speed, hence any equipment that increase melee speed will increase the range of this weapon.


The unusual method of attack with this weapon may be a reference to Thor (Old Norse Þórr), a Norse god who fought by tossing his hammer Mjöllnir at enemies instead of melee attacks. It would then return to his hand, similar to how this weapon and all other boomerang-type weapons behave.


  • Sometimes when thrown, the hammer will appear in the opposite direction of that of the player using it.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.


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