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Faint glow given off by the Hammer

Item 367
Type Tool
Sub-Type Hammer
Damage (?) 26 Damagetype melee
Hammer Power 80%
Use Time 26 (Average)
Knockback 7.5 (Very Strong)
Quality Tier 4 (Red)
Tooltip Strong enough to destroy Demon Altars
Dropped By Wall of Flesh
Drop Rate 100%
Sell Value 78 SilverCoin Small 
This item cannot be crafted.
The Pwnhammer is an extremely powerful Hammer, capable of destroying Demon Altars and Crimson Altars, a trait shared by only a few other hammers. It is a huge silver and gold hammer that looks similar to many items of the Hallowed Tier, it also give off a faint glow.

The Wall of Flesh will always drop the Pwnhammer. However, each drop may have a different Prefix and thus varying stats.

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Nasty Pwnhammer Terraria HERO

Destroying Demon Altars

Upon destroying a Demon Altar with the use of this hammer, it "blesses" the world with one mineral out of a list of six, initially new minerals; Cobalt Ore, Palladium Ore, Mythril Ore, Orichalcum Ore, Adamantite Ore or Titanium Ore. The first Altar will bless the world with Cobalt Ore or Palladium Ore, the second with Mythril Ore or Orichalcum Ore, and the third with Adamantite Ore or Titanium Ore. Only three of the six ores will spawn. When the fourth is destroyed the cycle starts over.

Be aware that you must be in a world that you have defeated Wall of Flesh in for the Pwnhammer to destroy Demon Altars. If you go into another world with the Pwnhammer and try to break Demon Altars without first defeating the WoF, you will lose half of your health, regardless of your defense. As one of the loading tips for console version says- "You cannot destroy demon altars, you have to pwn them."


  • The Pwnhammer seems to be of similar design to Gungnir and Excalibur, implying that it is of hallowed design.
  • The name "Pwnhammer" is a reference to one of Redigit's earlier games, namely Super Mario Bros. X.
  • Pwnhammers will not destroy Demon Altars if the world is not in Hard mode.


  • The Pwnhammer is the only Hammer-type Tool added in the 1.1 update.
  • The name of the hammer is a combination of Pwn and Hammer, as 'Pwn' is a form of leet text.


  • Rarely, the WoF will not drop a Pwnhammer. In this situation, Hard Mode will still activate, but the player will be unable to obtain Hard Mode ores until another Wall of Flesh is summoned and defeated.

Update Info


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