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I decided it was time to investigate the corruption, but I can't break the corrupted rock (or whatever it is that looks like rock inside the corrupted area). My silver pickaxe or bombs simply don't do anything to it.

How can I break it?

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If you are referring to Ebonstone, according to wiki, you can destroy it using a Nightmare Pickaxe (or better), Dynamite, or purify it first using Purification Powder and then mine it normally.

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Oh, so not bombs, only dynamite. Thx, thought my pickaxe was to weak but the non-working bombs confused me :) – Let_Me_Be May 23 '11 at 10:10
@Let_Me_Be Bombs should work fine (although they will obviously blow up less of it than dynamite) – Justin May 14 '13 at 8:21
@Justin Bombs work now, but at the time of the question they didn't work. – Arperum May 14 '13 at 11:03
Dynamite is still a better bet anyway. You'll be pecking away at it with grenades. – Zibbobz Oct 4 '13 at 14:10

It actually is breakable using Bombs. It's just not possible using Grenades.

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You might be using grenades they don't destroy anything so that's use less. You can use bombs or grenades to destroy the ebonstone and also the nightmare pick or better.

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You need a nightmare pick or better.

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Hi sean, welcome to gaming.stackexchange. Your answer doesn't seem to add anything to @Drake's answer. – TZHX Jan 23 '14 at 21:28

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