I'm at a stage where I've explored a lot of the map, but have not ventured too deep into Crimson (and I want to stall that until I am stronger). I'd like to try my hand at mining hellstone/obsidian, but for that I need the correct pickaxe
The molten pickaxe needs hellstone to make it so that's out of the question.
The Deathbringer needs Crimtane bars. I can get these by fighting the Eye of Cthulhu, but I'm not finding many Suspicious Eyes to summon it with (and its not dropping much ore when I do manage to kill it).
Is there an easier way of getting to hellstone? Preferably without having to go through the Crimtane ore?