When I crafted a golden pickaxe to mine some Crimtane ore down in a dungeon right under my house.
I went on a mining trip to get gold. (Also, I haven't found the merchant yet.. I've searched a lot..) Anyway, I crafted my pickaxe and I get Broken Gold Pickaxe.. And I dont know why its broken or not.. I'm confused.

How Do I fix the broken part of my golden pickaxe?


Your "Broken" pickaxe is just a regular Gold Pickaxe, with a prefix. It is (in every way) still functional. It just has a modifier called "Broken".

According to the Terraria Wiki, the Broken modifier does the following:

-30% Damage
-20% Knockback

This means that swinging your pickaxe will deal 30% less damage and 20% less knockback to enemies, when contrasted with a non-prefixed Gold Pickaxe.

As for "fixing" your Pickaxe (even though it theorically isn't fixing) - There are only two possible solutions to that.

  1. Craft another Gold Pickaxe.
    Modifiers are applied randomly when a new tool is made. There is also a chance that it has no modifiers. It was just that when you crafted your initial Gold Pickaxe, you were unlucky to get that modifier.
  2. Reforge it (using coins) by paying the Goblin Tinkerer to do so.
    Although you'll be guarenteed to be given another prefix/modifier, it may not be a positive one.
  • Actually, it is possible to get the same prefix back when reforging. – Private Pansy Dec 24 '14 at 18:39
  • Can you play with me on terraria so I can find the merchant ??? I utterly need help. – Collin Eaton Dec 24 '14 at 22:06
  • @CollinEaton, could ask this as another question (even though you'll be very likely to be downvoted many times, and instantly). But I'll answer it: | To get the Merchant, you must have at least 50 Silver coins in your inventory. – aytimothy Dec 25 '14 at 2:41
  • Well I have like 1-2 Golden coins ...But the merchant hasnt shown. – Collin Eaton Dec 26 '14 at 0:16
  • @CollinEaton, then all you have to do is make sure you have an available housing room for the merchant... And then wait for him to spawn in. – aytimothy Dec 26 '14 at 1:53

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