Terraria (Wiki): Possessed Hatchet


On this page, you will learn everything about the Possessed Hatchet. That includes how the thrown melee weapon works, ways of obtaining it, some useful tips and tricks for maximized efficiency, and more.

Everything you need to know

General Information

The Possessed Hatchet is a type of thrown melee weapon that returns to the player after damaging an enemy (non-piercing), traveling for 25 tiles away, or hitting a solid object. The Possessed Hatchet can spawn unlimited projectiles, is capable of autofire (desktop, mobile, console), and homes to enemy NPCs (hostile players not included).

In desktop, mobile, console, the Possessed Hatchet cannot be stacked but can still be quickly fired. In 3DS, old-gen consoles, the weapon acts as a singular weapon and only throws one hatchet at a time.

When normally used, the Possessed Hatchet will emit light, making the players see a little better in the dark. It also phases through any type of block when returning to the user. The Possessed Hatchet can also squeeze through one-block-wide gaps at the right range. When used on liquids, the Possessed Hatchet’s travel speed and range drastically decrease.

It is a general rule to aim above enemies for unlimited piercing when using the Possessed Hatchet. This unique property is possible thanks to all Boomerang’s capability of phasing through walls. One can easily handle a wave of extremely strong enemies and deal decent knockback with the Possessed Hatchet.

Since the Possessed Hatchet is a melee weapon, some accessories, all flasks, and armor can enhance its travel range, flight speed, and apply flask-related buffs.

If the player dies during combat with the Possessed Hatchet traveling midair, it will continue to fly above the death point. The weapon will return to the respawned player afterward.

Generally, the Possessed Hatchet is great against tanky enemies, like Crawltipedes and Duke Fishron. It is also a viable option when going against segmented worms.

The Possessed Hatchet is best modified with Godly or Demonic, providing a wide array of stats improvement.

Type: Weapon
Type of Weapon: Boomerang
Mode: Hardmode

Strengths & Weaknesses of the Possessed Hatchet


  • Aiming not needed.
  • Above average damage output.
  • Above average projectile travel speed.


  • Risky to obtain.
  • Outpowered by the Paladin’s Hammer.

How to get the Possessed Hatchet

The Possessed Hatchet is dropped by the Golem (or from its loot bag) once slain (14.29% (desktop, mobile, console) / 12.5% (3DS, old-gen consoles)). It is only obtainable during Hardmode.

Stats & Attributes of the Possessed Hatchet

General Type: Melee Weapon
Damage value: 80 (desktop, mobile, console) / 90 (3DS, old-gen consoles) Health Points
Rarity: Lime
Knockback: 5
Sell-Value: 7 Gold Coins
Buy-Value: Not sold
Critical Size: 4%
Use Time: 14
Required Research: 1
Velocity: 24
Special Properties: None

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