Pickaxes are the primary tools in the game. They are used to mine dirt, stone, ores, and other blocks. Players are advised to upgrade their pickaxe whenever possible as they are one of the most used items in the game.
The player begins with a Copper Pickaxe. When standing still, it has a range of 4 feet (2 blocks) above/below the player, and when hugging a wall, the range is 8 feet (4 blocks) in the front. However, starting from Iron Pickaxe, the range gets improved (6 feet/3 blocks above and below, 10 feet/5 blocks up front). Pickaxes are crafted using an Iron Anvil.
|Pickaxe||Damage||Pickaxe Power||Speed||Materials to craft||Can mine|
|Copper Pickaxe||4||35%||Fast||12 Copper Bars, 4 Wood||Everything up to Meteorite and Demonite|
|Iron Pickaxe||5||40%||Very Fast||12 Iron Bars, 4 Wood||Everything up to Meteorite and Demonite|
|Silver Pickaxe||6||45%||Very Fast||12 Silver Bars, 4 Wood||Everything up to Meteorite and Demonite|
|Gold Pickaxe||6||55%||Very Fast||12 Gold Bars, 4 Wood||Meteorite Ore, Demonite Ore|
|Nightmare Pickaxe||9||65%||Very Fast||12 Demonite Bars, 6 Shadow Scales||Hellstone, Obsidian, Ebonstone, Dungeon Brick|
|Molten Pickaxe||12||100%||Fast||35 Hellstone Bars||Cobalt Ore|
As weapons, pickaxes can hit fast but deal relatively little damage. Pickaxes are not recommended for use against monsters unless the monster is weak and the pickaxe is a high tier. Pickaxes can be useful, however, for clearing away plants and vines.
- Drills added.
|Pickaxes & Drills|
|Copper Pickaxe||Iron Pickaxe||Silver Pickaxe||Gold Pickaxe|
|Nightmare Pickaxe||Molten Pickaxe|
|Cobalt Drill||Mythril Drill||Adamantite Drill||Hamdrax|