Fossil Pickaxe

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Fossil Pickaxe
  • Fossil Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 55%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage8 (Melee)
Knockback4 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time18 (Very fast)
Tool speed14
Rarity01*Rarity level: 1
Research1 required

The Fossil Pickaxe is a pickaxe crafted from Sturdy Fossils, or found in the Underground Desert. It can mine ores up to Demonite Ore and Crimtane Ore. It has 55% pickaxe power, the same as the Gold Pickaxe, and slightly lower than the Platinum Pickaxe which has 59% pickaxe power. However, it has a Mining Speed of 14, which is faster than both.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Fossil PickaxeFossil PickaxeDesktop and Mobile versionsIron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
total: 1 row(s)

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Since Desert Fossils can be mined with any pickaxe or explosives, it can be a powerful upgrade in the early game.
  • Its effective mining speed is on par with the Deathbringer Pickaxe for most blocks, at 4.29 dirt blocks per second, or 2.14 stone blocks per second, except it cannot mine Hellstone or stronger blocks. It is slower than the Bone Pickaxe, which can mine the same blocks at 5.45 and 2.73 blocks per second, respectively. For stone blocks or stronger, the Molten Pickaxe is the strongest option before Hardmode, at 3.33 blocks per second.

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