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Gravedigger's Shovel

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Gravedigger's Shovel
  • Gravedigger's Shovel item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
TooltipDigs in a bigger area than a pickaxe
Only digs up soft tiles
'Can you dig it?'
Rarity1*Rarity level: 1
Research1 required

The Gravedigger's Shovel is a tool that can be used to dig up "soft tiles" (see below) more efficiently than a pickaxe, in a 3x3 radius from the cursor, and can only be crafted at an anvil whilst placed in a graveyard mini-biome. Additionally, it can also be used to clear out Tombstones on soft ground.

It takes 2 swings to dig up each soft tile, and mines all tiles at the same time.

Its best modifier is Legendary. While Light may seem to provide a better speed boost by percentages, rounding reveals that Legendary and Light mine at equal speeds for this tool.

Affected blocks[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipe[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • At least six Tombstones must be placed near the player to craft this item.
  • The Shovel cannot break Tombstones directly and must remove them by digging up the ground under them.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • In the for the worthy seed, the shovel can dig soft blocks with one click.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shovel itself might be a reference to Dampé, the gravekeeper from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, who would offer to dig up soft spots in the graveyard for Link.
  • The tooltip references a classic 50's and 60's slang phrase, which appears in many works then and since.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop Fixed an issue where, when digging, the Gravedigger's Shovel didn't dig the center block at the same speed.