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Pickaxe power

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Pickaxe power is the amount of strength your Pickaxe or drill has. It determines how much you will damage a block before it breaks. Some blocks break instantly, other blocks cannot be mined with low Pickaxe power. Pickaxe power has no effect on the mining speed attribute, in terms of use time per swing, but lower Pickaxe power will generally require multiple hits per block, lowering the rate of blocks cleared over time, and creating the impression that Pickaxe is slower overall.

Effects[edit | edit source]

In-game[edit | edit source]

Block Hit points Pickaxe hits required
(minimum Pickaxe power required)
Copper Pickaxe
(35)
Iron Pickaxe
(40)
Silver Pickaxe
(45)
Tungsten Pickaxe
(50)
Gold Pickaxe
(55)
Nightmare Pickaxe
(65)
Deathbringer Pickaxe
(70)
Molten Pickaxe
(100)
Cobalt Pickaxe
(110)
Mythril Pickaxe
(150)
Chlorophyte Pickaxe
(200)
Picksaw
(210)
Luminite Pickaxes
(225)
Dirt BlockDirt Block[1]
Sand BlockSand Block
Clay BlockClay Block
Mud BlockMud Block[1]
Silt BlockSilt Block
Ash BlockAsh Block
Snow BlockSnow Block
Slush BlockSlush Block
Hardened Sand BlockHardened Sand BlockDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version

SpikeSpike

50% 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stone BlockStone Block[1]
Ebonsand BlockEbonsand Block
Gold OreGold Ore
Gray BrickGray Brick
all blocks not listed here
100% 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
MeteoriteMeteorite 100% 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Demonite OreDemonite Ore[2]
Crimtane OreCrimtane Ore[2]
100% 3[2] 3[2] 3[2] 2[2] 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
ObsidianObsidian 100% 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ebonstone BlockEbonstone Block
Pearlstone BlockPearlstone Block
HellstoneHellstone
Crimstone BlockCrimstone Block
200% 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
Blue BrickGreen BrickPink Brick Dungeon Brick[3] 200% 6[3] 5[3] 5[3] 4[3] 4[3] 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
Cobalt OreCobalt Ore
Palladium OrePalladium Ore
200% 2 2 2 1 1 1
Mythril OreMythril Ore
Orichalcum OreOrichalcum Ore
300% 3 2 2 2 2
Adamantite OreAdamantite Ore
Titanium OreTitanium Ore
400% 3 2 2 2
Wooden SpikeWooden Spike 400% 12 10 9 8 8 7 6 4 4 3 2 2 2
Lihzahrd BrickLihzahrd Brick 400% 2 2
Chlorophyte OreChlorophyte Ore 500% 3 3 3
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 If the block has grass or moss on it, that will absorb the first hit on the block (see step 5, Pickaxe power#Mechanics.) Increase the number of hits required by 1 for all pickaxes.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Demonite and Crimtane Ore can only be mined with < 55% Pickaxe Power if it is above 0ft in elevation
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Dungeon Bricks can only be mined with < 65% Pickaxe Power if it is within the 30% of world width centered at world spawn point.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Every tile has 0 damage amount to start. A tile's damage amount is increased every time it is hit with a pickaxe, the specific increase is calculated as follows:

  1. damageIncrease = 0
  2. damageIncrease = 100, If one of the following constraints is met:
  3. Add Pickaxe Power to damageIncrease, certain tiles have power scaling, as follows:
  4. damageIncrease = 0, If one of the following constraints is met:
  5. if the tile is any kind of Grass block or Moss block and damageAmount + damageIncrease >= 100, then damageIncrease = 0.

Once a tile's damage amount are accumulated to 100, the tile is destroyed. Please note that the tile is not destroyed after it is hit doesn't mean it remains unchanged, there may be other changes, e.g. Grass block will become normal Dirt Block.

Notes[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]