Pickaxes

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For other items which have pickaxe power, see Drills.

Pickaxes are tools used to remove blocks and mine ores. They can remove placed Wood blocks, as well as placed furniture. However, they cannot remove background walls (this requires a hammer instead). They also double as basic melee weapons. Some of the Hardmode-tier pickaxes have drill counterparts. New players spawn with a Copper Pickaxe.

When evaluating the practical efficiency of a pickaxe, consider two things: the amount of hits required (from high pickaxe power); as well as the ticks per hit from low mining speed – see the respective pages for more details. Ignore the use time attribute, which reflects the weapon swing/animation and is not related to the hits for mining.

Pickaxes can use modifiers that increase speed, like Quick and Light. Accessories with a melee speed bonus will only affect the weapon swing, and will not affect mining hits (by affecting use speed not mining speed).

Types[edit | edit source]

Name Max Ore Pickaxe
Power
Axe
Power
Damage Bonus Use Time Mining
Speed
Knockback Autoswing Rarity Sell
Adamantite Pickaxe.png Adamantite Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 778
Adamantite Ore.pngTitanium Ore.png 180 0 20 n/a 24
(Fast)
7 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 16 Silver Coin
Bone Pickaxe.png Bone Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1320
Meteorite.png 50 0 8 n/a 18
(Very Fast)
11 3
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 1 30 Silver Coin Desktop Version
36 Silver CoinOld-gen console versionMobile Version3DS version
Cactus Pickaxe.png Cactus Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 882
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 35 0 5 n/a 22
(Fast)
15 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 Silver Coin
Candy Cane Pickaxe.png Candy Cane PickaxeDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 1917
Crimtane Ore.pngDemonite Ore.png 55 0 7 n/a 19
(Very Fast)
16 2.5
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 20 Silver Coin
Chlorophyte Pickaxe.png Chlorophyte Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1230
Chlorophyte Ore.png 200 0 40 +1 range 24
(Fast)
7 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 7 Gold Coin 32 Silver Coin
Cobalt Pickaxe.png Cobalt Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 776
Mythril Ore.pngOrichalcum Ore.png 110 0 10 n/a 24
(Fast)
13 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin Silver Coin
Copper Pickaxe.png Copper Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3509
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 35 0 4 -1 range 22
(Fast)
15 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 Silver Coin
Deathbringer Pickaxe.png Deathbringer Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 798
Hellstone.pngObsidian.pngEbonstone Block.pngCrimstone Block.pngDesert Fossil.pngBlue Brick.png 70 0 12 n/a 21
(Fast)
14 3.5
(Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 1 36 Silver Coin
Gold Pickaxe.png Gold Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3521
Crimtane Ore.pngDemonite Ore.png 55 0 6 n/a 19
(Very Fast)
17 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 20 Silver Coin
Iron Pickaxe.png Iron Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 40 0 5 n/a 19
(Very Fast)
13 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0  Silver Coin
Lead Pickaxe.png Lead Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3497
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 43 0 6 n/a 18
(Very Fast)
12 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 Silver Coin
Nebula Pickaxe.png Luminite PickaxesDesktop VersionConsole Version Lihzahrd Brick.png 225 0 80 +4 range 11
(Very Fast)
6 5.5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 10 Gold Coin
Molten Pickaxe.png Molten Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 122
Cobalt Ore.pngPalladium Ore.png 100 0 12 n/a 22
(Fast)
18 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 3 54 Silver Coin
Mythril Pickaxe.png Mythril Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 777
Adamantite Ore.pngTitanium Ore.png 150 0 15 n/a 24
(Fast)
10 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 62 Silver Coin
Nightmare Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 103
Hellstone.pngObsidian.pngEbonstone Block.pngCrimstone Block.pngDesert Fossil.pngBlue Brick.png 65 0 9 n/a 19
(Very Fast)
15 3
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 1 36 Silver Coin
Orichalcum Pickaxe.png Orichalcum Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1195
Adamantite Ore.pngTitanium Ore.png 165 0 17 n/a 24
(Fast)
8 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 98 Silver Coin
Palladium Pickaxe.png Palladium Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1188
Mythril Ore.pngOrichalcum Ore.png 130 0 12 n/a 24
(Fast)
11 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 44 Silver Coin
Pickaxe Axe.png Pickaxe Axe
Internal Item ID: 990
Chlorophyte Ore.png 200 110 35 n/a 24
(Fast)
7 4.75
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 40 Silver Coin
Picksaw.png Picksaw
Internal Item ID: 1294
Lihzahrd Brick.png 210 125 34 +1 range 15
(Very Fast)
6 5.5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 7 Gold Coin 32 Silver Coin
Platinum Pickaxe.png Platinum Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3485
Crimtane Ore.pngDemonite Ore.png 59 0 7 n/a 18
(Very Fast)
15 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 30 Silver Coin
Reaver Shark.png Reaver Shark
Internal Item ID: 2341
Cobalt Ore.pngPalladium Ore.png 100 0 16 n/a 21
(Fast)
18 3
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 3 Gold Coin 50 Silver Coin
Shroomite Digging Claw.png Shroomite Digging ClawDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version
Internal Item ID: 2176
Chlorophyte Ore.png 200 125 45 -1 range 11
(Very Fast)
4 6
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 8 Gold Coin
Silver Pickaxe.png Silver Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3515
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 45 0 6 n/a 18
(Very Fast)
11 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 10 Silver Coin
Spectre Pickaxe.png Spectre Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1506
Chlorophyte Ore.png 200 0 32 +3 range 23
(Fast)
10 5.25
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 8 Gold Coin 32 Silver Coin
Tin Pickaxe.png Tin Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3503
Gold Ore.pngPlatinum Ore.png 35 0 5 n/a 20
(Very Fast)
14 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 Silver Coin 50 Copper Coin
Titanium Pickaxe.png Titanium Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 1202
Adamantite Ore.pngTitanium Ore.png 190 0 27 n/a 24
(Fast)
7 5
(Average)
Yes Rarity Level: 4 Gold Coin 52 Silver Coin
Tungsten Pickaxe.png Tungsten Pickaxe
Internal Item ID: 3491
Meteorite.png 50 0 6 n/a 20
(Very Fast)
19 2
(Very Weak)
Yes Rarity Level: 0 15 Silver Coin

Effectiveness[edit | edit source]

Block Hit Points
Pickaxe Hits Required
(minimum pickaxe power required)
Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5 Tier 6 Tier 7 Tier 8 Tier 9 Tier 10 Tier 11
Copper Pickaxe.png Tungsten Pickaxe.png Gold Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe.png Deathbringer Pickaxe.png Molten Pickaxe.png Cobalt Pickaxe.png Mythril Pickaxe.png Chlorophyte Pickaxe.png Picksaw.png Nebula Pickaxe.png
(35) (50) (55) (65) (70) (100) (110) (150) (200) (210) (225)

Dirt Block.pngDirt Block
Sand Block.pngSand Block
Clay Block.pngClay Block
Mud Block.pngMud Block
Silt Block.pngSilt Block
Ash Block.pngAsh Block
Snow Block.pngSnow Block
Slush Block.pngSlush Block

50% 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Stone Block.pngStone Block
Ebonsand Block.pngEbonsand Block
Gold Ore.pngGold Ore
Gray Brick.pngGray Brick
Many blocks not listed here

100% 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Meteorite.pngMeteorite 100% 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Demonite Ore.pngDemonite Ore
Crimtane Ore.pngCrimtane Ore
100% 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Obsidian.pngObsidian 100% 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Ebonstone Block.pngEbonstone Block
Crimstone Block.pngCrimstone Block
Pearlstone Block.pngPearlstone Block
Desert Fossil.pngDesert FossilDesktop VersionConsole Version
Hellstone.pngHellstone
Blue Brick.pngGreen Brick.pngPink Brick.png Dungeon Brick

200% 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1
Cobalt Ore.pngCobalt Ore
Palladium Ore.pngPalladium Ore
200% 2 2 2 1 1 1
Mythril Ore.pngMythril Ore
Orichalcum Ore.pngOrichalcum Ore
300% 3 2 2 2 2
Adamantite Ore.pngAdamantite Ore
Titanium Ore.pngTitanium Ore
400% 3 2 2 2
Spike.pngSpike
Wooden Spike.pngWooden Spike
400% 12 8 8 7 6 4 4 3 2 2 2
Lihzahrd Brick.pngLihzahrd Brick 400% 2 2
Chlorophyte Ore.pngChlorophyte Ore 500% 3 3 3

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Pickaxes now used to remove furniture and wood blocks.
    • Hardmode metals can be made into pickaxes as well as drills.
    • Added pickaxes and drills for all the new alternate ores.
Tools: Iron Pickaxe.png Usual Tools • Dual Hook.png Grappling Hooks • Shadow Orb (item).png Summoning Tools

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