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 Mining speed in terms of use time, but lower pickaxe power will generally create the illusion the pickaxe is slower.

Effects[edit | edit source]

In-game[edit | edit source]

Block Hit Points
Pickaxe Hits Required
(minimum pickaxe power required)
Copper Pickaxe.png
(35)
Tungsten Pickaxe.png
(50)
Gold Pickaxe.png
(55)
Nightmare Pickaxe.png
(65)
Deathbringer Pickaxe.png
(70)
Molten Pickaxe.png
(100)
Cobalt Pickaxe.png
(110)
Mythril Pickaxe.png
(150)
Chlorophyte Pickaxe.png
(200)
Picksaw.png
(210)

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
Hardened Sand Block.pngHardened Sand BlockDesktop VersionConsole Version

50% 2 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
all blocks not listed here

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

Ebonstone Block.pngEbonstone Block
Pearlstone Block.pngPearlstone Block
Hellstone.pngHellstone
Crimstone Block.pngCrimstone Block
Blue Brick.pngGreen Brick.pngPink Brick.png Dungeon Brick

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

Source[edit | edit source]

Every tile has 0 hit points to start. Once a tile's "hit points" hit 100, the tile is destroyed. A tile's hit points are increased every time it is hit with a pickaxe. Certain tiles will reduce the amount of damage done to them. These tiles include:

Block Power Reduction
Dirt Block.pngDirt Block
Clay Block.pngClay Block
Snow Block.pngSnow Block
Sand Block.pngSand Block
Mud Block.pngMud Block
Silt Block.pngSilt Block
Slush Block.pngSlush Block
Hardened Sand Block.pngHardened Sand BlockDesktop VersionConsole Version
Pickaxe Power * 2
All other blocks not listed, i.e. Stone Block.pngStone Block, Red Brick.pngRed Brick, etc. Pickaxe Power * 1
Ebonstone Block.pngEbonstone Block
Hellstone.pngHellstone
Crimstone Block.pngCrimstone Block
Pearlstone Block.pngPearlstone Block
Cobalt Ore.pngCobalt Ore
Palladium Ore.pngPalladium Ore
Blue Brick.pngGreen Brick.pngPink Brick.png Dungeon Brick
Pickaxe Power / 2
Mythril Ore.pngMythril Ore
Orichalcum Ore.pngOrichalcum Ore
Pickaxe Power / 3
Adamantite Ore.pngAdamantite Ore
Titanium Ore.pngTitanium Ore
Spike.pngSpike
Wooden Spike.pngWooden Spike
Lihzahrd Brick.pngLihzahrd Brick
Pickaxe Power / 4
Chlorophyte Ore.pngChlorophyte Ore Pickaxe Power / 5

This determines how many picks it takes to destroy a block. After determining the damage done to a block, Terraria will then determine if you should be breaking the block instantly, or not at all.

  • Here are all the instances where Terraria stops the destruction of a tile-
Condition
Pickaxe power below 65%, Trying to break Ebonstone or Crimstone
Pickaxe power below 65%, Trying to break Pearlstone
Pickaxe power below 50%, Trying to break Meteorite
Pickaxe power below 65%, Trying to break Desert Fossils
Pickaxe power below 55%, Trying to break Demonite or Crimtane Ore below the surface.
Pickaxe power below 65%, Trying to break Hellstone or Obsidian
Pickaxe power below 210%, Trying to break Lihzahrd Brick or Lihzahrd Altar
Pickaxe power below 65%, Trying to break Dungeon Brick in the outer 2/3s of the world
Pickaxe power below 100%, Trying to break Cobalt Ore or Palladium Ore
Pickaxe power below 110%, Trying to break Mythril Ore or Orichalcum Ore
Pickaxe power below 150%, Trying to break Adamantite Ore or Titanium Ore
  • And here are the instances where Terraria will kill the tile instantaneously.
Condition
The tile is Moss.
The tile is any kind of Rope.
The tile is a Coin Pile.
The tile is a Crystal Shard.
The tile is a Living Leaf Block or Living Rich Mahogany Leaf Block.
The tile is Background object, such as the stalactites found in caves and mossy rocks on the surface.
The tile is Thin Ice.
The tile is any kind of Torch.
The tile is any kind of Thorns, e.g. Corruption Thorns, Crimson Thorns, Jungle Thorns
The tile is a Book.
The tile is a Wooden Beam.
The tile is a Vine.
The tile is a Herb.
The tile is a Dye Plant or Strange Plant.

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