The Shroomite Digging Claw is a Hardmode, post-Plantera Pickaxe and Axe combination. It is capable of mining every Block except Lihzahrd Bricks. It is the fastest Pickaxe by mining speed and has very high damage, though it has a range one tile less than most Pickaxes.
Its best Modifier is Light. While Legendary offers a wider array of improvements, most of these apply only to combat. Light offers a better speed boost, which is the only stat that affects mining, the primary role of pickaxes.
- Due to reduced range, it may be wise to bring a second Pickaxe with higher range, as to have an alternative to the Claw. A Luminite Pickaxe may pair well, as its mining range is even higher than the average. (There is no increased/reduced range in the Mobile Version, so it can replace other pickaxes except for the Picksaw (or other pickaxes which have 210% Mining Power or above).
- Although it is a tool, it is a great melee weapon when compared to other tools with its very fast speed and 45 damage, the only downside being its range and Knockback.
- If combined with the Mining armor's 30% set mining bonus, and 25% mining potion buff, you will dig as fast as you fall, but if you hit anything that slows the mining speed, like high tier ore, you will hit the ground and take fall damage.
- It has a fairly low sell price compared to other tools of the same tier making it relatively cheap to get a reforge to the light prefix.