Tungsten Pickaxe

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Tungsten Pickaxe
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Damage6 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast)
Tool speed19
TooltipCan mine Meteorite
Rarity00*Rarity level: 0
Research1 required

The Tungsten Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe with 50 pickaxe power. This allows it to break hard blocks like stone in two hits, and mine Meteorite but not the Corrupted/Crimson Ores. This puts it effectively at power Tier 2, the same as the Bone Pickaxe.

It is built from a refined third-tier ore, like the alternate Silver Pickaxe. This alternate ore version has less power than the power threshold to two-hit stone, but the significantly higher mining speed still makes it slightly more efficient.

If used as a weapon, the Tungsten Pickaxe has a slightly longer attack range than the Iron and Lead Pickaxes.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Tungsten PickaxeTungsten Pickaxe (Console versionOld-gen console versionMobile version3DS version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Tungsten PickaxeTungsten Pickaxe (Desktop version)
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When digging stone-like blocks, Tungsten requires 38 ticks. Thus it is more efficient to use a Lead (36) or Silver Pickaxe (33), as they will dig faster, despite needing one more hit. However, Tungsten is marginally better than an Iron Pickaxe, which would be 39 ticks.
  • When digging dirt-like blocks, it is faster to use the Tungsten Pickaxe because it only needs one hit (19 ticks) instead of two.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.1: Tungsten Bars needed to craft reduced from 12 to 10.