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Almost an axe, but not quite.


The Pickaxe is a Tool that can be used to mine Mineable objects. It can be crafted at the beginning of the game with 2 Twigs and 2 Flint. It takes 6 strikes to completely mine down a Boulder. It has 33 uses, and each strike will reduce its durability by 3%. Pickaxes can also be used as a weapon, dealing 27.2 damage per strike. Each strike as a weapon also counts as one use.

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To mine an object with the Pickaxe, right-click it from the inventory to equip it and left-click on the object. Once the character begins to mine, hold down the LMB or Spacebar to keep mining until the object breaks. Alternatively, one can mine faster by repeatedly clicking LMB with specific timing.



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  • The Woven - Elegant Nordic Pickaxe skin was introduced during the official Year of the Carrat event in 2020.
  • The Woven - Elegant Fanciful Pickaxe skin was introduced during the official Year of the Beefalo event in 2021.
  • The Timeless Rusted Scythe skin was originally awarded for playing Don't Starve Together during the official Hallowed Nights event in 2019. As of March 24, 2022, the Loyal version of this skin was available in the Klei Rewards shop for 1,200 Klei Points.
  • The Woven - Elegant Reavershark skin was introduced in the An Eye for An Eye update in 2021, as a crossover collaboration with Re-Logic's Terraria. Its rarity was Inspired - Elegant initially, but received change in August 19, 2022.

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  • There is a glitch where the Pickaxe (and other tools) can have 0% durability and remain equipped in the weapon slot instead of breaking. It disappears when the player opens and closes the map, unequips the tool, or quits and resumes the game. Trying to mine something with the bugged Pickaxe will often crash the game or will only cause the player to examine the rock.

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  • The Pickaxe used to have a value of 1-10 Science Points depending on its durability while the Opulent Pickaxe had 1-35.

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