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Inventory slot background Pickaxe
Crafting Twigs ×2 Flint ×2
Tab Icon Tools
Tier Always available
Damage 27.2
Durability 33 uses
Perk Mines rocks
Stacks up to Does not stack
DebugSpawn "pickaxe"

Opulent Pickaxe
Inventory slot background Opulent Pickaxe
Crafting Twigs ×4 Gold Nugget ×2
Tab Icon Tools
Tier Alchemy Engine
Damage 27.2
Durability 132 uses
Perk Mines rocks with style
Stacks up to Does not stack
DebugSpawn "goldenpickaxe"

Everybody loves a little mining.


The Pickaxe is a tool that can be used to mine Mineable objects. It can be crafted in the beginning of the game with 2 Twigs and 2 Flint.

The Opulent Pickaxe is a variant of the normal Pickaxe which requires Gold instead of Flint, allowing Flint to be saved for other uses. It requires 2 Gold Nuggets, 4 Twigs to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

To mine an object with the Pickaxe, either click the tool on the object or right-click it from inventory to equip it. Once the character begins to mine, hold down either Spacebar or the LMB to keep mining until the object breaks apart. Alternatively, one can mine faster by repeatedly clicking LMB. It takes 6 strikes to completely break down a boulder, while Marble objects vary from 6-10 strikes.

The Pickaxe can be used as a weapon deals 27.2 damage per strike. Each time the characters swings this tool, it loses 3% durability, meaning it can be used 33 times. 33 uses also means the Pickaxe can mine 5 and a half boulders in its lifetime.

The Opulent Pickaxe can also be used as a weapon in the same way and it deals 27.2 damage. Each time the character swings this tool, it loses 0.68% durability, meaning it can be used 132 times. It takes 6 strikes to completely break down a boulder. This means the Opulent Pickaxe can mine 22 boulders in its lifetime.

Icon Tools UsageEdit

Inventory slot backgroundLuxury AxeInventory slot background Opulent PickaxeInventory slot backgroundThuleciteInventory slot backgroundThuleciteAncient Pseudoscience StationInventory slot backgroundPickSlashAxe
Inventory slot backgroundPickaxeInventory slot background Rocks


Inventory slot backgroundFlintInventory slot backgroundFlintInventory slot backgroundFlintAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundThermal Stone

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Opulent Pickaxe was added in the October 2, 2012 update.
  • The Pickaxe used to have a value of 1-10 Science Points depending on its durability while the Opulent Pickaxe had 1-35.
  • When Wilson examines the Pickaxe, he says, "Iconic, isn't it?", which may be a reference to Minecraft, a sandbox game where a pickaxe features heavily.
  • Gold is actually not a good metal to be used in tools or weapons as it is a soft metal and would easily break, a fact often remarked when examined by several Characters.
    • Maxwell breaks the fourth wall upon examining the Opulent Pickaxe when he states, "This must be game logic."

Mosquito BugsEdit

  • There is a glitch where the Pickaxe (and Axe, and perhaps other tools) can have 0% durability and remain equipped in the weapon slot when it's supposed to disappear. 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 cause the game to crash.

Gold Nugget GalleryEdit

Craftable Items
Tools Axe (Luxury Axe) • Pickaxe (Opulent Pickaxe) • Shovel (Regal Shovel) • PitchforkHammerRazor
Light CampfireFire PitTorchMiner HatPumpkin LanternLantern (Endothermic FireEndothermic Fire PitMoggles Reign of Giants icon)
Survival Bird TrapTrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod (Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box (Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod (Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap (Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon)
Structures ChestSignHay WallWood WallStone WallPig HouseRabbit HutchBirdcageFlooring (CobblestonesWooden FlooringCheckerboard FlooringCarpeted Flooring) • Potted Fern (Scaled Chest Reign of Giants icon)
Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
Magic Meat EffigyPrestihatitatorShadow ManipulatorPan FluteOne-man BandNight LightNight ArmourDark SwordBat BatLife Giving AmuletChilled AmuletNightmare AmuletFire StaffIce StaffTelelocator StaffTelelocator FocusBelt of Hunger (Old Bell Reign of Giants icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest (Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon)
Books Birds of the WorldApplied HorticultureSleepytime StoriesThe End is NighOn Tentacles
Ancient ThuleciteThulecite WallThulecite MedallionThe Lazy ForagerMagiluminescenceConstruction AmuletThe Lazy ExplorerStar Caller's StaffDeconstruction StaffPick/AxeThulecite CrownThulecite SuitThulecite ClubHoundius Shootius

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