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The Pickaxe is a starter tool that is obtained at the beginning of the game. It is mainly used to break rocks, and picking up furniture. However it can also be used to destroy crops, and to until soil which has been tilled. If you break a crop with fertilizer, the dirt will be intact with the fertilizer.

The Pickaxe can be upgraded at the Blacksmith, which upgrades the pickaxes strength and will be allowed to break rocks quicker.

Tiers of Pickaxe

Name Image Cost Ingredients Improvements
N/A N/A Can break small rocks everywhere. Can break all nongray rocks in 2 hits, and large boulders with multiple hits. Copper nodes break in 3 hits
Copper Pickaxe
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2,000g Copper Bar (5) Can break all rocks on levels 1-40 of The Mines in one hit and 40-79 in two hits. Can break copper nodes in 2 hits.
Steel Pickaxe
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5,000g Iron Bar (5) Can break boulders on The Farm.

Can mine the barrier inside the mine that blocks the player from talking with Dwarf.

Can break rocks on levels 40-79 in The Mines in one hit. Breaks copper nodes in 1 hit, iron nodes in 2 hits, gold nodes in 3 hits, and iridium nodes in 6 hits.

Gold Pickaxe
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10,000g Gold Bar (5) Can break a meteorite.

Can break rocks on levels 80-120 in The Mines in one hit. It Breaks copper and iron nodes in 1 hit, gold nodes in 2 hits, and iridium nodes in 4 hits.

Iridium Pickaxe
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25,000g Iridium Bar (5) Can break rocks in Skull Cavern in one hit.