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Pickaxe
Grid layout None (small).png
Grid Skyroot Pickaxe.png
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Grid Holystone Pickaxe.png
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Grid Zanite Pickaxe.png
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Grid Gravitite Pickaxe.png
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Grid Valkyrie Pickaxe.png
Type Tool
Durability Skyroot: 60 uses
Holystone: 132 uses
Zanite: 251 uses
Gravitite: 1562 uses
Valkyrie: 1001 uses
Renewable Yes
Stackable No
Data Value See Data values
ID Name See Data values


Edison Portrait Neutral.png A staple pickaxe to start your journey.
~ Edison on Skyroot Pickaxe

Pickaxes are a type of tool and have effectiveness specified towards stone-based blocks, as well as ore.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Valkyrie Pickaxes are dropped by defeated Slider bosses, with a 0.75% chance.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting Recipe
Skyroot Pickaxe Skyroot Stick +
Skyroot Plank

Crafting GUI.png

Grid Skyroot Plank.png

Grid Skyroot Plank.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Skyroot Plank.png

Grid Skyroot Pickaxe.png


Holystone Pickaxe Holystone +
Skyroot Stick

Crafting GUI.png

Grid Holystone.png

Grid Holystone.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Holystone.png

Grid Holystone Pickaxe.png


Zanite Pickaxe Skyroot Stick +
Zanite Gemstone

Crafting GUI.png

Grid Zanite Gemstone.png

Grid Zanite Gemstone.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Zanite Gemstone.png

Grid Zanite Pickaxe.png


Gravitite Pickaxe Skyroot Stick +
Enchanted Gravitite

Crafting GUI.png

Grid Enchanted Gravitite.png

Grid Enchanted Gravitite.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Skyroot Stick.png

Grid Enchanted Gravitite.png

Grid Gravitite Pickaxe.png


Usage[edit | edit source]

Pickaxes are used to break stone and metal based blocks, but faster than if by only hand or with other tools. Breaking blocks consumes one durability, while blocks that instantly break do not. Different pickaxes are required to successfully mine ores and blocks, such as that Zanite Ore will drop nothing if not mined with a Holystone Pickaxe or above.

Each type of pickaxe has unique passive abilities. Skyroot doubles drops from naturally-generated blocks, Holystone has a chance to drop Ambrosium Shards, Zanite gets stronger as it's durability decreases, Gravitite (except for Swords) can send blocks flying from use on right-click at the cost of four durability, and Valkyrie has extended reach.

Skyroot Pickaxes can be used as fuel for Holystone Furnaces, smelting one item per pickaxe.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different)
First Ones Double.png First Ones Double Craft a Skyroot tool or weapon Oddly Familiar Use a Skyroot Crafting Table to craft a tool or weapon made out of Skyroot

Data values[edit | edit source]

Data values for pickaxes are:

Name ID name DV
Grid Skyroot Pickaxe.png Skyroot Pickaxe aether:skyrootPickaxe 4105 (dec), 1009 (hex), 1000000001001 (bin)
Grid Holystone Pickaxe.png Holystone Pickaxe aether:holystonePickaxe 4106 (dec), 100A (hex), 1000000001010 (bin)
Grid Zanite Pickaxe.png Zanite Pickaxe aether:zanitePickaxe 4107 (dec), 100B (hex), 1000000001011 (bin)
Grid Gravitite Pickaxe.png Gravitite Pickaxe aether:gravititePickaxe 4108 (dec), 100C (hex), 1000000001100 (bin)
Grid Valkyrie Pickaxe.png Valkyrie Pickaxe aether:valkyriePickaxe 4176 (dec), 1050 (hex), 1000001010000 (bin)

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to Pickaxe are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues for Pickaxe there.

History[edit | edit source]

The Aether[edit | edit source]

  • Initial release: Introduced
  • 1.02: If you hit the Slider with something other than a pickaxe, it will now show a message which says "Hmm. Perhaps I should attack this beast with a pickaxe?" so that new people understand they cannot attack it with other weapons
  • 1.9 Pre-release 3:

Aether II[edit | edit source]