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Pickaxe

Pickaxes.gif





Name:Pickaxe
Type:Item, Tool
Stackable:No

Pickaxes are required to obtain any stone related blocks and to mine ores.

Obtaining

Natural generation

Wooden pickaxes with full durability and damaged stone pickaxes can be found in a bonus chest.

Damaged wooden and stone pickaxes can also be found inside loot chests in ruins, dungeons and the skyhold.

Crafting

Pickaxes are crafted using three tool materials and two sticks.

Tool material Tool material Tool material
Empty Stick Empty
Empty Stick Empty
Pickaxe

Usage

Mining

Pickaxes are used to mine stone related blocks and ores. These blocks that pickaxes mine faster would usually not drop if not mined with one. Successive types include the abilities of previous ones but can mine faster, and give the player the ability to collect drops from some blocks.

Note:

  • Bedrock cannot be broken by any means in Survival mode.
  • Some blocks drop nothing even with a diamond pickaxe, such as the mob spawner.

Here are all the pickaxes in order of how many blocks they can mine. While the golden pickaxe is the fastest, there are some blocks it can't mine, which only the diamond pickaxe can mine.

Pickaxe Material Speed Breaks without dropping Breaks faster Collects
Wooden pickaxe
Wooden planks Slowest Iron, lapis, redstone, obsidian, topaz, ender gem. Glowstone, odd rock ore, bone block. Stone/cobblestone (dropping cobblestone), coal ore, sandstone, enderstone.
Stone pickaxe
Cobblestone Second slowest Lapis lazuli ore, redstone ore, gold ore, diamond ore, ender gem ore Glowstone, odd rock ore, bone block, stone/cobblestone (dropping cobblestone), coal ore, sandstone, enderstone. Iron ore, coral
Iron pickaxe
Iron ingot Fast Obsidian Glowstone, odd rock ore, bone block, stone/cobblestone (dropping cobblestone). Lapis lazuli ore, redstone ore, gold ore, diamond ore, ender gem ore. It can break anything but obsidian.
Gold pickaxe
Gold ingot Fastest Same as the iron pickaxe Same as the iron pickaxe Same as the iron pickaxe
Diamond pickaxe
Diamond Second fastest (All possible collectable blocks are collected) Fastest possible speed for everything Can mine obsidian, as well as all other blocks(apart from bedrock)

Durability

Pickaxes have different durability depending on which tool material they were made out of.

Pickaxe Uses
Gold pickaxe
33
Wooden pickaxe
60
Stone pickaxe
130
Iron pickaxe
251
Diamond pickaxe
1500

Weapon

Pickaxes can be used to deal more damage than by hand, however they deal less damage than a sword or axe tool of the same material and use up two durability points when used to do damage to a mob.

Data Values

Different pickaxes have different item ids.

Here is a table:

Pickaxe
ID
Wooden pickaxe
wooden_pickaxe
Stone pickaxe
stone_pickaxe
Iron pickaxe
iron_pickaxe
Golden pickaxe
golden_pickaxe
Diamond pickaxe
diamond_pickaxe

Tasks

# Task Objective
Needs
5 Craft a Wooden Pickaxe. Make a wooden pickaxe.
CraftingTable.png Stick.png Wooden Planks.png
6 Craft a Stone Pickaxe. Make a stone pickaxe.
CraftingTable.png Stick.png Cobblestone.png
7 Craft an Iron Pickaxe. Make an iron pickaxe.
CraftingTable.png Stick.png Iron ingot.png

History

Version Date Changes
Prior to 1.4.34 Day 10
  • Added the wooden pickaxe recipe
Prior to 1.4.34 Day 11
  • Wooden pickaxe
  • Other pickaxes

Trivia

  • In the image files of Mine Blocks there is a purple pickaxe, labeled "pickaxe6"

See Also