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Overview

Pickaxes are tools that allow the player to obtain resources. Pickaxes are important and a priority for many players. Pickaxes are also able to destroy structures of any tier, however, they do this much, much slower than hammers. All pickaxes share size and speed, with damage, gather/hit, and sprites change as they are upgraded. Pickaxes are the most used tool in starve.io, acting as the primary means to obtain resources. While upgrading a pickaxe does not affect its speed or size, it does increase the amount harvested every hit. Some players prefer to upgrade the pickax before any other tool or weapon. In late game, some players prefer not to upgrade the amethyst pickaxe to reidite pickaxe because it can't gather any new resources.

More Information

A table of what material can be gathered by all variations of the pickaxe and how many of each item they gather per hit:

Resource Inv pickaxe wood.png Inv pickaxe stone.png Inv pickaxe gold.png Inv pickaxe diamond.png Inv pickaxe amethyst.png Inv pickaxe reidite.png
Wood 2 3 4 5 6 7
Stone 1 2 3 4 5 6
Gold 0 1 2 3 4 5
Diamond 0 0 1 2 3 4
Amethyst 0 0 0 1 2 3
Reidite 0 0 0 0 1 2
Emerald 0 0 0 0 1 2

Pickaxes were presumably added in the "Online" update, but have no appearance in the changelog, having Wooden, Stone, Golden and Diamond pickaxes.

The Amethyst pickaxe was added in the "Winter Is Finally Here" update.

The Reidite pickaxe was added, unlike the almost all reidite items, in the "Water Is Better With Sugar" update.

The max amount of items you can use to craft a pickaxe is 4 items.

Wooden Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 2
Inv stone.png Stone 1
Crafting
Crafting Station
Not required
Item(s) Amount
Inv wood.png Wood 10
Result
Inv pickaxe wood.png Wooden Pickaxe
Used in
Inv pickaxe stone.png Stone pickaxe

The Wooden Pickaxe is the first tier pickaxe tool that the player can obtain in-game. This is essential for advancing in the game, as it allows the player to mine stone and wood.

It doesn't need a workbench to be crafted.

Stone Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 3
Inv stone.png Stone 2
Inv gold.png Gold 1
Crafting
Crafting Station
Workcraft.png Workbench
Item(s) Amount
Inv wood.png Wood 50
Inv stone.png Stone 15
Inv pickaxe wood.png Wooden Pickaxe 1
Result
Inv pickaxe stone.png Stone Pickaxe
Used in
Inv pickaxe gold.png Golden Pickaxe
The Stone Pickaxe is the second tier of pickaxe. This is one of the first tools that are upgraded. It is obtained very early in game. For starters, it is a crucial for collecting essential resources.

Golden Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 4
Inv stone.png Stone 3
Inv gold.png Gold 2
Inv diamond.png Diamond 1
Crafting
Crafting Station
Workcraft.png Workbench
Item(s) Amount
Inv wood.png Wood 40
Inv stone.png Stone 30
Inv gold.png Gold 20
Inv pickaxe stone.png Stone Pickaxe 1
Result
Inv pickaxe gold.png Golden Pickaxe
Used in
Inv pickaxe diamond.png Diamond Pickaxe
The Golden Pickaxe is the third tier of pickaxe. It is usually obtained early, and it is used to mine middle game ores. It is a necessary companion for advancing the game.

Diamond Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 5
Inv stone.png Stone 4
Inv gold.png Gold 3
Inv diamond.png Diamond 2
Inv amethyst.png Amethyst 1
Crafting
Crafting Station
Workcraft.png Workbench
Item(s) Amount
Inv stone.png Stone 80
Inv gold.png Gold 50
Inv diamond.png Diamond 20
Inv pickaxe gold.png Golden Pickaxe 1
Result
Inv pickaxe diamond.png Diamond Pickaxe
Used in
Inv amethyst pickaxe.png Amethyst Pickaxe
The Diamond Pickaxe is the fourth tier of pickaxes. It can mine all ores except reidite and emerald. The pickaxe is obtained middle game in the winter.

Amethyst Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 6
Inv stone.png Stone 5
Inv gold.png Gold 4
Inv diamond.png Diamond 3
Inv amethyst.png Amethyst 2
Inv-reidite-click.pngReidite 1
Inv-emerald-click.pngEmerald 1
Crafting
Crafting Station
Workcraft.png Workbench
Item(s) Amount
Inv gold.png Gold 60
Inv diamond.png Diamond 40
Inv amethyst.png Amethyst 30
Inv pickaxe diamond.png Diamond Pickaxe 1
Result
Inv amethyst pickaxe.png Amethyst Pickaxe
Used in
Inv-reidite-pickaxe-in.png Reidite Pickaxe
The Amethyst Pickaxe is the fifth tier of pickaxes, and it can mine all ores. The all powerful pickaxe is obtained late game.

Reidite Pickaxe

Mineables
Item(s) Amount per hit
Inv wood.png Wood 7
Inv stone.png Stone 6
Inv gold.png Gold 5
Inv diamond.png Diamond 4
Inv amethyst.png Amethyst 3
Inv-reidite-click.pngReidite 2
Inv-emerald-click.pngEmerald 2
Crafting
Crafting Station
Link=Workbench Workbench
Item(s) Amount
Link=Amethyst Amethyst 30
Link=Diamond Diamond 40
Link=Reidite Reidite 30
Link=Amethyst Pickaxe Amethyst Pickaxe 1
Result
Link=Reidite Pickaxe Reidite Pickaxe

The Reidite Pickaxe is the sixth and the best tier of pickaxes. Like the amethyst pickaxe, it is capable of mining all types of ores.

Being an end game pickaxe, there is not much to do with this pickaxe. Maybe kill some players (with this pickaxe?) but that's all.

See also

Category Tools
Pickaxes Inv pickaxe wood.png Wooden pickaxe · Inv pickaxe stone.png Stone pickaxe · Inv pickaxe gold.png Golden pickaxe · Inv pickaxe diamond.png Diamond pickaxe

Inv amethyst pickaxe.png Amethyst pickaxe . Inv-reidite-pickaxe-in.png Reidite pickaxe

Hammers Inv hammer stone.png Stone Hammer · Inv hammer gold.png Golden Hammer · Inv hammer diamond.png Diamond Hammer · Inv hammer amethyst.png Amethyst HammerReidite hammer.png Reidite Hammer . Inv super hammer.png Super Hammer
Shovels Inv shovel stone.png Stone Shovel · Inv shovel gold.png Golden Shovel · Inv shovel diamond.png Diamond Shovel · Inv shovel amethyst.png Amethyst Shovel
Miscellaneous Inv book.png IKEA Manual · Inv can full.png Watering Can · Inv wrench.png Wrench · Inv bucket full.png Bucket · Inv-machete-out.png Machete
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