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The Iron pickaxe is the third pickaxe available to players.

It can be used to mine Copper deposit, Muddy scrap pile, Obsidian deposit, Silver Deposit, Stone and Tin deposit.

Its primary attack is a melee attack that destroys ground. It doesn't have a secondary attack.

Upgrade information

Quality 1 2 3 4
Pierce 33 38 43 48
Mining 33 38 43 48
Durability 150 200 250 300

3 Core wood
20 Iron

1 Core wood
10 Iron

2 Core wood
20 Iron

3 Core wood
30 Iron

Forge level 2 3 4 5


  • The attack hitbox reaches below the player's feet allowing to dig down. This easily causes a 33% damage penalty for hitting the ground when not above or very close to the target.
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