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Main / Skills / Smithing / Blacksmithing / Pickaxe

A Pickaxe

1 Pickaxe (2.0 kg)

Skill and improvement


A tool for mining.


  • The pickaxe is used primarily for Mining, Prospecting, and Analyse.
  • It is rather effective as a weapon compared to other tools in the absence of a real weapon.
  • May be activated to see if a mine tile is flat or not (as long as you have at least 15 mining skill) and also slope levels on tile borders as with a shovel .
  • Used to mine out wall reinforcements (premium character only)
  • Used to remove floor reinforcements, activate pickaxe, right click floor reinforcement, remove (premium character only).


  • There is no penalty for failure in creation of an iron pickaxe.
  • Note that there are 3 versions of the pickaxe:
- A normal version which can be improved. It can be made from any metal type.
- A wooden starter pickaxe which cannot be improved but does not drop upon death.
- A Crude pickaxe which can be created with a pickaxe head made of stone.


  • Rockbreaker at 50 skill
  • Tunneller at 70 skill
  • Vein Destroyer at 90 skill