Bone Pickaxe

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Bone Pickaxe
  • Bone Pickaxe item spriteold Bone Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 55% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    50% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage8 (Melee)
Knockback3 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time19 (Very fast)
Tool speed11
Tooltip'I've got a bone to pick with you'
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell30 SC (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
36 SC (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Undead MinerUndead Miner.pngUndead Miner15% (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
2% (Old-gen console and 3DS versions)

The Bone Pickaxe is a pre-Hardmode pickaxe.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, it can mine all ores up to Demonite/Crimtane. It has a 1/20 (5%) chance of being dropped by Undead Miners, which are uncommon enemies found in the Cavern layer.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, it can mine all ores up to Meteorite. It has a 1/50 (2%) chance of being dropped by Undead Miners.

It is tied with the Silver Pickaxe as the fastest pre-Hardmode pickaxe by mining speed, but has higher pickaxe power equal to that of the Gold Pickaxe, allowing it to mine Meteorite and destroy Dirt Blocks in a single hit. It is the fastest pickaxe for mining weak blocks, such as Dirt and Snow Blocks, until Hardmode.

Its best modifier is Light for harvesting purposes and Legendary for combat purposes.


  • The Bone Pickaxe appears to be a counterpart to the Bone Sword, as it is similarly colored and dropped by Skeletons.
  • It is the only pickaxe that can drop from a non-boss enemy. This, along with fast mining speed, the low drop chance and spawn chance of Undead Miners, makes it quite a valuable find.
  • Its tooltip is a reference to the same phrase and a play on words on its name.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Drop chance increased from 1/50 (2%) to 1/20 (5%).