Iron Pickaxe

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Iron Pickaxe
  • Iron Pickaxe item spriteold Iron Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 40%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage5 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time20 (Very fast)
Tool speed13
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell4 SC
Research1 required

The Iron Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe. Its alternate ore counterpart is the Lead Pickaxe.

Like other low-tier pickaxes, the Iron Pickaxe can only mine blocks and ores weaker than Meteorite (which requires a pickaxe with at least 50% pickaxe power, e.g. a Tungsten Pickaxe).

In Journey Mode(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the Iron Pickaxe replaces the Copper Pickaxe as a starting item for new characters.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version only:
Iron PickaxeIron Pickaxe
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version only:
Iron PickaxeIron Pickaxe



  • The Iron and Lead Pickaxes only require 3 Wood to craft, unlike the rest of the early-game pickaxes which all require 4 Wood.
  • The Iron Pickaxe has an item ID of 1, implying that it is the first item added to the game.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Iron Bars needed to craft decreased from 12 to 10.