Shroomite Digging Claw

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Shroomite Digging Claw
  • Shroomite Digging Claw item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 200%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 125%
Damage45 (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average)
Bonus-1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Tool speed4
RarityRarity level: 8
Sell4 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 2176 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)

The Shroomite Digging Claw is a Hardmode, post-Plantera pickaxe and axe. It is capable of mining every type of block except Lihzahrd Bricks. It is the pickaxe with the fastest mining speed in the game.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Shroomite Digging ClawShroomite Digging Claw(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil



  • Using Smart Cursor is the only way to take full advantage of the Shroomite Digging Claw's mining speed, as it mines too quickly for most human reflexes to keep up with.
  • Due to the Shroomite Digging Claw's reduced range, one might wish to use another pickaxe with higher range (such as a Spectre Pickaxe, Picksaw, or one of the four Luminite Pickaxes(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)) for activities other than excavation.
    • The post-Moon Lord Drill Containment Unit(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) is another viable alternative because it has infinite flight time and a greatly increased mining range.
  • Although it is a tool, it is a relatively viable melee weapon due to its very fast speed and high damage. The only shortcomings are its low range and knockback.
    • By stacking melee speed bonuses along with a Light modifier, use time can be reduced to 3, reaching the fastest attack speed in the entire game, tied with Luminite Pickaxes. Since autoswing effectively reduces use time by 1, it attacks 30 times per second. While Fetid Baghnakhs and Psycho Knife have lower base use time, they receive reduced effects from melee speed bonuses, so use time is capped at 4.
  • If any three effects that increase mining speed are used, such as a Light modifier, Mining armor, Mining Potion, Celestial Shell(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), Ancient Chisel(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), or the Slice of Cake(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions), the player will be able to mine 1 block every frame, or 60 blocks per second if the game is running at 60 FPS. This is because the Shroomite Digging Claw's mining speed of 4 means every increase to mining speed will always reduce it by 1. At this speed, it is possible to mine slightly faster than the player will fall, which can be dangerous without immunity to fall damage.
  • (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) It has a low sell price (1 GC) compared to other tools of the same tier, making it relatively cheap to get a Light or Legendary modifier by reforging.


  • The Shroomite Digging Claw is the only Shroomite-themed item whose sprite was not updated in, Console and Mobile versions).