Tungsten Pickaxe

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Tungsten Pickaxe
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Damage6 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast)
Tool speed19
TooltipCan mine Meteorite
RarityRarity level: 0
Sell15 SC
Research1 required

The Tungsten Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe. Its alternate ore counterpart is the Silver Pickaxe.

The Tungsten Pickaxe can mine blocks and ores weaker than Demonite and Crimtane Ore (which requires a pickaxe with at least 55% pickaxe power, e.g. a Gold Pickaxe). Most notably, it can mine Meteorite.

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



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


  • Compared to its alternate ore version, the Silver Pickaxe, it has more pickaxe power but is significantly slower in terms of mining speed.
  • When mining blocks with 100 HP (e.g. Stone Blocks), the Tungsten Pickaxe requires 38 ticks.[1] Thus, it is more efficient to use a Lead (36) or Silver Pickaxe (33), as they will dig faster, despite needing one more hit. However, Tungsten Pickaxe is marginally better than an Iron Pickaxe, which would be 39 ticks.
  • When mining blocks with 50 HP (e.g. Dirt Blocks), it is faster to use the Tungsten Pickaxe because it only needs one hit (19 ticks) instead of two.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Tungsten Bars needed to craft reduced from 12 to 10.


  1. A tick is a time unit countable by the software. Most of Terraria's updating logic happens every tick. A tick has the length of 1/60th of a second, hence there are 60 ticks in a second and 3600 ticks in a minute.