Basic Pickaxe

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Basic Pickaxe
GearGraphic PickAxe.png
Equipment Details
Type Support Tool
Used by All Classes
Slot Melee
Availability Default
No respectable miner would leave home without it.
~ Item Description

About[edit | edit source]

The Basic Pickaxe is a fundamental Support Tool available to every class. By default, it is bound to the right mouse button when using a Keyboard and Mouse, and the Left Trigger on controllers. Swinging the Pickaxe at terrain will destroy it, allows the player to shape the environment around them. The Pickaxe is also used to mine veins of resources, such as Morkite, where destroying them will immediately transfer the mined material into your mineral inventory. Normally only 40 of each resource can be carried at a time, but the inventory can be emptied by depositing into the M.U.L.E., Drop Pod, or Mine Head, and carry capacity can be improved through the Deep Pockets Perk and an Armor Rig upgrade.

The Pickaxe can also be used as a basic melee weapon to damage enemies. It does 25 damage per swing, instantly killing weak enemies such as Glyphid Swarmers. You will be unable to sprint for a short moment after attacking with your Pickaxe, making you vulnerable to attacks. With the "Power Attack" upgrade the Pickaxe is capable of dishing out much more damage by pressing the Right Mouse Button and then immediately followed by Left Mouse Button (Left Trigger followed by Right Trigger on an Xbox Controller). The "Power Attack" has a larger damage radius and much higher damage but there's a 30 second cooldown applied after each use.

Initial Stats
Damage 25
Armor Breaking 150%

Modifications[edit | edit source]

There's currently one tier and a single possible mod per class.

Driller, Engineer, Gunner, Scout Upgrades
Mod Description Effect Price
Tier 1 Icon ExtractOre.png
Power Attack
Channel your dwarven rage through your pickaxe. While holding the mining button, press fire to activate. + Power Attack

Power Attack Area Damage: 120
Power Attack Effect Radius: 1
Power Attack Stun Change: 50%
Power Attack Stun Duration: 1.5
Power Attack Cooldown: 30

Credit.png 800 Credits

Bismor 10 Bismor

Tier 2 Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Serrated Edge
Power Attack does more direct damage to your target. +120 Power Attack Area Damage Credit.png 3600 Credits

Jadiz 30 Jadiz

Icon Upgrade Area.png
Shockwave
Power Attack affects a larger area. +1 Power Attack Effect Radius Credit.png 3600 Credits

Umanite 30 Umanite

Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Better Weight Balance
Thanks to better ergonomics it takes less effort to swing your pickaxe and as a consequence your Power Attack recharges faster. -10 Power Attack Cooldown Credit.png 3600 Credits

Enor pearl 30 Enor Pearl

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The pickaxe's handle changes color depending on the class.
  • Driller used to have an upgrade that would allow him to mine terrain with less hits.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Most pickaxe handles will appear brown in the equipment terminal.
  • Driller's pickaxe becomes solid yellow during a mission, but while in the Space Rig only the handle will stay yellow.