Pickaxe

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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 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 27.5 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 27.5 Melee
Armor Breaking 150%

Modifications[edit | edit source]

There's currently two tiers and up to three mods per tier.

Driller, Engineer, Gunner, Scout Upgrades
Mod Effect Description Price
Tier 1
Level4
Icon ExtractOre.png
Power Attack
+ Power Attack

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

Channel your dwarven rage through your pickaxe. While holding the mining button, press fire to activate.
Credit.png 800 Credits
Bismor 10 Bismor
Tier 2
Level8
Icon Upgrade DamageGeneral.png
Serrated Edge
+120 Power Attack Area Damage Power Attack does more direct damage to your target.
Credit.png 3600 Credits
Jadiz 30 Jadiz
Icon Upgrade Area.png
Shockwave
+1m Power Attack Effect Radius Power Attack affects a larger area.
Credit.png 3600 Credits
Umanite 30 Umanite
Icon Upgrade ChargeUp.png
Better Weight Balance
-10s Power Attack Cooldown Thanks to better ergonomics it takes less effort to swing your pickaxe and as a consequence your Power Attack recharges faster.
Credit.png 3600 Credits
Enor Pearl 30 Enor Pearl

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

Main article: Pickaxe Customization


Stat Breakdown[edit | edit source]

Damage Breakdown[edit | edit source]

  • Any pickaxe attack will do melee damage, not matter if it’s the normal attack or the power attack.
  • Base melee damage is 11.
  • Skull Crusher Ale adds 10 damage to your melee attack.
  • See You In Hell passive effect adds 20 damage to your melee attack.
  • Your melee attack is made of 2 hits:
    • The first hit is 1 time your base melee damage versus single targets. It benefits from weakpoints and deals triple damage versus frozen targets.
    • The second hit is 1.5 times your base melee damage. It doesn’t benefit from weakpoints or frozen targets but ignores light/medium armor.
  • So with that in mind here are a few examples on how melee damage works:
    • Your basic pickaxe attack damage:
      • 11 + 11 x 1.5 = 27.5 melee damage
      • With Skull Crusher Ale: (11 + 10) + (11 + 10) x 1.5 = 52.5 melee damage
      • With See You in Hell: (11 + 20) + (11 + 20) x 1.5 = 77.5 melee damage
      • With both buffs: (11 + 10 + 20) + (11 + 10 + 20) x 1.5 = 102.5 melee damage
    • Weakpoint damage versus a grunt head:
      • 11 x 2 + 11 x 1.5 = 38.5 melee damage
      • With See You in Hell (11 + 20) x 2 + (11 + 20) x 1.5 = 108.5 melee damage (enough to kill a grunt in any difficulty)

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.