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Copper Pickaxe
  • Copper Pickaxe item spriteold Copper Pickaxe item sprite
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Damage4 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Bonus-1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time23 (Fast)
Tool speed15
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required

The Copper Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe that is weaker than the Iron and Lead Pickaxes. Compared to its alternate ore version, the Tin Pickaxe, it has the same pickaxe power, but deals 1 less damage and is slower in terms of mining speed. In addition, it has a -1 range attribute which means it can only mine 4 blocks to the sides, and 2 blocks above and below the player. Like other low-tier pickaxes, it can only mine blocks and ores weaker than Meteorite (which requires a pickaxe with at least 50% pickaxe power, e.g. a Tungsten Pickaxe).

The Copper Pickaxe is usually the first pickaxe that the player will obtain, as newly created characters spawn with this item in their second inventory slot, unless in Journey Mode.

Additionally, the Copper Pickaxe can be purchased from the Merchant for 5.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Copper PickaxeCopper Pickaxe (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Copper PickaxeCopper Pickaxe (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
total: 2 row(s)


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Copper Bars needed to craft decreased from 12 to 8.

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