Gravedigger's Shovel

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Gravedigger's Shovel
  • Gravedigger's Shovel item sprite
Autoswing
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Damage12 (Melee)
Knockback3.5 (Weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time22 (Fast)
TooltipDigs in a bigger area than a pickaxe
Only digs up soft tiles
'Can you dig it?'
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell10
Research1 required

The Gravedigger's Shovel is a tool that can be used to dig up "soft" blocks (see below) more efficiently than a pickaxe or drill, in a 3×3-tile rectangle centered on the cursor. Any Tombstones atop "soft" blocks will be cleared out as well.

It takes 2 swings to dig up each "soft" block, and all blocks are mined at the same time.

Its best modifier is Legendary. While Light may seem to provide a better speed boost by percentages, rounding reveals that Legendary and Light mine at equal speeds for this tool.

Affected blocks[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Gravedigger's ShovelGravedigger's ShovelDesktop and Mobile versionsIron AnvilIron Anvil
or
Lead AnvilLead Anvil and Ecto MistDesktop and Mobile versions
total: 2 row(s)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Gravedigger's Shovel cannot break Tombstones directly. They can only be removed with it by digging up the ground under them.
  • In For the worthyDesktop and Mobile versions worlds, it only takes one swing to dig up blocks.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tooltip, 'Can you dig it?', references a classic 50s and 60s slang phrase, which appears in many works then and since.
  • The Gravedigger's Shovel is the only tool that mines blocks without having pickaxe power.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.4.0.5: Fixed an issue where, when digging, the Gravedigger's Shovel did not dig the center block at the same speed.