The Picksaw is a drop from Golem, one of the four bosses introduced in the 1.2 patch. Its name is an combination of pickaxe and saw. Holding an amazing 210% pickaxe power and 125% axe power, it is the second strongest mining Pickaxe available, with the Luminite Pickaxes having the highest pickaxe power of all pickaxes. Although the Laser Drill has 20% more pickaxe power, it is a Drill. Having a speed exceeding that of the Drills and Chainsaws (very fast), it is the third quickest mining tool, just slower than the Shroomite Digging Claw and Drill Containment Unit and its +1 Range surpassed by the Spectre Pickaxe. However, among all three mentioned tools, only DCU can mine every brick in the game, so before acquiring that, Picksaw is relatively useful. 

It is the first pick with the ability to break Lihzahrd Bricks as well as the Lihzahrd Altar. The best prefix this tool can have overall is "Legendary". The best prefix for speed is "Light", though many other optional modifiers will have the same bonus.


  • It should be noted that while this tool doesn't have the highest pickaxe power, it possesses a high axe power as well, making it a handier tool for general mining and building. It can mine everything (as of 1.3.6) and the fact that it's easier to acquire would deem any other higher-level mining equipment unnecessary as they all function the same because the extra pickaxe power isn't used in harvesting anything.

Update Info


  • Added to the game.
    Picksaw - Terraria 1

    Picksaw - Terraria 1.2 Guide New Pickaxe Axe!

Pickaxes & Drills
Standard Pickaxes
Terraria Copper Pickaxe Copper Pickaxe

Tin Pickaxe Tin Pickaxe

Terraria Iron Pickaxe Iron Pickaxe

Lead Pickaxe Lead Pickaxe

Terraria Silver Pickaxe Silver Pickaxe

Tungsten Pickaxe Tungsten Pickaxe

Terraria Gold Pickaxe Gold Pickaxe

Platinum Pickaxe Platinum Pickaxe

Terraria Nightmare Pickaxe Nightmare Pickaxe

Item 798(1) Deathbringer Pickaxe

Terraria Molten Pickaxe Molten Pickaxe

Item 776(1) Cobalt Pickaxe

Item 1188(1) Palladium Pickaxe

Item 777(1) Mythril Pickaxe

Item 1195(1) Orichalcum Pickaxe

Item 778(1) Adamantite Pickaxe

Item 1202(1) Titanium Pickaxe

Item 1230(1) Chlorophyte Pickaxe

Item 1506(1) Spectre Pickaxe

Picksaw(1) Picksaw
Item 2781(0) Nebula Pickaxe Item 2786(0) Solar Flare Pickaxe Item 3466(0) Stardust Pickaxe Item 2776(0) Vortex Pickaxe

Cobalt Drill Cobalt Drill

Item 1189(1) Palladium Drill

Mythril Drill Mythril Drill

Item 1196(1) Orichalcum Drill

Adamantite Drill Adamantite Drill

Item 1203(1) Titanium Drill

Item 1231(1) Chlorophyte Drill

Hamdrax Drax

Item 2779(0) Nebula Drill Item 2784(0) Solar Flare Drill Item 3464(0) Stardust Drill Item 2774(0) Vortex Drill
Special Digging Tools
Cactus Pickaxe Cactus Pickaxe Bone Pickaxe(1) Bone Pickaxe Item 1917(0) Candy Cane Pickaxe Reaver Shark Reaver Shark
Item 990(1) Pickaxe Axe Shroomite Digging Claw Shroomite Digging Claw
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