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  • Picksaw item spriteold Picksaw item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 210%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 125%
Damage34 (Melee)
Knockback5.5 (Average)
Bonus+1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time16 (Very fast)
Tool speed6
TooltipCapable of mining Lihzahrd Bricks
RarityRarity level: 7
Research1 required
Obtained from Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Treasure Bag
Treasure Bag (Golem)Treasure Bag

The Picksaw is a Hardmode pickaxe and axe that has a 25*1/4 (25%) or 33.33*1/3 (33.33%) / 12.5*1/8 (12.5%) chance of being dropped by the Golem boss. It can mine all blocks in the game.

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.



  • It does slightly less damage to enemies than the Pickaxe Axe (which deals 35 damage, 2.9% more), Chlorophyte Pickaxe (which deals 40 damage, 17.6% more), and Shroomite Digging Claw (which deals 45 damage, 32.4% more). If the player has good weapons, this should not be too much of a concern.
  • The Picksaw has a lower range bonus than the Spectre Pickaxe (which has a +3 range).
  • It has a longer use time than the Shroomite Digging Claw (which has a use time of 12, i.e. is swung 25% faster). However, the Picksaw is able to mine Lihzahrd Bricks and has +1 range bonus.
    • Because the Picksaw has a use time close to the Shroomite Digging Claw, the use of full Mining armor along with other mining speed boosts can bring its speed exceptionally close to the Shroomite Digging Claw, with the added perk of more range, and the ability to mine Lihzahrd Bricks.


  • The Picksaw is referenced in the Drax's tooltip: 'Not to be confused with a picksaw'.
  • Picksaw is a portmanteau of the words pickaxe and saw, which matches its capability to perform the actions of both (just like the Drax serving as both a drill and axe, and the Pickaxe Axe serving as a pickaxe and an axe).