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 the Drill Containment Unit. Its +1 Range is also surpassed by the Spectre Pickaxe. However, among all three mentioned tools, only the Drill Containment Unit 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.

Notes

  • 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

v1.2

  • Added to the game.
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Pickaxes & Drills
Standard Pickaxes
Terraria Copper Pickaxe.png Copper Pickaxe

Tin Pickaxe.png Tin Pickaxe

Terraria Iron Pickaxe.png Iron Pickaxe

Lead Pickaxe.png Lead Pickaxe

Terraria Silver Pickaxe.png Silver Pickaxe

Tungsten Pickaxe.png Tungsten Pickaxe

Terraria Gold Pickaxe.png Gold Pickaxe

Platinum Pickaxe.png Platinum Pickaxe

Terraria Nightmare Pickaxe.png Nightmare Pickaxe

Item 798(1).png Deathbringer Pickaxe

Terraria Molten Pickaxe.png Molten Pickaxe

Item 776(1).png Cobalt Pickaxe

Item 1188(1).png Palladium Pickaxe

Item 777(1).png Mythril Pickaxe

Item 1195(1).png Orichalcum Pickaxe

Item 778(1).png Adamantite Pickaxe

Item 1202(1).png Titanium Pickaxe

Item 1230(1).png Chlorophyte Pickaxe

Item 1506(1).png Spectre Pickaxe

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

Cobalt Drill.png Cobalt Drill

Item 1189(1).png Palladium Drill

Mythril Drill.png Mythril Drill

Item 1196(1).png Orichalcum Drill

Adamantite Drill.png Adamantite Drill

Item 1203(1).png Titanium Drill

Item 1231(1).png Chlorophyte Drill

Hamdrax.png Drax

Item 2779(0).png Nebula Drill Item 2784(0).png Solar Flare Drill Item 3464(0).png Stardust Drill Item 2774(0).png Vortex Drill
Item 2798(0).pngLaser Drill
Special Digging Tools
Cactus Pickaxe.png Cactus Pickaxe Bone Pickaxe(1).png Bone Pickaxe Item 1917(0).png Candy Cane Pickaxe Reaver Shark.png Reaver Shark
Item 990(1).png Pickaxe Axe Shroomite Digging Claw.png Shroomite Digging Claw
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