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Shroomite Digging Claw
  • Shroomite Digging Claw item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 200%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 125%
Damage45 (Melee)
Knockback6 (Average)
Bonus-1 range
Critical chance4%
Use time12 (Very fast)
Tool speed4
RarityRarity level: 8
Research1 required

The Shroomite Digging Claw is a Hardmode, post-Plantera pickaxe and axe. It is capable of mining every type of block except Lihzahrd Bricks.

It is the fastest pickaxe in the game. It deals 15 pickaxe hits per second without any modifiers, and 20 with the best modifier. It can mine almost every block in the game in 1 hit, with the exception of a few blocks. Mythril Ore, Orichalcum Ore, Adamantite Ore, Titanium Ore, and Wooden Spikes take 2 hits and Chlorophyte Ore takes 3. It chops any tree in 0.27 seconds without any modifiers, and 0.2 seconds with the best modifier. See also Mining Speed for a comparison of all mining tools in the game.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Shroomite Digging ClawShroomite Digging ClawMythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
total: 1 row(s)


  • Using Smart Cursor is the only way to take full advantage of the Shroomite Digging Claw's mining speed, as it mines too quickly for human reflexes to keep up with.
  • Due to the Claw's reduced range, one might wish to use another pickaxe with higher range (such as a Spectre Pickaxe, Picksaw, or Luminite Pickaxe) for activities other than excavation.
    • The post-Moon Lord Drill Containment Unit is another viable alternative. Although it is slower when digging downwards and its speed cannot be buffed, it has infinite flight time and a greatly increased mining range.
  • Although it is a tool, it is a relatively viable melee weapon due to its very fast speed and high damage. The only shortcomings are its low range and knockback.
  • If any three effects that increase mining speed are used, such as a Light reforge, Mining armor, Mining Potion, Ancient Chisel, Celestial Shell, or Slice of Cake, the player will be able to mine 1 block every frame, or 60 blocks per second if the game is running at 60fps. This is because the digging claw's use time of 4 frames means every increase to mining speed will always reduce the use time by 1 frame. At this speed, it is possible to mine slightly faster than the player will fall, which can be dangerous without immunity to fall damage.
  • It has a low sell price compared to other tools of the same tier, making it relatively cheap to get a Light or Legendary modifier by reforging.


  • The Shroomite Digging Claw is the only Shroomite-themed item whose sprite was not updated in