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Tools are items which help the player obtain materials, collect and build blocks and fluids, place or remove wire, or help the player move about the environment. Tools are not placed or equipped. They are used like weapons and sometimes have hotkeys. Left Shift is often used to "smart switch" to a useful tool based on what is under the cursor.
On the PC, console, and 3ds versions. there is a cursor where the tool can be used, and break a block or change it's shape. On the mobile version, there should be a yellow square where the block is broken.
Tools can also be used as weapons.
List of tools
- Main article: Pickaxe
- Main article: Drill
- Main article: Axe
- Main article: Chainsaw
Chainsaws are used in the same way as axes. As with drills and pickaxes, chainsaws tend to have a lower attack but higher speed than the equivalent axe.
- Main article: Hammer
Hammers are used to break walls and change blocks into half-blocks.
Some tools have the abilities of some combination of pickaxes, axes, and hammers.
Pickaxe/Drill and Axe/Chainsaw
The following tools are able to mine blocks and chop down trees:
Axe/Chainsaw and Hammer
- Main article: Hamaxe
These tools enable the player to place as blocks certain items which would otherwise not be placeable.
- Main article: Grappling Devices
Grappling Devices are movement tools which allow the player to latch onto and pull themselves towards blocks. The default hotkey for this type of item is 'E'. On the X-Box edition, the default button is LT, but can be changed to LS.
These tools allow the player to transport themselves great distances immediately.
The following is a list of movement tools which do not fit in any of the above categories.
The following is a list of tools which allow the player to paint walls, blocks, and remove paint.
The following is a list of items which the player can use for traps and automated items.
The following is a list of miscellaneous tools which don't fit into any of the general categories above.