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Tungsten Pickaxe
  • Tungsten Pickaxe item spriteold Tungsten Pickaxe item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe mask.png 50%
  • Hammer mask.png 0%
  • Axe mask.png 0%
Damage6 (Melee)
Knockback2 (Very weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time21 (Fast)
Tool speed19
TooltipCan mine Meteorite
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required

The Tungsten Pickaxe is an early-game pickaxe that is stronger than the Iron and Lead Pickaxes, but weaker than the Gold and Platinum Pickaxes. Compared to its alternate ore version, the Silver Pickaxe, it has more pickaxe power but is significantly slower in terms of mining speed. Unlike the Silver Pickaxe, it is able to mine Meteorite.

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



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Tungsten PickaxeTungsten Pickaxe (Console versionMobile versiontModLoader version)Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Tungsten PickaxeTungsten Pickaxe (Old-gen console versionWindows Phone.svgOld Chinese versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader versiontModLoader 1.3-Legacy version)
total: 2 row(s)


  • When digging stone-like blocks, Tungsten requires 38 ticks.[1] Thus, it is more efficient to use a Lead (36) or Silver Pickaxe (33), as they will dig faster, despite needing one more hit. However, Tungsten is marginally better than an Iron Pickaxe, which would be 39 ticks.
  • When digging dirt-like blocks, it is faster to use the Tungsten Pickaxe because it only needs one hit (19 ticks) instead of two.


  • Desktop 1.4.1: Tungsten Bars needed to craft reduced from 12 to 10.


  1. A tick is a time unit countable by the software. Most of Terraria's updating logic happens every tick. A tick has the length of 1/60th of a second, hence there are 60 ticks in a second and 3600 ticks in a minute.