Pickaxes are tools that allow the player to obtain resources. Pickaxes are also able to destroy structures of any tier, however, they do this much, much slower than hammers. All pickaxes share size and speed, with damage, gather/hit, and sprites change as they are upgraded. Pickaxes are the most used tool in starve.io, acting as the primary means to obtain resources. While upgrading a pickaxe does not affect its speed or size, it does increase the amount harvested every hit. In late game, some players prefer to upgrade the pick last-- resources hold a maximum amount of materials and increasing the gather rate does not increase the total gather amount.
A table of what material can be gathered by all variations of the pickaxe and how many of each item they gather per hit:
To see the crafting recipes of the pickaxes, please go here.
|Pickaxes|| Wooden pickaxe · Stone pickaxe · Golden pickaxe · Diamond pickaxe|
|Hammers|| Stone Hammer · Golden Hammer · Diamond Hammer · Amethyst Hammer|
|Shovels||Stone Shovel · Golden Shovel · Diamond Shovel · Amethyst Shovel|
|Miscellaneous||IKEA Manual · Watering Can · Wrench · Bucket|