Astral Pickaxe

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Astral Pickaxe
  • Astral Pickaxe.png
Stack digit 1.png
  • Pickaxe icon.png 220%
  • Hammer icon.png 0%
  • Axe icon.png 0%
Damage65 Melee
Knockback5 (Average)
Bonus+3 range
Critical chance29%
Use time9 Very Fast
Tool speed6
Inflicts DebuffAstral Infection (debuff)Astral Infection
100% chance

Debuff duration5 seconds
Debuff tooltipYour flesh is melting off
RarityRarity Level: 9
Sell 16 Gold Coin.png
Research1 required

The Astral Pickaxe is a craftable Hardmode pickaxe that is capable of mining blocks up to Lihzahrd BrickLihzahrd Brick and Scoria OreScoria Ore. It has a range bonus of 3 tiles and has a higher than average critical strike chance. It releases light emitting particles when swung and inflicts the Astral Infection debuff.

Its best modifier is Legendary. While Light may seem to provide a better speed boost by percentages, rounding reveals that Legendary and Light mine at equal speeds for this tool.



Crafting Station
Ancient ManipulatorAncient Manipulator
Astral BarAstral Bar7
Astral PickaxeAstral Pickaxe1



These history sections are still a work-in-progress, and may not yet contain changes relevant to the current version of the Calamity Mod.
  • Decreased sell price from 19 Gold Coin to 16 Gold Coin.
  • Now inflicts Astral Infection for 5 seconds instead of 2.
  • Fixed critical strike value not properly applying.
    • Buffed damage from 58 to 65, and increased pickaxe power from 200% to 220%.
    • Now uses the Rarity Level: 9 rarity instead of Rarity Level: 7.
    • Increased sell price from 12 Gold Coin to 19 Gold Coin.
    • Now requires an Ancient Manipulator to craft instead of a Hardmode Anvil.