How to make a Pickaxe in Minecraft: Materials, crafting recipe and more!

The Pickaxe in Minecraft is one of the most useful and mandatory tools for the players to obtain and this guides you on how to make it!

Pickaxe in Minecraft
How to make Pickaxe in Minecraft?

The world of Minecraft requires the players to craft tools to aid them in their day to day lives and to craft things. In this article we take a look at how to make a Pickaxe in Minecraft.

The Pickaxe is one of the most basic and most useful tools to exist in the game. Players have to make this tool to mine minerals and other items. Because most items, may not drop any materials unless mined with a proper pickaxe. Moreover, the mining speed without a pickaxe is really slow.

Therefore, down below we take a look at how to make a Pickaxe in Minecraft.

Pickaxe in Minecraft

Pickaxe in Minecraft
Pickaxe in Minecraft

The Pickaxe in Minecraft is required by the players to mine all ores, rocks, rock-based blocks and metal-based blocks.

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Natural Locations

Pickaxe in Minecraft
Pickaxe in Minecraft

Pickaxes in Minecraft can spawn naturally in chests in villages, strongholds, End cities, bastions and even nether fortresses.

Moreover, players can also trade a pickaxe for one emerald from a novice toolsmith villagers. They may also sell enchanted pickaxes for 3 emeralds. Master level toolsmiths sell diamond enchanted pickaxes for 13 diamonds.

Types of Pickaxes

Pickaxe in Minecraft
Pickaxe in Minecraft

Pickaxes in Minecraft are of 6 types depending upon the material that they are built from. These are:

  • Wooden Pickaxe
  • Stone Pickaxe
  • Iron Pickaxe
  • Golden Pickaxe
  • Diamond Pickaxe
  • Netherite Pickaxe

Mining Durability

Each different pickaxe offers different levels of durability. These are:

  • Wooden: 59
  • Stone: 131
  • Iron: 250
  • Golden: 32
  • Diamond: 1561
  • Netherite: 2031

The number indicates the number of blocks that the respective pickaxe can mine before breaking. Currently, the Netherite Pickaxe is the strongest one in the game.

Players can also deal damage to mobs with the Pickaxe and they lose two durability points with each hit.

Enchantments

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Th following enchantments can be applied to the pickaxe:

  • Efficiency: Increases Mining speed
  • Fortune: Increases drops from mining
  • Silk Touch: Makes the pickaxe mine delicately
  • Unbreaking: Increases durability
  • Mending: Consumes EXP to mend the tool
  • Curse of Vanishing: Disappears when dropped

How to make a Pickaxe in Minecraft?

Players need to acquire two items before they can make a pickaxe. These are:

  • Material (Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingot, Diamond Royale, Netherite) x3
  • Sticks x2

Sticks can be found by crafting them from Wooden Planks.

Materials for the pickaxe can be found through mining.

Pickaxe in Minecraft
Pickaxe Recipe in Minecraft

Players must combine them in the manner shown above to craft a Pickaxe in Minecraft.

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