A pickaxe is a tool required to mine most stone, ore, and metal blocks. While all the tools in Middle-earth are useful, most players agree that a pickaxe is the most important one of them all, as it is very difficult to obtain large quantities of metal or stone without one.
Aside from the regular pickaxes found in vanilla Minecraft, many factions in the mod have their own pickaxe. Faction pickaxes are usually better than their vanilla counterparts, and can usually be crafted or bought from various merchants. Those factions that do not have their own pickaxe will have to make do with either the bronze pickaxe or the iron one.
A special pickaxe added by the mod is the Pickaxe of the Underworld. This pickaxe is required to mine Utumno blocks, and can only be obtained as a rare drop from Utumno mobs. It can be repaired with Orc steel on an anvil, however.
List of pickaxesEdit
|Pickaxe||What it can mine||crafting table||durability|
|Gold||stone, iron, coal, sulphur, nitre, tin, and copper||vanilla crafting table||32|
|Wood||0nly able to mine stone and coal||vanilla crafting table||59|
|Pickaxe of the Underworld||everything, including Utumno blocks||N/A (Uncraftable)||80|
|Mallorn||stone, iron, coal, sulphur, nitre, tin, and copper||Galadhrim crafting table||200|
|Stone||stone, iron, coal, sulphur, nitre, tin, and copper||vanilla crafting table||131|
|Bronze||stone, coal, iron, gold, sulphur, nitre, tin, and copper||vanilla crafting table||230|
|Iron||stone, coal, iron, gold, silver, tin, durnaur, morgul ore, gulduril, sulphur, nitre, edhelmir, copper, and mithril||vanilla crafting table||250|
|Dol Guldur||stone, coal, iron, gold, silver, tin, durnaur, morgul ore, gulduril, sulphur, nitre, edhelmir, copper, and mithril||Dol Guldur crafting table||350|
|Angmar||stone, coal, iron, gold, silver, tin, durnaur, morgul ore, gulduril, sulphur, nitre, edhelmir, copper, and mithril||Angmar crafting table||350|
|Mordor||Morgul crafting table||400|
|Wood Elven||Wood-elven crafting table||500|
|Galadhrim||Galadhrim crafting table||600|
|Uruk||Uruk crafting table||550|
|High Elven||High Elven crafting table||700|
|Blue Dwarf||everything except Utumno blocks||Blue Dwarven crafting table||650|
|Dwarf||everything except Utumno blocks||Dwarven crafting table||700|
|Mithril||everything except Utumno blocks||vanilla crafting table||2400|
Formerly, a diamond, Mithril, or Dwarven pickaxe was required to mine Mithril, but when diamonds were removed from Middle-earth, the iron-level pickaxes became capable of mining Mithril. This meant that iron-level pickaxes became capable of mining any stone other than obsidian and Utumno blocks.