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Pickaxe is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Pickaxe.png

Pickaxe+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 300(*210) icon-wp_counterStrength.png 150
icon-magicbonus.png 0 (*210) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 50
icon-firebonus.png 0(*210) icon-wp_stability.png 30
icon-lightningbonus.png 0(*210) icon-durabilitiy.png 60
icon-darkbonus.png 0(*210) icon_weight.png 8.0
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
22
A (*B)
8
A (*C)
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
*B *B *B *B
Weapon Type Great Hammer
Attack Type Thrust
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 210physical dmg/210 elemental dmg and B scaling with chosen element. Dex scaling changes to B.

 

A Pickaxe used for mining. Not intended as a weapon, but packs a powerful punch.

This tool, designed to crush hard rock, can easily puncture weaker forms of armor.

Acquired From:

  • Brightstone Cove Tseldora, mini-quest: You must guide one of the boars from the Royal Army Campsite bonfire all the way down towards the end of the level, past the boss Magus & Congregation and across the spikes. On the room where you are ambushed by ceiling-spiders, right before the dark room with many spiderwebs, there are mushrooms in the middle that will be eaten by the pig, revealing the pickaxe.
    • Tips: Don't lose it's aggro. The best strategy is to stand near your boar, close enough for him to follow you but doesn't attack, because when he attacks he eventually loses aggro.
    • Killing everything which is on the way to the mushrooms is a good idea, maybe even the spiders in the room because he takes a bit time to eat the mushrooms. This will mean killing some enemies at the bottom of the cove enough times to de-spawn them as there is no easy way back up after clearing the level.
    • If the piglet dies you don't need to burn an ascetic to have him spawning again, the mushrooms don't respawn though, even after burning a bonfire ascetic. They are available in regular NG+
    • The Redeye Ring is invaluable here as the pig will only lose you if you wander ridiculously far away. Once he sees you, he will follow you. Recommended: Clear the path all the way to the bonfire after Magnus and then put on the ring and draw him in. Instead of going down the stairs near the fire, take the cliff area and jump across to where Pate and Creighton fight. The pig will make many unexpected jumps and follow you anyway. After going through the building recommended above you may recall you will end up in the area with the humanoid spider enemies and two basilisks.
    • If the pickaxe drops and you die before you collect it, you can still find it on the ground after respawn.



Hints and Tips:

  • Upgraded with regular Titanite. Cannot be infused with Bleed.
  • Note that although it deals thrusting damage, it doesn't benefit from the Old Leo Ring
  • Has a small range, attacks mostly only the front by smashing it into the ground, roll attack and second 2H R2 are the only wide swings
  • After Calibration 1.08, the Pickaxe no longer does two instance. Highly recommended to go for two handed R1 attack combo instead,


Trivia:

  • Note that pigs also dig things up in real life, people use them to hunt truffles, and this is exactly what the boar is doing upon seeing the mushrooms.
  • The way of acquiring the pickaxe may also loosely related to Fairy Fossil from King's Field 2.


Youtube relevant videos:
((Links only please, no embeds, no PvP videos))
How to get the Pickaxe
Pickaxe Move Set & Power Stance

Required in Build:
((Link to build))


Pickaxe Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus
Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-Counter&poisedamage.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
Pickaxe+0 150 - - - - 150
50
C - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Pickaxe+10 300 - - - - ^ A - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Magic 105 105 - - - ^ C - C - - - - - 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 37.9
Magic +10 210 210 - - - ^ B - B - - - - - 42.9 26.6 27.9 27.9 37.9
Fire 105 - 105 - - ^ C - - C - - - - 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 37.9
Fire +10 210 - 210 - - ^ B - - B - - - - 42.9 7.9 46.6 27.9 37.9
Lightning 105 - - 105 - ^ C - - - C - - - 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 37.9
Lightning +10 210 - - 210 - ^ B - - - B - - - 42.9 7.9 27.9 46.6 37.9
Dark 105 - - - 105 ^ C - - - - C - - 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 56.6
Dark +10 210 - - - 210 ^ B - - -   B - - 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 56.6
Poison 105 - - - - ^ C - - - - - 112 - 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 37.9
Poison +10 210 - - - - ^ B - - - - - 140 - 42.9 7.9 27.9 27.9 37.9
Bleed (N/A) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Raw 207 - - - - ^ D - - -     - - 45 10 30 30 40
Raw +10 345 - - - - ^ D - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Enchanted 180 - - - - ^ D - D - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Enchanted +10 300 - - - - ^ D - C - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Mundane 90 - - - - ^ C - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40
Mundane+10 150 - - - - ^ C - - - - - - - 45 10 30 30 40

 

Table Key


Please see the Upgrades page for details on Upgrade paths, ore and blacksmiths.

Requirements/
Parameter Bonus
Attack Values
Damage Reduction (%)
Reducing the elemental damage taken in %
Auxiliary Effects
Others
icon-strength.png icon-strengthscale_green.png
Strength
icon-wp_physicalattack.png
Physical
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
Physical
icon-wp_bleed.png
Bleeding
icon-durabilitiy.png
Durability
icon-dexterity.png icon-dexscale_green.png
Dexterity
icon-wp_magdmg.png
Magic
icon-wp_magicdef.png
Magic
icon-wp_poisondef.png
Poison
icon_weight.png
Weight
icon-intelligence.png
Intelligence
icon-wp_firedmg.png
Fire
icon-wp_firedef.png
Fire
icon-wp_petrifydef.png
Petrify

icon-faith.png
Faith
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
Lightning
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
Lightning
icon-wp_cursedef.png
Curse

icon-magicbonus_green.png
Magic Bonus
icon-wp_counterstrength.png
Counter Strength
icon-wp_stability.png
Stability


icon-firebonus_green.png
Fire Bonus
icon-wp_poiseDamage.png
Poise Damage



icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
Lighting Bonus
icon-wp_castSpeed.png
Cast Speed



icon-darkbonus_green.png
Dark Bonus
icon-wp_range.png
Range



Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.
The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].
This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X".

Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped.
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has.
Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)




    • Anonymous

      15 Jul 2017 04:27  

      I think this is wrong info that it doesn't benefit from the Old Leo Ring. Other wikies say it DOES and I did a little test by myself.

      • Anonymous

        09 Feb 2017 12:35  

        I may be wrong but i trink the Pickaxe is also a Drop from an enemy. I have one with my First charakter and I surely did NOT Do an of this. Maybe it is a Different one though. Just though i should Inform You. Feel free to Delete this Comment if i am wrong.

        • Anonymous

          Items relation11 Sep 2016 23:48  

          Lenigrast's Key= Majula Blacksmiths door<br/><br/>Key to the Embedded Sword= Melfinato Cage top of Drangleic Castle.<br/><br/> Crushed Eye Orb= Licia of Lindeldt.<br/><br/>Pig to Mushrooms in a mining community= Pickaxe...?<br/><br/>Pickaxe= ????????? WHAT??? give it to a npc or enemy? or use it to find rare item like pig??

          • Anonymous

            The Guide is Wrong?29 Aug 2016 11:00  

            As I am a guest I can not edit the page though I can post this in the hopes someone does as I would rather not create an account just for this. Anyways, at a certain point, pretty much the very beginning, the wiki says that the guide is wrong about something it doesn't actually say, and yes I am being a whiny little idiot but I can't stop this from bugging me just a bit too much, because the guide mentions the little piglet that has a 1/1000 chance of spawning in reference to getting the pickaxe. Now the problem with this is that the guide never says that ONLY the piglet will do to get the pickaxe so, and this is what I believe, I can only assume that the guide was written in such a way that people would ASSUME that the piglet was needed and suffer since it never says that the piglet is the only way and it would seem to fit From's 'personality'. Sorry about this, essentially, useless post.

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