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Pickaxe
TESV Pickaxe
Base Damage:
5 DamageIcon
Weight:
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
5 GoldIcon
Class: One Handed, War Axe
Upgrade Material: Iron Ingot
FormID: 000E3C16

The Pickaxe is a small sharp bladed tool found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is used to mine ore and dig through rock.

LocationEdit

Pickaxes can be found in caves and ruins where excavations are taking place or in/near mines. 

Fixed locationsEdit

  • Several pickaxes can be found in Cidhna Mine.
  • A pickaxe can be found on the table upon entering the Bthardamz Upper District in Bthardamz.

UsageEdit

Pickaxes are required for mining. It can either be equipped as a weapon and swung at the ore vein to extract the ore, or the ore can be mined automatically by activating the vein with a pickaxe in the inventory.

ImprovingEdit

Pickaxes can be improved at a grindstone with an iron ingot. However, they are not affected by any smithing perks. This means that the highest quality that can be achieved is flawless, unless the smithing skill is boosted passed 100 through enchanted apparel or potions of Fortify Smithing.

VariantsEdit

NotesEdit

  • With Dragonborn, the player can keep a weightless ancient Nordic pickaxe by taking the Retrieve the Ancient Nordic Pickaxe quest from Glover Mallory and refusing to complete it.
  • Miners will use the pickaxe as a weapon in combat, as it is the only weaponized item in their inventory.
  • A pickaxe swings at the same speed as a sword.
  • Dual wielding pickaxes yields ore twice as fast as using one.
  • A pickaxe will be present at a homestead, once bought.

BugsEdit

  •  PC   360   PS3  If the pickaxe is equipped as a weapon and you begin mining, it will show both on the Dragonborn's side and in their hand at the same time.

AppearancesEdit

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  • Pickaxe

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    • i can't mining with my pickaxe and can't improve it
    • Have you tried dropping the item and picking it up again?
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    • I killed a dragon with a fork. 
    • I actually put a fear enchantment on my pickaxe.  Really useful for crowd control.  I tend to combo, though, pickaxe in the left hand and a f...

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