Pick Axe ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 75s
Danger Level 3
Material Wood

Pick axes are one of the basic types of weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (+0, 1d6+1), though these do vary from time to time. They can be used to mine walls.

Since v. 1.2.0 pre7 [1], pick axes act as slaying weapons (always scoring critical hits) against greater earth elementals, stone grues, stone statues, stone golems, stone snakes, wall beasts, living walls, and the Ancient Stone Beast. Strangely, pick axes don't 'slay' normal earth elementals.

Since they are considered to be non-metallic (wood), they are not repairable through Smithing. If a player plans to mine a lot, they might consider corroding a pick axe by attacking some ochre jellies or gray oozes with it; Glod can repair a well corroded pickaxe for 1500, while he would charge 4500 for a normal one.


They are very useful due to their ability to mine.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

A guaranteed pickaxe can be found in the Pyramid.

Dwarves often drop pick axes when killed, and dwarven chaos knights often drop either a wand of digging or pick axe.

Praying in an elemental temple with high enough piety while possessing no means of digging will create one.

They can also be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

-------------------------- blessed pick axe (+0, 1d6+1)------------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d6+1 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d6-1
points of damage.