Pickaxe

Pickaxe

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80 critical.png 0
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0
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0
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0
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300
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0 magic_defense-shield-icon.jpg 3.0
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0
45/10
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30
Requirements & Bonus
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13 12 - -
E D - -
Weapon Type Hammer
Buffable ???
Damage Type Piercing

Pickaxe is a Hammer Weapon in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. Hammer can inflict single powerful strikes against hostile characters, but they are rather slow. Hammers are effective against heavily armored enemies as well as destroying shields, breaking guards, and depleting the enemy's stamina.

 

A Pickaxe used by miners at work.

Not intended for combat, but the hard protusion allows it to function as a thrusting weapon.

The signature tool of the Stonefang mine.

Pickaxe Location: Where to Find Pickaxe

 

Pickaxe Notes and Tips

  • +0 - Sharp
  • +3 - Quality, Mercury, Tearing
  • +6 - Moon, Meat Cleaver



Pickaxe Moveset

Attack Type Effect
One-handed R1 Horizontal swings
One-handed R2 Downward smash plus horizontal swing with second input
Two-handed R1 Vertical swings
Two-handed R2 Up to two sweeping horizontal swings
Running/Backstep attack Charging horizontal swing
Rolling attack Uppercut
Push Quick push
One-handed L1 Block
One-handed L2 Horizontal swing

 

 

Pickaxe Upgrade Table

Comparison

Standard

Quality

Sharp

Tearing

Mercury

Moon

Demon Soul

This table shows a comparison of maximum upgrade paths. Click on the tabs to see individual upgrade paths.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Total Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png AUX Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Pickaxe +10 160 0 0 - D C - - 55 29 14 1 Sharpstone / Hardstone
Quality-Pickaxe +5 140 0 0 - C C - - 25 - 9 1 Pickaxe +3 and Clearstone
Sharp Pickaxe +5 120 0 0 - E S - - 25 - 9 1 Pickaxe +0 and Bladestone
Tearing Pickaxe +5 90 0 0 Bleed 273 E S - - 25 - 9 1 Pickaxe +3 and Suckerstone
Mercury Pickaxe +5 130 0 0 Poison 360 E C - - 25 - 9 1 Pickaxe +3 and Mercurystone
Moon Pickaxe +5 120 134 0 - E E C - 25 - 9 1 Pickaxe +6 and Moonlightstone
Meat Cleaver 90 90 0 - S S - A - - - - Pickaxe +6
Swollen Demon's Soul

Standard Upgrades

Upgraded using Sharpstone / Hardstone it increases the weapons default scaling.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Intelligence Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Pickaxe +0 80 0 0 E D - - - - - - -
Pickaxe +1 88 0 0 E D - - 3 - - - -
Pickaxe +2 96 0 0 E D - - 4 - - - -
Pickaxe +3 104 0 0 E D - - 6 - - - -
Pickaxe +4 112 0 0 D D - - 6 1 - - -
Pickaxe +5 120 0 0 D D - - 6 3 - - -
Pickaxe +6 128 0 0 D D - - 6 5 - - -
Pickaxe +7 136 0 0 D C - - 6 5 1 - -
Pickaxe +8 144 0 0 D C - - 6 5 3 - -
Pickaxe +9 152 0 0 D C - - 6 5 5 - -
Pickaxe +10 160 0 0 D C - - 6 5 5 1 -

Quality Upgrades

Moderate damage bonus from strength and dexterity. Requires Pickaxe +3 and Clearstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Quality Pickaxe +1 92 0 0 D D - - 3 - - - -
Quality Pickaxe +2 104 0 0 D D - - 4 - - - -
Quality Pickaxe +3 116 0 0 C C - - 6 - 1 - -
Quality Pickaxe +4 128 0 0 C C - - 6 - 3 - -
Quality-Pickaxe +5 140 0 0 C C - - 6 - 5 1 -

Crushing Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Crushing Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crushing Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crushing Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crushing Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crushing Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sharp Upgrades

Damage bonus is heavily modified by dexterity. Requires Pickaxe +0 and Bladestone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Strength Bonus Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Sharp Pickaxe +1 88 0 0 E C - - 3 - - - -
Sharp Pickaxe +2 96 0 0 E C - - 4 - - - -
Sharp Pickaxe +3 104 0 0 E A - - 6 - 1 - -
Sharp Pickaxe +4 112 0 0 E A - - 6 - 3 - -
Sharp Pickaxe +5 120 0 0 E S - - 6 - 5 1 -

Dragon Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Dragon Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dragon Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dragon Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dragon Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dragon Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tearing Upgrades

Bleeding special effect. Requires Pickaxe +3 and Suckerstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Tearing Pickaxe +1 82 0 0 150 E B - - 3 - - - -
Tearing Pickaxe +2 84 0 0 180 E B - - 4 - - - -
Tearing Pickaxe +3 86 0 0 209 E S - - 6 - 1 - -
Tearing Pickaxe +4 88 0 0 240 E S - - 6 - 3 - -
Tearing Pickaxe +5 90 0 0 273 E S - - 6 - 5 1 -

Mercury Upgrades

Poison special effect. Requires Pickaxe +3 and Mercurystone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Mercury Pickaxe +1 90 0 0 120 E D - - 3 - - - -
Mercury Pickaxe +2 100 0 0 180 E D - - 4 - - - -
Mercury Pickaxe +3 110 0 0 240 E C - - 6 - 1 - -
Mercury Pickaxe +4 120 0 0 300 E C - - 6 - 3 - -
Mercury Pickaxe +5 130 0 0 360 E C - - 6 - 5 1 -

Fatal Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Fatal Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Fatal Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Moon Upgrades

Magic damage added; primarily modified by Magic stat. Requires Pickaxe +6 and Moonlightstone.

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Moon Pickaxe +1 62 93 0 E E C - 3 - - - -
Moon Pickaxe +2 77 101 0 E E C - 4 - - - -
Moon Pickaxe +3 91 112 0 E E C - 6 - 1 - -
Moon Pickaxe +4 106 122 0 E E C - 6 - 3 - -
Moon Pickaxe +5 120 134 0 E E C - 6 - 5 1 -

Crescent Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Crescent Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Crescent Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Blessed Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Blessed Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blessed Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blessed Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blessed Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blessed Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sticky Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Sticky Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sticky Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dark Upgrades

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Dark Pickaxe +1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Pickaxe +2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Pickaxe +3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Pickaxe +4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dark Pickaxe +5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Demon Souls

 

Damage

Stat Bonus

Requirements

Name icon-wp_physicalAttack.png icon-magicbonus.png icon-firebonus.png Dexterity Bonus Faith Bonus Shard L Shard Chunk Pure Special
Meat Cleaver 90 90 0 S S - A - - - - Pickaxe +6
Swollen Demon's Soul

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      18 Jun 2021 10:18  

      Bought two of these at the start of the second archstone and dual wielded them for the rest of the game. tons of fun if you mix up light and heavy attacks together.

      • Anonymous

        22 May 2021 11:54  

        Slap some magic damage on it and most of Stonefang tunnel is a breeze. Great choice for when you need pierce but don't like spears.

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