Allows for the gathering of Ores, Oil and Gemstones used in a variety of Crafting and Refining skill applications.
Trade Skill Mining

The Pickaxe in New World is a type of Gathering Tool. Gathering tools are used to collect resources used in various applications. There are a large amount of resources available on Aeternum and each requires a specific Gathering skill and tool to collect. This page focuses on the Pickaxe and all related information including the different types of Pickaxes, how to craft them, as well as any bonuses they confer.


Pickaxe Information

The Pickaxe is used along with the Mining skill primarily to mine and collect Ores. Ores are used in a variety of Crafting and Refining skill applications such as turning them into usable Ingots which can in turn be crafted into Weapons, Armor and many other items and equipment. Pickaxes also allow for the gathering of rare resources such as Gemstones.

Just as with any Equipment, Pickaxes come in Tiers. Using higher-tier Pickaxes will provide a bonus to your gathering speed and will improve your chances of obtaining rare resources. Note that your ability to gather resources of a higher-tier is tied to your Mining skill, not the quality of your Pickaxe. Better Pickaxes simply provide the bonuses mentioned above but in general, it's always better to equip the best Gathering Tools you have available as they also come with other quality of life features such as better Durability and a higher Gear Score.

Pickaxes can also have one or more Perks attached to them. Perks on Gathering Tools are specific to the type of tool and are generally beneficial to the associated Gathering Skill. See the Perks page for a full list of Gathering Perks available.


All Pickaxes in New World

Pickaxes are primarily obtained through Crafting using the Engineering skill line although certain Pickaxes may also be obtained from other sources such as rare drops from Enemies or Bosses, or as rewards for completing certain Quests. Players may also obtain Pickaxes by trading with other players.


Crafted Pickaxes
Other Sources



The table below offers information on all craftable Pickaxes as well as the Engineering level required to craft them.

Tier Item Name Gathering Speed Engineering Level
Tier I Flint Mining Pick 100% 0
Tier II Iron Mining Pickaxe 125% and above 0
Tier III Steel Mining Pickaxe 250% and above 50
Tier IV Starmetal Mining Pickaxe 400% and above 100
Tier V Orichalcum Mining Pickaxe 625% and above 150

The table below details Pickaxes obtained from other sources:

Tier Item Name Gathering Speed Source
Tier I Flint Mining Pick 100% Quest: Simple Things / Constable's New Friend / Constable's Orders / Settlement Priorities
Tier II      
Tier III      
Tier IV      
Tier V      



Pickaxe Notes and Tips

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