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Category Weapons > Melee
Type Blade
Repairable With Sharpening Stone
Size 2x7 (14 Slots)
Weight 1 kg (3 lb)
Fragility 0.1%
Absorbency 0%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 20 40
Blood 100 100
Shock 30 40
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.8 3.7
Bleed Chance 100%
Locations Farm, Industrial
Rarity Common
Variants None
As a digging tool, a pickaxe can indeed be used to dig, mine, or even defend oneself if needed. — In-game description

The Pickaxe is a bladed melee weapon and multipurpose tool in DayZ Standalone. Often overlooked for its large size and perceived lack of functionality, the Pickaxe deals some of the highest amount of damage in melee combat. With a range matching both the Firefighter Axe and Splitting Axe, the Pickaxe is a dangerous weapon.

An unused, pristine Pickaxe can mine 16 Stones before becoming ruined.


Action Details
Create Plot Create a plot for planting fruits and vegetables
Build Used in base building to construct a Fence or Watchtower
Dismantle Used to dismantle certain player-built fortifications
Destroy Used to completely destroy (return no materials) certain player-built fortifications
Mine Rock Mine large rock formations to obtain Stones
Open Can Open canned food. Spills 40% - 70% of the food
Remove Restraints Remove certain types of restraints from players
Dig Worms Dig up worms to use as fishing bait