For the Dark Souls variant, see Pickaxe.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Pickaxe (Dark Souls II).

The Pickaxe is a great hammer in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Tool used by a miner for digging up earth. Not intended for use in battle.
Yet the strong downward swing of this tool once shattered large boulders, and easily punctures weaker armor.
Skill: Galvanize
Temporarily boost stamina recovery speed by sheer force of will, which an old miner needed to get through the day.


Found in the Irithyll Dungeon, on a corpse near the sleeping Giant Slave.


The Pickaxe is a unique greathammer as its moveset is more comparable to that of a greataxe. Since all of its attacks deal thrust damage, it will pair tremendously with the Leo ring.


Attack Description
Weak Attack
A strong downward strike. Further input causes the player to "spin" the weapon, bring it behind them, back up, and striking down again, slightly moving forward as this is done.
Strong Attack
The player Strikes the weapon downward. Functions similarly to the weak attack, but has a large start up and deals more damage.
Weak Attack
The Player violently strikes downward with the weapon. Further input causes the player to bring the weapon back up above their head and strike downward once more, advancing forward as they do so.
Strong Attack
the player takes a couple steps forward before striking the weapon downward.
Jump Attack the player jumps up, bringing the weapon above their head as they do so, before striking the weapon downward as they land.
Running Attack the player brings the weapon up above their head as they run before striking the weapon downward/
Rolling Attack The player quickly brings the weapon downward
Rolling Attack
the player strikes straight down with the top of the weapon, dealing blunt damage. This is the only attack that does not deal Thrust damage, and has the shortest range.
Kick Standard Kick.
Weak Attack
Identical to the one handed weak attack
Strong Attack
The player blocks with the weapon.



Reinforced with Titanite.


Great Hammers
Dragon ToothGargoyle Flame HammerGreat ClubGreat MaceGreat Wooden Hammer
Large ClubMorne's Great HammerOld King's Great HammerPickaxe
Smough's Great HammerSpiked MaceVordt's Great Hammer
Ashes of Ariandel
Quakestone Hammer
The Ringed City
Ledo's Great Hammer
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