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Cursory examination of the code suggests that pick-axe skill plays no part in digging with a pick-axe. Someone more knowledgeable cold say for sure. 06:53, 7 March 2008 (UTC)


Does blessing affect the results one obtains whilst digging with a pick-axe?

IIRC, how much you dig is closely related to how much damage you would have done to a monster. So enchantement and erosion definitely matter, but I don't thing beatitude does. -Tjr 19:19, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
That matches with the results I got from the series of tests I did in wizard mode, thanks.
There's now a link about digging speed on the article (Digging#Digging speed). Scorchgeek (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

even prime or more (<1?)

considering that shop-keepers won't allow them in store, is there theoretically, any reason to have 2 (or more) pick-axes? I 'm quessing yes, but as a practical concern would you ever do so? Guessing answer conditional, I ask, any brief insights as to when to fish or cut bait on such a situation?00:24, September 18, 2010 (UTC)

You can carry several pick-axes to a store, hoping to find an enchanted one. (They dig a bit faster IIRC.) If you can't carry much weight, you might deposit several pick-axes around the dungeon instead of carrying one. A pet dwarf can tunnel out maze levels with a pick. Other than that, I can't come up with a good reason to have several pick-axes. Tjr 22:03, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
Are pick-axes ever generated with nonzero enchantments? I always figured since they're tools, they're always generated +0 and uncursed; I know I've never found a cursed or enchanted one outside of a bones pile. This is in contrast to mattocks, which are considered weapons and which I've definitely found cursed. -Ion frigate 22:15, September 18, 2010 (UTC)
I don't have a source reference for this, but I'm sure it's the case, so I've added it to the article. Scorchgeek (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2014 (UTC)