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I really appreciate the buff for Pick/Axe since it's really not worth the effort of crafting. But... it still isn't a good choice for chopping/mining tasks. They buffed its damage to match Battle Spear's and now Pick/Axe has 4 Battle Spears worth of durability. But would anyone craft it as a weapon? Glass Axe heavily overshadows it and Golden Pickaxe is just slightly worse than Pick/Axe. Also, I find it ironic that you need to waste 3 inventory slots(pickaxe and axe and thulecite) in order to craft a tool which frees your inventory slots. Please, this poor tool needs more love! I very much like to see Pick/Axe in a good spot because it sounds so cool on paper. I wish it was better in practice as well.
Despite its current buff there is a lot to be desired from this it item. The problem is a fundamental one with how inventory works. Why would anyone want to have to carry multiple pick/axes when you can just carry a stacks of gold and twigs. Does this item really help save slots? Not really. Not to mention it ages very poorly throughout the game as other superior methods to chop wood become available. What this item needs is a gem socket to make it unique and versatile. Now that its durability has been boosted it may be worth it to place a gem in it. Purple gem- Increase its chopping/mining power by an additional 30% (making it a total of 50%). Or Harnessing the power of shadow to make your character semi-transparent and avoid aggroing mobs. Yellow gem- Tool produces light and momentary speed increase when chopping/mining. Each use generates 3 seconds of light/speed gain. Red gem- Tool produces heat in a small area around you when chopping/mining. Heats up thermal stones. Blue gem- Tool produces cold in a small area around you when chopping mining. Cools thermal stones. Green gem- Gain more resources from chopping/ mining (Doesn't work on gems on statues). Orange gem- Automatically pocket resources and the stump when chopping. (Removing the need of a shovel). Once a gem has been socket it cannot be removed. Adding gems to tools to make them more powerful feels like it goes with the lore.