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The Best Pickaxes In 'Fortnite: Battle Royale,' Ranked

While the best pickaxes in Fortnite: Battle Royale don't serve as the greatest weapons, they're certainly a necessity in the game. Primarily used for mining resources and hacking down structures, possibly those of opponents, there's a broad range of pickaxe skins to choose from. Whether you earn them in the Battle Pass or buy them with V-bucks, your pickaxe can go a long way. Not only that, but much like other items, like the best outfit skins, they can make you look much cooler—and tougher. 

As mentioned, there is quite the array of pickaxe skins available in the Cash Shop (or Season Shop). As with any items, you have the choice of rare pickaxes, epic pickaxes, as well as holiday options. While they all range in cost, one isn't necessarily going to be better than the other, outside of aesthetics of course. So, whether it's the legendary pickaxes you like, or the common ones, it's really up to you and how you want to look. 

Considering this, you can help decide which pickaxes are the best in Fortnite, from the most intimidating to the coolest and most badass. Check out the complete list below and vote for your favorites. 

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  • 1
    11,286
    3,786

    Reaper

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 2
    8,913
    2,998

    Candy Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 3
    6,135
    2,922

    Trusty No. 2

    Requires the player to reach Tier 79 in Season 3 Battle Pass.

  • 4
    7,309
    4,447

    Rainbow Smash

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 5
    4,937
    1,854

    Ice Breaker

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 500 V-Bucks.

  • 6
    6,265
    3,504

    AC/DC

    Requires the player to reach Tier 63 in Season 2 Battle Pass.

  • 7
    5,283
    2,641

    Raider’s Revenge

    Can be bought from Season 1 Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 8
    4,681
    3,197

    Rift Edge

  • 9
    4,535
    3,784

    Chomp Jr.

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 10
    5,116
    3,228

    Plunja

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

     

  • 11
    3,517
    2,106

    Spectral Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

     

  • 12
    4,614
    3,886

    Party Animal

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

     

  • 13
    3,539
    2,851

    Axecalibur

    Requires the player to reach Tier 35 in Season 2 Battle Pass.

     

  • 14
    3,563
    2,924

    Pick Squeak

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,500 V-Bucks.

  • 15
    3,906
    3,238

    Oracle Axe

  • 16
    4,350
    1,245

    Vision

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 17
    3,382
    2,959

    Onslaught

    Complete the Omega Challenges.

  • 18
    3,612
    1,241

    Stellar Axe

    Can be obtained along with the Galaxy skin by purchasing Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  • 19
    2,956
    2,600

    Pot O’ Gold

    Buy it from the Cash Shop (1,200 V-Bucks).

  • 20
    3,193
    1,157

    Studded Axe

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.

  • 21
    2,846
    2,513

    Permafrost

  • 22
    3,603
    1,385

    Crowbar

  • 23
    3,095
    2,399

    Default Pickaxe

    The default skin for the pickaxe given to players.

  • 24
    3,082
    1,405

    Skull Sickle

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 1,200 V-Bucks.

  • 25
    2,324
    2,322

    Batsickle

    Can be bought from Cash Shop with 800 V-Bucks.