A Simple Pickaxe is one of the starting tools of your character’s equipment and it is used to mine various mineral veins found throughout Moria and dig through the rubble to find new paths for exploring the mysterious Moria. Having a Simple Pickaxe in your inventory lets you get across the blocked paths of rubble with ease.
In this guide, we’ll go over how to craft a Simple Pickaxe in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria.
How to Craft a Simple Pickaxe in The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
The starting of an unfortunate fate of your character will trap you in the depths of Moria through which you have to find a way out back to the camp, other dwarfs. Starting with a torch in your hand, you need to make your way ahead to find Metal Fragments. It is one of the useful resources for crafting useful tools and weapons in the game and you will need the following resources to craft a Simple Pickaxe.
- 3x Metal Fragments
- 4x Wood Scraps
Metal Fragments can be found on the ground throughout Moria and alternatively, you can find Metal Fragments by breaking the barrels and carts along the path with an Axe. Wood Scraps are also scattered on the ground throughout Moria and can be obtained by breaking the wooden furniture.
Upon gathering the required resources, it will grant you the recipe for a Simple Pickaxe in your Field Crafting. Press the C button to open the Field Crafting Menu and select the Simple Pickaxe recipe to craft it.
The Simple Pickaxe will be added to the quick inventory slot through which you can equip it by pressing the respective key button. Equipping the Simple Pickaxe will allow you to dig through the rubble or mine ores throughout Moria by pressing the LMB. However, each strike with a simple pickaxe will consume Stamina and also inflict Energy overall. Make sure to regenerate the stamina by taking a break from mining.
Keep in mind that the Simple Pickaxe also has durability like any other tools, weapons, and armor in the game. Using the Pickaxe will gradually decrease its durability eventually breaking it and requiring you to craft it again. Alternatively, you can also repair it at the Repair Smithy station with Metal Fragments.