[Top 10] Fortnite Best Pickaxes To Use

Sometimes all you need is a pickaxe.

Pickaxes are a staple in Fortnite. When you drop from the battle bus it’s the only thing you start with–making it your lifeline for gathering materials and even early kills. 

In this article, we will review the coolest-looking pickaxes by ranking them from good to best.

10. Driver


Fore! A totally casual pickaxe to help you blend in.

Missing Fortnite OG? This pickaxe reminds us  of walking through the golf course around Lazy Links or trying to look casual as you bash through the pleasant park streets. It’s fun, carefree, and most of all, it gets the job done. 

How to Get the Driver pickaxe: Item shop for 500 V-Bucks


9. Reaper


Deal damage with this deadly pickaxe.

This pickaxe is great for collecting materials…and souls. With the Reaper, you wield the swagger of the Grim Reaper himself.  This is a tried and true pickaxe. Being dead serious, the Reaper was one of the first pickaxes to be offered in the item shop back in 2017. 

How to Get the Reaper pickaxe: Item shop for 800 V-Bucks 


8. Slasher


A tool for the kitchen and in combat.

Slasher is the ultimate horror/Halloween pickaxe. Obviously, you can’t go wrong with pairing it with the Michael Meyers skin, but why not trip up other players and pair it with the Sushi Master skin? A sharp kitchen knife is sure to intimidate your opponents as you collect materials and take names. 

How to Get the Slasher pickaxe: Item shop for 800 V-Bucks or in the Michael Meyers Bundle for 1,800 V-Bucks


7. Mikey’s Nunchucks (TMNT)

Mikey's Nunchucks

Be just like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with this unique pickaxe.

This pickaxe is great for slapping away anyone who tries to steal your pizza. Mikey’s Nunchucks are new to Fortnite in Chapter 5 as part of a collaboration with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  We love a pickaxe that’s not necessarily a pickaxe. lus, has an awesome, kick-butt animation to go with it. 

How to Get Mikey’s Nunchucks: Item shop as part of the Michelangelo set for 1,600 V-Bucks


6. Candy Axe

Candy Axe

Nothing says happy holidays like a sharp, pointy candy cane!

Tis the season to wack down buildings and players with a giant, sharp candy cane! Totally normal holiday behavior here. This seasonal pickaxe is a sweet choice for you and your squad’s holiday-themed skins. The Candy Axe is also reactive; each time you get an elimination, a bulb lights up. 

How to Get the Candy Axe: Item shop for 1,500 V-Bucks


5. Phantasmic Pulse

Phantasmic Pulse

The best pickaxe for the ultimate customization.

Very few pickaxes allow for the kind of customization that the Phantasmic Pulse offers. This pickaxe comes with 16 primary AND secondary color choices, as well as three different styles: Cosmic Edge, Valiant Fire, and Hero’s Aura. With the wide variety of color and style combos, you can pair this axe with any skin and look great doing it. 

How to Get the Phantasmic Pulse: Item shop for 1,200 V-Bucks or as part of the Hero Gear Bundle 1,400 V-Bucks

4. Party Animal

Party Animal

Drink up! And get swinging!

Slurp is the source of health and shields in Fortnite. This pickaxe turns the classic Slurp barrel into a hammer that will do the opposite to your opponents. First introduced in 2018, it is one of the oldest pickaxe designs in the game and a quintessential piece of Fortnite lore. Thankfully, you can still enjoy this piece of history and all its slurpy glory via the item shop.

How to Get the Party Animal pickaxe: Item shop for 1,500 V-Bucks, in the Big Chuggus Bundle for 2,000 V-Bucks, or in Giova’s Locker Bundle for 2,200 V-Bucks.


3. Harley Hitter

Harley Hitter

For DC and basefall fans alike.

Good Night! Fans of DC and more specifically, Harley Quinn, have swung this pickaxe since it was introduced in 2020 as part of the Gotham City set. So grab this bat, drop onto the map, and get swinging!

How to Get the Harley Hitter: Item shop for 800 V-Bucks, or as part of the Harley Quinn Bundle for 2,000 V-Bucks


2. Leviathan Axe

Leviathan Axe

Channel your inner Norse God with this pickaxe.

This one’s for the sweats. A leviathan is a powerful mythological sea creature, which is already cool as it is, but now wrap all that energy into a glowing Norse axe! This pickaxe specifically references the video game God of War and is now a rare find. No really, it hasn’t been spotted in the item shop since 2021. 

How to Get the Leviathan Axe: Item shop for 1,000 V-Bucks or in the Kratos Bundle 2,200 V-Bucks

1. Star Wand

Star Wand

The Star Wand is elite.

Without a doubt, this is the most recognizable pickaxe besides the default. It’s widely used by the pros and has an interesting origin story. Years ago, there was a bug that caused the Star Wand to deal significantly more damage than other pickaxes. That major advantage has since been removed, but its popularity prevails. 

How to Get the Star Wand: Item shop for 800 V-Bucks

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