Shovels are used to break soil, gravel, clay, and sand blocks quicker than by hand. They can be created before basic metals are collected using flint. They can also be cast into clay molds, or forged at an anvil. Clay is considered soil for the purpose of tool speed, as clay is embedded in the soil, and not a block in its own right. Since there currently are no dirt-type blocks that require stronger shovels, all shovels are tier 0 and work on any dirt-type block.
There are several variants that you can craft. Each variant has a different durability and attack power. A stone shovel head can be crafted via knapping and the metal variants have to be crafted using smithing.
|Variant||Durability||Tier||Speed (Soil + Sand)||Speed (Gravel)||Attack Damage (HP)|
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|Terrain Blocks||Clay Gravel Peat Rock Sand Soil|
|Construction Blocks||Ceramic Blocks Glass Planks Plaster Soil Blocks Stone Blocks Path|
|Functional Blocks||BarrelWooden Bucket Bed Containers Firepit Forge Loot Vessels Ore blasting bomb Trough|
|Decorative Blocks||Paintings Carpets Bookshelves Flowerpots Wallpapers|
|Metal Working||Anvil Bloomery Crucible Forge Helve hammer Molds Metal Gemstone|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Bow Chisel Cleaver Club Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Spear Sword|
|Equipment||Armor Clothes Containers|
|Craftable Resources||Boards Charcoal Coke Firewood Ingots Leather Flax|
|Plants||Berry Bushes Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flowers Grass Other Plants Trees Wild Foods|
|Mobs||Bees Bighorn sheep Chicken Drifter Fox Hare Hyena Locust Raccoon Wild Pig Wolf|
|Mechanics||Animal Husbandry Beekeeping Casting Clay Forming Combat Farming Cooking Knapping Mechanical Power Mining Smithing Trading Temporal Stability|
|Crafting Recipes Fuel Leather Working Light sources Ore Deposits Ruins Starter Guide World Generation|