The Pickaxe, also called the Pick, should be one of the first tools the player obtains on Minecraft. It is used for mining stone-related blocks, but can deal small damage as well, although it is less effective than the Axe or Sword is. A wooden pickaxe is necessary for getting anything out of Coal Ore or all types of stone blocks. With a stone pickaxe, you can mine Iron Ore and Lapis Lazuli Ore. With an iron pickaxe, you can mine Gold Ore, Redstone ore, and Diamond ore. With a diamond pickaxe, you can mine Obsidian. Diamond is the strongest tool-making material in the game, so it can break every block, excluding bedrock. In addition they each have different durabilities, as shown in the table above.