Wood: 60 Uses
Shovels are auxiliary tools used to ease the process of collecting dirt, sand, gravel, clay and snow. Shovels are only necessary to collect snowballs from snow; all other blocks for which shovels are useful can be successfully harvested by hand. There is a rare chance that zombies drop an iron shovel.
A shovel is used to dig some materials faster. A shovel is not required to advance forward in the game, it only makes the removal and collection of some materials faster, all listed in the table below. It also does a heart and a half less damage to mobs than the sword of the same material.
Shovels are crafted using 2 sticks and 1 unit of a tool material:
|Ingredients||Input » Output||Description|
Wood Planks or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
||Used to dig dirt, grass, sand, gravel, Soul Sand, mycelium, clay and snow faster than by hand. Shovels are required to dig snowballs.|
 Speed and durability
The following table summarizes the speed at which different quality shovels perform on different block types. Values with a red background indicate that no resource will be dropped when the block is destroyed without a shovel. The best type of shovel is, without a doubt, the diamond shovel because of its quick block destruction and high durability. However, diamonds are hard to find in the beginning so the best alternative is an iron shovel. Iron is much less rare than diamond, and iron ingots and iron shovels are renewable resources because they are rare drop from Zombies and can also be dropped from iron golems. In addition, according to the table, an iron shovel digs all blocks just as fast or with a 0.05 second (barely noticeable) difference.
|Clay||0.9 s||0.45 s||0.25 s||0.15 s||0.15 s||0.1 s|
|Farmland||0.9 s||0.45 s||0.25 s||0.15 s||0.15 s||0.1 s|
|Grass Block||0.9 s||0.45 s||0.25 s||0.15 s||0.15 s||0.1 s|
|Gravel||0.9 s||0.45 s||0.25 s||0.15 s||0.15 s||0.1 s|
|Mycelium||0.9 s||0.45 s||0.25 s||0.15 s||0.15 s||0.1 s|
|Dirt||0.75 s||0.4 s||0.2 s||0.15 s||0.1 s||0.1 s|
|Sand||0.75 s||0.4 s||0.2 s||0.15 s||0.1 s||0.1 s|
|Soul Sand||0.75 s||0.4 s||0.2 s||0.15 s||0.1 s||0.1 s|
|Snow Block||1 s||0.15 s||0.1 s||0.05 s||0.05 s||0.05 s|
|Snow||0.5 s||0.1 s||0.05 s||0.05 s||0.05 s||0.05 s|
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|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).||Benchmarking||Xbox||15G|