The Shovel is used in the game to dig soft material blocks. Although the same materials can be harvested by hand, using a shovel makes the process much faster.
The following are dug more quickly with a shovel:
Crafting a shovel requires 2 sticks plus 1 of any of the following:
- Wood planks (any type), for Wooden Shovel.
- Cobblestone, blocks for Stone Shovel.
- Iron ingots, for Iron Shovel.
- Gold ingots, for Gold Shovel.
- Diamonds, for Diamond Shovel.
The achievement involving the shovel is MOAR Tools by constructing one of each type of tool including a shovel.
- Shovels will not work in the game when mining things like stone and ores of any kind. For this reason, shovels should only be used for dirt, grass, gravel, and sand.