The Excavation skill is the act of digging with a shovel. As the skill levels up, you get a higher chance of receiving treasures from what you dig.
Increasing skill level
You level up by digging specific blocks with a shovel.
If you really want a high level in Excavation, just go far from your home and dig everything in sight that’s listed to the right.
Giga Drill Breaker is an ability activated by right-clicking a shovel before immediately digging after.
It adds 5 levels of Efficiency to the held shovel for a brief duration of time.
The duration lasts two seconds, lasting an extra second for every 50 levels you have in Excavation.
A drawback is that durability drains twice as fast during Giga Drill Breaker.
Excavation only has one ‘Active Ability’ currently.
That ability is Archaeology.
*Calculated with assuming you can receive every drop and your excavation level is over 900. XP/block can vary between servers as it's configurable by server admins.
Leveling Table (Theoretical Time)
|Level||Total Blocks*||Total XP||Total Time (seconds)|
*It's calculated without receiving drops other than dirt from it. Times may vary depending on the shovel used or other variables.