ACNH Golden Tools Durability & Effects

Golden Tools in New Horizons are the special items that you need to unlock first before using it. In other words, you will get them by meeting certain very challenging requirements first. Certainly, each golden tool will have a different requirement which is quite challenging and time-consuming.

When you have a plan to use the Golden Tools, you may want to know their durability to measure whether they are reliable to use in the game or not. However, the durability of the golden tools is such an important thing that you should know. So, let’s learn about the golden tools’ durability in our post below!

ACNH Golden Tools Durability & Effects

Learn about Durability of the Golden Tools

It’s important to note, the Golden Tools do not have infinite durability. They will eventually break. However, each golden tool has 3x greater durability than the ‘Pretty Good’ tools. If a ‘Pretty Good’ tool has a durability of 30, so a golden tool has a durability of 90.

Here’s a list of all Golden Tools durability:

    • Golden Axe’s Durability
      Golden Axe’s Durability
      The Golden Axe will have a durability of 200 when used. However, the axe will lose its durability when chopping wood and hitting rocks. Additionally, you may want to lay off that axe, even though swinging an axe in air will not lose its durability.
    • Golden Shovel’s Durability
      Golden Shovel’s Durability
      The Golden Shovel will have a durability of 200 when used. Generally, the shovel  will lose its durability when digging up the buried item and also hitting the rocks. You may want to use a shovel to plant flowers or bury items that will not affect its durability.
    • Golden Fishing Rod’s Durability
      Golden Fishing Rod’s Durability
      The  Golden Fishing Rod will have a durability of 90 when used. Generally, the fishing rod  will only  lose its durability after catching a fish. Need to know, if you reel in your line without a fish, it will not affect its durability.
    • Golden Net Durability
      Golden Net Durability
      The  Golden Net will have a durability of 90 when used. Generally, the net   will only  lose its durability after catching a bug. If you use your net to hit villagers and objects, it will not affect its durability, but watch where you swing.
    • Golden Watering Can Durability
      Golden Watering Can Durability
      The  Golden Watering Can will have a durability of 180 when used. Generally, the watering can will only  lose its durability after watering pumpkins and flowers. If you water other objects such as trees, stars and the ground, it will not affect the durability.
    • Golden Slingshot Durability
      Golden Slingshot Durability
      The  Golden Slingshot will have a durability of 90 when used. Generally, the Golden Slingshot  will only  lose its durability after watering a balloon. If you miss your slingshot at a balloon, it will not affect the durability.

Okay, those are the durability of the golden tools that you should know.

How about other golden tools durability? You may know that there are other golden tools that we have not mentioned yet above. For more information, the other golden tools such as Golden Vaulting Pole, Golden ladder and a variety of wands are not breakable, so they do not have durability.

Durability Comparison Between Golden Tools and Other Tool Versions

To ease your understanding of the durability between golden tools and other tools, we show you the comparison between them. Here are they:

Axe’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Axe It has a durability of 200.
Flimsy Axe It has a durability of 40.
Stone Axe It has a durability of 100.
Axe It has a durability of 100.

Shovel’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Shovel It has a durability of 200.
Flimsy Shovel It has a durability of 40.
Shovel It has a durability of 100.
Outdoorsy Shovel It has a durability of 100.
Colorful Shovel It has a durability of 100.
Printed-Design Shovel It has a durability of 100.

Fishing Rod’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Fishing Rod It has a durability of 90.
Flimsy Fishing Rod It has a durability of 10.
Fishing Rod It has a durability of 30.
Outdoorsy Fishing Rod It has a durability of 30.
Colorful Fishing Rod It has a durability of 30.
Fish Fishing Rod It has a durability of 30.

Net’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Net It has a durability of 90.
Flimsy Net It has a durability of 10.
Net It has a durability of 30.
Outdoorsy Net It has a durability of 30.
Colorful Net It has a durability of 30.
Star Net It has a durability of 30.

Watering Can’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Watering Can It has a durability of 180.
Flimsy Watering Can It has a durability of 20.
Watering Can It has a durability of 60.
Outdoorsy Watering Can It has a durability of 60.
Colorful Watering Can It has a durability of 60.
Elephant Watering Can It has a durability of 60.

Slingshot’s Durability

Types of Tools Durability
Golden Slingshot It has a durability of 60.
Slingshot It has a durability of 20.
Outdoorsy Slingshot It has a durability of 20.
Colorful Slingshot It has a durability of 20.

How to Increase the Tool Durability?

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can increase the durability of the tools by doing some things.

First, you may need to upgrade the Flimsy tools, as they are the weakest tools. So, by upgrading this type of tool, you can make them stronger. You can upgrade them at the DIY workbench. After you have created your Flimsy tool, you will have a new tool with better durability.

Second, you may be able to reset the tools durability with customization. To reset its durability, you can customize your tools if you already know that your tools only have a few uses left.

To customize your tools, you need to go to a DIY workbench with some customization kits in hand. Then, you can select the color you desire. After you have customized it, you will obtain the durability of a brand new tool again.

For more information, you cannot customize all tools, as some tools are unbreakable.