There are many more tools in the Aether in addition to the ones from vanilla.
|Aether Shovels||Aether Axes||Aether Pickaxes|
The different materials have abilities:
Skyroot: Double drop to specific blocks (applies to mobs and resources).
Holystone: Chance of single ambrosium drop for every resource gathered or mob killed.
Zanite: The tool, weapon, or armor will grow stronger as it becomes more damaged, eventually becoming better than diamond.
Gravitite: Right-clicking the tool's corresponding block will cause it to float into the air (wearing down the tool).
Valkyrie: Tools will be able to reach very long (Around 10 blocks) and the Valkyrie Lance will be able to attack any mobs within 5 blocks. A full set of armor will enable flight (The Cape alone will grant a slow fall, shift to stop this effect)..