The Cursor is initially the cheapest building. It automatically clicks the cookie once every 10 seconds. Its starting cost is 15 cookies and increases by 15% with every purchase. Despite its low cookie output initially, further upgrades would allow it to scale with the game progression, albeit poorly and slowly.

Additionally, the cursor item is split into two aspects, namely the mouse and cursor itself. Therefore, it should be noted that an upgrade may have differing effects on either entity.

As the first economic engine the player can buy, the cursor is the first to go obsolete. However, its endgame upgrades cause it to return as one of the most useful investments, when taken in combination with a general growth strategy. Late game upgrades to the cursor cause it to power up off every other building a player buys, giving a multiplicative effect that mimics quadratic value. By the time a player is unlocking the last few achievements and upgrades in a playthrough, their cursor cloud has become their third or even second highest income generator. With the final cursor upgrade and enough other buildings, cursors could, in theory, become the linchpin of an endgame economy. In practice, all achievements can be unlocked while the last two buildings are still the heart of a player's economy, and cursors are just beginning to catch up. In actual practice, cursors are the best building.


Cursor upgrades
Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
CursorNew Reinforced index finger Own 1 cursor Money 100 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"prod prod"
PinkCursorNew Carpal tunnel prevention cream Own 1 cursor Money 500 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"it... it hurts to click..."
CyanCursorNew Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
OrangeCursorNew Thousand fingers Own 25 cursors Money 100,000 The mouse and cursors gain +0.1 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
GoldCursorNew Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money 10 million The mouse and cursors gain +0.5 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
RustedCursorNew Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money 100 million The mouse and cursors gain +5 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
BlackCursorNew Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money 1 billion The mouse and cursors gain +50 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
SilverCursorNew Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money 10 billion The mouse and cursors gain +500 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
GreenCursorNew Quintillion fingers Own 250 cursors Money 10 trillion The mouse and cursors gain +5,000 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
"man, just go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
BlueCursorNew Sextillion fingers Own 300 cursors Money 10 quadrillion The mouse and cursors gain +50,000 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
things just
Astrofudge cursor Septillion fingers Own 350 cursors Money 10 quintillion The mouse and cursors gain +500,000 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
"[cursory flavor text]"
Alabascream cursor Octillion fingers Own 400 cursors Money 10 sextillion The mouse and cursors gain +5 million cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
"Turns out you can quite put your finger on it."

Other UpgradesEdit

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Synergy II fractal engine Mice clicking mice 75 Cursors, 75 Fractal engines and "Synergies Vol. II" purchased Money 62 octillion Cursors gain +5% CpS per fractal engine.
Fractal engines gain +0.1% CpS per cursor.
"Absolutely blasphemous(e)!"
Fortune cursor Fortune #001 Random fortune from news ticker Money 1.167 nonillion Cursors are 7% more efficient and 7% cheaper.
"Fingers are not the only thing you can count on."


Cursor achievements
Icon Name Description ID
CursorNew Click Have 1 cursor. 34
DoubleCursor Plain v15 Double-click Have 2 cursors. 35
TripleCursor Plain v15 Mouse wheel Have 50 cursors. 36
PinkCursorNew Of Mice and Men Have 100 cursors. 37
CyanCursorNew The Digital Have 200 cursors. 38
OrangeCursorNew Extreme polydactyly Have 300 cursors. 147
GoldCursorNew Dr. T Have 400 cursors. 148
RustedCursorNew Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals Have 500 cursors.
BlackCursorNew With her finger and her thumb Have 600 cursors. 398
Cursor Monument1 v15 Click delegator Make 10 quintillion cookies just from cursors. 134
Cursor Monument2 v15 Finger clickin' good Make 100 septillion cookies just from cursors. 189
PinkMouse Click (starring Adam Sandler) Make 1 decillion cookies just from cursors. 293
10Mouse Freaky jazz hands Reach level 10 cursors. 307
Building/Upgrade achievements
Icon Name Description ID
GrandmaAchieveNew The elder scrolls Own a combined 777 grandmas and cursors.
"Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie."

In Cookie Clicker ClassicEdit

Classic Cursor Icon Classic Cursor Item
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field

The cursor is the cheapest. It will auto-click the Cookie for you.

It initially costs 15 cookies and has a CpS of 0.2.

As of the 0.124 update, when the Elder Pledge is purchased, Cursor output increases by +1 for the first cursor purchase, and by +1.5 for every subsequent cursor purchased. Each cursors produces cookies according to the following formula, rounded to the nearest integer:

$ \text {Cookies/5 seconds} = \text {amount of Cursors} \times 1.5 - 0.5 $

Or equivalently:

$ \text {CpS} = \text {amount of Cursors} \times 0.3 - 0.1 $


  • It would cost 137,901,208,049,459 cookies to get a total of 200 cursors for Quadrillion fingers, and 17,987,114,093,421 cookies for the 200th cursor.  Nearly 65% of this cost would come from the final 10 of these cursors.
  • The achievement 'Of Mice and Men' is a reference to the novella by John Steinbeck of the same name.
  • It would cost 36,938,706,618,205,165 (37 quadrillion) cookies to get a total for 240 cursors for Quintillion fingers, with over 95% of that cost coming from the last 10 cursors.
  • The last Cursor for the Dr. T achievement will cost 24.804 septillion cookies (unless you use any of the upgrades which reduce building price).
  • If one were to use a single unupgraded cursor, unaided by heavenly chips to purchase 200 of every other building, it would take somewhere around 12,020,000,000,000,000 (over twelve quadrillion) years to bake the required amount of cookies.
  • Assuming that the highest number of cookies in the bank Javascript can store in a double is 1.798e308, you can "only" buy 5060 cursors. The last one would cost you 1.764e308 cookies, or a hundred and seventy-six uncentillion. Further cursors could be bought, but after the 5060th cursor, the price will become infinity for each cursor, requiring cheating to make further purchases. This would raise the theoretical limit to 1.798e308 cursors, after which the next purchased cursor would cause it to read as infinite cursors. However, the game would become unstable from lag long before that point could be reached.
  • You will need 52,917 buildings that are not cursors to have more CpS per cursor than with an antimatter condenser. This is currently impossible without cheating, as before that point, every building would cost more than the maximum amount of cookies you can have. With the addition of the Octillion Fingers upgrade, Cursors can have a higher CpS than Time Machines. This would make Cursors the 4th most valuable building.
  • Cursors are currently the only buildings that don't unlock a grandma upgrade.
  • The achievement "Finger clickin' good" relates to the slogan from KFC, "It's finger lickin' good".
  • The "& Knuckles" from the description of the achievement "Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals" is a reference to the game Sonic & Knuckles, as well as the Internet meme of adding "& Knuckles" to the titles of movies and video games.
  • The "Dr. T" achievement is a reference to the 1953 Dr. Seuss film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • If you look closely on how the cursors move when clicking the Big Cookie, it shows them clicking in a spiral pattern.
  • The "Quintillion fingers" achievement description is a reference to Boomhauer from King of the Hill "Yeah man I tell you what that dang 'ol internet man you just go on there point and click get in that talkin about doubleya doubleya doublya dot com and you got that them naked chicks on there man you go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."

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