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The Cursor is the first and initially the cheapest building in the game, costing 15 cookies and produces 0.1 CpS by clicking the Big Cookie for you. It is one of the two buildings shown when the game first begins (the other being the grandma).

Despite the cursor's low cookie output initially, further upgrades allow it to scale with the game's progression to eventually become on par with late game buildings. Cursors are important throughout a legacy because their upgrades can also affect the productivity of cookies per click.

Increasing cursor level increases their CpS by 1% per level additively. Higher cursor levels allow the building to be spent in the Stock Market mini-game in order for more stocks to be held at once and gain more loan option. Cursor level also improves the productivity of clicking once the heavenly upgrades Aura Gloves and Luminous Gloves are acquired, up to cursor level 20.

Cursors Display

Purchased cursors in their characteristic circular pattern around the Big Cookie. Cursors can be seen clicking the cookie in spirals which radiate from the center, as well as spinning in a counter-clockwise fashion.

Upgrades[]

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Plain cursor Reinforced index finger Own 1 cursor Money 100 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"prod prod"
0
Berrylium cursor Carpal tunnel prevention cream Own 1 cursor Money 500 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"it... it hurts to click..."
1
Blueberrylium cursor Ambidextrous Own 10 cursors Money 10,000 The mouse and cursors are twice as efficient.
"Look ma, both hands!"
2
Chalcedhoney cursor Thousand fingers Own 25 cursors Money 100,000 The mouse and cursors gain +0.1 cookies for each non-cursor object owned.
"clickity"
3
Buttergold cursor Million fingers Own 50 cursors Money 10 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 5.
"clickityclickity"
4
Sugarmuck cursor Billion fingers Own 100 cursors Money 100 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 10.
"clickityclickityclickity"
5
Jetmint cursor Trillion fingers Own 150 cursors Money 1 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"clickityclickityclickityclickity"
6
Cherrysilver cursor Quadrillion fingers Own 200 cursors Money 10 billion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"clickityclickityclickityclickityclick"
43
Hazelrald cursor Quintillion fingers Own 250 cursors Money 10 trillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"man, just go click click click click click, it’s real easy, man."
82
Mooncandy cursor Sextillion fingers Own 300 cursors Money 10 quadrillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"sometimes
things just
click"
109
Astrofudge cursor Septillion fingers Own 350 cursors Money 10 quintillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"[cursory flavor text]"
188
Alabascream cursor Octillion fingers Own 400 cursors Money 10 sextillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20..
"Turns out you can quite put your finger on it."
189
Iridyum cursor Nonillion fingers Own 450 cursors Money 10 septillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"Only for the freakiest handshakes."
660
Glucosmium cursor Decillion fingers Own 500 cursors Money 10 octillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"If you still can't quite put your finger on it, you must not be trying very hard."
764
Glimmeringue cursor Undecillion fingers Own 550 cursors Money 10 nonillion Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 20.
"Whatever you touch
turns to dough in your clutch."
873

Other Upgrades[]

Icon Name Unlock condition Base price Description ID
Mice clicking mice 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)!"
534
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."
621
Unshackled cursor Unshackled cursors
(heavenly upgrade)
"Unshackled flavor" purchased MoneyHC 15 million Multiplies the gain from Thousand fingers by 25.
"These hands tell a story."
768

Achievements[]

Icon Name Description ID
Plain cursor Click Have 1 cursor. 34
Plain bi-cursor Double-click Have 2 cursors. 35
Plain tri-cursor Mouse wheel Have 50 cursors. 36
Berrylium cursor Of Mice and Men Have 100 cursors. 37
Blueberrylium cursor The Digital Have 200 cursors. 38
Chalcedhoney cursor Extreme polydactyly Have 300 cursors. 147
Buttergold cursor Dr. T Have 400 cursors. 148
Sugarmuck cursor Thumbs, phalanges, metacarpals Have 500 cursors.
"& KNUCKLES"
246
Jetmint cursor With her finger and her thumb Have 600 cursors. 398
Cherrysilver cursor Gotta hand it to you Have 700 cursors. 474
Hazelrald cursor The devil's workshop Have 800 cursors. 493
Mooncandy cursor All on deck Have 900 cursors. 641
Astrofudge cursor A round of applause Have 1000 cursors.
"Boy, are my arms tired!"
642
Click delegator Click delegator Make 10 quintillion cookies just from cursors. 134
Finger clickin' good Finger clickin' good Make 100 septillion cookies just from cursors. 189
Click (starring Adam Sandler) Click (starring Adam Sandler) Make 1 decillion cookies just from cursors. 293
Freaky jazz hands Freaky jazz hands Reach level 10 cursors. 307
Grandma icon The elder scrolls Own a combined 777 grandmas and cursors.
"Let me guess. Someone stole your cookie."
248

In Cookie Clicker Classic[]

Cursor store icon Cursor appearance
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 cursor produces cookies according to the following formula, rounded to the nearest integer:

Or equivalently:

Trivia[]

  • Despite their building description implying that cursors "click" on the Big Cookie, their output is considered as CpS and is not boosted clicking upgrades and effects.
  • 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 Money 176 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.
  • Cursors are currently the only buildings that don't unlock a grandma upgrade.
  • If you look closely on how the cursors move when clicking the Big Cookie, it shows them clicking in a spiral pattern.
  • The optimal ratio of Cursors to Grandmas for the Elder Scrolls achievement is 400:377.
  • In the alternate reality update, the finger upgrades stack multiplicatively, rather than adding a flat number. Having all the upgrades add 6.4 billion CpS per building to cursors, as opposed to 55.556 million per building prior to the update.
    • While overall it is a buff to the upgrades, it will make getting prestige in mid-game slightly harder. Since the upgrades are now multiplicative, they are far less useful as standalone upgrades, and are no longer overpowered when equipped in permanent upgrade slots.

References[]

  • The Quintillion fingers upgrade description is a reference to Boomhauer from King of the Hill when he says: "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."
  • The achievement Extreme Polydactyly is a reference to a real mutation in humans which causes an individual to have more fingers or toes than normal.
  • The achievement Of Mice and Men is a reference to the novella by John Steinbeck of the same name.
  • The Dr. T achievement is a reference to the 1953 Dr. Seuss film, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
  • 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 achievement With her finger and her thumb is a reference to a lyric in the 2001 Smash Mouth song "All Star", which is in the line "She was lookin' kinda dumb with her finger and her thumb in the shape of an 'L' on her forehead".
  • The achievement Finger clickin' good relates to the slogan from KFC, "It's finger lickin' good".
  • The achievement Click (starring Adam Sandler) its a reference to the movie of the same name
  • The "Let me guess, someone stole your cookie" from the description of the achievement The Elder Scrolls is a reference to a Skyrim line, "Let me guess, someone stole your sweet roll"
  • The description of each Thousand Fingers related achievement has "clickity" as a quote, which is a reference to Quagmire from Family Guy's quote "giggity"
  • The Undecillion fingers upgrade description references the Heat/Snow Miser songs from the 1974 movie, "The Year Without a Santa Claus," which contain the lyric "...Whatever I touch starts to melt/turns to snow in my clutch..."
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