Crystal axe

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Crystal axe
Crystal axe.png
Released25 July 2019 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Check
Worn optionsCheck
ExamineA very powerful axe.
Value520,000 coins
High alch312,000 coins
Low alch208,000 coins
Weight0.907 kg
Advanced data
Item ID23673
Crystal axe detail.png
Crystal axe (inactive) detail.png

The crystal axe is an item used in Woodcutting. It requires 71 Woodcutting and Song of the Elves to create and use, with 50 Agility and 70 Attack required to wield it. It possesses the same special attack as the dragon axe, and gives the player a 15% increase in efficiency chopping logs over the rune axe, surpassing the 10% increase of the dragon axe. This makes the crystal axe approximately 4.5% faster than the dragon axe.

Players can create a crystal axe via a singing bowl by combining a dragon axe, 120 crystal shards and a crystal tool seed. Doing so requires level 76 Smithing and Crafting to sing the crystal (the levels can be boosted), and grants 6,000 experience in both skills. If the player does not meet the Smithing and Crafting requirements, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 60 crystal shards, for a total of 180.

The crystal axe does not consume charges for certain activities where it provides no benefit compared to other axes:

A dangerous death in PvP causes the crystal axe to revert to a dragon axe, which will be then dropped for the killer. All crystal shards will be lost should this happen.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesCrystal axe equipped.pngCrystal axe equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Creation[edit | edit source]

Smithing Smithing76 (b)6,000
Crafting Crafting76 (b)6,000
Member icon.png
Ticks3 (1.8s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesSinging bowl icon.png Singing bowl
Dragon axe.pngDragon axe150,940
Crystal tool seed.pngCrystal tool seed18,553,229
Crystal shard.pngCrystal shard[r 2]1202,184,600
Total Cost10,788,769
Crystal axe.pngCrystal axe1N/A
  1. ^ Takes 3 ticks to create an entire inventory
  2. ^ Value based on the potential profit of using the crystal shards to create divine super combat potions

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

A player performs the crystal axe's special attack, Lumber Up.
Category: AxeCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Axe.pngChopSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
HackSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SmashCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Special attack[edit | edit source]

The crystal axe has a special attack, Lumber Up, that provides a visible +3 boost to Woodcutting (meaning that from level 72-75 Woodcutting, you can use the special attack to obtain magic logs from a magic tree). This consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy, though it cannot be used without the level 70 Attack and 50 Agility requirement to wield the axe.

Degradation[edit | edit source]

When created, the crystal axe starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades like all crystal equipment, with one charge being depleted for each item that is chopped using it; once the axe's charges have been fully depleted, it can still be used to cut wood, but will act like a dragon axe. Wearing an elven signet while using crystal equipment will provide a 10% chance to not consume charges. Certain actions that require an axe, but do not benefit from the extra effect of a crystal axe, will not consume any charges.

In order to add charges to the crystal axe, crystal shards must be used on it (this can be done before it is inactive as well), with each shard granting 100 charges, up to a maximum of 20,000. Dismantling a crystal axe will return the dragon axe and crystal tool seed to the player and doing so will lose all crystal shard charges that were previously loaded.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Stamp Western side of the Enchanted Valley (bkq) Crystal axe.png 8,604,169[c 1]
  1. ^ The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is dragon axe.

Development history[edit | edit source]

Crystal axe (The Eyes of Glouphrie).png
The version of the axe intended for release with The Eyes of Glouphrie.

The crystal axe was originally intended to release in 2006 as a reward from the The Eyes of Glouphrie quest. For unknown reasons, it was cut before release, leaving the crystal saw to be the reward instead. Despite this, its models and sound effects remained unused in the game files. The exact mechanics of how this version of the axe was intended to function are unknown, although the name of one of the sound effects associated with it indicates it would use charges like other crystal equipment.

A crystal axe would finally see a release in 2019 alongside the Song of the Elves quest after passing Content Poll 64.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 June 2020

Crystal axe, as well as the infernal axe, can now be used in place of a dragon axe for the master clue step in the Enchanted Valley.

9 January 2020
(update | poll)
  • The Woodcutting level requirement to use a crystal axe has been increased from 70 to 71.
  • The inactive crystal axe can now be used as a dragon axe.
  • Charges from the crystal axe are no longer consumed when using the axe for actions where their effect provides no extra benefits.