Crystal pickaxe

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For the version used in The Gauntlet, see Crystal pickaxe (The Gauntlet).
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Crystal pickaxe (inactive) detail.png

The crystal pickaxe is an item used in Mining. It requires 71 Mining and Song of the Elves to create and use, with 50 Agility and 70 Attack required to wield it. The pickaxe has a 1/4 chance to mine an ore one tick faster than a rune pickaxe. This is an improvement over the 1/6 chance of the dragon pickaxe. The crystal pickaxe is roughly 3.03% faster than a dragon pickaxe and 9.09% faster than a rune pickaxe, if constantly mining.

To personally craft a crystal pickaxe, the player must have 76 Smithing and 76 Crafting to sing 120 crystal shards, a crystal tool seed, and a dragon pickaxe together. 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. You can boost your stats to be able to craft it.

The pickaxe starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades like all crystal equipment (the Elven signet provides a 5% chance to not consume charges on crystal equipment, and is quite useful when using this tool). One charge is depleted for each item that is mined using the tool (effects from the varrock armour do not deplete extra charges). To recharge the pickaxe, the player must load in crystal shards (this can be done before it is inactive as well). One crystal shard will increase the number of charges by 100 and the maximum charges that can be stored is 20,000. Dismantling a crystal tool will return the dragon equivalent and crystal tool seed to the player and doing so will lose all crystal shard charges that were previously loaded.

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

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesCrystal pickaxe equipped.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
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Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speed
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Special attack[edit | edit source]

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A player performs the crystal pickaxe's special attack, Rock Knocker.

The crystal pickaxe has a special attack, Rock Knocker, that provides a visible +3 boost to Mining. This consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy, though it cannot be used without the 70 Attack and 50 Agility required to wield the pickaxe.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat options Combat style Type Experience
CombatStyles pickaxe.png Spike Stab Attack and Hitpoints
Impale Stab Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Stab Defence and Hitpoints