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. It possesses the same special attack as the dragon pickaxe. Excluding waiting for ores to respawn or having to move to a new resource, the crystal pickaxe is effectively a 3.03% increase in overall mining speed compared to a dragon pickaxe or 9.09% compared to a rune pickaxe. A charged crystal pickaxe provides a chance to mine an ore every three ticks (with an additional 1/4 chance to reduce this to two ticks); an uncharged crystal pickaxe has the same mining capabilities as a dragon pickaxe.
Players can create a crystal pickaxe via a singing bowl by combining a dragon pickaxe, 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.
A dangerous death in PvP causes the crystal pickaxe to revert to a dragon pickaxe, which will be then dropped for the killer. All crystal shards will be lost should this happen.
A player performs the crystal pickaxe's special attack, Rock Knocker.
The crystal pickaxe's special attack, Rock Knocker, temporarily boosts the player's Mining level by 3 (players will need to have 70 Attack and 50 Agility to utilise this special). This consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy.
As long as a player can wield the pickaxe, requiring 50 Agility and 70 Attack, the special attack can be used to mine with the pickaxe starting at 70 Mining.
When created, the crystal pickaxe starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades like all crystal equipment, with one charge being depleted for each ore that is mined using it; once the pickaxe's charges have been fully depleted, it can still be used to mine, but will act like a dragon pickaxe. Wearing an elven signet or a celestial signet while using crystal equipment will provide a 10% chance to not consume charges.
The crystal pickaxe does not consume charges for certain activities where it provides no benefit compared to other pickaxes, or to a dragon pickaxe:
In order to add charges to the crystal pickaxe, 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 (200 shards).
Dismantling a crystal pickaxe will return the dragon pickaxe and crystal tool seed to the player. Doing so will lose all crystal shard charges that were previously added.
- ^ The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is dragon pickaxe.
|27 February 2020
The crystal pickaxe now consumes charges whilst mining in the Volcanic Mine.
|9 January 2020
(update | poll)
- The inactive crystal pickaxe can now be used as a dragon pickaxe.
- Charges from the crystal pickaxe are no longer consumed when using the pickaxe for actions where their effect provides no extra benefits.