Dragon battleaxe

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Dragon battleaxe
Dragon battleaxe.png
Released27 February 2002 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA vicious looking axe.
Value200,000 coins
High alch120,000 coins
Low alch80,000 coins
Weight2.721 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange119,143 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume15,091
Advanced data
Item ID1377
Dragon battleaxe detail.png

The dragon battleaxe is the second-strongest battleaxe available, only behind the leaf-bladed battleaxe. It can only be wielded by members who have at least 60 Attack and who have completed the Heroes' Quest.

As with all dragon weapons, players cannot make this item through the Smithing skill.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesDragon battleaxe equipped male.pngDragon battleaxe 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 6.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

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]

A player using the dragon battleaxe's special attack, Rampage.

The dragon battleaxe has a special attack, Rampage; when toggled, the player character immediately hefts the weapon above their head and bellows Raarrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!, consuming 100% of their special attack energy. This drains the player's Attack, Defence, Ranged, and Magic levels by 10%, while increasing their Strength level by 10 + (levels drained / 4).

The strength boost is comparable to that of a super strength potion. However, depending on the player's combat levels and pre-existing boosts, it can raise Strength by up to 21. Barring overload potions or an imbued heart, doing this requires a minimum of 97 ranged and 96 magic, as well as 99 attack and 92 defence (or vice versa if the player chooses to drink a saradomin brew). Players can then drink a Zamorak brew, super restore, super defence, ranging potion and magic potion before using the dragon battleaxe special attack to have more levels drained, which in turn increases the Strength boost. This allows players with 99 Strength to reach 120, the highest possible in the game outside the Tombs of Amascut.

The special attack providing an unlimited amount of Strength boosts accounts for the popularity of this weapon; although the weapon itself is seldom used in combat, it is entirely possible to use Rampage for a strength boost and then revert to a primary melee weapon. The drained stats can be recovered using a restore potion, or an attack/super attack potion if only melee damage output is a concern.

In order to make full utilization of the special attack without boosts, your attack, defence, ranged and magic need to be at 90, using the special attack will reduce each by 9 points which will raise your strength by 19 points (10+reduction/4)

Alternatively, drinking from a fancy/ornate rejuvenation pool effectively eliminates the stat drain and special energy cost of Rampage while retaining the Strength boost. The Pool of Refreshment in Ferox Enclave will reset both boosts and drains, so it cannot be used for this purpose.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Elite Bow Outside the Legends' Guild building Dragon battleaxe cape of legends amulet of glory 131,287
Master Raspberry Warriors' Guild bank Dragon battleaxe dragon defender slayer helmet 1,134,789

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png12 × 2/101
Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png11/30.3
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png12 × 2/150

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Happy Heroes' H'emporium.1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Heroes' Guild15m Coins 10000.png 200,000Coins 10000.png 110,000Member icon.png
Myths' Guild Weaponry2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of Myths' Guild25m Coins 10000.png 200,000Coins 10000.png 120,000Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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RuneScape 2
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