Dragon halberd

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The dragon halberd is the second strongest halberd in Old School Runescape, and can only be equipped with 60 Attack, 30 Strength, and completion of the Regicide quest. Like all halberds, the dragon halberd is a two-handed weapon and can attack at a range of 2 squares, making it useful as a melee weapon type that can be used to safespot monsters.

Like most halberds, it has similar damage-per-second to its two-handed sword counterpart, due to bearing the same attack speed and similar combat stats. Specifically, compared to the dragon 2h sword, the dragon halberd trades 4 strength bonus in exchange for 3 additional slash attack bonus and some defensive bonuses, alongside the unique range bonus. Furthermore, its special attack, Sweep, also bears resemblance to the dragon 2h sword's special, Powerstab, because it hits multiple targets at once.

It can be purchased at Tyras Camp after completion of Regicide for 325,000 coins, the Bounty Hunter Shop for 900,000 bounties, or it may be obtained as a common reward from Master Treasure Trails caskets.

As with all halberds and dragon weapons, this item cannot be made using the Smithing skill.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Polearm.pngJabStabControlledShared and Hitpoints
SwipeSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
FendStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player uses the dragon halberd's special attack, Sweep.
A player uses the dragon halberd's special attack on a large monster.

The dragon halberd has a special attack called Sweep, consuming 30% of the player's special attack energy. In addition to a 10% damage boost, if used against "large" monsters (anything that is larger than 1x1, such as General Graardor), the special attack will deal an additional second hit onto them, although with 25% reduced accuracy. It can also hit 10 NPCs in a multi-combat area in a 3x1 area centred on the main target. In PVP, it can only hit three players. This can deal very high damage in multi-combat situations where there are many enemies in close vicinity.

Special attack's accuracy rolls against opponents slash defence roll.

Large monsters[edit | edit source]

Note that a monster is considered to be "large" if it takes up more than one square of space.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png(noted)2 × 1/24
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet) (Corrupted)N/A Casket.png1–2 (noted)3 × 0.5/24
Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png11/30.3
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png12 × 2/248

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Iorwerth's ArmsPrifddinas55m Coins 10000.png 375,000Coins 10000.png 62,500Member icon.png
Quartermaster's StoresTyras Camp55m Coins 10000.png 325,000Coins 10000.png 100,000Member icon.png

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 April 2019

The dragon halberd special attack was limited to three targets in PVP, to prevent unintentionally high experience rates.[1]

7 June 2018

The dragon halberd's special attack used to only hit the main target on the central tile, but hit an unlimited amount of monsters on the two adjacent tiles. Now, it caps the maximum number of monsters to 10, but allows monsters standing on the same tile as the primary target to also be affected by the attack.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 26 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Old School RuneScape: "A hotfix has been deployed to cap the Crystal halberd, Crystal halberd (i), Dragon halberd, and Dragon two handed sword special attacks to hit a maximum of 3 players in PvP. This is to prevent players achieving unintentionally high xp rates while a long term fix is discussed."