|Released||13 March 2014 (Update)|
|Examine||If rocks could feel fear, they'd fear this.|
|High alch||58,770 coins|
|Low alch||39,180 coins|
|Exchange||5,866,328 coins (info)|
The dragon pickaxe was released with the Wilderness Rejuvenation on 13 March 2014. It is tied for the second strongest and second fastest pickaxe in-game with the 3rd age pickaxe, behind the crystal pickaxe.
Excluding waiting for ores to respawn or having to move to a new resource, the dragon pickaxe is effectively a 5.88% increase in overall mining speed compared to a rune pickaxe. By default, the dragon pickaxe provides a chance to mine an ore every three ticks, and there is an additional 1/6 chance to reduce this to two ticks. An Attack level of 60 is required to wield the pickaxe, while 61 Mining is required to mine ores with the pickaxe. However, as long as a player has 60 Attack to wield the pickaxe, the special attack can be used to mine with the pickaxe starting at level 58.
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Combat Options||Combat Style||Type||Experience|
|Spike||Stab||Attack and Hitpoints|
|Impale||Stab||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Smash||Crush||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Block||Stab||Defence and Hitpoints|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The dragon pickaxe's special attack, Rock Knocker, temporarily boosts the player's Mining level by 3 (players will need to have 60 Attack to utilise this special). This consumes 100% of the player's special attack energy. The boosted level from the special attack does enable a player to mine a rock above their current mining level. As you must be level 58 mining to use the special attack, this means Lovakite is the first ore capable of being mined using this method while underneath the required mining level. It's not recommended to use this method for gaining xp as it will be much slower than mining lower level ores at a higher rate. It may be useful, however, if needing to complete a mining requirement for which you don't have the mining level to complete.
As long as a player has 60 Attack to wield the pickaxe, the special attack can be used to mine with the pickaxe starting at level 58.
Upgrading[edit | edit source]
Players can combine a smouldering stone with a dragon pickaxe to create an infernal pickaxe, requiring 85 Smithing (boosts not allowed) to do so. This process cannot be undone. The infernal pickaxe will grant the player a 1/3 chance to smelt ores for Smithing experience whilst mining. The infernal pickaxe will be able to smelt 5,000 ores before degrading, requiring another smouldering stone or dragon pickaxe to charge it.
Players can also create a crystal pickaxe via a singing bowl by combining a dragon pickaxe, 120 crystal shards and a crystal tool seed. This requires level 76 Smithing and Crafting, which can be boosted. If players cannot create it on their own, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 60 crystal shards, for a total of 180.
Lastly, players can use a dragon pickaxe upgrade kit or Zalcano shard to cosmetically enhance their dragon pickaxes, creating a dragon pickaxe (upgraded) or dragon pickaxe(or), respectively. This only alters its appearance, and makes the pickaxe untradeable. The process can be reverted, but the kit will not be retained while the shard will be.
Products[edit | edit source]
|Dragon pickaxe (upgraded)|
Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
|Master||Spin||West of the soul altar||5,926,006|
Drop sources[edit | edit source]
|King Black Dragon||276||1||1/1,500|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|24 January 2019
|The inventory model of the dragon pickaxe has been slightly adjusted to be consistent with all other pickaxes.|
|18 December 2014
|The dragon pickaxe special attack animation no longer activates when you don't have enough energy.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When the special attack is used, the player will say "Smashing!". This may be a reference to the catchphrase of the fictional character Nigel Thornberry from the cartoon The Wild Thornberrys.
- Prior to an update on 11 September 2014 making random events optional, the dragon pickaxe was the only pickaxe whose pickaxe head did not fly off its handle.
References[edit | edit source]
|Pickaxe head (discontinued)|