Dragon pickaxe

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This article is about the dragon pickaxe. For other uses, see Dragon pickaxe (disambiguation).
Dragon pickaxe detail.png

The dragon pickaxe was released with the Wilderness Rejuvenation on 13 March 2014. It is dropped by all the Wilderness bosses (not demi-bosses) and the King Black Dragon. It is tied for the second strongest and second fastest pickaxe in-game with the 3rd age pickaxe.

The pickaxe mines ore at an increased speed (1/6 chance to mine an ore one tick faster than the rune pickaxe[1]). If mining non-stop (not gated by ore respawns), it's effectively a 5.88% increase in overall mining speed. 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.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesA player wielding the dragon pickaxe.
A player wielding the dragon pickaxe.
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+38-2+32+0+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+1+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+42+0+0%+0List
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 5.png

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performs the Dragon pickaxes special attack, Rock Knocker.

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.

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]

A player uses a smouldering stone to create an infernal pickaxe.

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 use a dragon pickaxe upgrade kit or Zalcano shard to cosmetically enhance their dragon pickaxes, creating a dragon pickaxe (upgraded) and 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.

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

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Callisto470 Multicombat.png11/171
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png11/256
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png11/1,500
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png11/171
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png11/171

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 January 2019
(update)
The inventory model of the dragon pickaxe has been slightly adjusted to be consistent with all other pickaxes.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 July 2017. Mod Ash: "The dragon [pickaxe] has a 1/6 chance to reduce the delay by a tick, yes."