|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||6,981,498 coins (info)|
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). 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.
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.
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]
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|
|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]
|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.|
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]
- 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."
|Pickaxe head (discontinued)|