|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||6,890,193 coins (info)|
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.
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.
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) 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.
Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
|Master||Spin||Please add a location!||6,897,391|
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)|