Dragon pickaxe

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Dragon pickaxe
Dragon pickaxe.png
Released13 March 2014 (Update)
Also calledDpick
Quest itemNo
ExamineIf rocks could feel fear, they'd fear this.
Value97,950 coins
High alch58,770 coins
Low alch39,180 coins
Weight2.4 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange1,425,206 coins (info)
Buy limit40
Daily volume2,658
Advanced data
Item ID11920
Dragon pickaxe detail.png

The dragon pickaxe was released with the Wilderness Rejuvenation on 13 March 2014. It requires 61 Mining to use and 60 Attack to wield. 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.[1] 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.

 Attack bonusesDragon pickaxe equipped male.pngDragon pickaxe equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerWeapon slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: PickaxeCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Pickaxe.pngSpikeStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
ImpaleStabAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
SmashCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

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. The boosted level from the special attack does enable a player to mine a rock above their current mining level. Mining level does not increase mining speed, which is dependent on the pickaxe to roll for ore. The dragon pickaxe always takes 2.83 ticks per roll.

This effect is useful to increase the chance of successful rolls (for higher tiers than iron), to complete a mining requirement for which you don't have the mining level to complete, or to mine a Crashed Star that is one tier higher than current skill capabilities. It is not recommended to use this method for gaining experience since the downtime between specials makes it much slower than mining lower level ores. When used alongside the Lightbearer ring, special attack energy regenerates twice as fast, making it viable to consistently mine rocks 1-2 levels higher than base.

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. If the player's actual Mining level is below 58, then a second, lower-tier pickaxe will need to be carried in the inventory with which to actually mine.

Note that any levels boosted above 99 with the special attack will be treated as 99. Therefore, you will start to receive diminishing returns with the special attack at level 97 and 98, with there being no value in using the special at level 99.[2]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Member icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
Dragon pickaxe (broken).pngDragon pickaxe (broken)1N/A
Coins 100.pngCoins2,500,0002,500,000
Total cost2,500,000
Dragon pickaxe.pngDragon pickaxe11,425,206

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 disintegrate ores for Smithing experience whilst mining. The infernal pickaxe will be able to disintegrate 5,000 ores before degrading, requiring another smouldering stone or dragon pickaxe to charge it. The effect cannot be toggled.

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, Trailblazer tool ornament kit or Zalcano shard to cosmetically enhance their dragon pickaxes, creating a dragon pickaxe (upgraded), Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer) or dragon pickaxe (or), respectively. This only alters its appearance, and makes the pickaxe untradeable. The process can be reverted, but the dragon pickaxe upgrade kit will not be retained while the Trailblazer kit and shard will be.

Products[edit | edit source]

Crystal pickaxe.pngCrystal pickaxe
Member icon.png
  • Smithing 76
  • Crafting 76
  • Smithing 6000
  • Crafting 6000
Dragon pickaxe (or).pngDragon pickaxe (or)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Dragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer).pngDragon pickaxe (or) (Trailblazer)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Dragon pickaxe (upgraded).pngDragon pickaxe (upgraded)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Infernal pickaxe.pngInfernal pickaxe
Member icon.png
  • Mining 61
  • Smithing 85
  • Mining 200
  • Smithing 350

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Artio320 Multicombat.png11/358
Callisto470 Multicombat.png11/256
Calvar'ion264 Multicombat.png11/358
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png11/256
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png11/400
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png11/1,000
Spindel302 Multicombat.png11/358
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png11/256
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png11/256

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Spin West of the Soul Altar Dragon pickaxe helm of neitiznot rune boots 1,487,403

Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]

2Chambers of Xeric/Challenge Mode/Strategies (Guardians)
2Chambers of Xeric/Strategies (Guardians)
2Guardians of the Rift/Strategies

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 January 2023
(update | poll)

Nurmof will now make a Dragon pickaxe when presented with 2,500,000 GP and a broken Dragon pickaxe.

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.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Dragon pickaxe (v1) detail.png
Dragon pickaxe detail.png
Dragon pickaxe v1.png
Dragon pickaxe.png
13 March 2014 –
24 January 2019
24 January 2019 –

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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